Please note that I am currently only available to work with people who are quite committed to practicing Taijiquan and/or meditation. If you have genuine interest and my approach seems to resonate with you, please email me to discuss.
Entry-level classes focus on:
Currently on hold.
For those serious about their Taiji development, private lessons are indispensible. Includes elements described above, with emphasis on your personal development, as well as assistance in establishing your solo training regimen. Fee is your own hourly wage, $40 minimum (1-hour).
For experienced Taiji practitioners or martial artists, I am available on a limited basis for informal meet-ups to practice Push-Hands (Tui-Shou) or Taiji martial applications.
For the serious student interested in becoming an independent practitioner/instructor of Taijiquan and/or Daoist practice. Requires sincere, long-term commitment. Contact me if interested.
"Jacob has one of the best overall martial art instincts of the thousands of people I have pushed with." - Scott Meredith, author of Juice: Redical Taiji Energetics
"The theory in Jake's Taiji class helped me to understand some of the Chinese principles behind Taiji. I learned about the Chinese philosopher Laozi and his principles. The Taiji practice cultivated some basic Chinese principles, and as my class got deeper into the Taiji experience, I began to understand at a body level, the Chinese cosmology more and more. My body felt really at ease, I felt more calm, and I started applying the concept of wuwei." - Annia, Taiji student
“Jacob is an exceptional Tai Ji practitioner, who embodies and transmits the subtle nuances of this ancient art with ease and humor. He has a practical understanding of the foundations of this art, as well as its more advanced applications. He is also an earnest inquisitor into the realm of human movement in general, and has delved into the cultural and philosophical background of the arts he teaches.” – Joe Davis, Acupuncturist and Taiji instructor
“Jake is very professional and understands the principles of our Taiji very well.” – Shifu Median Chen, son of Master Chen Qu-Kuan
Taiji class, Healdsburg, 2005
“You should have seen me before I came here, man, I was is real bad shape; I was a rusty iron door…now look at me!” – ML, Taiji student
“I love what I'm learning in your classes. The material you present has an understanding that I wasn’t able to pick up with other instruction. I finally see what’s supposed to be happening with the energy.” – CM, Taiji student
Push hands workshop, Chia-yi City, Taiwan, 2006