Introduction to Tai Chi (Tai Chi Chuan)
The complete Tai Chi system includes etiquette, stretching, Chan Ssu Jin
(Silk Reeling Exercises), Yow Jin (Waist Training), Form and Posture Work,
Standing Meditation, Push Hands, Fan, and Swords.
What you will be learning is the Yang Style System
Chen Style only taught in Private Lessons
Tai Chi classes will teach you meditation in movement and exercises designed to massage
internal organs (liver, intestines, stomach, spleen, kidneys, etc.). Will give the student flexibility
to the spine, create a better sense of balance, stretch tendons, and tone muscles in
the arms and legs.
There is always a martial arts aspect involved in Tai Chi Chuan (the name Taiji Chuan translates
to “Grand Ultimate Boxing, Fist, Fighting or even Martial Art”).
Most of the movements will be described physically in terms of attack and defense for those who are curious about the meaning or reason for particular types of movement at the same time when these movements are performed correctly the health aspects and benefits increase making it a great healing art as well.
There is also a philosophical and spiritual side of Tai Chi that can raise the quality of life and
help someone find peace and contentment.
Sifu JC teaches the Yang 48, Yang Saber, Yang Fan and Doubles Edge Sword (Jian). Sifu JC also teaches the Yang 24 form.
Sifu JC teaches the Chen 56 Cannon Fist, Chen Saber and over 50 Chan Sau Jins, Sifu also teaches the Hun Yuan Chen Style Qigong.
Sifu JC teaches multiple sword forms and is an North American champion and has won numerous competitions.
Sifu teaches a Push Hands curriculum to understand each Tai Chi fighting aspect and applications.
Tai Chi (Tai Chi Chuan) – Master Curriculum
Basic Level Intro Course
Learn the etiquette of what a Tai Chi Class should follow and proper saluting in and saluting out. The History of Tai Chi has both a rich theatrical and with modern research a more accurate understanding this course will uncover both. Tai Chi has numerous Theory and Therapeutic Benefits that will unlock greater health understanding and help the practitioner spread it benefits. What are Yang Cheng Fu’s Ten Principles and how can we incorporate these into out Tai Chi form? Learn to understand the Six Harmonies, Stretching Sets, Chan Ssu Jin (Silk Reeling) and Yow Jin (Waist Training) methods and the powerful and graceful Yang 48 Form.
Salute and 3 Qi Awakening exercises
Stretch Set – Temple exercises, 5 forward set, 3 sides set
Chan Ssu Jin – Tracing the Yin Yang, Tracing double circles, Grinding Corn
Yow Jin – Wild Horse, Brush Knee and Push, Wave Hands like Clouds and Grasp
the Birds Tail Sequence
Yang Style 48 Form – Slow pace about 10 minutes
Standing Meditation – Earth Heaven Man Tree Posture – 10 minutes
Intro to Sensing Hands – Rooting Skills and Drills, Half Circle, Vertical, Horizontal single and
two handed drills.
Learn the form on a deeper level!
The Saber Form
Intro to the I Chuan Standing Meditations
Stretch Set – 5 kicks four directions, Leg lifts 4 styles
Temple Exercises – Shang Hi, Open the Bamboo
Kicks – Slap forward kicks, sweep kicks (lotus), slow balance kicks
Chan Ssu Jin – Spiral Downward, Polishing Mirrors, Phoenix Rising, Tea Cups
Yow Jin – Fair Lady, Repulse the Monkey and the 8 Energies in Grasp the Bird's Tail Sequence
Yang Style 48 Form – Fast Paced, No legs, No arms
Additional Forms – Yang Style Saber 48
Standing Meditation – Immortal Braces the Post 20 minutes
Push Hands – Intermediate Skills, 8 Powers (Concepts of Pang Lu Ji An Ci Le Sho Cao), 5 Steps
Chan Ssu Jin – Golden Wind Twin Dragons, Circle Chopping, Tea Pots,
Heaven and Earth, Dragon Diving
FaJin – Jing, Qi and Shen / Explanation of the three Jin categories and twenty types.
Opening out and in with body parts, Ban Nan Chuay, Thunder kicks.
Yang Style 48 Form – Moving in a box, Opposite Direction
Standing Meditation – Yin and Yang Fire and Water – Immortal Braces the Post 20 minutes
Understand the 13 postures.
Additional Forms – Yang Style Fan, Yang Style Saber 48, Yang Style Jian, Chen Style 56,
Chen Style Saber, Yang Style 24
Push Hands – Advanced Techniques and Psychological Strategies
Spiritual Aspects of the Forms and Esoteric Philosophy
Each class is always different and focuses on physical and mental practice and
theory of Tai Chi martial and health principles.
We always welcome beginners and every class is a complete practice so you can attend anytime.
Salute (Each Other, Past/Present Masters)
Three Chi Awaking Exercises
Warm-Up “Longevity Set”
Temple Warm-up Exercises
Open the Bamboo
Slapping Down & Behind (Shanghai Exercise)
Kicks – Leg Stretching
Chan Ssu Jin (Silk Reeling Energy)
San Bao (Three Treasures)
Tracing the Yin/Yang
Wave Hands like Clouds
(Other Chan Ssu Jin Exercises)
Yow Jin (Waist Training)
Part the Wild Horse Mane – Ye Ma Feng Zong
Grasp the Bird's Tail Sequence – Lan Che Wei
Peng = Expand, Lu = Yield, Ji = Press, An = Push
(Other Yow Jin Exercises)
Three External- (Shoulder to Hips, Elbows to Knees, Hands to Feet)
Three Internal- (Heart to Mind, Mind to Vital Energy, Vital Energy to Internal Force)
Push Hands (Jolt the Body)
Meditation – Wuji Posture
Chen Village Closing
Salute (Past/Present Masters, Each Other)