Skilled syllabus
Taijiquan syllabus
     

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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.


Advanced

The fifth part of the syllabus includes the following material:

Form (regular & mirrored)

Straight sword form (regular & mirrored)
Walking stick form (regular & mirrored)



Martial skill

5 elements striking
5 pre-emptive methods
6 balanced pairs
Balance, rhythm, timing
Becoming the centre
Being in the back
Cold jing
Dividing the muscle
Entry methods
Fa jing
First hand/second hand
Hidden power (an jing)
Large rhythm, small rhythm
Latent movements
Leverage principles (misplacing the bones)
Reflex drills
Rolling
Shen
Shih (martial advantage)
Sparing yourself
Tools
Travelling
Wu nien



Neigong

Neigong (21-30)


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Last updated 20 December 2016