of Tai Chi Chuan
Who we are
Academy was founded in the 1970s by Sam Yuen Chinn. The Cheng
Man-ch'ing short Yang form, Yang Sword form, Yang Cane form, and
Traditional Long Wu form are taught. Martial applications, push hands
and advanced study are also available. The school focuses on internal
development through qigong practice, stance training and forms study.
Tai chi as practiced by our group increases strength, balance, and attention through structured
movement having origins in the martial arts. While the martial applications of tai chi are used to illustrate, explain, and amplify the student's understanding of the forms played, they are not the primary purpose of our practice.
Classes are taught by Sifu Susan Franks, with the assistance of senior students Walter Hofheinz and Chuck Goulding. We work together to provide individual attention within the group. Our group is informal and accommodating, but committed. While regular attendance is extremely helpful to the student, it is not required since we recognize the many demands placed on our time.
Come join us!
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Beginner Yang and Wu styles, Advanced, Cane and other specialty forms and applications), with class from 7:00-8:00 p.m., and optional practice from 8:00-8:30 p.m.
taught by Sifu Susan Franks
We will begin a new twelve week cycle for beginners on October 4, 2016, focusing on basic skills and the Yang-style Short Form. Please join us!
After the first session of each calendar month, there is an optional review following class of forms not currently
included in the primary class session.
First Unitarian Church of Dallas (Generally Raible Chapel on the north side of the campus)
4015 Normandy Avenue, Dallas, Texas
Cost: $15 per month/$5 drop-in
Susan Franks: Susan started training Tai Chi Chuan
with Sam Yuen Chinn in 1977, learning both Cheng Man-ch'ing's
Yang-style Short Form and the Wu Form. Susan continued as an instructor
for Sam Yuen Chinn in 1979. She has studied with both her grand
masters, William C.C. Chen and Edwin Yee, in New York. Susan has
participated in six national competitions and has earned thirteen
national titles with eleven gold and two silver medals.
Senior students Walter Hofheinz and Chuck Goulding assist
Individual and small group private instruction can be scheduled by contacting Susan Franks directly.
Telephone: call Susan
Franks at 214.533.1243 or Walter Wm. Hofheinz at 214.363.2400
Email: Susan Franks or Walter Wm. Hofheinz
Rules and Forms
Link to Sifu Franks' demonstration of Wu style
If anyone has info about
activities or events, or pictures and suchlike
you would like on the site, email Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
give Walter a call at 214.363.2400.