Can I take a free class?
Yes, stop by any time for a visit and free lesson.
When and where are classes?
Recreation Center at Bear Branch Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands Monday 7:00 PM & Saturday 9:00 AM
Recreation Center at Rob Fleming, 6464 Creekside Forest Dr, Spring TX Wednesday: Not availible at this time.
Town Green Park (turning basin) June - August
How long does it take to learn tai chi?
Most people attending class once a week can learn the first form in 6 to 8 weeks; the Bejing Short Form in 3 to 4 months; and the 108 Posture Form in 10 to 12 months. The more you practice, the quicker you will learn.
How long does it take to make black belt?
Belts are not normally used in tai chi. Students can test for color sashes in the kung fu programs. Ranking is not a major part of our program. The focus is not making rank but learning the material. A student can test for blackbelt once they demonstrate knowledge of the history of the styles, all techniques and forms. This can be done with a minimum of 350 hours of instruction.
Are discounts or free training available?
Every attempt is made to keep the cost as low as possible. In the past 24 years, TCMA has only raised the cost of training twice. After adjusting for inflation, we are charging only $4.00 more than the fee in 1999. We do not require testings, workshops, tournaments or special uniforms. The going national rate for training, twice a week, is $150.00 to $200.00 a month. Programs like the Recreaction Center charges from $0.00 to $100.00 a month. Our fees are more than fair. You may request current pricing through the contact us page or check the current Recreation Center Action Guide
How can I teach tai chi?
Assistance Exercise Leader, Exercise Leaders training programs are availible through Tai Chi Society of Texas (TCST). Training can be completed in as little as 16 clock hours. Assistance Instructor and Instructor level training is also availible through (TCST) for experienced tai chi students and martial artist. Traditonal insturctor training in tai chi through TCMA is also avilible and requires a minimum of three years of training before starting.
Due to the renovations, new students cannot start until January 2024. The Woodlands Recreation Center Bear Branch will be closed until 2024. We are meeting at the Rob Fleming location and Alden Bridge. Visitors are always welcome. Please use the contact us link to request dates. Check back for information on the 2024 program.