T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Dr. Ante

Instructor: Dr. Robert Ante

Focus of Training

T'ai Chi Ch'uan cultivates natural ways of moving through relaxation of the joints and correct posture. Practitioners learn stress management and reap other health benefits.

Known as a soft martial art, T'ai Chi Ch'uan offers an internal focus rather than a competitive one. Practitioners learn self-defense, but sparring is not a part of class, and the only uniform required is loose, comfortable clothing.

History and Lineage

Cheng Man-Ch'ing

T'ai Chi Ch'uan was brought to prominence in 19th Century China by the famous Yang family, earning it the label of "premier martial art."

The practice was codified and disseminated by Yang Cheng-fu's most famous student, the late great Cheng Man-Ch'ing, who introduced it to the United States in New York City in the 1960's.

Robert Ante, one of the original New York senior students, is the TJQ Eastern representative of the International T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association (ROC).