Martial Art

Shadow Boxing

Learn the Original Chen family-style Taiji

Certified to teach, Don Houston (4th Disciple of Chen Family member Gene Chen) exposes students to lessons encompassing set practices for health: standing meditation, push hands, and interpersonal applications.

Each student receives individual attention as they are introduced to the structural components of this unique martial art:

Relaxation/Peng development

(learning to fill one's space in a relaxed manner),


(knowing where you are in space),

Eight energies

(creating the correct energy at the correct time),

5 Elements

(coordinating energies to support or destroy),

Slow hand beats, fast hand

(Chinese equivalent to "counter-punching"),


4 square/4 corners

(how to defend and attack).