Center for Body-Mind Harmony


  Offering classes in Taiji (Tai Chi) &

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts


Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a system of instruction that will develop each student's physical and mental well being, utilizing Taijiquan and Traditional Chinese Martial Arts techniques and training involving physical exercise, breathing, and meditation. Our goal is to provide instruction to build discipline, self-respect, and awareness of ourselves, along with respect for others. Our teaching is presented with a positive attitude that stresses flexibility, balance, and self-defense, as well as coordination of the mind and body.

Current News and Events at the Center


  • VISIT WITH MASTER YANG: Just before Christmas, Shifu Harris visited Master Yang in Las Vegas. During that visit, Shifu Harris and other family members had Chinese Breakfast at Taiwan Deli, the Restaurant Master Yang's sister owns. Master Yang treated us to a six course breakfast that was outstanding. See the Photo Gallery for some pictures.
  • TEACHING WU BU QUAN: Shifu Harris taught a Shaolin form called Wu Bu Quan to local area Middle Schools and High Schools. Wu Bu Quan is a beginning Wu Shu form that Shifu Harris learned while training at the Shaolin Temple. Recently he taught his 8-Step Yang Style Taiji form and Wu Bu Quan to students at Wooster College.
  • TAIJIQUAN: Classes continue at the Natatorium in Cuyahoga Falls. We are also holding in-person classes for the NAT Advanced students at the Center on Tuesdays, 5:30PM to 6:30PM, and Thursdays, 5:30PM to 6:30PM for the NAT Beginner students. Classes at the Natatorium are held on Wednesday evenings. The Advanced class runs from 4:45 to 5:45 PM and the Beginner class runs from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Please contact the Center if you would like additional information about these classes.
  • AKRON BEACON JOURNAL ARTICLE: Shifu Harris and the Center were featured in an article in the Akron Beacon Journal. Click on this Center link to view the article.
  • ISSHINRYU KARATE: Melissa Argilan continues to offer Isshinryu Karate at the Center. This is a separate program, and not part of Body-Mind Harmony's curriculum. Her classes continue to grow so please contact Melissa at 330-752-3528 for more information and checkout the school's website:

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