The form is the heart of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. It is a series of movements designed to move Chi (vital life energy) thought the body. There are many different styles of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. I teach Yang, Sun, Wu, Wu-Hao, and a longer form called New China (currently the national health form of china). A complete workout including opening and closing Chi Kung (breathing exercise), will take about 30 minutes.
Though each of the postures have martial applications, however that is not the focus of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. The goal is to relax the body and mind while strengthening them.
Below you will find several links to the different forms I teach. On these pages you will find posture lists and information about the different forms along with video clips of the forms. These videos are meant to be used as a reference when you are at home and stuck and not sure what happens next. Below you will also find, practice tips, a fundamentals list, and a Chi Kung practice. I hope you find this information helpful
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10 Gesture Chi-Kung
8 Pieces of Brocade
Practice Tips Fundamentals List
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