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Tai chi basics (1-3)

Pete is working through the tai chi basics.


2023 attendance

In order to qualify for taijiquan study (and to grade), Pete must attend 12 workshops.


Tea Club

Pete is a member of the Tea Club.
 

One should have no intention to harm others, but should not lack the awareness to avoid being harmed by others.

(Huanchu Daoren)

 


Tai chi basics


Part 1

Qigong ticksheet
- standing qigong/3 circle qigong
- full circle qigong
- form posture qigong
- ba duan jin
- moving qigong
- pushing peng
- standing post
- plate exercise
- 4 directions - forwards & backwards
- 4 directions - to the side
- opening & closing - to the side
- cloud hands


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


Part 2

Partner work
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4 directions with a partner
- central equilibrium maintain the centre
- eyes-closed walking
- palm at 3 distances
- peripheral vision - mugger scenario
- posture testing
- yielding exercise

- 90
- diamond stepping
- leading & following (eyes-closed)
- relative distance (tig)
- avoiding line of force (solo & melee)
- riding the attack

Challenge full circle qigong (30 mins x 4 weeks)


Part 3

The ball game
Monkey paws
Psoas exercises

Pushing legs
Single pushing hands

Challenge standing qigong (4 postures) (20 minutes x 4 weeks)

Greyed out items meet the required standard of skill.


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Last updated 14 August 2022