Austin Adult
Tai Chi

Increase inner peace, harmony and relaxation with the ancient internal art of Tai Chi. Improve balance, flexibility, mindfulness, and more with our relaxing classes.


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Tai Chi Makes Life Better

We’ve been teaching Tai Chi in Austin for over 30 years now, and we’ve seen the many ways it has improved countless people’s lives. 

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial arts that is done slowly and gently. It is well-known for its health benefits. Tai chi is a slow and graceful movement that improves balance, coordination, flexibility. It’s often called “meditation in motion” and is well-known for its ability to calm and center the mind and body. Austin is home to many tai-chi schools and practitioners. The city also offers many benefits for anyone interested in this martial art. Austin offers tai-chi practitioners the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors as well as a supportive community. Many tai-chi schools and organizations are located in the city. They offer workshops and classes for all levels. The owners of our school have been teaching Tai Chi for more than 30 years. There are many instructors at the school. Tai Chi in Austin has many health benefits. Tai chi can be done by anyone of any age and fitness level. Tai chi can improve coordination and balance, as well as reduce stress levels and improve mental clarity. Tai chi is also beneficial to people with chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia. It can reduce pain and improve mobility. Click the rate button to get more information about tai-chi in Austin. To get a feel for our approach and atmosphere, you might also like to try out a class or observe one.



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About Us

 Teaching In Austin Since 1991

After moving to Texas for grad school in 1991, Joe Schaefer and Sheryl Schaefer decided to switch gears from science into sharing their passion for Kung Fu & Tai Chi. They wanted to build a community that was fun, friendly, and supportive, where people of all ages could learn traditional martial arts without any hidden prices, clicks or big egos. Now, over 30 years later, Austin Kung Fu & Tai Chi is a strong and supportive family that’s still growing every day. Thousands of students have passed through their school, and the martial arts community they helped build has expanded into several more cities.

Our Tai Chi program has especially expanded over the years. We now offer discounts for our many senior students, and have helped hundreds of adults find their focus & peace with this ancient internal art.


Fun To Learn

You might not know that there are dozens of Tai Chi forms to learn. You start with Tai Chi for beginners (Yang 24) and move on to Chen Tai Chi style and others. This keeps you interested and learning new things for years to come. This becomes your secret longevity strategy.


Supportive Friends

As you learn these fascinating ancient movements, you will be surrounded by new friends and supportive Tai Chi instructors that are on the same journey.



Nothing has a better impact on your life than the pride of accomplishment. Quality of life comes from challenges met.



Tai Chi Class in Austin is meditation in motion. Chi Kung are deep breathing exercises that have been shown in study after study to raise quality of life. Tai Chi increases calmness, peacefulness and relaxation. 


Improves Balance & Flexibility

All the studies show that a Tai Chi Program is better for increasing balance than physical therapy and other balance training methods. Students have less risk for falls. Overall flexibility increases through complete relaxation.


Increases Mental Sharpness

The most powerful part of learning at a Tai Chi School just might be the very special impact it has on mental clarity and sharpness. As people age, we often experience “cognitive decline”. Tai Chi has been shown to slow and even reverse this process, but it also has many other health benefits.


The Essence Of Austin Kung Fu & Tai Chi

This video, shot in 2017, showcases the positive community we strive to create in our school. After being at this location for 10 years, we went fully online for most of the pandemic. NOW, we’ve moved to a new, bigger studio space in North Austin and are excited for the future. 

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