Welcome to the website of West Wind T'ai Chi, a school for learning T'ai Chi Ch'uan (often simply 'T'ai Chi'), an ancient Chinese soft-style martial art. We are located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Curriculum includes T'ai Chi Ch'uan (hand techniques), T'ai Chi Bingqi (weapon techniques), T'ui Shou (pushing hands), and Qigong (developing energy).
We teach Yang style T'ai Chi, the most widespread T'ai Chi style, and we transmit traditional family lineage interpretations, including those of the Choy Family of San Francisco and the Chu Family of Boston. All classes are taught by certified instructors.
We meet regularly on Saturday mornings, September-April, at the Chena Pump Plaza Karate Studio. Beginning and advanced classes range from 6 to 12 weeks, and short term workshops are held during March-April.
Open practice is 12noon-1pm on Wednesdays. Check the "Class Schedule" for class and workshop details, or contact us for more information.
What is T'ai Chi ?
T'ai Chi is a multi-faceted martial art with many physical and mental benefits. It is a gentle, low impact, non-aerobic exercise. It improves posture, breathing, balance, coordination, blood circulation, muscle tone, and flexibility, and as with other internal and external martial arts, there is a strong spiritual component.