NYC Tai Chi Club (2000-2003)
NYC Tai Chi Club was an open gathering for anyone interested in learning and practicing Tai Chi Chuan in the spirit of friendship.
I began properly studying Tai Chi Chuan in early 2000. I didn’t have enough experience to lead a class, and I had limited funds to pay for learning. My teacher said, ”You can’t teach, but you can start a club.”
My goal was to create a learning environment that was welcoming for all Tai Chi practitioners in New York City. I was attending Yoga classes at Sal Anthony’s Movement Salon (which is sadly no longer in existence). I proposed the idea of them hosting my Tai Chi Club, and I secured a Sunday evening time slot. Then I built a website, and handed out flyers at World Tai Chi Day in Central Park inviting people to participate.
The NYC Tai Chi Club met weekly (thanks to Daniel Giel and Anthony Macagnone), and hosted an average of 25-50 participants per week. Tai Chi players, teachers, and students came from all over New York City.
The club is no longer active.