You don’t have to make a pilgrimage to the remote mountaintops of China to achieve balance in life.

 What Is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is a mind and body art with proven, life-changing benefits.

Tai Chi can help you achieve…

Health, Fitness and Weight Loss

Tai Chi is a form of exercise that combines many of the same stress management, weight loss, and health and fitness benefits as yoga, meditation and Pilates.

Relaxation and Mental Clarity

Tai Chi is an excellent form of meditation (Zen) that provides powerful stress reduction and increases your mental focus and concentration.

High Energy and a Strong Immune System

Tai Chi is a form of breath exercise and energy work (called Qigong or Chi Kung in Chinese), that will help empower your immune system and increase your energy level and overall vitality (your Qi or Chi).

Confidence and Inner Strength

Tai Chi is a style of Chinese Kung Fu (a martial art, like karate), and if trained properly is excellent for fitness and self-defense–and martial arts is universally regarded as one of the best possible ways to lose weight and build self-confidence.

Peace and Balance in Life

For those interested in Asian philosophies, Tai Chi is deeply rooted in the ancient Chinese philosophy of Tao (Dao), best known for its principles of balance, harmony, and naturalness, and energy (called Qi or Chi in Chinese).

Most importantly, you will have fun!

Tai Chi is a beautiful art that people fall in love with, not just for the benefits, but for the joy of learning and practicing the art.

You can join classes in the ancient art of Tai Chi right here in Columbia, SC, and learn for yourself…

A Powerful Secret for Greater Health, Peace, and Happiness!


A word from Wesley Adams, Founder and Head Instructor of Columbia Tai Chi Center


If I told you that here at Columbia Tai Chi Center you can learn a beautiful, fun, and relaxing form of exercise and meditation for your mind, body, and spirit that will improve your life in just about every way—and even give high-level martial arts skills for self-defense for those who want it—would you be interested?

Take a moment and picture what you will be like once you develop the following qualities within yourself:

  • A peaceful spirit
  • Real confidence
  • Inner strength
  • High energy
  • Mental calm and clarity
  • Lower body fat and weight
  • Fitness and vitality
  • Greater flexibility
  • A deeply relaxed and healthy body
  • A positive outlook
  • Positive new relationships
  • The ability to defend yourself

The reason I know that you can achieve such wonderful benefits for yourself by taking classes here at Columbia Tai Chi Center is that, over the years, I have seen literally hundreds of Tai Chi students achieve exactly these things!


“I have been studying at the Columbia Tai Chi Center for a little over a year and I love it. When I first started, I had a weak knee from a soccer injury. I could barely put any weight on it and my range of motion was very limited. But I was encouraged to stick with it and allow my body to do what it could. I studied Qigong (Chi Kung), forms, weapons and self defense. Now my knee is much stronger and my range of motion is much improved. I lost weight, my skin is clear, and I feel good overall. Plus, the friendships I’ve made here are invaluable.”

De Anna Beasley, Graduate Student, Age 28, Columbia, SC

Why Tai Chi?

I know it might be hard to believe that by simply learning and practicing Tai Chi you can…

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Do you just want to do a little Tai Chi, or do you want to really change your life for the better by learning complete, traditional Tai Chi?

Students practicing Wu Chi and Universal Post

I have been a professional Tai Chi teacher for most of my adult life at my teacher Master Eric Sbarge’s school, The Peaceful Dragon, in Charlotte NC. I moved here from Charlotte to start a center where the people of Columbia could go to benefit as much from learning complete, authentic, traditional Tai Chi training as I have personally. My goal from day one has been to teach and pass on the art of Tai Chi Chuan in its complete form so that there is a place people can go to get the full benefit of the art, and so that the complete art is passed on to the next generation.

Students here at Columbia Tai Chi Center frequently comment how nice it is to be among such positive, helpful, and dedicated students

In Chinese traditions, the other students at your school are your brothers and sisters in the art of Tai Chi. You can really feel that tradition is alive and well here at Columbia Tai Chi Center. I know for a fact that you will be amongst positive, motivated students because I conduct every enrollment personally – and I only encourage people to join when I feel like they are in the right place for the right reasons. Unlike most Tai Chi classes, we don’t accept “drop-in” students that breeze in for an occasional class: Every student who is enrolled here is serious about changing their life for the better through the lifelong study and practice of Tai Chi. I could easily have twice as many students as I do now, which would make the center more profitable, but I’ve learned over the years not to sign up everyone who walks in the door. I encourage a cooperative and close knit community of students. You will be in the fellowship of motivating, helpful students working together for the benefit of all. I don’t encourage competition or comparison. We have different shirt colors and traditional sashes so you can tell how long a student has been here and what program they are in, but as far as learning Tai Chi, each student goes at their own pace.

“I like the straightforward, no nonsense attitude and approach to the presentation of the material. Very earthy, very real, very important in helping people develop proper root.”

Jeff Donovan, Artist, Age 50, Columbia, SC

All classes are held at 2761 Rosewood Drive.

If you live in West Columbia, Lexington, Blythewood, Irmo, Cayce, or any other area around Columbia, don’t worry, we have many students taking classes here from your area, and with our many flexible class times, you will be able to find times that work for you. If you work in Columbia, then it’s even easier because we have many evening class times—so don’t let distance keep you from improving your life with Tai Chi!