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Once you can perform one skill adequately, move onto the next.
Later, go back and revise what you have learned previously.
You will see it now with different eyes.
An introduction to taijiquan
A student is required to work at notably improving their stamina, flexibility, coordination, cardiovascular fitness and agility.
The intermediate syllabus is when the fighting begins.
You are where you are
Taijiquan study is a journey, a process, a way of exploring life, yourself and the world around you.
Do not think in terms of conclusions or attainment.
Just work on what is in front of you right now.
The second grade includes the following material:
Form posture qigong (70/30)
High circle qigong
Pushing peng exercise
Qigong on one leg
Standing post with arms
Stretches & joint work
Core strength (3 sets)
Tao yin/Taoist Yoga (3 sets)
Form (regular & mirrored)
Long Yang form
Double pushing hands
Monkey paws (5 hands)
Monkey paws (stepping)
Single pushing hands (stepping)
4 directions with a partner
Central equilibrium – fixed feet
Chin na applications
Countering punches, kicks & grapples
Pushing peng (partnered)
Pushing peng (striking)
Small san sau
Stick drills (3 sets)
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18 April 1995
Last updated 22 September 2017