Wu Style Tai Chi, Wilton
Wu-style Tai Chi is particularly beneficial for facilitating the healing of injuries, especially lower back problems, as well as stress and anxiety. The form we teach at Longwater Tai Chi may take some committment to learn, but you then have the ability to get a full workout that upgrades your body, energy levels, mind and spirit.
Classes will run on our standard 5 week block system, with payment at the beginning of each block. In order to give you the best price we cannot offer you a refund for non attendance - you can however pay a little more by the session if you know you will be away for some of the current block.
Weekly 1 hour classes in blocks of 5 sessions.
This is what some of our current students are saying:
"Learning the Wu form has been a truly interesting and enjoyable journey. Benefits for me have included reducing stress levels, eliminating headaches, helping back pain, gaining better body awareness and most importantly I have made lots of new friends with similar interests, so it has been a lot of fun. Patrick and Jane are superb teachers (a real find). I would really recommend anyone to give it a go."
"Reduced stress levels, increased energy, improvements in balance and posture, an all round ‘feel good’ factor and a developing ability to relax, all in the company of like minded students are just a few of the benefits. A positive spirit, healthy mind and body are well within reach so I look forward to the next stage of my Wu Style Tai Chi journey.”
"Even as a complete beginner I could feel the difference one hour per week made to my energy levels. My health has improved enormously , as has my love of all things related to tai chi. Patrick and Jane are excellent teachers, tailoring moves for individual needs and skill levels. I highly recommend it!"
The Modified 64 Wu Style Form
The form we currently teach at Longwater Tai Chi is based on the traditional long form, and has been modified by our teacher Brian Cooper to become more accessible to all abilities. Consisting of 64 moves, the Modified 64 form embraces every essential posture of the parent 108 long form, without the repetitions. It takes about 12 minutes to perform and is quite compact so can be practised even in restricted spaces.
To learn the entire form at a basic level would typically take around 12 months, though this is very much dependent on how the class as a whole is absorbing the information and integrating it through personal practice. After this period we would continue to deepen our understanding of the movements by introducing more advanced concepts. Those of you who already know the 108 reference form and are joining this class will start to work at the advanced level from the beginning.