$20 per class for Arboretum members
$25 per class for Non-Members
Advance online registration is required. We do not allow any drop-ins or walk-ups. Masks are not required but recommended. Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness. Tai Chi class registration includes admission to the Arboretum. You are welcome to stay after the class and enjoy the garden. Please visit our website for opening hours.
Tai Chi is a martial art based on the theory of an ancient classic called “I Ching.” Kinetic Tai Chi is created by Master Chien based on this foundation coupling with contemporary Physics of potential & kinetic energy. The training sessions include striking, throwing & submission techniques. There are 10 levels of form to advance. Combining this advanced physical routine with Tai Chi’s rich thinking, students will benefit lifelong health, achieve mental superiority and enjoy high level combat skills.
Instructor: Arnold Chien
Master Chien is the founder of Kinetic Tai Chi and 2014 Kung Fu Master of USC Pacific Asia Museum. In 2013 he became the first instructor to teach Tai Chi at the legendary Gold’s Gym, Arcadia, CA. Chien’s heavy focus on the principle of softness to conquer hardness has helped students to achieve not only the physical limitations, but their mental ones as well, thereby reach the ultimate level of “soft as silk and hard as steel.”
Members receive a discount on Arboretum tai chi sessions. Please make sure you are signed into your Arboretum member account to receive the discount. Click "My Account" in upper right-hand corner of page to log-in to your member account, or to create an account.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Cancellations must be requested in advance of one week prior to the program start date in order to qualify for a refund. Cancellations requested within 7 days of the class start date will not qualify for a refund. The Arboretum does not offer credit or reschedules for missed classes. If you are unable to cancel within the required refund window, please consider your program fee a donation to the garden. Your registration confirms your understanding of and agreement with this policy.
Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at email@example.com.