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New & Prospective Students
CK Chu Tai Chi is located at 156 W. 44th St (Broadway and 6th Ave. - Times Square) in New York City. Classes seven days a week for all ages and abilities at world-famous Times Square studio since 1973. Most classes are taught personally by Grand Master C.K. Chu.

Health & self-defense classes include Tai Chi, Nei Kung, and Eternal Spring Chi Kung.

New students can browse the frequently asked questions, student testimonials, press mentions, and photo gallery, or call 212-221-6110. Inquire also about the Training Program for Tournament Fighting and specialized programs for elder health.

Want to know more about our school?
New: Kiss From the World is an online travel magazine that seeks to describe the treasures of the world for their readership. While in New York, they came to CK Chu Tai Chi. Check out their report here

Subscribe to our CK Chu Tai Chi School News Google Group by visiting our new Google site.

CK Chu Tai Chi Announcements & News

New From CK Chu Tai Chi!
Book cover Why Tai Chi? Over his four decades of teaching tai chi, Master Chu has been asked a multitude of questions about tai chi, fighting, Taoism, Meditation, and Sex. These questions and his answers are now available in Why Tai Chi? He explains why tai chi is good for health, good for fighting, good for sex, and good for YOU! The first print run is limited - so buy yours today! Read more about it.

At long last, the new CK Chu Tai Chi Short Form Chart - the most detailed tai chi form poster on the market. This poster has nearly 500 photos depicting every move and transition of the short form. This poster is an indispensible study aid for the tai chi practitioner. On sale now for only $30!

New Class: Intermediate Nei Kung - Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm (alternating with meditation)

Take your Nei Kung to a higher level in 2011 by attending the new Intermediate Nei Kung Class. If you have been doing Nei Kung for a few years and want a challenge, plan to attend class on Wednesday night - alternating with Meditation. Class will begin with a 30-35 minute Horse Stance.  

Next Workshop 2011:
Nei Kung Work Shop: March 27th, 1:30-3:30 pm.
Eternal Spring Chi Kung Workshop May 22nd, 1:30-3:30 pm.

New Special Classes
Combat Tai Chi II: Intensive - Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM (10 weeks). Class began  February 10, 2011 (you can still join the class).

The goal of the Combat Tai Chi Special Class series is similar to the regular Fighting Class: to teach students the meaning of the tai chi moves and their application in a combat situation. Then, to give students the opportunity to practice these moves on a partner (both wearlng protective padding). In this second course, a few moves have been selected from the form. These moves are easy to learn and very effective in countering real life combat situations. Students will practice these few moves for 10 weeks so that they become proficient in them, confident that should the need arise they will be able to execute these moves.

Weapons: Two-person Stick starts February 19, 2011
The next Saturday Special Class, 2:30-3:30, will be Two-person Stick and will start February 19th and run for 10 weeks review. Two-person Stick is a dueling stick form choreographed by Master Chu using moves from more traditional stick forms (that use six foot long sticks) as well as cane and flute forms for use on smaller (40") sticks. The adaptation makes the moves useful, say with an umbrella or cane, in a world in which we no longer use long sticks daily.
*SEE List of Classes.

Read about our Teacher Certification Program here. Current students can convert previous course work for free! Click here to learn more.

Another story on Tai Chi in the New York Times (9-28-2010).
Jane E. Brody argues the health benefits of Tai Chi are so obvious and profound - why wouldn't you do it?

Benefits of Tai Chi Reported on in New York Times (8-19-2010)

Can't make it in the afternoon? Join us for Morning Eternal Spring Classes! (see schedule)

Eternal Spring Classes will be offered at more than 50% off regular price on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 a.m. in the studio. Combined with free classes in Bryant Park, this means Eternal Spring Classes every weekday morning! Call for details (212) 221-7333. 


Please note:  Free Eternal Spring Classes in Bryant Park are only from May - September.  


Master Chu's Books as Official College Textbooks
Master Chu consulted on the creation of the Martial Arts Studies B.A. Program at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. This program is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and his student Dan Zegibe teaches his system as part of the curriculum. Master Chu's tai chi, Nei Kung, Eternal Spring and meditation books are the official textbooks for the course.
 For more information on the Martial Arts Studies B.A. Program, contact University of Bridgeport International College.

Master Chu in the Press
November 2010: Master C.K. Chu was recently profiled in an online travel magazine, Kiss From The World. See the video here.

Read Violet Li's coverage of our most popular outreach program - Eternal Spring in Bryant Park - at examiner.com (10-27-10).

Master Chu on Fox Business Channel with Larry Holmes and Don King! See video and other articles.

Student John Signoriello voted 2006 Competitor of the Year by US International Kuoshu Association (July 2007)
CLICK HERE to read more about the Baltimore kickboxing and push-hands competitions.

Q&A jan 07 Q&A by Master Chu
Purchase the new edition of "Q&A by Master Chu," a subscription-based newsletter of Master Chu's answers to student questions ranging from tai chi, meditation, and Taoist philosophy to nei kung, nutrition, and fighting applications.
 Special intruductory price for subscription is $25 for 12 issues delivered through email. Send your tai chi questions using our online form or click here to subscribe. Back issues can also be purchased individually for $3 each.

Upcoming Holidays
Chu Tai Chi will be closed for the following dates:

MONDAY, February 21st - President's Day

Chi Kung, Nei Kung and Tai Chi Books, Videos and Other Products

The following books and videos created by Master C.K. Chu can be used while attending classes and for self-study.

Chu Tai Chi
Short Form DVD

The Book of
Nei Kung

Tai Chi Chuan Principles
and Practice

Chu Nei Kung

Eternal Spring
Chi Kung DVD

Chu Meditation
A Step-by-Step Guide

The New CK Chu Tai Chi Short Form Chart

More About CK Chu Tai Chi

International Correspondence Certification Courses
International Correspondence Certification Courses are now offered for Eternal Spring Chi Kung and Nei Kung. Contact us for details.

Tai Chi Chuan Center
Tai Chi Chuan Center is an IRS-approved non-profit organization. Please visit www.taichichuancenter.org to learn more about the organization and the Eternal Spring Tai Chi program.

Nei Kung in Los Angeles, California
Nei Kung, Master C.K. Chu's unique system of internal chi kung, is now available in Los Angeles through James Borrelli - one of only two instructors in the world certified by Master Chu to teach this treasured classic discipline. Visit his website at NeikungLA.com for details.

Tai Chi Chuan Centro di Studio Lucca, Italy
Riccardo Consani teaches the art of tai chi chuan, including Nei Kung, under the guidance of Master C.K. Chu.

Updated: March 6, 2011
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