The Eugene Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center is one of only 12 centers in the U.S. accredited by the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. The center is the only organization in Eugene, Oregon that offers instruction in authentic, traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. Members of the center learn Tai Chi forms including traditional Yang family Hand Form, Push Hands and Weapons (sword and saber form). All levels of instruction are available, from novice to advanced, as well as instructor training.
Center director, Dr. James Fox, PhD and co-director, Greg Moore, MD, have been practicing and teaching Tai Chi for a combined fifty plus years, and their emphasis on the spirituality and serenity of their practice help to cultivate a space for lifelong enjoyment of Tai Chi.
Dr. Fox is the center’s lead instructor and has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 35 years. His post-doctoral studies in Chinese medicine in Wuhan, China inform the center’s Meditation and Medical Qigong classes. He has studied Tai Chi Chuan extensively with the Yang family since 1996 in both China and the U.S., and has directed two accredited Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan centers, including the Eugene Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center and an official Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan center in Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Greg Moore is also an instructor at the center, as well as a medical professional with expertise in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Sports Medicine and Pain Management. While in medical school, he began studying Tai Chi as a form of exercise and meditation, and later as a form of self-defense. He soon recognized the potential for Tai Chi to help his patients.
Dr. Moore began training with Dr. Fox in 2009. They started a movement therapy program through Dr. Moore’s practice at the Neurospine Institute in Eugene, emphasizing the health benefits of Tai Chi for spinal patients and people of all ages.
Dr. Fox, Dr. Moore and the other experienced instructors at Eugene Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center welcome students of all levels and all ages. Take your first step toward serenity and wellness by contacting the center today.
International Tai Chi Association Membership
All members are encouraged to join the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. This allows them access to the full history and teachings of traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan.