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 Tai Chi

Tai Chi combines moving Yoga, Qigong, meditation and traditional Chinese martial arts. Students will learn the basic form of Yang Style Tai Chi, the principle and philosophy of Tai Chi and some fundamentals of Chinese traditional medicine. Tai Chi exercise improves circulation, stability and overall health. Classes are now being held at the Lodge Des Peres Group Exercise Studio. For more information on the instructors, please visit or .
Cost: $107/Member; $113/Resident; $129/Non-Resident (9 weeks)
$119/Member; $125/Resident; $149/Non-Resident (10 weeks) 
Ages: 16 and Older
Instructor: Master Arthur Du and Master Violet Li
Location: Des Peres Park/City Studio
12325 Manchester Road, 63131

Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Master Violet Li
#11410 August 5 – October 7 (9 weeks, no class 9/2)

Tuesday, 1 - 2 p.m. Master Arthur Du
#10115 May 28 – July 30 (10 weeks) 

Wednesday, 1 - 2 p.m. Master Violet Li
#11412 August 7 – October 9 (10 weeks) 
About Arthur Du:
Master Arthur Du, born in 1963, started his martial arts and Chinese medicine promotion when he was a child by following many grand masters in China. He has won championships several times in both international and national Tai Chi competitions. Also, he has rich experiences teaching Tai Chi, Xing Yi and Ba Gua in a new way, the anti-aging method, involving theories in the areas on Tai Chi Yin-Yang, the Five Elements, and Chinese Medicine. For more information about Master Arthur Du, Please visit 

About Violet Li:
Born in Shanghai, China grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and now residing in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Violet Li always enjoys workouts. She studied yoga, practiced aerobic dance and taught kickboxing. But it wasn’t until 2000 that she found her true passion in Tai Chi. Since then, she has spent more than 10,000 hours learning the art both in theory and techniques from many instructors including some masters/grandmasters and also interviewed research scientists, doctors and practitioners to understand the benefits of doing Tai Chi. Her knowledge on Tai Chi and Qigong accelerated when she started to take lessons from Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, the 11th Chen Style Tai Chi lineage holder, one of the top ten martial art masters in China and the honoree of the Cambridge List of the Most Distinguished Chinese People in the World in 1999. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive the private tutelage from Grandmaster Chen so she is able to understand the very profound knowledge of Tai Chi. For more information about Master Violet Li please visit