Our School

Thomas Academy of Tai Chi | Kung Fu is dedicated to educating and informing the public about the nature and benefits of Chinese Martial Arts.

We are dedicated to teaching only the highest quality traditional styles of Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan, Push Hands, Northern and Southern styles of Shaolin Kung Fu, traditional Chinese weapons, and self-defense to all ages and fitness levels.

In addition to our regular classes, we offer specialty workshops, which are focused, in-depth training sessions that include Meditative Qigong, Tai Chi, Weapons, and Push Hands. It is important to note that we are the only school in America that offers instruction in authentic Xingtai, China, Chen Gu An Wu Hao Tai Chi Staff. Please feel free to browse around or click to contact us. We're glad you're here!

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Our Lineage

A Tradition of Excellence
Shifu Thomas is honored to have been selected as the 7th generation disciple of Grand Master Chen Shu Dao, a 6th generation Wu Hao Tai Chi practitioner and the son of Great Grand Master Chen Gu An, the only Wu Hao grandmaster officially recognized by the Chinese government.

Shifu Thomas is also the 6th generation, "First Foreigner" Disciple under the renowned 5th generation Yang Style Grandmaster Meng Xian Min.

Each Grandmaster has provided Shifu Thomas with a wealth of his respective style's history, philosophy, martial arts applications, and empty hand and weapons forms.

Shifu Thomas

A Positive Part of a Rapidly Changing World
Shifu Thomas has competed in national and international martial arts tournaments and has won numerous championships and awards, as have many of his students. At Thomas Academy of Tai Chi Kung Fu, Shifu Thomas teaches a wide variety of Chinese Martial Arts styles to students of any age and skill level.

Shifu Thomas graduated magna cum laude and holds degrees in both psychology and social work, which he puts to good use building a happier, healthier, and more harmonious community. He has been involved in many community service activities in addition to his martial arts teaching, including:

  • Crisis Intervention Counseling
  • Drug, Alcohol, and Family Counseling
  • Working with adolescents and "at-risk" youth
  • Working with the aged
  • Alzheimer's Advocacy
  • Certified Instructor of Homeland Security Community Emergency Response Team

Shifu

Shifu (also pronounced "Sifu") means teacher. You may also see it translated as "Master." At one time, the head teacher in a school was called "The Headmaster." The relationship of a student to his Shifu is that of a student to a teacher, or perhaps an apprentice to one who has mastered a discipline. A Shifu is someone who has spent a lot of time and effort to become the proficient at one or more styles of Chinese martial arts.

For more information about ther term "Shifu/Sifu", please see this Wikipedia article.

Private Lessons

Accelerate your Training!

Why should you choose Private Classes?

  • You decide the level and pace for training.
  • Classes are arranged to meet your schedule.
  • Option of deciding what program to train in.
  • Individualized programs to meet your specific needs.
  • Receive individual, one-on-one training.

Private Class Discount Packages Available!

6 Private Classes for $550, That's like getting 1 lesson free!

Or, get 12 Private Classes for $1100! That's like getting 2 free lessons!

Rates:

Shifu Thomas $110/hour
Student Instructors $55/hour

If you prefer a private lesson at your location, a travel fee will be calculated.

Seminars &
Presentations

Seminars and Workshops for your Organization or Community!

Thomas Academy will bring Tai Chi to your community, church, business, or other organization! We will come to you and teach an 8 week Tai Chi course within a 30 mile radius of Tulsa. Travel fees may be required for distances further than 30 miles. Please click here to contact Shifu Thomas.

You will receive hands on training in Tai Chi. The cost is $1200 per eight week class. Maximum class size is only limited by the space available. (If you have 2, or 20, students, the total cost is the same, so it's only $60 per person!)

 

Shifu Thomas also offers professional presentations and seminars. Please inquire regarding fees. Available topics include:

  • Introduction To Tai Chi
  • Drug/Alcohol Addiction, and Family-Related issues
  • Burnout, both in the home and in the workplace
  • The Importance of Having Fun
  • Team Building: Improving Productivity and Motivation
  • Living Longer: Living Life With Quality
  • Special group packages are also available, and are ideal for Employee Wellness Benefit Programs!

    For more information contact Shifu Rick Thomas at taichi@thomasacademy.com.

 

Shifu Thomas demonstrated Tai Chi Chuan to a packed house, at the Eastar Health System's "The Brain & Alzheimer's" Seminar, for caregivers and professionals.

Shifu Thomas' presentation, "Introduction to Tai Chi, and the Importance of Striving to Live Life Fully," was a hit with attendees, who learned how to revitalize themselves, and their loved ones, through the relaxing art of Tai Chi Chuan.

Our Styles

Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan, Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Push Hands

Authentic Chinese Martial Arts

The Chinese government recognizes the late Grandmaster Chen Gu An, and his son, Grandmaster Chen Shu Dao, as designated representatives of Wu Hao Tai Chi Chuan.

Shifu Thomas is a seventh generation closed door disciple in Wu Hao, under Grandmaster Chen Shu Dao, of Xingtai, Hebei, China. Our Xing Yi and Bagua also come from Grandmaster Chen Shu Dao.

Shifu Thomas is also the sixth generation, "First Foreigner" Disciple under the renowned fifth generation Yang Style Grandmaster Meng Xian Min, of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

During his August 2004 China trip, Shifu Thomas was appointed the Director of the American branch of the China Xing Tai Wushu Tai Chi Research Association.

Shifu Thomas makes regular, return trips to China to study with his teachers, striving to perfect the arts, as well as adding new, more advanced material.

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Kids' Kung Fu

Learn while having fun!

Kung Fu is a form of Chinese Martial Arts using movements that can be fast, fluid, and powerful. Patterned from nature, the art of Kung Fu reflects nature's speed and force, combined with grace and harmony.

Thomas Academy offers material from both the Northern and Southern styles of Kung Fu. Some of our Kung Fu weapons practice includes staff, broad sword, straight sword, spear, fan, nunchaku, and much more. This ancient martial art is fun, healthful, and practical in its use for self defense.

Kung Fu can be described as "Power Disguised in Elegance," and can be enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels. Come join the fun!




Pricing & Schedule

Feel free to drop by and say hello!

Come join us!

Thomas Academy offers daytime, evening, and weekend group classes to accommodate everyone's schedule. Private lessons and personal training with Shifu Thomas are also available for those wanting one-on-one instruction.

Grand Opening Specials

$75 sign up fee for Kids Kung Fu - includes T-shirt and Pants + 5 free classes in January 2018!
No sign up fee for Tai Chi and Adult Kung Fu through January 2018!

Grand opening specials are valid for the month of January 2018.

One class each week for $55 per month

Two classes each week for $85 per month

Unlimited classes each week for $105 per month

Prepaid Unlimited Class Packages (no signup fees)

6 months prepaid unlimited classes - $500

1 year prepaid unlimited classes - $900

No signup fees for unlimited class fee packages!

One time sign up fee of $45 (except unlimited classes). No contracts! Gift packages available.
Ask us about family discounts for Kids Kung Fu!
No class on major holidays. Workshops, Sparring, and Tournament fees not included. No refunds on membership, tuition, class fee or package purchases.

New class schedule is effective January 2, 2018!


A Gift for Life!

CONTACT

We'd love to hear from you!

Contact

TO CONTACT SHIFU THOMAS
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call +1 (918) 664-9191,

or, drop by and visit us at:
4775 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
We're on the east side of Harvard, near New York Pizza!

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