Golden's T'ai Chi Ch'uan
My name is Gene Golden, and I’m the founder and owner of The Golden School of T'ai Chi Ch’uan. In South Orange County, I teach the Yang Style of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, which is a traditional style of T'ai Chi. This style focuses on balancing the flow of the body’s internal energy and creating a relaxed, meditative state in its practitioners while developing their speed, power and self-defense ability - which is based on neutralization, deflection and returning the energy of an attack to its source.
I began my study of T'ai Chi Ch’uan in 1975 under the tutelage of Grand Master William C.C. Chen of New York City. In 1980, I opened The Golden School of T'ai Chi Ch’uan in North Conway, New Hampshire and taught in Portland, Maine through 1997. I opened in Orange County, California 2010-2019. I now teach in Bellingham, Washington. Through the years, I have practiced with and exchanged ideas with many practitioners of T'ai Chi, as well as professionals from other styles of Marital Arts. I have practiced with Master T.T. Lang of Boston, Benjamin Lo of San Francisco, Willem DeThouars of Denver and with United States Push-Hands Champion, Don Ethan Miller. All of this experience has helped me further develop my skills and embrace my own path of harmony, continually cultivating my excellence in adapting to the “What Is” in life.