PGH Tai Chi in 2023

Coming Soon to PGH Tai Chi in 2023

Join us for a free 30 minute introductory zoom class on Chinese New Year 1/22/2023

Online Classes will start again in February 2023

In March 2023, we will add the opportunity to do some outdoor group training in Pittsburgh, PA

Registration for classes will be available soon!

For those of you in the Pittsburgh area, please contact me with the neighborhoods where you would most like to see outdoor training happen

For those of you interested semi-private or private instruction, reach out to me below

I wish everyone inner happiness and peace!

I look forward to bringing you more PGH Tai Chi in 2023!!!


Construction Zone

The sound of drills running, boards being sawed in half and hammers thudding against a variety of surfaces may not be the most appreciated of soundscapes.  But, alas it means that PGH Tai Chi is getting closer to opening classes to the public.

Starting on June 1st, PGH Tai Chi will have online classes available.  Tentative class times will be Tuesday at 7pm and 8pm ET as well as on Thursday at 7pm and 8pm ET.

Day / TimeTopic
Tuesday / 7:00pm ETBeginning Tai Chi (10 step Yang)
Tuesday / 8:00pm ETBeginning Qi Gong (8 brocades)
Thursday / 7:00pm ETBeginning Qi Gong (8 brocades)
Thursday / 8:00pm ETBeginning Tai Chi (10 step Yang)

We are also planning to offer an additional time slot that works well for those of you in the IST time zone.  More to come on that soon.

If you are interested in Tai Chi or Qi Gong classes, what time zone are you in and what time in the evening works well for you?  Now is the time to have your voices heard, please fill out the form below and let us know your preferences.

P G H  Tai Chi

Yours in Power, Grace & Harmony.

Coach Jon

What’s in a name?

PGH Tai Chi takes its name from two things. First, it is named for the common abbreviation for Pittsburgh.  PGH also stands for Power, Grace and Harmony.  This is a wonderful way to describe the qualities found in Tai Chi and the internal martial arts.  In the PGH Tai Chi logo, the first Chinese character is for power 力. The Pinyin for that character is lì.  The second character is for grace 恩. The Pinyin for that character is ēn.  The third character is for harmony 和. The Pinyin for that character is hé.

May we all strive to have these characteristics within our martial arts as well as in our lives. A big thank you to my Sifu Master Nick Gracenin for coming up with the fantastic idea for the PGH acronym.

A special thanks to my family and my Sifu for supporting my love of the martial arts throughout the years!  Without you, none of this would be possible!

P G H Tai Chi

Yours in Power, Grace & Harmony.

Coach Jon

The road past 50

What is the road past 50?  Let me back up to tell this story from the beginning.  About one year ago, I was sent home from my day job due to the covid breakout and essentially told not to come back to the office until they gave the all clear sign.  I didn’t adjust well to my new situation and gained a bunch of weight.  Eventually, I got frustrated with myself and started down the journey to regain balance in my life and lose weight/get healthy along the way.  50+ pounds later, here I am writing a post on my new Tai Chi website.  During the past year of lock down I have had a lot of time to think about what is most important to me and what I can contribute to the world to make a difference.  Even the smallest ripple in water can expand and grow, so here I am ready to expand and grow with this new adventure.

P G H  Tai Chi

Yours in Power, Grace & Harmony.

Coach Jon

Introducing PGH Tai Chi

Welcome to the official website of Coach Jon Snow’s PGH Tai Chi.

Named for the power, grace and harmony found in Tai Chi as well as the popular abbreviation for our city, PGH Tai Chi offers affordable classes for martial artists of all skill levels.

Online classes and outdoor group instruction will begin in June 2021.

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P G H  Tai Chi

Yours in Power, Grace & Harmony.

Coach Jon