Pat Rice

Director and Instructor

Owen Sargent

Shenandoah Wushu

For Adults, Teens, and Children

A Yang Chengfu Center of the International
Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association

706 S. Loudoun St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Goals and Purposes
The Shenandoah Taijiquan Center was established for the purpose of bringing to all students the benefits of taijiquan/tai chi chuan and other related arts. These benefits include development of lifetime fitness methods, enhancement of mind, harmony of spirit, coordination of mind and body and spirit, promotion of well-being, and enrichment of life.

The Shenandoah Taijiquan Center was established in 1992 in Winchester, Virginia.



Facilities include a training hall and classroom, office, reception area, changing room, and a small store. The store supports STC programs and \ sells books, videos, clothing, and equipment such as weapons. Hours of operation coincide with scheduled classes or special events, or by appointment.


Programs and Courses of Study
In addition to its primary emphasis on taijiquan, wushu, and qigong, the STC offers a variety of programs and special events. These include other Chinese martial arts, associated health arts, and oriental cultural and philosophical studies. Students can participate in courses of varying length, workshops, and private tutoring sessions for all programs.

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Shenandoah Taijiquan Center


Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) Classes 2019 Session IV July 9 - August 15
Summer Break July 2-4
Summer Session July 9 - August 15
Summer Recess August 20-29
Fall Session September 3 - October 24

Yang-Family Style classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Traditional Hand form.
Also we offer classes in taiji weapons, partner work and push hands, theory and philosophy of taijiquan.
Contact Pat Rice, Instructor, for details. 540-247-2283.

Getting Started - July - August
Beginner One: July 11 - August 15 Thursdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Beginner Two: July 9 - August 13 Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Daytime Beginner class: "Mindful Movement" Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00-12:00. Start anytime.

Mid-Week Retreat Day: Wednesday, July 17 2019, 11:00-2:00 
Seasonal Qigong: Summer—Easing the Heart 11:15-12:15 $20
Lunch: China Gourmet (by reservation only with Retreat) 12:30-2:00 $20
Instructor: Pat Rice     Fee combination $35
Reservations 540-247-2283,

Heart qigong practice can increase the efficiency of the oxygen supply from your heart, increase the adaptability of your heart’s pumping requirements, and reduce or slow down illnesses associated with your heart.

Seminar: Lower Extremity Biomechanics and Taijiquan Practice
Friday-Saturday, July 19-20 2019 

Instructor: Holly Sweeney-Hillman 
Friday 7:00-9:00: Academic Session, concepts and definitions for anatomy and biomechicanics of lower extremity
Saturday 9:30-12:30 / 2:30-5:30: Academic + Practicum Sessions, experiential anatomy and relationships to Taijiquan

Information: 540-247-2283,

Mindful Movement - ongoing and drop-in class
Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00-12:00
"Great class for day-time students."

$25/class or $145 for eight-class flexcard
Combination of Tai Chi (Taijiquan) Yang family 16-form routine, and Qigong exercises for health
• mild exercises for strengthening     • stretches for increased flexibility   • movements for balance and coordination
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Perfect for people with conditions such as • high blood pressure  • fibromyalgia  • arthritis  •asthma


Shenandoah Wushu (Kungfu)

Mondays and Wednesdays
Regular classes    Ages 6 - adult
6:00-6:55 pm    children's class
7:00-7:55 pm    teens and adults class 
Coach Owen Sargent 540-333-5210

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