Chris
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Assistant teacher

Chris is a tai chi for health a
ssistant teacher.



Intermediate (intermediate part 1)

Chris is working through the taijiquan syllabus.


2018 attendance

Chris has attended the required number of workshops/boot camp for
grading.


2019 attendance

In order to grade, Chris must commit to 5 more workshops/boot camp.

Class: weekly
Workshops attended: 3/8
Boot camp: 0
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)

Ba duan jin (8 exercises)
Form posture qigong
Full circle qigong
Moving qigong (15 exercises)
Reeling silk exercises (5 exercises)
Standing post
Standing qigong/3 circle qigong

Challenge full circle qigong (30 mins x 4 weeks)

Assignment #1 - Q & A
Assignment #2 - Attitude & etiquette


2. Intermediate (fitness)

Part 1:

Long Yang form (section 1) (regular & mirrored)
Knife drills
Leg stretches (2 sets)
Martial concepts
Monkey paws
Partner work
Psoas exercises
Pushing legs
Single pushing hands
Yielding basic skills

Challenge - form challenge (30 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - knife drilling (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 - Martial concepts theory
Assignment #5 - The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way of Kung Fu


Part 2:

Long Yang form (section 2) (regular & mirrored)
Cardio work (2 sets)
Cat-stepping
High circle qigong
Horse stance
Monkey paws (5 hands)
Qigong development
Silk arms
Square on the inside, round on the outside
Tao yin/Taoist Yoga (3 sets)


Challenge - form challenge (section 2) (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - form challenge (section 2) (mirrored) (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - horse stance qigong (5 mins x 12 weeks)
Challenge - qigong development (40 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - silk arms (60 mins x 4 weeks)

Assignment #1 - Q & A
Assignment #2 - Attitude & etiquette
Assignment #3 - There Are No Secrets
Assignment #4 - The Essence of Tai Chi Chuan - The Literary Tradition
Assignment #5 - Cat stepping


Part 3:

Long Yang form (section 3) (regular & mirrored)
3-D
4 directions with a partner (no contact)
70/30 stance
Core strength (3 sets)
Crescent moon
Horse stance qigong
Martial concepts (part 2)
Massage
Monkey paws (stepping)
Penetrating defences
Qigong on one leg
Small san sau
Standing post with arms
Stick drills (3 sets)
Stretches & joint work

Challenge - form challenge (section 3) (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - form challenge (section 3)  mirrored) (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - mirrored form (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - penetrating defences (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge small san sau (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - stick drills (60 mins x 4 weeks)

Assignment #1 - Q & A
Assignment #2 - The Book of Five Rings
Assignment #3 - The Way of Chuang Tzu
Assignment #4 - The Art of War

Greyed out items meet the required standard of skill.


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Last updated 07 November 2018