Todos Santos School
Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan)

Located in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico, Tai Chi Chuan classes meet twice a week in downtown Todos Santos at the Centro Cultural "Prof. Néstor Agúndez Martínez" on Mondays and Fridays. New students are welcome anytime and private lessons are also available by appointment.

Instructor Steve Merrill is a certified teacher of Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan and a full time resident of Todos Santos. He has over 20 years of martial arts training, including over seven years of intensive personal study with Tai Chi master, Akai Jong. Steve continues to study with Master Jong.

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Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is a centuries old Chinese self-defense discipline for health, relaxation and self-cultivation. Emphasizing relaxation and inner calm rather than physical strength, it can be learned by anyone regardless of age, sex or athletic ability.
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Tai Chi Chuan improves circulation, balance and helps to relax and strengthen the nervous system. The stretching movements make the body limber, tone up muscles, and help release tension. The practice creates a sense of well being and is a way of harmonizing body and mind dynamically. It fosters an inner quiet that nourishes awareness. As a martial art, it is one of the "internal schools" based on yielding, deflecting, and redirecting aggressive energy.

Tai Chi Chuan also produces strength physically by the proper repetition of the movements. It generates qi (chi), inner energy, which revitalizes the physical system. In addition, it builds inner strength or jin. Tai Chi masters are famous for their stamina, strength, wisdom and longevity. A calm mind and spirit combined with good health lead to higher levels of skill and self-knowledge.

email: Steve Merrill

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Todos Santos is located on the Tropic of Cancer in the southern portion of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico just one hour
north of Cabo San Lucas and one hour south of La Paz. Long known as a cultural, artistic and agricultural center, the
town is a desert oasis, 1 kilometer from the Pacific Ocean at the foothills of the Sierra de La Laguna mountains. Since
the mid 1980's, the area has become a tourist / retirement destination and home to numerous art galleries, artists,
fine restaurants, elegant hotels, unique vacation rentals and local festivals.

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last update: August 14, 2002