Ma Wang Dui

All classes offered by the Taijiquan/Qigong Organization of Twin Falls/Sun Valley Idaho and Colorado Springs, Colorado are designed for the optimization and enhancement of the training experience for both the member’s and Instructor’s investment of time and energy.  

 Many organizations in the area offer a variety of disciplines/martial arts all taught simultaneously in the same locale. When this occurs, the tendency or probability for one discipline/martial art to be influenced and often compromised for another is always prevalent. Also, many times members inadvertently find themselves involved in various training curriculum they neither enrolled for, nor wish to be involved with.

 Tai Chi Chuan/Qigong of Twin Falls/Sun Valley, Idaho and Colorado Springs, Colorado’s only focus is that of Taijiquan, Qigong, and their foundational predecessor Yichuan.

 Private classes, group classes, and seminars are offered, though no amount of group instruction could ever begin to substitute for a more “traditional one-to-one” tutelage”.

 All Instructors of the Taijiquan/Qigong Organization of Twin Falls/Sun Valley, Idaho and Colorado Springs, Colorado have been trained to facilitate “individualized instruction”, group classes, workshops, and seminars.  Their training and teaching emphasizes a more “traditional” approach to the dissemination of information about these vastly popular modalities.

 The Taijiquan/Qigong Organization of Twin Falls/Sun Valley Idaho, and Colorado Springs, Colorado does not commercilize, advertise, solicit, or sell anything.  We are committed to providing a traditiional “personalized” and “individualized”  training opportunity of Yichuan, Qigong, and Taijiquan to those seeking other than a “group dynamic”.

 Lower on this page, we would ask you please, allow us to elucidate but a few of the many advantages of “individualized instruction”; guidelines to better assist in your selection of curriculum, and how to find a qualified instructor in your area

Dsc04223Many “group” Taiji classes are taught once, perhaps twice weekly. If you have a busy schedule (and who doesn’t?) it may be difficult for you to attend all the Taiji/Qigong classes offered in your area. If you attend only one Tai Chi/Qigong class, and miss the other, you’re already behind in the information being presented. OUR MEMBERS PREFER SETTING THEIR OWN TRAINING SCHEDULE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN AVAILABILITY.  Also a “One-To-One” environment aligns itself with the more “traditional” Taiji methodologies and values of teaching these arts, as Martial, Medicinal, and Spiritual knowledge were closely guarded heirlooms passed from generation to generation through the great “families” of Taijiquan in China.

Individualized instruction allows the Instructor to”personalize” the Taijiquan/Qigong training you receive, accommodating YOUR goals and YOUR “intention”.  Most importantly, during the initiation of Taijiquan training, an Instructor can more readily ascertain strengths, weaknesses, or any other health problem, and the “intent” of each member. This attention to detail of each individual is not applicable in a “group” setting. In this regimen, a more “traditional” Taijiquan methodology is most advantageous.

Taijiquan/Qigong of Twin Falls/Sun Valley , Idaho and Colorado Springs, Colorado offers an exclusively “Adult” learning environment. Our Tai Chi/Qigong Instructors have all been professionally trained to teach “individualized instruction”, groups, workshops, and seminars . Rather than assigning a new member to an instructor upon enrollment, each new member is given the opportunity to select the Instructor they feel can best address their “personal intent” in the learning of Yichuan, Qigong, and Taijiquan.  We also provide workshops, and seminars for a great variety of social organizations and corporate entities upon request.

Within the Taijiquan group setting, it is often difficult to have questions answered, as the instructor may have as many as twenty to thirty students to train simultaneously, and rarely has the time to facilitate individual instruction. In addition, many within the group dynamic may feel awkwardness or reticence about asking questions.

Dsc04340Individualized instruction ameliorates many members concerns by allowing the Instructor optimal time to facilitate resolutions to any issues that may evolve. Subsequently, if a member is not understanding a Taijiquan or Qigong concept, the Instructor may take as long as necessary to clarify the information, thus assuring each member an” experiential” based, factual knowledge of the concept before proceeding forward.

A great plethora of in depth research studies have proven that students learn “ten to fifteen times faster” in an “individualized” curriculum than that of a group environment, providing a much greater retention of the information being presented.

Within the Taijiquan group setting, you may be assimilating all the information, practicing what you learn, and wish to proceed forward, only to be held back because others involvement may not be as focused as your own. In addition, others in the group may possess a much slower learning curve, or ability, or do not practice.

Training Guidelines:

When seeking training in Yichuan, Qigong and Taijiquan look for a curriculum inclusive of:

  1. An in-depth Meditational (Yichuan) practice.
  2. An extensive and intensive curriculum of Qigong integrated with this Meditational Practice.
  3. One of the “Traditional” long forms of Taijiquan.
  4. If someone is truly knowledgeable and earnest about the dissemination of information regarding Yichuan, Qigong and Taijiquan, their methodology of training others should, in general, adhere to these simple principles.

Instructor Guidelines:

When seeking a qualified Instructor of Yichuan, Qigong, and Taijiquan:

  1. Search for someone with credentials, and ask for references. Be sure to contact those references.
  2. Search for someone that teaches ONLY that which you are interested in. When many arts are taught at one location simultaneously, most often, there exists the possibility and probability of one art being compromised or influenced by another.
  3. While interviewing the Instructor, try to determine if this potential Instructor is capable of matching his/her teaching abilities with your learning abilities.
  4. Be as diligent and persistent about interviewing as many prospective Instructors as possible until you feel comfortable. Ask as many questions as you feel necessary.
  5. Most importantly, find someone you feel is competent, knowledgeable, and can most readily address your personal “intent”.
Ying Yang


I have been a student of Tai Chi /Qigong for more than seven years under Sifu J.B. Dulling.  J.B is truly a local treasure who enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge with those desiring an “alternative” approach in the facilitation of their own “Health and Wellness”. His individual teaching style is a marked contrast to the group lessons you can receive elsewhere. The individualized instruction is geared towards you learning each step on the long road to mastering the art of Tai Chi. Rather than a cursory learning of certain movements, you learn Tai Chi at its many levels- body, mind, and spirit. Under Mr. Dulling, you can build a Tai Chi knowledge base that can last a lifetime.
J.B. is truly a Master of the Arts and it is a decided privilege to have him as your teacher. However, the learning path is your own and you must tailor it to your own needs and desires. I believe that Tai Chi is helpful to me on a variety of levels and hope to study it for many years to come. I am in a fairly stressful occupation, but believe Tai Chi gives me a unique perspective on ways to balance my life. It also helps me sort through the many paths available and choose the one that I feel is most appropriate, allowing me to filter out much of the moment to moment noise that can overwhelm you.
If you are interested in finding balance in your life (both literally and figuratively), want to achieve better relaxation and health, I wholeheartedly endorse you considering becoming a student of Tai Chi with Sifu J.B. Dulling.

Ted Schwartz, CFP©
President, Capstone Financial