Chinese medicine, with its fascinating health insights has its roots in the practices of meditation and internal energy development exercises called Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong). In this class you will learn the basics of the five element theory and we will practice Qi Gong breathing, movement and meditation techniques to help to build overall health, well-being and increased chi flow. Emotions, diet, activity all effect the internal wellbeing. The five element Qi Gong practice helps to bring harmony and balance to your daily life.
This elegant form combines the movements of the Tai Chi form with the use of the Chinese straight sword or Jen. This sword is called the king of all weapons in Chinese martial arts. The form itself contains many intricate details and will help develop your understanding of the Tai Chi principles. The class will cover basic sword techniques, footwork, two person exercises and The Yang Style Sword form.
PREREQUISITE: This class only open to people that have already learned the Short Form sequence.
Private lessons can be arranged online or in person to focus on your specific needs. In private lessons we can focus on learning the next move in the form or refining the moves you a currently practicing. Each private lesson is tailored to the individual and will accelerate your Tai Chi form development.
This class is for students at The Tai Chi Center who would like to become Tai Chi teachers. Teaching is one of the greatest tools for learning. By teaching you will develop a greater understanding of your own Tai Chi practice. In this class you will acquire the skill and training required apply for certification through William C C Chen Tai Chi Chuan in NYC. Applicants must be enrolled in an ongoing class at The Tai Chi Center. To apply for this program contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518)260-1287
Beginner Level 1 - This is the introduction class to get you started.
Beginner Level 2 - This is a continuation of Beginner Level 1.
Beginner Level 3 - The class is for people who have already taken Level 1. We will continue learning movements 1-20 of the Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form.
Intermediate Tai Chi Level 1 & 2 - For those that have already taken Beginner Level 1 & 2. We will work on movements 21-60 in this class.
First 20 Movements Review - This class is people who been away from the practice and want to get back to Tai Chi. In addition to are warm up qi gong practices we will work on refining the first 20 movements of the form.
Long Form Refinement - This class is for people who learned the entire 134 movement Yang Style Tai Chi Long Form. In this class will refine these movements and develop advanced Tai Chi principles.
Introduction to Push Hands
and Martial Arts Applications
Mondays at 6:45pm
September 19 - October 31
7 weeks - $149
Push Hands is an important part of Tai Chi training. This two person practice develops rooting and sensitivity. It is a first step for developing the martial arts application of Tai Chi. It is also a fun practice that will greatly improve your Tai Chi form. Class will also focus on some of the blocks, strikes and joint locks found within the form. These techniques are all hidden in the Tai Chi form. Each technique will be explained in detail along with several variations.
Perequsite: Must have learned the first 20 postures before taking this class.
Introduction to Hsing-I
To be scheduled soon.
Along with Tai Chi and Ba Gua, Hsing-I is one of the three main internal martial arts of China. However Hsing-I is done at full speed and power and it is sometimes referred to as an excellent bridge between internal and external martial arts. In this class you will learn the basic San Ti posture then progress at your own pace through the five element and 12 animal postures and forms.