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Welcome to Great Lakes Tai Chi

The mission of this site is to help practitioners of Tai Chi Chuan get the greatest benefit from their investment of time and energy.

It is important to understand that the study of Tai Chi is not an end in itself. Indeed, how could a lesson on the ever-changing Tao really be complete? Whether you have been practicing for five weeks or fifty years, there will always be room for refinement. Being mindful of this during one’s practice will reveal Tai Chi Chuan as an invaluable method of investigation, leading one to continued growth and transformation.

Principles will be presented on the blog here to aid you in that investigation. Most of these relate to the alignment and mechanics of the body and are therefore applicable to any Tai Chi form. So explore and experiment with what you find here.

Study with patience; enjoy your practice.

Sunrise Over North Avenue Beach, Chicago