Find a tai chi classes in Santa Monica, CA

Find tai chi classes in Santa Monica, CA

Find tai chi classes in Santa Monica, CA

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Top 10 tai chi classes in Santa Monica, CA

Students agree: these teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Santa Monica Striking

Santa Monica Striking

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Striking, founded in 2019 and located in Santa Monica, California, is a dedicated martial arts and self-defense school. They offer comprehensive training in traditional Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, and grappling, tailored to all skill levels. The experienced coaches, with over 15 years in the field, have extensive training in Thailand and provide personalized attention to students. They also offer private lessons upon request. Santa Monica Striking is not just a martial arts school, but a community that fosters fitness and personal growth.
Amirboxing

Amirboxing

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Walter L. says, "Admir is helping me get fitt and I never knew I could do a very high muay Tai kick I feel I will advance my game and get the self defense and most importantly my health" Read more
Coach Julian - Fight Science MMA

Coach Julian - Fight Science MMA

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Adriana V. says, "Coach Julian is a martial arts encyclopedia; he is well-versed in all forms of combat sports. He is very patient when teaching, and makes his class time fun, yet informative. I highly recommend taking a course with Julian." Read more
Conscious Defense | Women's Self-Defense

Conscious Defense | Women's Self-Defense

5.0(3)
8+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
CHRISTINE S. says, "Full of very valuable information on how to protect yourself in a life threatening situation. The opportunity to practice these self defense moves with Elliot was extremely important. I feel more confident in my ability to disable an aggressor and get to safety. I have been recommending this class to my female friends. " Read more
Spencer Steele Boxing

Spencer Steele Boxing

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
I personalize the training to each individual student. Whether you want to learn the sport, get in shape, build confidence, or just pick up a new hobby, boxing is a great vehicle to many destinations. I enjoy watching students progress in fitness and technique, and get to the point where they can defend themselves and enjoy the art.

Your tai chi chuan questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do Tai Chi classes cost?

Tai Chi classes cost $50 to $100 per month, depending on the school, location, and number of classes per week included in the membership plan. Classes held at community centers typically cost less than those held in professional marital arts dojos, and some local parks offer free classes.

Many schools offer individual drop-in classes for $15 to $25 each. A drop-in class provides you with the perfect opportunity to evaluate the school and instructors to make sure they're a good fit for you before signing a membership contract.

Online Tai Chi classes cost $15 to $35 per month for unlimited access. However, you may benefit more by taking some in-person classes first to ensure you're practicing with the correct form.

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is a noncompetitive martial arts practice that incorporates continuous flowing movements, controlled breathing, and meditative awareness. Because it is a mind-body exercise, Tai Chi is often referred to as "meditation in motion" and is known for its mental and physical health benefits.

Tai Chi – also called T'ai Chi, Tai Chi Chuan, or Tai Ji Quan – originated in China in the 12th century as a system of exercise and self-defense.

What are the benefits of Tai Chi?

Tai Chi provides a variety of mental and physical benefits, including:

  • Improved balance and mobility
  • Increased flexibility
  • Less pain and stiffness
  • Improved sense of well-being
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Increased concentration and awareness

Tai Chi has also been proven to lower blood pressure, improve cardiovascular fitness, relieve arthritis pain, and prevent falls.

What to wear for Tai Chi?

Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing to practice Tai Chi. Choose clothes made from breathable fabrics to prevent overheating. Tai Chi involves many slow reaching and turning movements, so clothing that allows you to move freely is ideal.

Wear lightweight, flexible, thin-soled shoes or go barefoot. Avoid sneakers with thick soles or treads that may snag on the floor or restrict ankle flexibility.

Bring a reusable water bottle, especially if practicing outdoors.

How can I find Tai Chi classes near me?

When evaluating Tai Chi schools near you, follow these guidelines:

  • Compare membership packages from multiple schools.
  • Read school and instructor reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Visit the school to confirm it's clean and well-maintained.
  • Take advantage of a drop-in class to ensure the school and instructor are a good fit for you.
  • Get a copy of the membership contract in writing before making any payments.

What questions should I ask Tai Chi instructors?

Ask these questions to ensure you find the best Tai Chi school for you:

  • How long have you been teaching Tai Chi?
  • What membership plans do you offer, and how much do they cost?
  • Do you offer a free or discounted trial class?
  • What is your class schedule?
  • Are your classes beginner-friendly?
  • Are your classes more wellness-oriented or martial arts-oriented?
  • How many people are in a typical class?
  • How long does each class last?
  • What should I wear to class?

Reviews for Santa Monica tai chi classes

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Monica area.
Del
Working with Coach Rush has great experience for me. Always professional, and you can tell that he does research with his scientific approach to training.
Coach Julian - Fight Science MMA
Kimberly B.
This course was a game changer for me! 1 in 3 American women experience domestic violence, in their lifetimes. This is a shocking statistic! As a survivor of domestic abuse, I had gone to therapy to address the emotional scars, but it had never occurred to me to take a self-defense course and learn how to fight back. Elliott encouraged me to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did! It was empowering to discover that I am equipped to defend myself, effectively, in the face of an attack, without any special equipment, at my current weight and fitness level! The course required 4 hours of time and a modest fee. The results were priceless! Every woman in American needs this information!
Conscious Defense | Women's Self-Defense
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