Wu Style Tai Chi - Wilton
A weekly class for students who have already studied the Modified Wu 64 Tai Chi form - experience of this form or any traditional Wu style Tai Chi is required to attend.
We continue to operate under COVID distancing guidelines, which currently means numbers to these sessions are limited. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms that are making you feel ill.
We would prefer it if you could register online - payment can be made immediately by Paypal, or by BACS or at the class by choosing “offline payment”. Registering online guarantees you a place in the class; you are welcome to attend as a drop-in but we cannot guarantee you will be able to join the class if advance bookings have taken all available slots.
60 minutes of exercise.
If you wish to attend multiple classes go to table view and add them to the shopping cart using the checkboxes, before proceeding to checkout.
We are also pleased to continue with our loyalty discount scheme:
EVERY 10 WEEKDAY CLASSES YOU PAY FOR WILL EARN YOU 1 FREE CLASS! We will keep track of your payments on our database and award you the free session automatically.
Led by Patrick Foley.
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. You still get a full workout that upgrades your body, energy levels, mind and spirit.
About Wu Style
A Tai Chi form can be either large, medium or small "frame", which dictates the amount of space required to perform it as well as the actual physical extensions involved. It can also be "short" or "long", which simply describes the number of individual movements the form contains. Where Yang-style forms are traditionally medium to large frame and develop very high quality martial skills and chi gung (internal subtle energy work), many of the Wu-style forms, and in particular the style Longwater Tai Chi teaches, are small frame and perfect containers for health chi gung and meditation. That is not say these small frame forms are not good for martial arts - simply that they are more condensed and obtaining a high level of skill requires greater dedication.
Wu-style Tai Chi is particularly beneficial for facilitating the healing of injuries, especially back problems, as well as stress and anxiety.
|Event Date||Wed 8th Jun 2022 - 12:00 pm|
|Location||Wilton, Comm Centre|