What we do ?
Here is a brief description of Scott's class as described in the course catalog.
Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese martial art and low intensity exercise sometimes referred to as a moving meditation. Class offers instruction in the Yang style, which stresses relaxed soft movements and proper breathing. Tai Chi Chuan calms the mind, relaxes the body, and promotes good health. Traditional Taoist yoga (chi kung) is included in the course. Wear flat soled shoes and clothing that allows room for stretching.
Classes are sponsored by the city of Corona (Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department). If you would like information about how to register you can call the city of Corona at (909) 736-2241, or show up to the first day of class and register then. Classes are held every Saturday at Victoria Park (312 E. 9th street, Corona) from 8:00am to 9:30am and are open to students 18 years and older.
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Who is our instructor?
Scott Mullen started training in the eastern
martial arts at the age of eighteen. Like many kids in the 1970s, he was inspired by
the television show Kung Fu, starring David Carridine. This inspiration drove him to
a Southern California junior college karate class in the winter of 1978. Scott spent
six years taking his lumps and climbing the ladder toward a black belt. The training
was severe and the injuries were frequent in the traditional Japanese bare knuckle
tournaments that were mandatory for students who wanted to succeed.
A tournament stopping cervical injury sent Scott to the chiropractor in 1984, and the chiropractor's advice ended his tournament career. This injury turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as it led Scott in the search for an art that is both martial and therapeutic, the art of Tai Chi Chuan. Scott first studied the Kuang Ping style of Tai Chi Chuan in Orange County, but the instructor knew little of martial applications. Undeterred, he went through two more instructors, before finding Harvey Kurland in Riverside California.
Sifu Kurland blends his knowledge of eastern martial arts and meditation with western science and medicine to create a comprehensive and believable martial system. Scott found a true love and passion in the Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan that his instructor teaches. Scott has been officially certified to teach the NWTCCA long form (sections 1-6), the San Shou set (partner set 7&8), and the fast Tai Chi form (section 9), and pushing hands drills. Scott has also been taught the Tai Chi Chien (scholars sword), walking stick set, and basic Hsing-I Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, and various Chi Kung exercises. Scott has been training with Sifu Kurland since 1989, and has been teaching in the city of Corona since 1991. For him, Tai Chi Chuan is part of daily life, and done to extend life and to create vibrant good health both mentally and physically.