World Class Training in Traditional Tai Chi
Traditional Wu Style Long Form – 108. In the tradition of Grand Master Ma Yue Liang and Wu Yin Hua. As taught by the two people in the world the grand masters shared all the sets with: Their son Ma Jiang-bao (Europe) and adopted daughter Shi Mei Lin (New Zealand), as well as Dr. Wen Zee (Tucson, AZ) and Master Yan of Los Angeles, CA.
Level 1: Introduction to Wu Tai Chi
Tai Chi principles, feeling Qi, moving with breath and intention, choreography/shape of the forms, tai chi in daily life.
Level 2: Enhancing Wu Tai Chi.
Having learned the forms, participants go deeper in applying tai chi principles, more fluid movement, movement from the tan tian, intro to push hands.
Level 3: The Depth of Wu Tai Chi
Flowing like water, strong like a mountain, powerful movement from the tan tian, directing qi, standing in stillness, moving meditation, push hands, continuous improvement, a way of life.
Sun Style 73 forms, international competition form offered with modifications for accessibility for a range of learners. The most modern of tai chi styles created by Dr Sun Lu-tang in the early 1800s, with health in mind, incorporating qigong, xingyichuan (develop soft deep internal power, focused intent on hand movement) and bagua zhang (incorporating circle walking footwork). As taught by Dr Paul Lam, and his senior most team of trainers (Australia and USA).
Level 1: Introduction to Sun 73 Forms
Tai Chi principles, feeling Qi, moving with breath and intention, choreography of the forms, applying tai chi to daily life.
Level 2: Enhancing Sun 73 Forms
Having learned the forms, participants go deeper in applying tai chi principles, more fluid movement, movement from the tan tian, philosophy of Sun Lu-tang.
Level 3: The Depth of Sun 73 Forms
Flowing like water, strong like a mountain, powerful movement from the tan tian, directing qi, standing in stillness, moving meditation, continuous improvement, a way of life
Yang 24 Forms
The most commonly known set in the world today – People’s Republic of China National tai chi set. In 1956, the Simplified (or 24 Posture) Taijiquan was compiled by the Chinese Sports Commission. Tremendous efforts were put into promoting Taijiquan. The 24 Posture Taijiquan was derived from the traditional Yang Style Taijiquan long form. It was the result of many Taijiquan masters working towards standardizing and simplifying Taijiquan, for use as a health promoting exercise. Many of the more complicated and repeated movements were deleted from the long form for ease of learning and practicing. The sequence starts off with very simple movements and gradually becomes more complicated. Even though the 24 Posture Taijiquan sequence is a simplified version of the long form, it is still a “traditional” sequence with the original martial applications in every movement.
This set, though simplified, has much richness and depth. The sequence will offer the learner many fundamentals of tai chi to take into other forms or to simply enjoy in its own right for years to come.