I’m interested, what’s next?
If you’re interested in Tai Chi we’re interested in meeting you! Your first class is free. You do not need an appointment, but we recommend you call ahead at (210) 935-1649 so we can put you in the best starting class. We ask that you arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to class time so that we can show you around and get to know you. We find that seeing the classes in action helps you to understand more than words could ever explain. It also helps to ensure that we will provide you with an experience that suits your needs and abilities.
Should I get in shape first?
We’re asked this question all the time. The simple answer is – NO! We tell each person that comes to Warrior Tai Chi that they start exactly where they are today – whether that means you just got off the couch for the first time today or you’ve been doing triathlons for years. We encourage each person to work to their capability. If you need to take a break or get a drink of water, do it.
Am I too Old?
You’re never too wise! There is only one you, and you are worth taking care of. Does this mean that you might not move as fast or follow a long as quickly? Maybe. But you might also have some wisdom behind you that allows you the ability to think and respond in a different light. We have students from 15 – 80 years of age.
What should I wear to the first class?
General athletic clothing – t-shirt, sweat pants or jogging pants, and athletic shoes are fine. Just make sure it’s something in which you are comfortable.
Is it safe?
Our approach is different from TaeKwonDo, Karate, or any of the other sport focused arts. I have practiced the hard-core martial arts for years and know what to look for to prevent injuries before they happen. Is it possible you might get bruised or scuffed? Very unlikely. Will you have sore muscles? YES! Is it safe. Definitely!
I have limitations, can I train?
Many of us have physical limitations. We have lived life and have the scars to prove it. However, regardless of of physical abilities, every person has the right and responsibility to live their best life. Come as you are, and we will asses your individual needs and requirements! You can even participate sitting down.
I hurt my ______, can I train?
The staff at WTC are not medical professionals that can assess injuries. As a general rule, if it hurts, don’t do it. However, we find that many of us are out of shape because exercise is not…well, fun! Therefore, a better rule is: if it causes risk to your health, further damage to an injury, or the doctor says no, don’t do it. Our goal at Warrior Tai Chi is for you to learn to be safe and become stress free while having fun. Training with true injuries only hinders your progression in these efforts. We do ask that you make the staff aware of injuries prior to class. Often times, minor injuries can be accommodated to allow training while still protecting the injury itself.
Do you require a uniform?
As a member of Warrior Tai Chi you are provided with a branded black shirt. This serves two purposes. First, it allows our instructors to very quickly identify a visitor in class. Secondly, it provides an environment that is focused on the task at hand – learning the arts – not on the visual distractions that could occur or the divisive nature that could creep in with t-shirt designs, etc.
The cost of classes will vary depending on your training intentions. We do not publish our rates simply because it is difficult to establish what class and skill level you’re at. Your training intentions help us to identify what will be best for you. We are of the mindset that, “If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you will find an excuse.” Therefore, for budgeting purposes, fees can range between $100 and $140 a month for unlimited classes. We do offer discounts to law enforcement and first responders, and family multiples. Veterans that are disabled can participate with no out of pocket cost.