Open today, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- (917) 528-1963
257 W 39th StNew York NY 10018
At Riverside Tai Chi we believe that people from all walks of life and every age can benefit from practicing the internal martial arts. With its powerful self defense capabilities and amazing health benefits internal kung fu is a blessing to all practitioners. At Riverside Tai Chi we believe that our students deserve the best and we encourage them to be the best they can possibly be. We are constantly striving to improve and offer the students the highest quality instruction they can find. Ri...
At Riverside Tai Chi we believe that people from all walks of life and every age can benefit from practicing the internal martial arts. With its powerful self defense capabilities and amazing health benefits internal kung fu is a blessing to all practitioners. At Riverside Tai Chi we believe that our students deserve the best and we encourage them to be the best they can possibly be. We are constantly striving to improve and offer the students the highest quality instruction they can find. Riverside Tai Chi is dedicated to excellence.
Riverside Tai Chi was conceived and brought to light in 1997. Since then we have been training women and men and are one of the only internal kung fu schools that teaches kids. At Riverside Tai Chi we teach Northern Wu Style Tai Chi, Hsing-I and Bagua. These are the three main internal styles of Chinese kung fu. Riverside Tai Chi is located in NYC. Come and experience the traditional training of the old masters and see the difference true quality makes.
Who We Are
Sifu Jesse Powell is the founder and chief instructor of Riverside Tai Chi. Sifu Powell has 20 years of experience in the martial arts and has a great passion for teaching and passing on the traditional teachings of the old masters. Sifu Powell was a very successful tournament competitor winning many first place trophies and medals. Most recently Sifu Powell has travelled to Beijing China to train with Northern Wu Style Grand Master Li Bingci and Bagua and Hsing-I Grand Master Liu Jing Ru. Sifu Powell was recently featured in Inside Kung Fu Magazine. Sifu Powells goals for the future are to continue to train and improve and to impart his knowledge to a new generation.
Sifu Powell is one of the few internal martial arts teachers that believes children can excel in the internal styles of Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing-I Chuan and Bagua Zhang kung fu. Sifu Powell is a strong advocate of teaching kids these styles because the benefits are enormous. Improved concentration, self-confidence, self-esteem and self-defense to name a few. Sifu Powell has developed a program called, Kung Fu for Kids. The goal is to keep kids off the streets and give them an alternative to gangs and other negative aspects of their environment, and prevent kids from heading down the wrong path.
Martial Arts Class
$50Northern Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan
Tai Chi Chuan is a system of self defense that uses softness as it defense mechanism and returns the opponents attacking power two fold as opposed to using muscular strength Vs. strength applications. Strength Vs. Strength = the stronger person winning. Tai Chi Chuan allows for the less strong to overcome and be a winner at combat and other strategies. 4 oz. deflects 1,000 pounds!
$50Hsing I Chuan
Hsing I Chuan is based on the 5 Elements of Chinese Philosophy. The 5 Elements are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. All 5 Elements have fighting actions such as Splitting, Drilling, Crushing, Pounding and Crossing. These actions or fighting techniques that are associated with these Elements are powerful, effective and are said to be, the most easy to learn of all internal martial arts systems. Hsing I is designed to make fighting armies efficient and deadly very quickly. It can work for You Too.
$50Ba Gua Zhang
Ba Gua Zhang AKA Eight Trigram Palm, is known for its quick change of direction and deceptive movement to defeat an opponent. The style is based on the art of change as represented by the I-Ching, Continual changing motions and energy patterns put the practitioner in an advantageous position. Using continual change and unpredictable actions makes this style effective against multiple attackers when practiced correctly Below are the packages that we offer at Riverside Tai Chi. Feel free to sign up or call 917-528-1963 to set up an appointment for One Free Class. Classes are held at 257 West 39th Street 14th Floor. Class Schedule: Wednesdays: 6pm-7:30pm Fridays: 6pm-7:30pm Saturdays: 12pm-1:30pm
Martial Arts Special Pricing
$80Private Martial Arts Class
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