Taichi Ch’uan, is also known as “meditation in motion,” or  “Chinese Yoga,” originated in China hundreds of years ago. It has been taught throughout the world as exercise, meditation and a martial art.

Taichi is largely known in the west for its health benefits. The practice of Taichi is widely acknowledged for its improvement in the practitioner’s strength, balance and coordination of the physical self.  In addition, the mind’s powers of concentration, will and relaxation are enhanced.

The fluid movement and emphasis on breathing create an environment in the body in which the Chi, or energy, is circulated.  The practitioner is energized, rather than exhausted at the end of practice.


TUES 6:20p – 7:20p
WED 6:40p – 7:40p
THURS 6:20p – 7:20p
SAT 1:15p – 2:15p
SUN 10:00a – 11:00a



Ocean Ave. at Alta Ave. in Santa Monica.

Start your day three days a week by joining us in beautiful Palisades Park, Santa Monica for early morning taichi. 

Conveniently located for people in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Venice. Master Hirakawa and his students gather at the park on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:00 AM, to study and practice. The classes are open to all, and the only requirement is that those who attend follow the rules of politeness which all of us follow at the dojo.

MON, WED. & FRI.  8:00a – 9:00a


Kiatsu  Session – 20 minutes
(students only / by appointment)

Sundays @ 1:30pm
Mondays @ 6:30pm
Wednesdays @ 7:40pm
Fridays @ 8:00pm

Taichi Payment Plans

All memberships are for unlimited attendance according to schedule.

One month membership $85.00
Three month membership ($85/month) $255.00
Six month membership ($80/month) $480.00
One year membership ($75/month) $900.00
Registration fee $30.00

Payment Policies:

– All monthly fees are due promptly on the first day of the month. Payment in advance is required before a student can attend any classes.

– Absolutely no refunds.

– The month is a calendar month, from the first day to the last; even if a student attends only one class in a month, he or she is still responsible for the full monthly fee.