Tai Chi LA

For over 40 years, we have been practicing Tai Chi Chuan in Griffith Park every Saturday morning. Our group continues to grow with people from all around!

In 1968, our group was founded by a man named Marshall Ho'o - a distinguished Tai Chi Chuan practitioner, acupuncturist, and member of the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame. He also held a post as a professor of Oriental History at the California Institute of the Arts and was Chairman of the NTCCA (National Tai Chi Chuan Association). To this day, his legacy lives on in his seven children, his infl

Operating as usual

[05/17/21]   We are now back at Bronson Park and pretty much back to our regular schedule, which can be found at: TaiChiLA.com. We're still being a little cautious as not everyone is vaccinated. But so far everyone that has come to join our group on Saturday morning has been vaccinated. Plus for the most part we're about 6-10' apart, and we're outside. Note: Parking has become more of a premium in Bronson Park because of all the people who have taken up hiking since a lot of the gym's have closed down. But, you usually don't have to park more than 2 short blocks before you enter the park.

[03/20/20]   If you are just now visiting our site for the first time, or the first time in a while, we are adhering to the CDCs rules. Which means for the time being we are not having our usual classes on Saturday mornings. I hope that we will be able to resume soon. We will certainly post that when we begin again. This is the first major disruption to a Tai Chi schedule in 52 years. We have always been at the park on Saturday mornings. Even when it rains. Even when it pours we have been there; if only briefly. This is, obviously, a highly unusual situation. I am going to try and use this time to put together some video. I have been wanting to put something together for a while. At the moment I see the real need for that. Any an all videos that I put together will be available on our website for our participants at the park. This will be, of course, free. I'm specifying that the videos will be available to our participants at the park because I like to think of these learning tools as more of a reminder of what we teach at the park, rather than a stand alone video instruction. So, when we resume, if you would like to have access to the videos, please stop by the park. Join us in practice; and I'll be happy to give you a pass code.

[01/26/20]   Great schedule in the park these days. 8:30 to 9:15 two person work. 9:15 to 10:00 am, Sword class, 10:00 am Participate in the Short Form and Long Form. 10:45 to 11:30 Long Form instruction. A lot to participate in on Saturday mornings.

11/01/2018

These Certificates of Recognition from the California State Assembly and Los Angeles City Council were part of our 50 Years of Tai Chi in Bronson last Saturday.
50 YEARS, and still going slow taichila.com

07/18/2017

We appreciate and encourage growth at Bronson Park (as do the trees with a new batch of pine cones).

Come join us and learn something new! Every Saturday.

06/23/2017

Tai Chi LA's cover photo

06/12/2017

Slicing our way into summer! Come and join us in Griffith Park every Saturday.

Tai Chi Forms.. Sword Forms... Push-Hands... Defense Applications... Free snacks and water... Don't miss out!

06/05/2017

Summer is inching nearer!

Come visit us In Griffith Park if you are looking for a martial arts community in the beautiful outdoors!

05/07/2017

We are proud to represent the U.S., California, and our hometown, Los Angeles, on World Tai Chi and Qiqong Day 2017!

Once again, an incredible thanks to Susan, one of the NTCCA's board members, for her wonderful, organic feast and everyone's participation! You are the reason we continue to practice this wonderful and historic art.

We also send a huge thanks to those around the world who join us in our practice of Chinese martial arts.

Have a peaceful spring!

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[04/20/17]   IMPORTANT UPDATE!

To all of our park guests, please be aware that parking availability will decrease from here on out. Sadly, Beachwood, a popular entrance leading to the Hollywood sign, is now officially closed. This means that people will be coming to our neck of the woods to find parking and hiking trails.

Fear not! Our instructors will be showing up early (as we encourage you to do the same to secure a spot). If you can, arrive before 8:30 to find a spot near the park itself.

We will continue our Tai Chi Chuan instruction every Saturday!

02/27/2017

Very exciting! The NTCCA (National Tai Chi Chuan Association) is beginning to certify our advanced members so that they can pass the torch onto the next generation. We are also administering certificates for those who have demonstrated progress and passion in learning our classic art form.

02/14/2017

Meet the newest member of our Tai Chi group!

A black bunny we have honorarily named "Yin" - the black element of the Yin-Yang symbol.

02/01/2017

Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the Red Rooster.

May this new year bring you peace, inspiration and excitement.

01/23/2017

"Shui"

Due to the recent wave of rain, one of our most cherished aesthetics has returned to us - our stream! Dry and barren for some time, our stream graces our group once more.

01/16/2017

First Tai Chi Marathon of 2017! Beautiful day to begin a beautiful year.

HUGE thanks to our special guest, George Radai of Swordplay LA, who gave a fascinating presentation/demonstration of the art of fencing - adding some variety to our Chinese arts with a touch of the European!

01/07/2017

Want to add some spice to your training? Come jump into our sword class at 9:15am - every Saturday!

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Yang Style Tai Chi Applications Fighting Techniques

Worth a quick watch! For those who wish to view brief examples of what Tai Chi could theoretically do...

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12/15/2016

#taichifan

Tai Chi Chuan - Every Saturday - 10am (Long Form) - Be there!

[11/23/16]   It's Thanksgiving tomorrow. We hope everyone has a wonderful day with family and friends.We want to express Thanks to all the Chinese masters who have developed, handed down, and shared (Tai Chi) this great art form with us here in the west! Happy Thanksgiving!

[11/21/16]   Since Tai Chi is sometimes described as a moving meditation, it is often misinterpreted as a kind of "moving" yoga. Our personal belief is that Tai Chi and Yoga are about as similar as living in the ocean and living on land. Both are beneficial, but in radically different ways, as is the approach to studying each of these art forms.

11/14/2016

Don't forget to come by for some Tai Chi and community! We're always here. Every Saturday.

The Tai Chi Group Long Form begins at 10:00am.

Don't be a stranger!

10/02/2016

Tai Chi LA's cover photo

10/02/2016

Come by. Do Tai Chi. Grab a hat! Only $15.

09/17/2016

MAN OF TAI CHI Official Trailer (2013) Keanu Reeves [HD]

Still haven't seen it yet? Watch it! Matrix star, Keanu Reeves' directorial debut featuring our art form - Tai Chi Chuan.

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07/04/2016

AsiaOne

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WATCH: Forget Ip Man. Meet China's 93-year-old gongfu grandma who has been practising martial arts since 3. http://goo.gl/nzV5r6

06/28/2016

Looking for place to reenergize this summer?

Visit us in Griffith Park - Every Saturday - Rain or Shine!

*More info in About Section*

06/27/2016

Hope everyone got a chance to see "The Professor"! Excellent documentary about an legendary Tai Chi master.

If you haven't, you can pre-order "The Professor" on DVD now!

05/02/2016

Happy World Tai Chi Day - 2016!

Thank you to everyone who joined us (old and new members!) and another huge thanks to our very own, Susan Proffitt, for the delicious table of goodies!

We wish everyone across the globe peace and good health.

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The Forgotten (Female) Pioneers of Tai Chi in the West | FIGHTLAND

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m.fightland.vice.com The little known history of how two unlikely women introduced the Chinese martial art of tai chi to the world.

02/23/2016

Tai Chi Martial Art Applications : Tai Chi: Double Shirt Grab Defense

Tai Chi Chuan = "Ultimate Supreme Fist"

It's not just for health...

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice that can be applied to martial arts to defend against aggressive opponents. Learn to defend against the double shirt g...

02/16/2016

Beautiful, energizing day!

First Tai Chi Marathon of 2016.

We had a great time with great people. Big thanks to Susan Proffitt for our delicious cuisine!

Thank you all who came out.

[02/11/16]   Big announcement!

This Saturday, the 13th, we are having our first Tai Chi Marathon of 2016!

The marathon will begin at 10:00am where our group will be doing non-stop Tai Chi (short form, long form, short form, long form etc.) until 11:15am. After which we enjoy a delicious spread of wholesome finger food provided by our very own, Susan Proffitt. Our 8:30 and 9:15 class will still be held, except we will be stopping at 9:45 to prepare for the marathon.

After we break at 11:15, various members of our group will demonstrate their knowledge in other martial arts forms and styles - a special treat.

Bring your energy, appetite, Bronson Park Tai Chi shirt and jump in!

01/21/2016

2-Person Training - 8:30am - Every Saturday!

01/11/2016

Come train Tai Chi and feel energized in this new year! Come on by - every Saturday!

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Location

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Bronson Canyon Park
Los Angeles, CA
90068

General information

We meet every Saturday morning at Bronson/Canyon Park (Griffith Park) in Hollywood, CA. - 2-Person Training/Push Hands = 8:30am - 9:15am - Chinese Sword Class = 9:15am - 10:00am - Yang Style Short Form and Long Form = 10:00am - 10:45am - Instruction for all 3 Sections of the Yang Style Long Form (beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners welcome!) = 10:45am - 11:30am *We ask for a donation of at least $3.00 (but will never turn anyone away for lack of funds) All are welcome. We hope you can join us!

Opening Hours

Saturday 08:30 - 11:30
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