Pasadena, CA
Paul Wirth • 213.378.3623


I teach taijiquan and mentor bodywork practitioners.

Taiji Lab

I've been practicing Taiji (a.k.a. Tai Chi, Taijiquan, T’ai Chi Ch’uan) since 2013, primarily with Grandmaster William C. C. Chen, a student of Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing.

Taiji is an incredibly rich practice continues to teach me about my own body, and enriched my bodywork practice with clients. Since January 2023, I've been sharing it with at Live Arts Los Angeles in a class called Taiji Lab.

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Taiji Lab Details

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Dates and location

Tuesdays 5:45pm to 6:45pm at Live Arts Los Angeles — 4210 Panamint Street, in Glassell Park (apple map | google map)

(Please arrive 5-10 minutes early if paying at the door, or if it’s your first class at LALA)

More info

Taiji Lab is intended for trained and untrained movers alike. It’s also as much for students of martial arts as those who have no interest in fighting. Deeply exploring and embodying Taiji principles is the central goal.

Since Taiji developed over centuries as a martial art, it’s fundamentally practical: Taiji teaches how to stay nimble, open, stable, and balanced as we move and respond in the world. It cultivates fluid, integrated movement, springy strength and stability, and lively and responsive posture.

In each class, we take deep, step-by-step dives into core principles of Taiji practice (using William C. C. Chen’s Yang-style short form as our structure).

Newcomers are welcome to any class, and can pick up the form from any starting point, simply adding what you missed later on.

I'm calling this class Taiji Lab because the intention is to help you use its movements, principles, and form as a way to explore and develop the capacities of your own body in a spirit of fun and experimentation.