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Taijiquan FAQ

For your convenience we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers in the activities that take place at the Phoenix Martial Arts Center. Click here if you have additional questions.



What is tai chi? What is the purpose of learning tai chi?
Taijiquan (often shorten to tai chi) supreme ultimate boxing. It is an internal Chinese martial art most notably known today for its health promoting aspects. However, taijiquan was and still is a martial art in retrospect. Here at the Phoenix Martial Arts Center we practice both the health and martial aspects of taijiquan. Click here for brief history of Chen taijiquan.


What should I wear to class?
There are no strict requirements; come dressed in your most confortable workout gear. We want you to be comfortable when working out so that your focus is on the topics being covered in class.
You have the option to workout barefoot or in shoes.


What are the benefits of taiji?
The body is made to move. A body in motion is a body of life. Treat your body right by giving it what it needs - oxygen, water, nutrition, and Tai Chi
click here to read a Harvard article on how taiji improves the balance of senior citizens by up to 45%.


Will taiji help someone with bad knees?
Taiji promotes and teaches good posture so in theory anyone with a physical ailment may benefit from taiji. However, you should always consult your physician before participating in any physical activities.


What should I bring to class?
When engaging in any physical activity, always have with you a couple bottles of water to rehydrate. You may also want to consider having a towel to dry off and a clean, dry shirt to change in after class.


Do you offer private lessons?
Yes, private lessons are available for anyone interested in personalized training.


What age group do you teach?
We accept students 16 years of age and up.


What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks and credit cards.


Am I obligated to any contracts?
There are absolutely no contractual requirements.