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Tai Chi Chuan Classes in Winter Garden

VI Levels is a MMA & Fitness Center Located in Winter Garden, Florida. We offer several on-going programs with multiple weekly classes for Kids starting at the age of 3. Choose from 3 of our on-going programs, for kids 3-5 years old we have Mighty Mites, our most popular program Youth is for Kids typically between 5-9 and our Teen program which the youngest can be about 10 years old. We don't focus so much on age but more skill.

We also have our Adult Program with Weekly classes and our Women's Self Defense Program. Along with our on-going programs you have a variety of Semi-Private and Private Programs to choose from. These programs are tailored to your needs and taught by one of our World Class or Celeberty Trainers.


About Tai Chi Chuan Classes in Winter Garden

Tai Chi Chuan (which loosely translates to supreme ultimate boxing), Tai Chi boxing, or simply Tai Chi, is an ancient Chinese martial art. Its origins date back over 700 years. Some historians claim that it even goes as far back as 1500 years. The art is a variation of qigong (chi kung), which in Chinese means energy or breath skill, as Tai Chi is practiced with an emphasis on breathing and energy. 

Like most Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi comes from a mix of myth, legend, and truth, originating in the Wudang Mountains. Its creation is accredited to the Taoist Monk by the name of Zhang San Feng. During this time, China was considered the center of Asia and was referred to as the Central Kingdom. Also during this time, animals were observed very closely as they were believed to possess the secrets to natural skills for fighting. Hence the relationship between animal survival and human fighting in Chinese culture. 

While Tai Chi was not necessarily an official term during this time, several styles of Chinese martial arts developed out of necessity due to the consistent battles fought in defense of neighboring countries and even local tribes attempting to take over the Central Kingdom. Because of this, it was important for those within the Central Kingdom to develop their martial arts skills in secret with the understanding that four basic techniques were needed to defend the kingdom: Kicking, hand striking, joint locking, and wrestling.

Zhang San Feng spent years in the Purple Summit of the Wudang Mountains promoting the Taoist theory as well as studying nature and its animals. Upon watching a bird and snake fight, seeing their continuous movements of attacking, yielding, and counterattacking, he realized the concept of what would later become Tai Chi — which is the conquering of yielding and unyielding and coping with all motions by remaining motionless. This is how the “crane and snake” became an artistic martial form with the cultivation of energy through qigong. 

While there are various styles of Tai Chi, its basic principle remains the same in the simple yet profound philosophy of everything on earth consisting of two opposing forces that harmonize to create a whole. This is depicted with the Taiga diagram, or the yin and yang symbol which encompasses the concept of expanding and contracting, storing and releasing, giving and receiving, white and black, yin and yang, offense and defense.

Tai Chi is a 13 form martial art, meaning that it has 13 groups of movements based on attacking or yielding. These 13 movements were created with the eight extraordinary vessels in mind which connect with five internal organs. There are eight hand movements (the eight trigrams) which are broken down into two parts — four hand movements and five steps (referring to footwork).

Tai Chi was passed down through various families, hence the different styles. All styles encompass a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches with postures that flow into one another to ensure that the body and mind are in constant motion in an attempt to cultivate qi (chi). While Tai Chi is a powerful martial art that has fighting applications, it’s mostly used today as a form of meditation and gentle fitness. 

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On-Going Programs

We go the extra mile for the kids, but we don’t take forever to get there.

Within each program we offer a variety of classes, that meet multiple times per week. Each class within the program is designed to further advance everyone with our VI levels in mind.

MIGHTY MITES

Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 3-5
This mighty fun class is great for improving developmental milestones. Our Mighty Might's are given a platform of coordination, following directions and patience all while teaching the foundation of Self Defense.

YOUTH

Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 6-9
Our non-traditional, enhanced, Mixed Martial Arts and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program will give your child the mental and physical skills that will assist them in everyday life. All while increasing their enthusiasm and understanding of discipline.

TEENS

Teen Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 10-14+
Our Teens Program is a continuation of our younger programs. Whether you are just joining us, or you have been with us from the beginning. Your teen will continue to develop skills designed to help them in the real world.

ADULTS

Adult Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 15+
Whether you've trained before or you're ready to start a new chapter in life. Our Adult Program is a wonderful place for people who want to learn Self-Defense, have fun, get in great shape, all while under the watchful eye of skilled instructors.

Women's Self Defense

Women's Self Defense Classes
Ages 6+
Our Women’s Self-Defense is a 5 Week Program that meets once a week for 90 minutes. This is Women's Self-Defense thats molded to everyday situations, that’s Simple, Practical, And Most of All — Reliable.

FREE WEEK TRIAL

Free Week Trial
Seriously, A Free Week!
We are currently offering a FREE WEEK TRIAL for Mighty Mites, Youth, Teen and Adult Programs. Simply sign up & select the first class you or your child would like to attend, completly FREE. Once you arrive for your class, we will handle the rest.

Semi-Private & Private Programs

Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.

Our Semi-Private and Private programs offer individual and semi-individual classes that can meet multiple times per week. Helping you to form a habit that is life changing and healthy.

FITNESS TRAINING

Fitness Classes
Ages 6 +
We offer Group and Private Classes to help get the results you desire. People who are looking for more personal attention, can hire one of our world-class coaches for Fitness & Cardio Training. Your challenge, become the best version of you!

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE

Women's Self-Defense Classes
Ages 6 +
Women’s Self-Defense That’s Simple, Practical, And Most of All — Reliable. Our Women’s Self-Defense program is based on the effective and efficient techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Molded to everyday situations.

STRIKING

Striking MMA Classes
Ages 6 +
Striking revolves around learning how to use your knees, legs, and arms to protect yourself or someone you love. Bringing in a foundation of Muay Thai, you'll become more comfortable and confident with your body.

CAMPUS DEFENSE

Campus Defense Classes
Ages 16 +
Whether you're sending your daughter or son off to college. Or you're a current college student, learning how to get yourself out of tricky situations is a life skill. Train with our Celebrity Trainers to learn how to maneuver through life.

MODEL MUGGIN

Model Muggin Classes
Ages 16 +
Learn what to do, and what not do, in the unfortunate event of a mugging. Life sometimes throws us curve balls, be prepared when the time counts. Protect yourself and your loved ones with confidence and skills to last a lifetime.

FAMILY SAFE

Family Safe Classes
Entire Household
Having the family know what to do in a worst-case scenario provides a foundation for everyone to work from. Your family will build upon what to do and what not do in the event of real-life emergencies.

HANDGUN PROTECTION

Handgun Protection Classes
Ages 16 +
Learn how to use and control your handgun effectively and safely. Learning how you can safely manipulate and control your weapon will boost your confidence and abilities for those unforeseen times.

HANDGUN MANIPULATION

Handgun Manipulation Classes
Ages 16 +
Learn Handgun Manipulation. When faced with an impossible decision, what do you do? Learning how to break down those seemingly impossible feats, gives you the strength and confidence in yourself to come out on top.

TACTICAL JIU JITSU (TJJ)

Tactical Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 16 +
Tactical Jiu-Jitsu™ (TJJ™) is a blend of martial arts, military, and law enforcement strategies. It is a street-ready program for anyone who is serious about self-defense and personal protection.

SPORTS CONDITIONING

Sports Conditioning Classes
Ages 6 +
Our Sports Conditioning Program is geared towards the athlete who is looking to enhance their workout.

MMA CONDITIONING

MMA Conditioning Classes
Ages 16 +
Our MMA Conditioning Program is geared towards the MMA athlete who is looking to enhance their workout, learn new skills and enhance specific areas of their Defense & Offense.

HOME INVASION

Home Invasion Classes
Ages 6 +
Geared towars the entire household to provide skills and the knowledge on how to handle a home invasion.

ANTI-BULLYING

Anti-Bullying Classes
Ages 6 - 16
One of our most popular programs, our Anti-Bullying classes are for ages 6-16 and provide the foundation to give kids the skills on how to handle bullies in modern day situations.

MIX & MATCH

Mix & Match Classes
Ages 6 +
Looking for something but you're not too sure what? Why not try a little bit of everything? Or a lot a bit of something? Find your passion and do a sampling of all our privates and/or semi-private classes.

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