Taijijuan, Qi Gong, Belly Dancing, Yoga Trance Dance

New Classes available at the Oneonta Taekwon-do Do-Jang

We are proud to announce the addition of 4 classes being taught here at 12 South Main Street. Daniel Blacklock, Caroline Chronowski, and Patti Virasi have offered to begin teaching new classes in our space.

This is great news for our students because all classes are FREE to Oneonta Taekwon-do students.

This is also helpful to us in terms of attracting new students. Most of our new students claim that “driving by and seeing the sign” is what made them come in. More foot traffic = more new students.

Please take a moment to think of someone you know who might be interested in these classes and email them the link to this web page!

Beginner Belly Dancing

Classes blend traditional bellydance movements from a variety of cultures and styles, including American Tribal, Egyptian, and Fusion. By practicing isolations, steps, stretches and technical drills, the dancer will develop strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and proper body alignment.

While the focus is on toning and strengthening the core muscles, all areas of the body are included and will benefit from the bellydance workout.

Students will learn to dance to authentic middle eastern and fusion music while playing finger cymbals (zils). In addition, they will have an opportunity to study traditional bellydance drum rhythms and costuming along with more modern styles of dress and dance.

Begins: July 1, 2009

Time: Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm

Cost: $10 per class.

Contact: Email Caroline for more information.


Personal Power Qi Gong:
The Return of the Dragon and Tiger
Learn to move with a greater sense of energy and awareness. This affects not only our health and vitality but also our personal power, our ability to move through life with greater confidence and effectiveness. Standing, sitting, and walking will all be re-trained. The class will practice orientation to the cardinal directions and explore the meanings of each direction energetically. The classical energy meridian system from China is an essential part of understanding our bioenergetics. Instructor, Daniel Blacklock, began his qi gong training in 1983 and has been training with Grandmaster Gu ZhongPing in NYC for the past 15 years. He also trained with other renowned teachers in China and NYC.
Begins: June 30, 2009
Time: Every Tuesday: 6:30PM to 7:15PM
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Contact: Email Daniel for more information.
Chen Style Taijiquan

Taijiquan is an ancient exercise system from China. It is proven to be safe and fun while providing improvements in all areas of the body. This exercise provides a low to moderate level of cardiovascular activity while minimizing the stress on the joints.

Scientific investigation has shown that the physiological, psychological and social benefits that develop through the regular practice of taijiquan are long lasting. Traditional Chen Style taijiquan is physically demanding but systematically re-trains to entire body to move effortlessly.

Instructor, Daniel Blacklock, began his taijiquan training in 1976 and has been teaching for over 20 years. He lived in China for 2 years studying the Chen Style from lineage holders Chen Zhenglei and Chen Peishan.

Time: Every Tuesday: 7:15PM to 8:00PM

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Contact: Email Daniel for more information.

Yoga Trance Dance

Yoga Trance Dance is an exploration of the eternal flow of natural movement through yoga.

Beginning with sahaja prana yoga or the experience of prana initiating yogasanas, Yoga Trance Dance flows into an exploration of free-form, breath driven movement to liberate one’s creative life-force and cultivate embodied freedom.

Class participants are guided through the exercise using the CD by Shiva Rea. Learn more at the Shiva Rea Website.

Walk-ins welcome.

Time: Every Wednesday: 10:00 am until 11:30am

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Contact: Call Patti for more information at 774-454-1641

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