Gold Horse Academy

Tai Chi Classes 

At Gold Horse Academy, we guide our students on their path to healing, transformation, and self-mastery through the practice of Qigong, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu. Our students learn the medical, martial, and spiritual aspects of these practices while building strength and flexibility, balance and coordination, relaxation and focus. In every program, we emphasize building a strong foundation in fundamental movements, with step-by-step instruction.

Gold Horse Academy has been helping people in North Texas reach their goals through the study of Tai Chi since 2010. The programs are based on Yang Style Tai Chi, and are structured to meet the needs and abilities of any student, from raw beginners to advanced practitioners of Tai Chi, in a friendly, safe and professional environment. Of particular note is the Restorative Tai Chi program developed by Tai Chi Master Instructors in consultation with Medical Professionals to create a curriculum that restores physical abilities, enhances longevity, and helps students to cultivate a healthy lifestyle.

Redefining Aging with a World Class Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Chi Gong Curriculum, designed by Tai Chi Masters and Medical Doctors, for Health, Restoration and Longevity.

Class Schedule

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Meet Your Instructor

Brett Thompson

Brett Thompson

Instructor Brett Thompson is currently a registered 2nd degree Black Belt in Tai Chi and Kung Fu with the United Tai Chi & Wellness and United Kung Fu Academies located in Peoria, Arizona. He has an instructor rating in Tai Chi as well as Medical Qi Gong and Kung Fu.

After completing his Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of North Texas, Instructor Thompson became interested in studying nutrition. He received his Certified Nutritional Counseling (CNC) certificate in the Fall of 2009. Soon after, he discovered Tai Chi, Medical Qi Gong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has been studying, training, and teaching these disciplines ever since.

Instructor Thompson continues his on-going training at United Kung Fu with Master Instructor Jerry Dibble, Master Instructor Laurie Dibble, and Grandmaster Jinheng Li. In addition to his own training, he continues to train various students in the Medical Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Wellness paradigms, including athletes, massage therapist, and dancers, through the Gold Horse Academy located in Denton, Texas.

Classes taught by Instructor Thompson include Medical Qi Gong (beginner, intermediate, and advance), 8 Pieces of Brocade Qi Gong, 8 Vessels Qi Gong, 12 Meridian, 10 Chakra Qi Gong, Taoist 5 Elements Yang and Yin Purging & Dredging Exercise, Flaming Dragon Qi Gong, Tiger Qi Gong, Tai Chi (Yang Style and 32 Tai Chi Sword/Fan), Southern Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu, Northern Shaolin Long Fist 108, Wushu Forms, 32 Staff, 32 Straight Sword, 32 Broadsword, Wudang Immortal Sword, and Women’s Self-Defense