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Tai Chi

Paul Tim Richard, MA, studies and teaches fundamental principles of taijiquan and qigong. He is a professional member and Certified Master Instructor of Tai Chi with the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association (ATCQA).


Founder of Durango Tai Chi Club, Shifu Richard has practiced Taijiquan and Qigong since 1999. His practice evolved from a search for purpose and health. From studying Iyengar Yoga in 1988 and Shotokan Karate in 1996, he ultimately chose the path of Chinese internal martial arts. After launching Durango Tai Chi Instruction in 2004, many learners from ages 5-88 and from many professions have become exposed to the long list of tai chi benefits through his approach to internal martial arts training.

Shifu Richard’s teaching emphasizes longevity and quality of life through Tai Chi exercise and Qigong energy movement. He also teaches martial applications, but always explores developing internal awareness and discipline with learners through teaching beginning Wu (Chien Chuan), Chen (Xu Guo Ming), Yang Pan Hou, and Lan Shou forms, basic training, several Qigong sets, standing (Zhan Zhuang)

While at Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs, Teacher Tim will be teaching basic beginner practices, as well as one of the forms that he teaches (which will be determined during registration), qigong and hold discussions about developing one’s own practice. 

Saturday's @ 9:30