Hongwei started doing Tai Chi at a young age when she was in China. She studied Tai Chi with teachers and masters. She obtained Tai Chi teaching certificates from Shanghai Tai Chi Association, Beijing Jingwu Tai Chi Association, and the prestigious Beijing Sports University, where many world Tai Chi champions studied and were trained.
Over the years, Hongwei has skillfully mastered the 24 simplified Tai Chi, the 37 Cheng Man Ching Yang Style Tai Chi, the 85 Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi, 52 Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan, the 24 Mulan Fan, 42 Tai Chi Fan, 32 Tai Chi Sword, 42 Tai Chi Sword, 8 Silk Brocade Qigong, and 5 Animals Qigong.
Hongwei practices on the daily basis and coaches other Tai Chi practitioners. Currently Hongwei is available to teach the 37 Cheng Man Ching Yang Style Tai Chi, the 8 Silk Brocade Qigong, and the Five Animals Qigong.
In addition to the scheduled classes, Hongwei is available for private lessons.
This 60-minute class begins with warm up exercises, followed by Eight Silk Brocades Qigong and Five Animals Qigong. It concludes with a short standing meditation practice. Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi - translated as "life energy". Qi flow throughout the body is improved by the gentle movements.
In this 60 minute class, students practice the 85 Tai Chi Form (also called 108*) is the traditional Yang Style Tai Chi form. It was developed by Grand Master Yang Cheng Fu (1883–1936), who was best known for the soft martial art of Yang Style Tai Chi. Yang Cheng Fu taught Tai Chi for many years in China and published several books about the theory and principles of the Tai Chi. His disciples and students further spread Tai Chi all over the world, among whom the most well-known was Grand Master Zheng Manqing (or Cheng Man-Ch’ing).