The mission of the U.S. Tai Chi Academy (USTCA) is to provide affordable instruction and certification in the martial art of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) in an environment devoid of any Eastern mysticism, new age philosophy or symbolism. The USTCA is a leader in providing instruction in an environment encouraging individual strength and ability. If you've ever wanted to study martial arts but have hesitated because of performance or social anxiety then USTCA is the school for you.
Taijiquan Instructor Program
The Taijiquan Instructor Program (TIP) consists of a comprehensive curriculum that leads to a black sash asfter much study and dedication. TIP includes studies in three Taijiquan forms, a Taijiquan two-man fighting form, Push Hands, Chin Na, and self defense techniques. Group and private lessons are available.
The Taijiquan Form Program (TFP) is designed for students who want to learn Tai Chi for health and exercise benefits. Certification in the following three Tai Chi forms are available: Ten Posture From, Cheng Man-Ch'ing Form, and the Yang Style Long Form. Additionally, video lesson are available for students who cannot attend classes in person.
The Self Defense for Women Program (SDWP) is designed to give women responses to common attacks and an understanding of the mindset they must have if ever confronted by an attacker. Group and private lessons are available.
The next Fall session classes begin November 13, 2018, at the Workhouse Arts Center. The beginners class meets at 7 pm and the advanced class at 8 pm every Tuesday for 6 weeks.
The Distant Learning Program (DLP) allows students unable to attend private or group classes to study from the convenience of their home. You have the option of learning the entire Taijiquan Form Program (TFP) which includes the Ten Posture Form, Cheng Man-Ch'ing Form and Yang Style Long Form. Additionally, you can learn the entire Taijiquan Instructor Program (TIP) from White Sash to Black Sash. Please note that the TIP will require you to have a partner for the Two-Man Fighting Form.