Chris
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Assistant teacher

Chris is a tai chi for health a
ssistant teacher.



Taijiquan (health)

Chris is working through the taijiquan beginners syllabus.


Baguazhang (taster)

Chris is studying baguazhang alongside his taijiquan.


Grading


In order to grade, Chris needs to:

  1. Be assessed on:
    - posture testing
    - yielding basic skills
    - Long Yang form
    - Long Yang form (mirrored)

  2. Complete the challenge for Long Yang form (mirrored)

  3. Attend 3 more workshops/boot camp


2018 attendance

In order to grade, Chris must commit to 3 more workshops/boot camp/private lessons. 

Class: weekly
Workshops attended: 4/8
Boot camp: 1
Private lessons: 0

 

The martial arts were not developed for the defence of soldiers fighting on battlefields. Neither are they sports. The combat that martial artists practice is free of restraints. Martial arts have one objective only: to neutralise an attack by any means, and as rapidly as possible.

(Howard Reid)

Taijiquan syllabus - student grades


1. Beginner (health)

Revised in 2018:

Long Yang form (section 1) (regular & mirrored)
Monkey paws
Partner work
- posture testing
Pushing legs
Qigong
Single pushing hands
Yielding basic skills

Challenge - form challenge (30 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge full circle qigong (30 mins x 4 weeks)

Challenge - mirrored form (30 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge standing qigong (4 postures) (20 minutes x 4 weeks)

Assignment #1 - Q & A
Assignment #2 - Attitude & etiquette
Assignment #3 - Q & A
Assignment #4 - Attitude & etiquette
Assignment #5 - Q & A
Assignment #6 - Attitude & etiquette
Assignment #7 - The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way of Kung Fu

Greyed out items meet the required standard of skill.


Baguazhang syllabus - student grades


1. Intermediate

6 direction changes
8 mother palms
9 palaces
16 elbows
Body overturning drill
Circle walking
Crane stepping
The crouch
Drilling (spiralling forward)
Figure of 8
The gaze
Kicking exercise
Lion stepping
Mud stepping
Partnered circle walking
Pressing (splitting)
Rolling (circular coiling)
Toe in, toe out
Wrapping (embrace)

Challenge 6 direction changes drilling (60 mins x 12 weeks)
Challenge 8 mother palms drilling (60 mins x 12 weeks)
Challenge 9 palaces drilling (60 mins x 12 weeks)
Challenge circle walking drilling (60 mins x 48 weeks)
Challenge figure of 8 drilling (60 mins x 24 weeks)

Greyed out items meet the required standard of skill.


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Page created 18 April 1995
Last updated 19 June 2018