A tai chi instructor wearing a purple long sleeved shirt holds a pose while teaching in Francis R. Carroll Plaza.

Tai Chi Tuesdays on the Plaza

Francis R. Carroll Plaza
All Ages

July 9th 2024, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
July 16th 2024, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
July 23rd 2024, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
July 30th 2024, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
August 6th 2024, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
August 13th 2024, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
August 20th 2024, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
August 27th 2024, 7:30 am – 8:30 am

These are free classes

Join us for Tai Chi, a study in grace and balance, a meditation in motion, a method of increasing flexibility and ease of motion, and a great stress reliever besides.

Some study Tai Chi as a form of meditation in motion others study it to increase flexibility and joint mobility or to achieve elegance and grace, others find it effective in stress relief or even pain relief. Students of Kung Fu know that Tai Chi increases knowledge of body mechanics, making you a more effective, more solidly rooted fighter.

Whatever your reason for coming, we know you will enjoy taking a quiet hour to learn under the expert teacher, Sifu Gary, as you learn to move your body the way it was meant to move.

Decisions regarding weather cancellations will be made by 6 pm the day before and posted to the event page.

About Shifu Gary Lachapelle

Shifu Gary started his training back in 1988. After studying various styles of both Karate and Kung Fu, he began his focus on studying Northern Long fist Kung Fu and Yang Style Tai Chi in 2000.

In 2003 he became one of the key instructors of the Worcester school location of Maury’s Kung Fu Academy, then becoming the Chief Instructor in 2005. In 2006 after hard work and dedication, he earned the title of Shifu, and in 2017 was awarded his 4th level Black Sash.

Approaching 35 years of experience in martial arts, Shifu Gary has chosen to further his Chinese Martial Arts education and was invited by Shifu Gregg Zilb of Authentic Shaolin Kung Fu of Holtsville, NY. to become a Yup Sut Dai Gee.

Shifu Gary is the Chief Instructor/Owner of The Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of New England, a branch location of Authentic Shaolin Kung Fu in Worcester County, Massachusetts


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