Tai Ji Quan Dao
Tai Ji Quan Dao

About classes

Each class lasts for 1½ hours and has three main sections:

  • preparatory exercises to help relax and loosen the limbs
  • a standing or sitting exercise to improve health and develop fitness, awareness and concentration (called Qi Gong or Chi Kung)
  • learning the original Yang family long form, consisting of 108 flowing movements practised at a slow and relaxed pace.

While it takes many years to become skilled in the practice of Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan), benefits are often seen by students within weeks of starting. After two months (the minimum recommended time) and with a reasonable level of commitment, you will have the following:

  • an introduction to:

- eight preparatory exercises
- two Qi Gong (Chi Kung) exercises
- the dragon walk
- the first eight moves of the form

  • a basic understanding of the benefits to be gained from the practice of Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong exercises
  • an appreciation of three important elements in the practice of Tai Ji Quan:

- relaxation
- awareness
- concentration

  • an awareness of the movement of energy in your body
  • an idea of how your health, fitness, suppleness and stamina might improve with further training
Print Print | Sitemap
© Bob Chidgey