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Bozeman Chinese Martial Arts is dedicated to teaching and promoting Chinese martial arts in Bozeman and surrounding areas. Classes are offered in traditional Chinese martial and healing arts that train the mind as well as the body. Directed by Mike Wiseman, BCMA offers access to world class instructors and material through classes, workshops, guest speaking and private lessons. If you're new to Chinese martial arts or want to know more about me, some quick answers to common questions are in the FAQ.
Tai Chi / Chigong Class Format for Fall 2020New for fall of 2020, this will be an evening class focusing on Chighong and the Tai Chi Five Element Form. This short form provides a great opportunity to learn the basics of Tai Chi in a simple and quick to memorize set, and a chance to dive deeper into the form. This is an ongoing class, so students can drop in at any time.Class meets Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:00 pm September through May. *Masks may be required based on number of people and comfort of participants*
Please see the Classes page for locations and updates.
I have read quite a few
Tai Chi, Bagua, Xing Yi and other
martial arts books, but few are worth the paper they are printed on.
Also, very few are based on anything close to the leaneages I study,
least of all Yangjia Michuan. Scott Rodell has published books that
focus on Tai Chi empty hand and sword practice that are excellent (see
and I would recommend any of them. But nobody has put together anything
resembling Master Hu's
approach. Until now. Long time student and teacher Bob Leedle and his
wife Jane have, after several years of toil, published a very complete
and thorough volume covering a huge amount of information: "Making Taiji Work for You."
This is a very detailed and practical text on body mechanics in Tai
Chi, and how to make them work. It is not a form book, though it does
contain a lot of exercises and drills. Contact Bob directly to purchase
a copy and help support his labor of love.