TaijiBoxing - Joe Laracuenta Tai Chi
instruction at home
Group classes in New York City, Queens, and Nassau County
Tai Chi - Yang - all levels, all forms
Yang 32 Sword Form
42 Combined Forms
Chen 13 Form
Chen 63 Sword
Fan Tai Chi
for martial arts
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Physical therapy, in conjunction with
client's physician, for conditions ranging
from multiple sclerosis to Parkinson's
Qi Gong for Health
Tel: (917) 841-3211
In 1986, Joseph began to attend
Tai Chi, Yang Sun,
Wu-Tan Sword, Dragon Sword, Tun-Pei, Pa-Kun,
Yang Style, Nei Kung, Qi Gong and many others
under Grand Master David Lin and under the
supervision of Master CK Chu. This quest then brought
Joseph to the Chinese Internal Martial Arts, becoming
a senior disciple of Grand Master David Lin and Dr.
Chi Wai Wong.
Joseph became an assistant instructor to Grand
Master Lin and
subsequently, teacher for the school. To deepen his
understanding of the health benefits of the Arts, he
attended the World Medical Qi Gong Conference in
His teaching style is simultaneously relaxed but energetic,
exemplifying his passion for transmitting these Arts. As an
instructor, he is down to earth and easy to understand.
Joseph is presently employed by the New York Health and
Racquet Club, and is an adjunct faculty member of the NYU Graduate
Center in Manhattan. He is a Certified Tai Chi Instructor for
Arthritis and a member of Dr. Paul Lam's Tai-Chi for Health
Community Organization. He is a longtime member of
the American Qi Gong Society and participates in local
demonstrations of the US Tai Chi Qi Gong organization and the Tai
Chi group of a Flushing, Queens, senior center.
Master Yuan Zhen Xu,
above center with students Juan Ongsiako and Joseph,
invited Joseph to demonstrate at a Chinese New Year’s
Party in Flushing, Queens, the Chen 2-Minute Form she
created from the 21 Form. At right, Joe does the Yang
24 Form at the first Times Square celebration of Chinese
culture, May, 2016.
September 2013 demonstration of Qi Gong and the Fan Form at
CitiField, Queens, NY. Last in column with red fan aloft.
Summer 2014 class in 42 Combined Forms at The
New York Botanical Gardens in The Bronx.
April 2014 Tai Chi Day in Central Park with the
Self-Help Seniors of Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY.
October 2014 with the Self-Help Seniors'
broadsword group at the USOMAC
(US Open Martial Arts Championship), Queens College, NY.
In 2001, Joseph was a winner of the
U.S. Chinese Federation's
Gold Medal in Tai Chi.