- INCLUDING -
Gentle stretching exercises
Joint mobility exercises
TAI CHI FORMS
Eight Move One Step form
(See the Eight Move One Step Tai Chi form video)
Eight Move Energy form
Short Balance Form
'Tri-Chi' combined form
24 Move short Yang style form
13 Move short Sun style form
Four Winds Form
5 Move Qigong
(See the Five Move Qigong video.)
5 Elements Qigong
Heaven and Earth Qigong
Shi Ba Shi (Pronounced 'she-ba-sher') 18 move Qigong
Various Floating Hands exercises
Note: Floating Hands are the intersection of Application, Movement, and Qigong and serve as an interim substitute or precursor for partner work.
*** Partner work - due to Covid 19, these exercises are optional ***
Body awareness and relaxation
Self defence exercises
'Energy awareness' - These are not exercises based on some 'New Age' or "Feel the force Luke" metaphysical mumbo-jumbo. It is simply training and refining your ability to respond to the physical energy given to you when someone either gives you a push or pulls you. It is both useful as an introduction to the self-defence aspects of Tai Chi as well as teaching you how to relax and improve your balance.
- - -
'Strength exercises' - These are specific exercises that help you gain the relaxed 'whole body' strength that is important in Tai Chi. These exercises are capable of being performed by almost anyone of any age.
- - -
'Self defence exercises' - These are either exercises or applications of the moves in Tai Chi that have a self defence purpose. However whilst they may be functionally suitable for use as self defence moves, they are taught as a mechanism for students to understand how to use the whole body (rather than localised muscles) to perform tasks, which has health and longevity benefits.