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Modified Wu 64 Workshop

Modified Wu 64 Workshop

Modified 64 Wu Style with Patrick Foley.

Following cancellation of our workshops during the COVID-19 lockdown, we can now offer this study as online videos and live sessions.  Open to all who have studied the tradiotional Wu 108 form or the Modified 64 by Brian Cooper.

This is currently a FREE online session available to all of our students who have registered. All newcomers may register your interest here and we will contact you to check your suitability. 

Once registered, you will be invited to join a recurring Zoom session (see details), which you can diary for each session. You can attend as much or little of the session as you wish.

Each session is 120 mins - you can also join 15 mins before to setup your camera etc.  Sessions will run on every 1st Saturday of the month, with ocassional catch-up sessions on the Sunday.

 

The Modified 64 Wu Style Form

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Join us and find out what Tai Chi is all about. 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. 

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Event Date Sat 1st Aug 2020 - 10:30 am
Individual Price Free Session. donations accepted
Location Downton, The Dragon House
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