What kinds of classes are offered at OACC?
OACC offers weekly cultural classes focusing on Asian arts such as Chinese calligraphy, qi gong, tai chi, ikebana, taekwondo, and more. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our available classes are limited. Please refer to the “Active Classes” section below for a list of currently active classes, and scroll down further to view more details about our classes.
How do I sign up and begin attending an OACC class?
Most of the classes offered at OACC are in-person and require participants to observe our Onsite Visitor Policy procedures to help us maintain a safe environment for everyone. If you are interested in signing up and joining a class, please do the following:
- Fill out the Student Registration & Release Form. One form per student – you only need to submit this form once.
- Review OACC’s Onsite Visitor Policy linked at the top of this page.
- Arrive at OACC facility a few minutes prior to your class start time to account for our visitor screening procedures. Please refer to our Visit page for instructions on how to locate our facility.
Questions about our classes? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ikebana [in-person ONLY]: Twice a month 2-4pm. See class details below.
- Morning Tai Chi [in-person ONLY]: Weekly on Saturdays, 8:30-10am. Drop-in only.
- Lunchtime Tai Chi: All levels welcome [in-person + virtual]: Weekly on Thursdays:
- 10:45 AM: Wu Style with Sifu Ho (in-person)
- 12:00 PM: Beginners Tai Chi with Sifu Siu (hybrid)
- RSVP HERE to receive attendance details.
- Qi Gong [in-person + virtual]: Weekly on Weds, 5:30-6:30pm. See class details below. Class is on schedule for Dec 6th. Class is canceled for the rest of December, and will resume in the new year.
- RSVP to attend the virtual class: REGISTER HERE (virtual only)
- Chinese Calligraphy & Painting [in-person ONLY]: Weekly on Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm. Class is on schedule for Dec 6th. Class is canceled for the rest of December, and will resume in the new year. See class details below.
Chinese Folk Dance Group Saturdays from 9:30am-12pm with Patty Chu.
Cost: $25 per a class / $25 一堂课
From 5 year old / 从五岁开始
Chinese Dance basic practice and dances, Basic Ballet training, Performance opportunities.
Please contact / 联络：Ms. Chu / 朱老师 510-878-0284 (phone call or text)
FREE; $3 Suggested Donation
10:45 AM: Wu Style with Sifu Ho (in-person)
12:00 PM: Beginners Tai Chi with Sifu Siu (hybrid)
Wu Style Tai Chi is the second most popular form of Tai Chi in the world, but is not well known in the US. Learn the Round Form of Wu Style 108 with Sifu Ho, whose grand master studied under Wu Jianquan (吳鑑泉) considered the co-founder of the Wu-style, and father of Wu Kung-i (吳公儀) grandson of the founder of Wu-style. This class is held only in-person and will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Zoom. While the class requires daily practice at home, prior experience is not required, newcomers to Tai Chi can learn Wu 108 without prior training.
Beginners Tai Chi is taught by Sifu Siu. Nai-nai 13-Word Form is a non-demanding form to learn because of its symmetry, yet it leads a beginner to the basic sensing of Qi flow and helps build balance and lower body strength so essential to everyone, especially an aging person. This form has elements of Tai Chi, Yoga, & Ba Qua. This class is held in-person as well as on Zoom and livestreamed to YouTube.
RSVP HERE to receive attendance details.
Saturdays: All Levels 8:30AM-10:00 AM
FREE; $2 Suggested Donation
Drop In Class, No Registration Needed
Gain the health benefits of traditional Tai Chi and Qi Gong practice in a friendly group setting. This class will be held in-person at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
Master Jang has studied with some of the best Kung Fu masters from China and the U.S. From 1987 to 1991, he was the national champion in Tai Chi, Xing Yi, and Ba Qua both in hand forms and weapons. In 1991, he was certified as a judge and is currently a head judge for the annual UC Berkeley Chinese Martial Arts Tournament and the Tiger Claw Tournament. This class is designed for students of all levels 18+ years.
Saturdays, 1pm – 2pm
Contact instructor Gerald Santos at email@example.com or call (925)529-0257 for class time and to get a confirmation PRIOR to coming to class.
$20 per class (first class free)
The class is free for all seniors and new students experiencing financial hardship. The class is a community service class to help the community during these difficult times as Asian Americans. Please contact the co-instructors for details (contact info available in the flyer).
To register, contact Gerald Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (925)529-0257.
To register for classes and workshops, please call OACC’s front desk 510-637-0455 or email email@example.com with a subject line “Class Registration”.
Due to heightened concerns about COVID-19, OACC classes and programs are subject to change. To verify the latest class schedule please call us at 510-637-0455 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.