8 Tigers Style
8 Tigers Academy of Tai Chi & Chi Kung
The 8 Tigers style of Tai Chi is derived primarily from the Wu Family style modified by the Eight Step Praying Mantis school over the last three generations (who no longer has permission to use the Wu family name).
In the Northtowns, 8 Tigers Style is taught with some influence from Japanese-style martial arts as well as understanding body energy in light of the newer discipline of Reiki. This is due to the background of Scott Himenz, founder of 8 Tigers, as well as other founding practitioners.
For a number of years, mostly in the Southtowns, the style was taught with more of a “return to its roots” approach, based on the experience and research of Ken Stuczynski, who had varying degrees of exposure to various other styles, such as Taoist Tai Chi, Yang, etc., but has studied, experimented with, and taught chi and chi theory, as it was central to the way he performed Chinese-style martial arts for over a decade.
New students should call Scott at for an appointment.
The fee is $10.00 per person, per lesson.
Monday nights 7-8:30pm
3015 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY (between Union & Harlem on the corner of Genesee and Andres St., behind Kimberley’s Intimate Apparels).
Tuesdays at 5:30PM – 7PM
Synergy Bariatrics, 30 North Union Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221