Monday, November 05, 2007


Doria Cook-Nelson

through May 31

$11 per class or $20 for both classes ($100 for total series if paid in advance). If you join the class late, there is a 10% discount by paying once for all the remaining weeks)

9:30-10:30 a.m. -108 Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Class. This is the most well known tai chi style worldwide, and is applicable for all ages.
10:30-11:30 a.m. - Chi Kung. Coordinated breathing and slow rejuvenating movements. This includes Chen style silk reeling, derived from the first tai chi style created in the 1700s, and the Five Organ Exercises, which are old temple maintenance exercises adapted in the 1950s for the general public.

Malibu West Beach Club
30756 West Pacific Coast Highway
Self park on Trancas (at stoplight) and walk across PCH to Club on beach side
For further information, call Doria at 310 659-5600

Malibu resident Doria Cook-Nelson is a 38-year practitioner under Dr. Marshall Ho’o, Master Wen Mei Yu, and others. She has taught taijiquan for over 28 years and has many credits to her
name, including past president of the National Tai Chi Ch'uan Association in Los Angeles, Inside Kungfu magazine's Hall of Fame, past director and organizer of World Tai Chi Day in L.A., and is a contributing author/photographer for leading internal arts publications nationally and internationally. She is the winner of prestigious International Wushu competitions both here and in China.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Calendar of Events

September 11-October 16, 8:30-9:30- Mindy Sheps teaches Tai Chi at Bluffs Park.

Thursday, October 11- 11am-12:15-Joe Lopez teaches Push Hands at BRC.

On Saturdays, beginning October 20, 11-12 noon, Master Su teaches Tai Chi Chi Gong at BRC.

October 23-December 11, 8:30-9:30- Master Su teaches Sun Style 9 form tai chi at Bluffs.

Every Saturday, Malibu's Doria Cook-Nelson teaches 108 Yang Style Tai Chi at Angel City Yoga.

(See below for details.)

Push Hands
Taught by
Joe Lopez

22601 Pacific Coast Highway #250 Malibu
(just above PC Greens)


Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Starting October 11, 2007

$12 per class.

Class will begin with a brief set of loosening exercises that are especially for push hands, followed by prearranged push hand training. Soon after, we will move on to learning and training freestyle push hands.The Tai Chi Form represents the individual. Push hands represents the individual in relationship. In push hands we learn the skills of Tai Chi with a partner, but deeper than that, when learned properly, it is a personal growth process. Students should have some familiarity with Tai Chi.

In his twenties, Joe Lopez founded what became the largest Martial Arts Academy in New York City. He started studying Internal Arts in the sixties before most people knew they existed. By very good fortune, he was able to study with Professor Cheng Man Ching, one of the greatest Tai Chi Masters of our time. Joe also studied Chi Gong and Tai Chi with a number of other Masters.

With forty-five years of martial arts experience, Joe has taught Tai Chi Chuan, Push hands, Sword, Sword Fencing, Saber and a number of styles of Chi Gong, including Tai Chi Ruler.

The Incomparable Master Su is teaching
Sun Style 9 Form Tai Chi
in Malibu!

October 23 - December 11, 2007.

Master Su ZiFang will teach at Bluffs Park in Malibu on Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30. This class is geared primarily for seniors, although all are welcome. The cost is $20 per class. For more information or to register, please call 310/456-CITY, extension 272.

Master Su Zifang, named one of China’s 100 Outstanding Wushu Practitioners by the Chinese National Wushu Association, is known as the “Queen of Taiji” in China. Master Su Zifang started learning wushu at the age of eight and was identified by the Chinese government for full-time training among China’s great martial artists at age eleven. During her 45 years of practice, competition, and teaching since then, she has gained distinction for her skill in China where the popularity of martial arts as its national sport generates many skilled practitioners. Her specialties are Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Xingyiquan. She has been awarded 21 gold and 10 silver medals in national and international competitions, and has coached the decorated national wushu team of Singapore for eight years.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Master Su Zi Fang to teach Taichi Qigong

at Body Rehab Center in Malibu

What: Taichi Zigong for beginners

When: Saturdays, starting October 20
What time: 11:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: $20 per class
Two Seminars with Master Su at Bluffs Park in Malibu

August 25, 11:00 a.m. - noon: Introdution to Tai Chi
Master Su will be covering the basics of Tai Chi. This will include philosophy, movements, styles, and benefits. This will be interactive, and participants will be encouraged to try and feel some of the characteristics by applying tai chi theories to some movements.

August 26, 11:00 a.m.-noon: Introduction to Chinese Internal Martial Arts
Master Su will be introducing Taichi Quan, Xingyi Zuan, and Bagua Zhang. Master Su will talk about the uniqueness and benefits of each art, and demonstrate short routines. Participants will gain basic understanding of Chinese Internal Martial Arts and be able to tell the differences of each one.

Each seminar costs $10. For more information or to register, please call 310/456-CITY, extension 272.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Month of May is Asian American Heritage Month.

The Southern California Taichichuan Association would like to invite you to join them at their annual celebration in the memory of the original Tai Chi Chuan creator, Zhang San Feng.

Event: Chinese dinner with Martial Arts Performance and demonstrations
Location: Arcadia Community Center
365 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2007
Time: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Cost: $25/$30 (based on sitting area) **

For more information, please check Southern California Taichichuan Association's website

If you have any questions, please contact SCTA President, Frances Cheung, at (626)297-9623.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Doria Cook-Nelson will be offering an 8-week class in Liangong at Polly Badt's Body Rehab Center at 22601 Pacific Coast Highway, #250 (above PC Greens), in Malibu. Class will run on Wednesday mornings from 9-10:00 a.m. from April 11 through May 30. The cost is $14 per session, or $100 for 8 weeks.