Intermediate syllabus
Taijiquan syllabus

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Understanding changes

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 health and agility.
The experienced 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 part of the syllabus includes the following material:


Long Yang form (section 1)

Pushing hands

Monkey paws
Pushing legs
Single pushing hands

Partner work

Central equilibrium fixed feet
Knife drills
Stick drills (intro)
Yielding basic skills


Leg stretches (set 1)
Leg stretches (set 2)
Psoas exercises
Tao yin/Taoist Yoga (optional)

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Last updated 20 December 2016