Ranna® Tai Chi

Traditional Tai Chi Training

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Ongoing Tai Chi training near Winchester (VA) area & periodic Tai Chi workshops Blue Mountains (Australia).


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Yang Cheng Fu long form
Yang Lo Chan long form
Push Hands
Qi Gong



• Tai Chi Chuan - the moving forms o Yang Cheng Fu and Yang Lo Chan styles of Tai Chi.

• Qi Gong (a.k.a. Chi Kung) - standing postures

• Basic push hands

• Therapeutic principles of Qi Gong healing

• Healing principles of Tai Chi - use of Tai Chi postures as Qi Gong

Tai Chi is a true, internal martial art and it is taught from that point of view at Ranna Tai Chi. This Tai Chi training approach is anchored in traditional principles. The therapeutic aspects of Tai Chi are taught in parallel to the martial aspects. The martial and therapeutic aspects of Tai Chi are transformative.


"Li orders what is changeless in change so that one may thoroughly know transformation."(Yang Cheng Fu, c.1930; trans: Swaim, L., 2005, p. 97.) [Li = Principles.]

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Traditional Tai Chi is communicated person-to-person, by example. Traditional Tai Chi training at Ranna Tai Chi is not affiliated with any organization or hierarchy. Training is conducted as in traditional times in China. Participants gather to train in Tai Chi for the love of this internal energy art. The challenge is the Tai Chi itself. In keeping with the fact that Tai Chi is an internal energy art, students at Ranna Tai Chi are encouraged to approach their Tai Chi practice as a commitment to themselves, not to externals such as hierarchies, associations, belts or gradings. The motto at Ranna Tai Chi is "Let the Tai Chi teach you itself."

Traditional Tai Chi training is conducted at a private, retreat-style location in the VA area of Frederick County, and periodic workshops in the Blue Mountains, Australia (Springwood).

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"Entering the gate and being led to the path, this must come from oral guidance. To ceaselessly exert oneself in the method is self-cultivation." (Yang Cheng Fu, c.1930; trans: Swaim, L., 2005, p. 437.)


Dr R. Lachlan
(Instructor Black Belt/ 8th degree, 1986.)

Dr Lachlan first trained with Master Ian Garbett, a true exemplar of the "warriror's way": not known widely but superior in all aspects of his martial arts prowess. She was later granted black belt/ 8th degree Instructor status by Master Garbett and in association with Erle Montaigue in 1986 (Montaigue School of Tai Chi & Bagua, Australia), and teaches Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Qi Gong) in the USA and Australia.

Dr Lachlan is also a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, and registered Rotai™-USA practitioner - which explains the inclusion of the healing aspects of Tai Chi and Qi Gong in training at Ranna Tai Chi.

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