Currently, Sifu Ken Stuczynski only holds classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10am, at the VA Rcovery Center on Main Street in Buffalo, NY. Attendance requirement is by VA client referral only, and if interested you must contact the VA.
However, you can contact Ken to help you decide what local schools would be best suited to your needs and temperment.
Available Presentations and Programs
Ken offers presentations and workshops, available and customizable on request to the general public, community organizations, or corporate wellness programs. These programs can accommodate up to 20 people, with one or several sessions lasting 45 minutes to 2 hours. Most one session presentations or classes are free of charge.
Introduction to Chi Kung
This class will expose you to the basic concepts and simpler practices of Tai Chi and Chinese energetics (“Chi Kung”), where the breath, or “Chi”, is exercised to harmonize the body and mind. Great for improving flexibility, mental and physical relaxation, and general health. Open to participants of all ages and physical conditions. Dress comfortably.
Introduction to Tai Chi
This course is specially designed as an orientation class for people who are interested in learning what Tai Chi is about . The goal of this class is provide the student with some knowledge and experience to help them make informed choices when considering long term participation in Tai Chi.
Classes will include a combination of physical movement and informative lecture, designed to enlighten the student about the many different aspects Tai Chi has to offer, such as coordinated body movements, breathing, philosophy, and meditation.
Tai Chi Stretching
This class focuses on the physical therapy aspects of Tai Chi. Students learn how to take pressure off joints and strenthen the muscles around them, and unlearn unhelpful or even harmful posture and exercise practices developed by habit or taught to us over the years.
Introduction to Meditation
This class is an overview of the fundamental aspects of meditation — it’s nature, methods, and purposes across various cultures, but in the end returning to basic human experience.
Passive Self-Defense (or “Tai Chi for Self-Defense”)
The peaceful approach to survival. An insight into the psychology and practice of soft, yet effective self-defense, you will learn to control situations using simple, easy-to-learn principles and techniques. Perfect for pacifists, women, seniors, and the physically challenged.
A Taste of Kung Fu
Description: A “Crash Course” in the history, philosophy, and uses of the Eastern martial arts. Perfect for people interested in knowing more but not necessarily training in martial arts. A comparison of various cultures and styles is included, along with the occasional demonstration of techniques.