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 the 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 August 6th, 2018 to October 8th, 2018.

7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. 


$200 for the entire session or $30 per class

What our classes will cover:

  • The Tai Chi Form and its 5 major Principals
  • Tai Chi as a soft art (no speed or strength required!)
  • The secret of the four ounce touch (the threshold of pressure yet not 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 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)



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