Taijiquan is an ancient Chinese art of relaxation, healing and self-defense. Its gentle and fluid motions are suitable for everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability. Widely practiced for its stress reduction, energy enhancement, and strengthening of the body and mind, Taijiquan builds total body awareness and coordination.
A typical Taijiquan class will include a gentle warm up and strengthening period of qigong, where joints and muscles are prepared for movement. Once properly prepared, the class will move into instruction and practice of the Tai Chi 24 Form, the most popular routine practiced in the world today. This class will offer detailed instruction, refinement and application of the form.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Push Hands, a partner practice which allows participants to develop their sensitivity and apply movements learned in their form practice.
As students progress, further instruction will include:
– classical Yang Taijiquan 113 Form
– fighting Yang Taijiquan 113 Form
– 37 Postures
– classical Yang Sword Form