The Tai Chi Chuan Center (TCCC) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes health in body, mind, and spirit through the practice of tai chi and related arts.

Our primary activities are inter-related and span:

Elder Health Programs

The Tai Chi Chuan Center volunteers teach Tai Chi at senior centers, community centers, and nursing homes in four of New York City’s five boroughs. We have had enormous success with a specially developed curriculum that is accessible for all fitness levels and easy to learn. Please contact us for information about participating, either to receive elder health classes or to volunteer.

Curriculum Development

Eternal Spring Chi Kung is a simplified system of energy training born out of Master Chu’s lifelong work practicing and teaching high-level martial arts. Eternal Spring was specifically developed for seniors as an easy-to-learn set of exercises to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and energy that would be accessible even to those with physical limitations or reduced fitness levels. However,  the low-impact energy and alignment effects have also made the exercises a popular form of training for people of all ages, particularly those who are under stress or spend much of their time sitting at a computer. Please contact us for information about Eternal Spring Chi Kung classes for the public.

Educational Publishing

As an extension of TCCC’s elder health and curriculum development activities, TCCC also supports the development and publication of teaching materials. Publications include: Eternal Spring Chi Kung book (2004), and three-volume Eternal Spring Chi Kung DVD (2005). You can purchase Eternal Spring Books and DVDs and other educational materials at

Additional Activities

The Tai Chi Chuan Center is engaged in a wide variety of other equally impactful activities, including:

  • Free Tai Chi classes in New York City’s Bryant Park that are open to the public.
  • Public demonstrations, including an annual celebration of World Tai Chi on the last Saturday in April.
Sifu Harris 2017