Advanced syllabus
Taijiquan combat

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Depth and variety

The student must explore the nuances, varieties, possibilities and options presented by combining all known skills.
A whole series of weapons forms are taught; each providing new insights and building upon the existing foundation.
Footwork will improve, martial awareness, competence and diversity. Nothing is arbitrary or unrelated.

No more standing

Once the student has learned the final weapons form they can cease standing qigong altogether if they want to. Moving qigong exercises are not an impediment.
Prolonged standing may hinder higher levels of mobility with form. Static standing is optional since much greater benefits can be gained through whole-body movement.


The fourth grade includes the following material:

Form (regular & mirrored)

Pao chui form

Martial skill

5 elements striking
5 pre-emptive methods
Balance, rhythm, timing
Becoming the centre
Being in the back
Cavity press
Cold jing
Dividing the muscle
Entry methods
Fa jing
First hand/second hand
Hidden power (an jing)
Large rhythm, small rhythm
Large san sau
Latent movements
Leverage principles (misplacing the bones)
Pao chui form applications
Shih (martial advantage)
Sparing yourself
Wu nien


Neigong (21-30)

Teacher training (optional)

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Last updated 07 June 2018