"Any descendant of a famous martial artist, of course has the advantageous conditions for inheritance, but he does not have the right to inherit his ancestor's superior Gongfu. When people flock to me to learn, I wish I could go into their brain and body to transmit my knowledge to them, but this obviously is not possible. To teach is to act like a guide. The path must be opened by the learner himself. It is entirely dependent upon the learner himself as to how far, how fast, and whether he will ever reach his destination. In this whole process, the job of the teacher is to make sure that the direction of the path the student takes is a correct one." - Chen Fa-Ke
We are a group of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and Qigong instructors who joined together to bring a higher quality of instruction to the Greater Philadelphia Area.
We are peer regulated which ensures our instructors are of a high caliber before promoting them as an instructor.
As an aspiring student, you may peruse the list of instructors and find someone who best suits your needs and interest. You may also join our organization to meet with others in the Philadelphia area who have the same interest and experiences.
If you are an instructor and wish to join our organization, we have an application process that we would be gladly willing to speak with you about. Joining our group can also be beneficial to meet with others who are of like minds and whose purpose is to promte Taijiquan and the Internal Martial Arts in the Greater Philly area.
We also provide an events list for Taijiquan/Qigong related activities in the area for the novice as well as the experienced.
Philadelphia Area TaiJiquan Assoc./ PATA
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