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Neijia Arts Offers Introduction to Yang Family Tai Chi

Feb 01, 2022 12:00AM ● By Natural Awakenings Milwaukee
Jim Janicik

Jim Janicik

Certified tai chi instructor Jim Janicik is now offering Eight Foundational Forms, a four-week introductory class that teaches the foundation and principles of Secret Yang Family tai chi chuan. Ongoing classes will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first four Thursdays of each month, beginning February 3.

Anyone who wishes to learn and master tai chi chuan must have a firm foundation rooted in good basics. This class will cover eight neigong, or internal exercises, that combine slow, relaxed and intentional body movement with coordinated breathing. These exercises will strengthen the body, stretch the muscles, open the joints and begin the development of chi.

Janicik is a sixth-generation lineage holder of Yang Family tai chi chuan and brings over 35 years of experience in neijia (internal practices) to his students. He founded and opened Neijia Arts with the intent of passing on this ancient knowledge and experience to practitioners living in modern times.

Cost: $60. Location: 6789 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale. For more information, call 414-839-4315 or visit