Taijiquan

Taijiquan

While many martial arts tend to make their practitioners belligerent and aggressive, Tai Chi Chuan helps its adepts to become calm and composed. This comes about not through moralizing by instructors, but through the nature of Tai Chi Chuan practice itself. It is more suitable than most other martial arts for character development, as the very nature of its training, with its emphasis on gracefulness, gentleness, and harmonious energy flow, is intrinsic to the development of mental freshness and cosmic harmony.

Gro▀meister Wong Kiew Kit

New class Taijiquan, Level 1
Start: August 22nd, 2017 at 7.30 pm (trial lesson)

Taijiquan 1
"The Fundamentals of Taijiquan"

Basic training could be interpreted from different schools and different people. For some, it might mean training form, for others in turn jogging, push-ups and hard physical work out.
For us in Shaolin Wahnam includes the following basic training:

  • Be one with the Tao and creating Chi flow
  • Footwork
  • strength and mobility
  • Basic Techniques
  • Striking hands
  • Fa Jing / explosive energy
TimeMondays, 7:00-8:30 pm

Contents:

FormStances. fundamental footwork and basic Taijiquan forms
ApplicationTaijiquan techniques to overcome simple combat situations
ForceWuji Stance, Lifting Water, Three-Circle Stance, and Grasping Sparrow's Tail, Leg Stretching
PhilosophyDimensions, aims and brief history
NoteFrom Wuji to Taiji, and back to Wuji. Movement from the waist. Differentiating between yin and yang. One-pointed mind and energy flow. Basic Taijiquan patterns. Internal force training

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Taijiquan 2
Basic Taijiquan Set, "White Crane Flaps Wings"

In this level, the first set "White Crane Flaps Wings" is learned. Even if it is relatively short, every fundamentally important training method is included, all which lead to the development of techniques and abilities such as footwork, stances, the development of force, energy flow, explosive power/Fajing, and it includes the applications according to the principle of "Four directions of attack and defense".

Timetuesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm
RequisiteLevel 1

Contents:

Form"White Crane Flaps Wings", Pak Hok Leong Chi
ApplicationPushing Hands and simple combat application
ForceInduced energy flow
PhilosophyTaijiquan for health and for combat
NoteUnity of form, energy and mind. The principle of yin-yang

Taijiquan 3
Techniques of Pushing hands (Tui Shou)

Timethursdays, 7.00-8:30 pm
RequisiteLevel 2

Contents:

Form"White Snake Shoots Venom", Pak Seai Thou Shoon Khuen
ApplicationPushing Hands and Combat Application
ForceFlow of movement, Sensing ability, Using the opponent's strength
PhilosophyPrinciples of internal force training
NoteImportance of good stances. Movement from the waist. Four tahils against thousand katis. Flowing with the opponent to overcome him.

Taijiquan 4
Tactics of Pushing Hands (Tui Shou)

Time-
RequisiteLevel 3

Contents:

Form"Green Dragon Shoots Pearls", Cheng Loong Thou Chieu
ApplicationCombat application from "Green Dragon"
ForceFlowing with the opponent
PhilosophyDifference between techniques and tactics
NotePassive and active advantages. Tactic of continuous attacks. Tactic of confusing moves. Tactic of instantaneous counter. Tactic of interruption.Flowing with the opponent to overcome him.