About TCC

Joy Thru Movement

T’ai Chi Chih (TCC) was originated by Justin Stone in 1974 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a made up of 19 easy-to-learn movements and one pose. It is not a martial art or exercise.

TCC’s focus is on the development and balancing of energy, called Chi. TCC is easy to learn in about 8 classes and doesn’t require physical fitness or coordination. The very old and very young alike can learn and benefit from it.

Our Association:

The T’ai Chi Chih Association was formed in 1995 to provide a space for all T’ai Chi Chih students and accredited teachers to practice and teach this moving meditation of 19 movements and one pose, as originated by Justin Stone. The TCC Association is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit. The volunteer-based Association is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Now in its 26th year, the Association continues its mission of providing teaching space, seminars, and fundraisers specific to the practice and cultivation of learning T’ai Chi Chih movements and the financial support of the T’ai Chi Chih Center.

We publish a monthly newsletter and make available teachings, books and other material related to T’ai Chi Chih practice. To join our newsletter and receive updates from the Association on events and practice Materials, click here.

Board of Directors

The T’ai Chi Chih Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and supported by the Center’s many volunteers who believe in the value of T’ai Chi Chih practice as a service to humanity, The Association, and Center, encourage the spread of knowledge of T’ai Chi Chih movements, and promote the availability of T’ai Chi Chih information through this site as well as the T’ai Chi Chih Center, offering  practice and meeting spaces to its international community of members.

Nothing is more important than knowing how to circulate and balance the Intrinsic Energy, the Vital Force of the body, known as Chi in Chinese… The rewards in good health, wisdom, serenity, and longevity are great for the one who learns the ancient principles and applies them in a modern way.
– Justin Stone: T’ai Chi Chih Originator