Class Schedule

8:45am - 10:00am
Intermediate Chen Style Taichi: 18 Forms & Old Frame 1
10:00am - 11:30am/12:00pm
Advanced Chen Style Taichi: 18 Forms, Old Frame 1 & 2, New Frame, Fan, Push-hands, Broadsword, Sword, Double Broadswords, Guandao
9:15am - 10:15am
Beginning Yang Style Taichi 24 Forms for Beginners (starts Jul. 8, 2024; starting Oct 2024 class will go to 10:30am)
6:15pm - 7:30pm
Yang Style Taichi: 24 Forms
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Intermediate Chen Style Taichi: 18 Forms, Fan, Old Frame 1 & 2
6:15pm - 7:30pm
Yang Style Taichi: 24 Forms
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Beginning Chen Style Taichi for Beginners (starts Oct. 11, 2024; starting Jan 2025 class will go to 8:45pm)
8:45am - 10:15am
Intermediate Yang Style Taichi: 24 Forms, 85 Forms, & 32 Sword Forms
10:15am - 11:30/11:45am
Advanced Yang Style Taichi: 24, 85 Forms, Sword & Push Hands
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beginning Chen Style Taichi for Beginners (starts Apr. 12, 2025; starting July class will go to 4:15pm)
Note: all classes held at Mercer Island unless otherwise noted. All classes taught by Master YiJiao Hong otherwise noted

Private Seminars

Interested in Taichi seminars for a corporation, academic institution, or community center? Please email Master YiJiao Hong at

New Beginners Classes for 2024

Yang Style Taichi 24 Forms for Beginners

Monday 9:15am-10:15am (starting Jul. 8, 2024)
Master Yijiao Hong
$280 (10 weeks — includes $60 t-shirt and registration fee)

Chen Style Taichi Silk Reeling and 18 Forms for Beginners

Friday 7:30pm-8:30pm (starting Oct. 11, 2024)
Master Yijiao Hong
$280 (10 weeks — includes $60 t-shirt and registration fee)

New Beginners Classes for 2025

Yang Style Taichi 24 Forms for Beginners

Saturday 3:00pm-4:00pm (starting Apr. 12, 2025)
Master Yijiao Hong
$280 (10 weeks — includes $60 t-shirt and registration fee)

Welcome to Yijiao Hong's taichi class! Begin a lifelong journey of destressing through correct body posture, authentic Taichi moves, and slow, even and deeper breaths to a calm mind and better health. Have fun with Chinese cultural experiences too! Master Hong will give in-depth, step-by-step instruction on authentic Yang and Chen Taichi movements and Qigong warm-ups from Traditional Chinese Medicine, using the latest in physical learning science. Master Hong will also talk about how Taichi originated from ancient Chinese philosophy, Chinese medicine and Qigong. The beginning class will emphasize the skills of self-centering, body relaxation, and slow breathing while practicing form movements. You can expect increased flexibility, leg strength, coordination, and balance, as well as learning to be relaxed in an energetic way.

Taichi is an ideal aerobic exercise for life time. Do you know that practicing Taichi maintains spine health and increases bone density? It is beneficial to the cardio-vascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, digestive system, balance and also improves circulation of Chi. Master Hong's long-term Taichi students report that practicing Taichi helps alleviate hypertension, asthma, knee pain, and stress, while also improving mental, body strength and overall happiness.

Quarter Schedule

CWTA operates on a quarterly schedule, each quarter lasting 10-12 weeks.


  • 1st quarter: January 5 - March 11 (10 weeks)
  • 2nd quarter: March 15 - June 10 (10 weeks) — no classes March 29 to April 15
  • 3rd quarter: July 5 - September 9 (10 weeks)
  • 4th quarter: October 4 - December 16 (10 weeks)
    No classes Thanksgiving weekend November 22-25


  • 1st quarter: January 10 - March 17 (10 weeks)
  • 2nd quarter: April 11 - June 16 (10 weeks)
  • 3rd quarter: July 11 - September 15 (10 weeks)
  • 4th quarter: October 10 - December 22 (10 weeks)
    No classes Thanksgiving week November 19-25

Payment & Registration

Payment is due before the end of the previous quarter. Payments received after the due date are subject to a $30 late fee.

Please note: no refund / mininum one quarter commitment

To register by mail, send a completed registration form, and check payable to "CWTA LLC" to:

Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy LLC
2827 80th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

To register via email, send your completed registration form to and pay $289 tuition ($280 + $9 PayPal fee) through PayPal to

Contact us with any questions.

Makeup Policy

Sometimes students will miss one or more classes due to an out of town trip, sickness etc. Students can make up classes by attending any similar class that occurs on another day. Please check with instructor to see what classes are available to use as make up classes. Also, instructors are available 10 minutes Before and after class to work with you on the new movements when you return to class.


Private Lessons

Private Lessons - by Appointment Only

Level/Type Instructor(s) Rate (Per Person)
Beginning/Intermediate Level Chen Style Taichi Instructor Larry Fung or Instructor Yuxi Hong $80/50 minutes
Advanced Level/Special Needs Yang or Chen Style Taichi Master Yijiao Hong $80/30 minutes

Headquartered in
Mercer Island

2827 80th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040