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T'ai Chi Ch'uan on Maui


Yang Style Practice on Maui


Thank you for visiting our website. 


We have been diligently and lovingly practicing Yang style T'ai Chi Ch'uan for over 20 years for Jan and 30 years for John.  This beautiful and unfathomably deep art has profoundly impacted us in all dimensions of our lives: in keeping us physically healthy, in dealing with stresses of life, and in helping us grow spiritually.  


If you have any questions or comments, please give us a call or email us.  We would love to share our understanding and experience of this practice with you. 
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Jan Osterneck and John Rivera 


What is T'ai Chi Ch'uan?

T'ai Chi Ch'uan is an ancient martial arts system for health and self-defense, which promotes spiritual, mental, and physical well-being.  

The forms are often practiced in slow, gentle, flowing and relaxed manner.  

Health Benefits

T'ai Chi is beneficial on the physical, emotional and energetic levels.

Numerous medical research funded or cited by major institutions indicate the Practice has tangible healh benefits for: lowering of blood pressure, reduction of heart disease, enhancement of balance and flexibility, increased mental health, improvement of joints and overall improvement of health.    

Types of Practice

60 Step Yang Short Form

132 Step Yang Long Form

Sword Form

Push Hands

Chi Gong 



Monday - Kula Dojo


Teachers' Class Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

T'ai Chi Yang Style Long, Short Form, and Sword    

Location: Hawaii T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association Dojo  (CLICK for Google Maps)

Tuesday - Kula Dojo 

Intermediate / Advanced  Tues 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

T'ai Chi Yang Style Short Form and Chi Gong  (On-going Short Form Class)

Beginner  / Intermediate  Tues 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm                                                

T'ai Chi Yang Style Short Form and Chi Gong  (On-going Beg / Inter Short Form Class)     


Wednesday - Kula Dojo 

Intermediate / Advanced  Tues 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

T'ai Chi Yang Style Long Form and Chi Gong       (On-going Long Form Class)

Beginner / Intermediate Tues 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm      

T'ai Chi Yang Style Short Form and Chi Gong (On-going Beg / Inter Short Form Class)



Location: Hawaii T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association Dojo (CLICK for Google Maps)


                  Private or Zoom Instruction are available on request


                                                  Fees Information:

                         Dojo                                                      Kaunoa Senior Center

            Contact Jan or John                                                 (808) 270-7308



               Upcoming November 2022 T'ai Chi Ch'uan Seminar    

      T'ai Chi Body Mechanics Workshop by GrandMaster William C.C. Chen

                                              November 11 - 14, 2022

          Jan:                             John: 

                    808-280-6437                                              808-264-1600

                       Information / Registration / Scheduling Information        








    Sifu Jan Osterneck
     Sifu John Rivera

Certified by Grand Master William C.C. Chen and Sifu Ron Perfetti, to teach  Short, Long and Sword Forms, Yang style.  Jan has been practicing the art for over 25 years.  She is also a long time practioner of Tibetan Buddhism and Advaita under the tuteledge of her Guru, Ngeton.

Certified by Grand Master William C.C. Chen and Sifu Ron Perfetti, to teach Short, Long and Sword Forms, Yang style.  John, a devout Catholic, has been practicing the art for over 35 years, after praying to God for answers to dealing with the stresses in his life; which led him to Tai Chi.


John and Jan

May I express my deep thanks for such a complete training last night. You both wear the Sufu mantle so gently. Your style and ease is much appreciated


Stephen B.

Feb 2016


John and Jan

Since I have been with you both practicing Tai Chi I have an awareness now of my spiritual life while being aligned with my body, keeping both as one in focus. Thanks you two and good Job!


Mark P.

June 2016



Mahalo to you both for your commitment, discipline, and generosity of spirit. You have helped me find my true strength. You have shown me how to discover and nurture the best of who I am. Your love of T'ai Chi is now a love of mine.  

Nani Pamela, Senior Student Kula Dojo

Spring 2016

Heartfelt Gratitude to Sifu Jan and Sifu John for their teachings and sharing of their decades of practice, always with enthusiam, joy and full attention.  Tai Chi and its principles have become an integral part of my daily life and has greatly enhanced my spiritual practice and sense of well being.  

Yo K.

June 2016


Great Grand Master Cheng Man-Ching
Grand Master 
William CC Chen
Luis Molera
Ron Perfetti

Late Professor Cheng Man-Ching  is considered one of the greatest masters of modern times. He was a pioneer, instrumental in bringing T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Yang style, and Chinese philosophy to the West.

Grand Master William CC Chen has been instrumental in popularizing T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Yang style in the West. He is one of the great living masters of the practice.  He was a close disciple and one of the top students of Professor Cheng Man-Ching.  He teaches at his New York City studio; as well as all over the world. Thousands of people practice his style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.

Late Master Luis Molera was a long time student of Grand Master William C.C. Chen.  He was a globally acclaimed T'ai Chi Ch'uan practioner; and was an International Champion in Fan, Sabre, Sword and Push Hands forms.  He also studied with Master Jeang Sheng-Chih, Master Chen Zhi Dan and Master Chen Shiu-Yao of Taiwan.

Late Sifu Ron Perfetti was a beloved and long-time teacher on Maui. He introduced many on the island to the Practice; and founded the Hawaii T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association in 1981.  He was a long time student of Grand Master William C.C. Chen and Grand Master Benjamin Lo (also a disciple of Professor Cheng Man-Ching).


For any questions, please contact Jan Osterneck or John Rivera by phone or by e-mail, using the form below.







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