People begin Tai Chi for many reason, our teaching goals are clear.
Many people believe that regular exercise of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan will keep you strong, flexible, and less prone to seasonal disorders such as colds and flu.. Others practice for the many benefits to mental health, part of Tai Chi's fame as an stress-busting practice.
We try to balance this traditional view with a sound scientific understanding from a bio-mechanical and biological perspective.Before we talk about the training syllabus in any detail, it is worth saying that people come to Tai Chi for many reasons, some for health and fitness, some for relaxation while some come to learn a martial art, many have no clear goals at all.
Our goals as teachers are clear:
To teach a Tai Chi Chuan practice routine that is accessible to a wide range of abilities. using elements from the traditional form which enhance balance, coordination, strength and endurance, correct alignment, and relaxation.
As a beginner, you learn the basics of the WuDang Style Tai Chi Chuan short hand form at your own pace, and supplementary exercises and drills to develop essential attributes and understanding..
Baduan jin Qigong - 8 simple exercises to practice at home.
Standing in Wu Chi Posture - for awareness, relaxation and visualisation.
Seven Star Step Tui Shou – for balance, stamina, posture and focus.
Square Short hand form – Coordination, structure, and the sequence of the form.
Round short hand form - Flow, coordinated breathing, and relaxation.
You can read more about our beginners syllabus in the next instalment of road to the temple.
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Traditional Tai Chi
Golden Rooster School
274 King Street
Norwich, NR1 2BL
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