Black T-shirt
Taijiquan syllabus

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Taijiquan students wear:

Black cotton crew-neck T-shirt
Black cotton martial arts/karate trousers
School badge sewn onto the T-shirt
Flat footwear; preferably not training/sports shoes

Earn the right

To wear a black T-shirt must know all of the basic qigong exercises.

A taijiquan student

The student is getting
fitter, learning the Long Yang form pattern and commencing more challenging training. Expect to be treated more earnestly.

Pale belts

The first 4 belts are introductory. They are for people who have an interest in taijiquan and want a mild taste of the art.

Teaching assistant

Teaching assistants wear a grey T-shirt.

Risk of transfer

Our insurance company states that tai chi students can only train material appropriate to their level of fitness and ability.
This means that the syllabus must take the student's condition into account at all times. Although this may sound restrictive, it is actually quite sensible and safety conscious.


Please do not ask for charity.

Recommended reading

The Sword Polisher's Record
Sifu's class

school database

Page created 7 March 1997
Last updated 10 March 2020