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BENEFITS OF RooT Fx TAI CHI

JOIN A online CLASS

You've have completed your beginners training and now it is time to join a RooT Fx class.  This is where you will take your custom training program and train with a community of like minded individuals.  The instructor will be there to help you with any questions, to correct your form and provided progressions as you increase your mobility and strength.  

JOIN THE ROOT FX 
community

As a member of RooT Fx you will be able to choose to attend several times a week and be on auto-pay and can be part of the events we offer for a significant discount.    

WEEKLY RooT Fx TAI CHI SCHEDULE

online bi-weekly training

Tuesday:

Beginners 5:00-6:00pm 

Intermediate 6:00-7:00pm 

Advanced 7:00-8:00pm 

 

Thursday:

Beginners 5:00-6:00pm 

Intermediate 6:00-7:00pm 

Advanced 7:00-8:00pm 

All classes are MST

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SIGN UP FOR A RooT Fx EVENT

  • Denver - Beginning RooT Fx Tai Chi - Yang Style Short Form - 1 Day, In Person
    Denver - Beginning RooT Fx Tai Chi - Yang Style Short Form - 1 Day, In Person
    Sat, Aug 03
    Denver - Highlands United Methodist
    Aug 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MDT
    Denver - Highlands United Methodist , 3131 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MDT
    Denver - Highlands United Methodist , 3131 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
    Join us for an immersive hands-on tai chi workshop. This workshop is suitable for beginners, new to tai chi and those currently studying in the RooT Fx Tai chi Beginner/Intermediate classes. Get inspired to embark on a life-long study of Tai Chi.
  • Denver - Intermediate/Advanced RooT Fx Tai Chi - Yang Style Short Form - 1 Day, In Person
    Denver - Intermediate/Advanced RooT Fx Tai Chi - Yang Style Short Form - 1 Day, In Person
    Sat, Aug 03
    Denver
    Aug 03, 2024, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Denver, 3131 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Denver, 3131 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
    Join us for an immersive hands-on tai chi workshop. This workshop is for students currently training with the RooT Fx Tai chi Group. You will work on improving your balance, posture and core strength. Get inspired to embark on a life-long study of Tai Chi.
  • RooT Fx Foundations - Shoulder Strength & Neck Mobility
    RooT Fx Foundations - Shoulder Strength & Neck Mobility
    Membership Offer
    Mon, Aug 05
    Zoom Seminar
    Aug 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    Aug 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    Unlock your upper body potential with our Shoulder Strength and Neck Mobility class! Increase your range of motion, alleviate tension, and build shoulder strength through unique RooT Fx upper body exercises and tension release techniques.
  • RooT Fx Foundations - Hip Mobility
    RooT Fx Foundations - Hip Mobility
    Membership Offer
    Mon, Sep 02
    Zoom Seminar
    Sep 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    Sep 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    Start releasing the tension in your hip joint, lower back and knees with our Hip Mobility Training class! Improve your posture and movement, decrease pain and improve your daily functions.
  • Denver - Beginning RooT Fx Tai Chi - Yang Style Short Form - 1 Day, In Person
    Denver - Beginning RooT Fx Tai Chi - Yang Style Short Form - 1 Day, In Person
    Sat, Sep 07
    Denver - Highlands United Methodist
    Sep 07, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MDT
    Denver - Highlands United Methodist , 3131 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MDT
    Denver - Highlands United Methodist , 3131 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
    Join us for an immersive hands-on tai chi workshop. This workshop is suitable for beginners, new to tai chi and those currently studying in the RooT Fx Tai chi Beginner/Intermediate classes. Get inspired to embark on a life-long study of Tai Chi.
  • Denver - Intermediate/Advanced RooT Fx Tai Chi - Yang Style Short Form - 1 Day, In Person
    Denver - Intermediate/Advanced RooT Fx Tai Chi - Yang Style Short Form - 1 Day, In Person
    Sat, Sep 07
    Denver
    Sep 07, 2024, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Denver, 3131 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Denver, 3131 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
    Join us for an immersive hands-on tai chi workshop. This workshop is for students currently training with the RooT Fx Tai chi Group. You will work on improving your balance, posture and core strength. Get inspired to embark on a life-long study of Tai Chi.
  • Functional Fitness - RooT Fx Master Class - Advanced Training
    Functional Fitness - RooT Fx Master Class - Advanced Training
    Membership Offer
    Fri, Sep 20
    Zoom Seminar
    Sep 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    Sep 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    This advanced class is designed for students who have been training with RooT Fx and have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of training or have received permission from an instructor. The class is targeted to current RooT Fx students that are looking to increase their strength and endurance levels.
  • RooT Fx Foundations - Knee Mobility and Core Strength
    RooT Fx Foundations - Knee Mobility and Core Strength
    Membership Offer
    Mon, Sep 23
    Zoom Seminar
    Sep 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    Sep 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    Begin your journey to functional strength and fitness with RooT Fx's Online Workshop designed specifically for beginners. Led by expert instructors, this workshop is the perfect introduction to the foundational principles of RooT Fx.
  • RooT Fx Foundations - Hip Mobility
    RooT Fx Foundations - Hip Mobility
    Membership Offer
    Mon, Sep 30
    Zoom Seminar
    Sep 30, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    Sep 30, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Zoom Seminar
    Start releasing the tension in your hip joint, lower back and knees with our Hip Mobility Training class! Improve your posture and movement, decrease pain and improve your daily functions.

HISTORY OF RooT Fx TAI CHI

The major styles of Tai Chi, despite their differences, all adhere to the principles of yin and yang to optimize body efficiency with minimal effort. The Yang style, particularly renowned for its health benefits, meditation, and self-defense, stands as the most popular Tai Chi style globally today.

Yang Style was initially developed by Yang Lu Chan (also known as Yan Fu-k’ui) in the early 1800s. Passionate about martial arts, Yang trained under several masters. After being defeated by a descendant of the Chen village, he became eager to learn this softer style. The story of his learning varies: one version suggests that Yang went to the Chen Village in 1820 to study under Chen Chang-xing but faced unfair treatment due to not being a family member. Another version has him pretending to be a beggar and fainting at a Chen Elder’s door, leading to his rescue and acceptance as a servant.

In both stories, Yang overheard teachings at night and secretly watched Master Chen instructing his disciples. He practiced in his room each night. According to one version, Chen eventually challenged Yang to spar with the other disciples, who could not defeat him. Alternatively, Yang was caught spying but was spared because Chen saw his potential and decided to teach him the Chen family secrets.

After completing his studies, Yang returned home to teach. His style, known as Yang Style or the Soft/Neutralizing Style, was recognized for its gentle movements capable of neutralizing an opponent’s power. Yang traveled across the country, challenging and defeating renowned martial artists, earning the nickname Yang the Invincible or Unbeatable Yang. His style gained prominence when he was hired by the Chinese Imperial family in 1850 to teach Tai Chi to the Elite Palace Battalion of the Imperial Guards, a position he likely held until his death.

In the early 1900s, Yang’s grandson, Yang Cheng Fu, began modifying the family style. He preferred large postures, more suited for health applications than the smaller, martial-oriented ones. He believed stances could be high, medium, or low but should always be extended, open, and relaxed. The resulting Yang Long Form, characterized by its 108 movements, even tempo, and slow, graceful, circular movements, emerged from these modifications. Yang Cheng Fu also created an abridged version for easier teaching to modern students with busy lives.

Yang Cheng Fu was the first Tai Chi Master to share family secrets with the public. His gentle nature attracted many students, popularizing the style throughout China. Today, many of Yang’s descendants continue to teach. His third son, Yang Zhen Duo, founded the International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association in October 1998. In July 2009, Grandmaster Yang Zhen Duo officially named his grandson, Yang Jun, as the Fifth Lineage Holder of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.

Given the history of the various Tai Chi styles, it is clear why numerous variations exist within any given style. Over the years and generations, many practitioners have made modifications based on their research, experiences, and needs. Consequently, it is impossible to determine which family or form is most effective. The best choice depends on your goals and enjoyment.

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RooT Fx gets its "roots" from principles and movement from ancient Tai Chi.  In RooT Fx you will learn how to take Tai Chi principles and apply them to functional mobility and strength. 
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