Wisconsin Tai Chi Academy was founded in 2015 by our Instructor, Ray Gates, when he moved to the United States from Australia. It initially started as a series of “Come N Try!” events aimed at finding an interest base in Tai Chi and Qigong. The first class commenced in Edgerton in 2019. There are now two active classes with plans to open more in the near future.
Wisconsin Tai Chi Academy believes everyone can and should enjoy the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qigong. Our aim is to make Tai Chi accessible to anyone who wants to try it. We start by introducing people to the Beijing 24 Forms set: a standardized Tai Chi sequence based on the Yang style and popular all over the world. This set teaches students the fundamental movements and principles of Tai Chi, which can serve as a complete sequence, or serve as the introduction to more advanced forms and practice. It is considered a great introduction to Tai Chi because it is shorter than traditional/older forms and relatively easy to learn. In addition, new students also learn the Lotus Qigong set which is a simple and easy to learn set aimed at introducing people to Qigong exercise.
There is much to explore in Tai Chi and Qigong practice, and Wisconsin Tai Chi Academy aims to cater to all levels of ability and interest. Whether you are looking to practice a low impact form of exercise, explore a martial art (taijiquan), or gain a deeper understanding of your own health and well-being, Wisconsin Tai Chi Academy will have something to offer you.