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Traditional Tai Chi & Qigong Class in Downtown Zurich
Classes in English with Experienced Master Ming-Lu From Taiwan

About us:

Bright Crane Tai Chi provides the most professional Tai Chi and Qigong courses and consultations, including group courses at various levels, refresher courses, and teacher training. We also provide customized advice and courses to private, corporate and institutional clients.

Tai Chi was originally a martial art and self-defense technique. It was practiced mainly because it had a positive impact on the body and mind health. Its gentle and smooth exercise sequence promotes health and vitality. Through Tai Chi trainings, practitioners learn relaxation, breathing and beneficial exercises for the entire body. Practitioners come into a deep, contented inner peace, while their muscles work and become supple and tensions are released. Through regular practice, Tai Chi improves posture (learning to stay in balance), strengthens bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments and leads to an increased sense of well-being. Even for those who are healthy and fit, proper Tai Chi with Qigong trainings can be quite challenging. With long-term practice you will feel healthier and fitter than ever before.

The combination of body control, breathing and mental presence manifest themselves in harmoniously flowing movements; Tai Chi is a form of meditation in motion. In addition, Tai Chi sensitizes the perception for the inner energy of the human being, the Qi. These calming exercises promote psychological as well as physiological well-being and help practitioners’ boost their overall mental health.

As people get older, their physical strength and health slowly declines. Age causes the body to gradually develop symptoms such as: headache, back pain, knee pain, neck and shoulder tension, hip or joint pain, muscle pain, rheumatism or fibromyalgia, and sports or other injuries that take a long time to cure ... etc. In severe cases, one’s quality of life is affected. Various researches and studies show that Tai Chi and Qigong exercises are performed correctly and over the long term help prevent, and alleviate these symptoms, including stress or burnout. According to scientific studies, the exercise sequences of Tai Chi also have a positive effect on balance, pain sensation, coordination, concentration, body perception, heart, circulation, immune system and lung function. Tens of millions of people worldwide now regularly practice Tai Chi. Through active practice, even sudden signs of aging in middle age will be noticeably reduced and practitioners will feel full of energy and recharged again.

Our holistic Tai Chi and Qigong courses combine fitness training with stress relief and benefit practitioners’ mental health. With the gentle and effective exercises and forms musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health risks are minimized.

Master Ming-Lu is ...

- Trainer of the National Tai Chi Chuan Association, Taiwan.
- Representative of the World Tai Chi Chuan Federation in Switzerland.
- Certified trainer and judge of Chen style Tai Chi Chuan of the Chen Xiaowang World Taijiquan Association.

Experience & activities:

- 2015 Consultant for TV-Commercial of Energie 360°, Shining Pictures
- 2015 Kungfu Training for kids, PwC Zurich
- 2013-2018 Tai Chi Trainer, Google Headquarter Zurich
- 2013 Tai Chi Workshop, Bombardier Transportation Financial Services
- 2009-2011 Tai Chi Trainer, Nova Fitness Club Zürich
- 2008 Tai Chi Teacher, Chinesische Schule Zürich
- 2008 Founder and owner of Bright Crane Tai Chi School, Zurich

Master Ming-Lu is a disciple of ...

- Master Sheng Shen-Hua
Himself a student of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei from Chenjiagou
- Master Kuo Cheng-Hsun
Himself a student of Grandmaster Wei Shuren from Beijing

Master Ming-Lu has studied with and is certified by …

- Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang
Offspring of the founder of Chen style Tai Chi of the 19th generation
- Master Chan De-Sheng
Chairman of the National Tai Chi Chuan Association,Taiwan and Chairman of the World Tai Chi Chuan Federation.

Self-Health Management
Stress Reduction
Burnout Prevention
Relaxation Training

"Tai Chi apparently can decrease risk of some long-term health problems while posing very little chance of harm. Tai Chi is one form of what is called “meditative movement,” including a three-part focus on the body (posture and movement), breath and mind (meditation) ..." ---
Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN of AICR (American Institute for Cancer Research)

“[…] Practitioners praise Tai Chi's spiritual and psychological benefits, but what has attracted the attention of Western scientists lately is what Tai Chi does for the body […] Tai Chi plus walking would be a very good mixture. Younger people probably need more of an aerobic challenge, but they can benefit from Tai Chi's capacity to reduce stress. […] The best thing about Tai Chi is that people enjoy it, so they are more likely to stick with it long enough to get some benefit. It helps when something that's good for you is also fun.”--
Why Tai Chi Is the Perfect Exercise,
Time Magazine - August 5, 2002 | Vol. 160 No. 6 Research

“[…] Tai Chi is a gentle exercise program that is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). […] Tai Chi is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing, which enhance physical health and emotional well-being. Tai Chi is based on spiritual and philosophical ideas that advocate a need for balance in the body, mind, and spirit. Central to tai chi is the idea that Qi, or life energy, flows throughout the body. […]” -- 
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

We Stand for Professionalism, Integrity and Passion:

* Effective, safe and easy to learn
* Improved constitution, physical condition, coordination and flexibility
* Balance of body, mind and spirit
* Relaxation to ease pain caused by stiffness
* Improved sleeping quality
* Opening of meridians
* Improved flow of Qi
* Enlarged internal energy

Courses:

For more detailed information about us, our courses, curriculum (incl. self-defense and Kung Fu), locations, long-term benefits of Bright Crane Tai Chi, certificates and train-the-trainer courses visit our original website @ www.brightcrane.com

ATTENTION:
Please register by mail or phone prior to first trial group-class.

Mondays:
• 6:20 - 7:50 pm
Tai Chi Health Building Qigong (all levels, new joiners are welcome)
Course content: Bright Crane Qigong 10 Movements and Yang Style Tai Chi 24 Form.
Location: Gymnastikraum of the Altersheim Klus Park on Asylstrasse 130 in Zurich. (Map)


Tuesdays:
• 6:40 - 8:10 pm
Traditional Chen Style Tai Chi (intensive, new joiners are welcome)
Course content: Chen Style Tai Chi Forms, Power Tai Chi, Fitness Training, Pushing-Hands, Applications and Self-Defense
Location: Gemeinschaftszentrum Schindlergut on Kronenstrasse 12 in Zurich. (Map)


Wednesdays:
• 9:15-10:15 am
Tai Chi for improved relaxation, balance, coordination and concentration (all levels, beginners welcome to join any time)
Course content: Bright Crane Qigong 10 Movements and Bright Crane Tai Chi 6 movements for health-building.
Location: Gesundheitspraxis am See on Seestrasse 14a in Stäfa. Please register by mail or phone prior to first class.


Thursdays:
• 6:15-7:15 pm
Traditional Tai Chi & Qigong for adults (intensive, new joiners are welcome)
Course content: Chen Style Tai Chi, Qigong and Silk-Reeling Exercises
Location: Kirchgemeindehaus Hottingen on Asylstrasse 36 in Zurich. (Map)


Saturdays:
• 10:50-11:50 am
• 12:10-01:10 pm
Tai Chi for adults at the Chinesische Schule Zürich in Wallisellen.
Please contact the Chinese School directly, if you are interested in signing up for this course.
Course content: Bright Crane Qigong 10 Movements and Yang Style Tai Chi 24 Form.

Private Lessons / Personal Training:

Bright Crane Tai Chi offers professional private Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong and self defense lessons customized to your needs - located in the heart of Zurich or in your home. Please contact us, if you are interested in private or additional group classes (minimum of 3 participants).

Our Prices and Abonnements:

It takes about 6 to 12 months to learn the basic exercises of Tai Chi correctly, which lay a solid foundation for the more advanced forms. From the original basic Tai Chi form different styles have emerged. We teach both Yang and Chen style Tai Chi, which are most common. The basic exercises of Qi Gong can be learned in approximately 3 months, after which they can be practiced independently. Qi Gong exercises promote the unhindered and harmonious flow of energy and thus health and general well-being.