Taiji Quan

Taiji Quan is an ancient Chinese martial art designed to foster spiritual, mental, and physical well-being.

The slow and gentle movements promote relaxation of muscles and nerves, thus easing the stress and frustrations of everyday life. The movements also lubricate all joints in the body, put the practitioner in close contact with the inner self.

The movements of Taiji Quan are like the waves of the ocean, pushing and merging into one another, creating a continuous flow of energy, seemingly with no effort. These gentle movements combined with relaxation of mind and body, put the practitioner in close contact with the inner self.

This 60 movement Yang style short form of Taiji Quan is easy to learn. People of any age or physical condition can benefit from the practice of the movements.

Water Style Boxing

Water Style Boxing is an internal martial art based on the Tao, a study of harmony. It is beneficial for health as well as an excellent system of self-defense.

The movements of the form have a likeness to water flowing down a mountain effortlessly around obstacles, slowing down to the stillness of a pool, and possessing the powerful force of a waterfall.

Students will appreciate the energies of Taiji, Pa Kua and Hsing-I as they unfold as one in the more than 250 moves in the main form.

The founder of this system is Chen Tuan (c. 906 -990), a famed Taoist sage and mathematician. Water Boxing was created approximately one thousand years ago and remained a closed system until it was taught publicly in the 1950s.

Great-Grandmaster Wu Yi hui (1886 – 1958), who was the modern authority of Water Boxing, taught Grandmaster Tao Ping-Siang in the late 1930s.

It was Grandmaster Tao who passed this gift on to Sifu Nathan Menaged.

Only a handful of schools in the United States teach Water Boxing, and we are fortunate to be able to offer Grandmaster Tao’s style.


The weapons taught at Tai Chi Corner are intended to complement and to explore the various energies of each of the arts taught at the school. The cane form is the culmination of Nathan’s understanding of his teachers’ arts.

Weapons classes are offered to students by invitation, once they have demonstrated an understanding of the underlying principles of the art.

Weapons Classes Offered:

  • Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s Sword Form
  • Grandmaster Tao’s Sword Form
  • Hsing I Sword / Two-person set
  • Staff / Two-person set
  • Nathan’s Dragon Cane / Two-person set
  • Knife / Two-person set