The Tai Chi Foundation (TCF) is a not-for-profit educational organization whose mission is to improve health, wellbeing and awareness through the study, practice and teaching of Tai Chi and Qigong by an increasing number of people worldwide.
Join in-person classes - at a local TCF affiliated school
There are over 200 TCF affiliated instructors teaching tai chi classes in 30 cities around the world. Our teachers maintain a consistency in their teaching and approach, so students can study at any of our branches and receive the same careful attention to the principles and details of the Tai Chi form of Cheng Man-Ch’ing.
Join live online classes – the only option during this pandemic
Some of these classes are provided directly by TCF, others are provided by local TCF affiliated schools. Some classes need to be paid for as usual, others are provided free or on a basis of voluntary donations. Some require commitment to a whole course of classes over a period of weeks, while others are provided on a drop-in basis. All these courses are run as live events, but in most cases, recordings are available for a short period after the event, which allows you to catch up if you miss a class, or to ‘time-shift’ if you cannot make it to the live timing.
Take online courses ‘on demand’ – using the Teachable platform
This is a new venture for TCF, and we currently offer only a few classes this way. Unlike the recordings of the live classes, which are only a fall-back to attendance at the live event, these are courses designed and edited to allow you to study at your own pace. Each ‘episode’ is shorter than a typical live class, but you can work on each for as long as you like before moving on.
In addition to the above, TCF runs special intensive trainings and free qigong ‘tunings’. Currently all these are run online, but at some point we will return to in-person trainings. Special events will always be promoted via email alerts, banners on the home page, and via a temporary page in this menu. So please watch out for them!