Testimonial - Learning "How to Move"

“I really love the way you explain moves, and apparently, so do my clients.  I did a beginning Tai Chi class today, using the Class #1 outline for it. 

Today’s class had 17 students (very first class here on base), all ranging from 50 years old and up.  Two of them had been to Tai Chi classes in town before. 

The two that had been to Tai Chi classes before came up to me after class and said that they finally know how they are supposed to do the moves…that they were never told about where they should be moving from or “how” to move. 

I used all the same terminology you used in your online sessions.  They truly responded to everything that was said.  And they all came out saying that they loved the class and that they were very happy about starting off at the basics. 

I see this Tai Chi class as being very popular from now on.  One person (that had done Tai Chi in past) asked about where I was getting my certification from and I told him about Open the Door Tai Chi and gave him your name.  So he may be contacting you about getting certified too. 

I just wanted to share with you that the people here on base like the way you break down the movements and focus on the basics first.  I was approached by EVERY person in the class saying how much they enjoyed the class. 

Thank you so much for allowing me to bring this form of Tai Chi to this base…it is making a difference already. “

Alicia J. Armer
AZCS(Ret), Fitness Specialist
CFL Trainer, NOFFS Trainer

The Open the Door to Tai Chi System and Certification

The system that will get you certified and help you create a Tai Chi class that will thrive!


  • Full Course to Learn to Teach TAI CHI
  • 24 READY FOR YOU Class Plans
  • 16 learning modules
  • Videos, PDF’s, and More
  • Basic ideas to help you set up your class structure and market it.
  • Certification
    • Ask questions to Dianne and other Certified members
    • Get new ideas, content, and help FAST
    • Grow and improve together as a community

Regular Price


(Plus $120 Annual Membership/Recertification*)

*1st membership payment 30 days after initial purchase

A proud partner and program of:

Functional Aging Institute

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! With the Open the Door to Tai Chi system, you can learn the form first with easy to follow videos. And then we not only teach you HOW to teach and WHAT to teach, but we also provide 24 fully completed class plans so you don’t need to waste time trying to organize your classes!

Tai Chi is a martial art that originated in China centuries ago. It began as a fighting form for the Shaolin priests, but then changed to its modern interpretation as “movement meditation.” The benefits of Tai Chi have been researched and proven to provide stress relief, blood pressure reduction, improved sleep quality, improved balance resulting in fewer falls, increased mental focus/awareness and many more.

No! All you need is a space to move! It could be in a recreation center, your studio, an assisted living center or even a park outdoors! All your students need is an engaging, interesting class that helps them improve their balance and mental focus.

The Yang short form has 24 moves. But learning the moves is only the beginning! Tai Chi is not a “horizontal” learning event where you keep learning more moves and/or forms. It is a “vertical” learning event that lasts a lifetime! The Open the Door to Tai Chi system teaches you how to bring the key principles and concepts of Tai Chi to your students so they keep coming back, year after year.

That’s why we have included the membership option. You will have access to Dianne and the community ,so you can get qualified answers to get back to your students! Tap into 21 years of martial arts experience and provide real time benefits to your students.

You could do that. But you will not be able to retain those students because they will quickly know as much as you do. You will not know how to create an engaging and proven class. The Open the Door to Tai Chi System will launch you as a true authority and will provide you with progressive and challenging class plans that keep your students coming back for years as they continually benefit from your teaching. Neither your students nor you will be enjoying the many benefits of Tai Chi like stress reduction and improved balance if all you do is teach the moves.

We teach the Yang style, 24 form which is the standardized short form.