Come join us for Our weekly Tai Chi Class


Weekly Tai Chi practice (Form, tui shou, da Lu, san shou)

Join Stephen J. Goodson, a senior student of the late Robert W. Smith, in a weekly Tai Chi class. We will practice and explore the Tai Chi form and Tai Chi's two-person exercises (Tui Shou, Da Lu, and San Shou). You should be able to independently do a traditional Tai Chi form as a prerequisite for the Two Person work. We will look at how Tai Chi's Ti Fang technique informs Tai Chi's form and the two-person exercises.

(No street shoes on the studio floors. Loose, comfortable clothing is best. No recording equipment.)


Every Monday evening from July 16th to September 16th.

7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. 


$200 for the entire session, or $30 per 2hour class

What our classes will cover:

  • The Tai Chi Form and its 5 major principles

  • Tai Chi as a soft art (no speed or strength required!)

  • The secret of the four ounce touch (the threshold between pressure and force)

  • The Ti-Fang technique (Tai Chi's secret)

  • The Tai Chi Classics (the ancients left us traces of glimpses)

  • Single Hand Tui Shou (Push Hands)

  • Two Hand Tui Shou (Push Hands)

  • Dalu (Four-corner Push Hands)

  • San Shou Training (Free Hand)

Prerequisite: You should be able to independently do a traditional Tai Chi form (we are "style" agnostic) before engaging in the Two-Person exercises.


IMF Gym, HQ1, 700 19th Street, NW Washington, DC 20431 (Farragut West Metro)

Beginner Tai Chi Form Class

Learn Tai Chi postures designed to gently work muscles, improve balance, concentration, and the flow of energy that sustains health and calms the mind. All ages welcome.


Fridays: See the Virginia Hospital Center’s website for details.

Class 1: 3:15-4:15p.m.

Tai Chi 1 is for beginning students, or those who are still learning the first third of the 37-posture Yang form.

Class 2: 4:20-5:20p.m.

Tai Chi 2 is for beginners who are learning the second third of the 37-posture Yang short form.

Tai Chi 3 is for beginners who are learning the third third of the 37-posture Yang short form.


Virginia Hospital Center

601 South Carlin Springs Road Arlington, VA 22204



Open practice: Tai Chi & Push Hands
Cabin John Tai Chi Court
Bethesda, Maryland

Starting around 10:30 am 

Most Sunday mornings Stephen can be found at:


PaKua/Hsing-I Practice
Fleming Park
Bethesda, Maryland

8:00 am to 10:00 am