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A Recent Saturday Taiji Class Picture

Here are some of the students and teachers at the Saturday Morning Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan Class at the West Side Y in NYC.

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Saturday Mornings in the Park

The New York City Yangjia Michuan Taiji group has often had classes in Central Park, sometimes on weekends, sometimes during the evenings. And sometimes as workshops. We’ve begun to take the Saturday Morning Taiji Class outdoors, with a convenient row of … Continue reading

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2004 – Yangjia Michuan Taiji Fan Class

The complete YMT fan form is taught every couple of years in the NYC class.  The Yangjia Michuan fan form was created by Wang Yen-nien, often using movements from the YMT Kunlun  and Wudang sword forms as inspiration. The fan form … Continue reading

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2013 – Central Park Taiji Banquet

New York Yangjia Michuan Taiji Stéphanie Polatsik and Robert Politzer practice double vertical hands, the sixth tuishou basic exercise. The New York Yangjia Michuan Taiji class traditionally meets a few times a year for a celebratory banquet – often at the ice rink in Central … Continue reading

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2002 – Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan; Internal Martial Arts Magazine

In 2002 I wrote an article, with the collaboration of Robert Politzer, Donald Coleman, and photographer Howard Eckman, for the magazine Internal Martial Arts.  You can click on the link below the image to read the article. – Thomas W. … Continue reading

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2014 – Saturday Summer Day of Taiji in the Park

The saturday morning Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan YMCA class spent a couple of sessions in Central Park during the summer of 2014. Here are some of the highlights. Some of those pictured include Bob Simon, Carol Myers, Kevin Cleary, Paul Friedman, Nawal … Continue reading

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A Brief History of YMT in New York City

Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan in New York City By Gretchen MacLane There have been great changes in the New York Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan group since Robert Politzer began teaching in April 1994. Robert had lived in Taiwan studying with Wang Yen-nien … Continue reading

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