STA Studio is located at Acupuncture & Chiropractic Integrative Clinic. The owner Dr. Ke Zang is not only a NCCAOM certified master acupuncturist and herbalist, but also a great Tai Ji and Qi Gong master. He has studied Tai Ji in Guangfu, China, the town where Great Grandmasters Yang Lu-Chan and Wu Yu-Xiang were born and developed Yang Family and Wu Family Taijiquan. Dr. Zang has trained, practiced, and taught Qi Gong and Tai Ji for over 20 years. STA is proud to offer Qi Gong and Tai Ji class with instructor Dr. Ke Zang. For class schedules, please click here.
Tai Ji (Tai Chi): Tai Ji is an abbreviation for Tai Ji Quan, an internal Chinese martial art based on Tai Ji and Yin Yang philosophy. It is practiced for both as defense training and for it's health benefits. Due to the history of Chinese immigration to the U.S., Chi is most commonly used in Tai Ji (Chi) and Qi Gong (Kung) which makes confusion about the concepts, and practices. Tai literally means greater and Ji means extreme. What will happen when it goes beyond the extreme? This is how Tai Ji and Yin Yang philosophy explains all the phenomena in the universe. Though originally conceived as a martial art, Tai Ji Quan is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competitions, and achieving greater longevity.
Dr. Zang teaches Tai Ji movements with breathing techniques and improve Qi (life energy) circulation. The exercise combines physical movements and mental relaxation for many benefits such as improvement of ranges of motion, muscle flexibility and strength, physical balance, and mental coordination, anti-degeneration and anti-aging. Self-defense skills are taught based on students' interests.
Qi Gong (Chi Kung):
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures and movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qi, aka Chi, is usually translated to mean the life or vital energy that flows through the universe. Gong, aka Kung, means accomplishment or efforts. Together, Qi Gong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy. It is practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. According to Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian philosophy, Qi Gong allows access to higher realms of awareness, awakens one's "true nature", and helps develop human potential. Dr. Zang's Qi Gong class includes Dao Yin (movements leading the Qi to travel), self-healing methods for internal balance, meditation and more.
STA Membership*: $120.00 per month for unlimited classes based on the level
Private class/training: $110.00 per one hour session, packages are available.
* The class fee is continuously charged on the first day of each month. There is a $20 Registration Fee to initially sign up for each class. There is also a $20 Reactivation Fee after a lapse in the participant's monthly dues. The Registration Fee or Reactivation Fee will be waived when the participant pays the class fee for three or more months at one time. * STA Membership fee is continuously charged on the first day of each month. There is a $30 Membership Registration Fee which applies each time a member begins or reactivates their Membership after a lapse in their monthly dues. It will be waived when a member pays a Membership fee for three or more months at one time. * All above registration fees, reactivation fees or class fees are NOT refundable or transferable.
Please bring your own indoor flat-soled shoes to the studio. Barefoot is NOT recommended for Tai Ji Class.
The participants must be 10+ years old and physically and mentally capable of exercise.
Attending instructor is not guaranteed for Open Practice Class.
Punch card and ACI Summit Fitness Membership are not transferable to others.
STA Membership is a monthly, renewed, long term program for unlimited classes at STA Fitness studio. Provided classes are valid for 30 days from the date of purchase for each month. It is not transferable month to month.
STA Studio reserves the right to make adjustments to the class schedule and it's instructors.
Class may be canceled due to holidays, poor weather, or other reasons. Make-up classes may not be provided.