24 Step Tai Chi - Downton
Growing into better health as you age is possible by:
- Developing good posture, balance, strength and coordination
- Improving memory, concentration and multi-tasking
- Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
- Enhancing mobility and flexibility
An ongoing class for students who have begun their study of the Yang style Foundation 24 Step and full 5 Section 24 Step Tai Chi forms. If you are interested in learning as a beginner please contact us for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently operating under strict COVID guidelines, which means numbers are limited, and many our our regular students have already pre-booked. You must complete a track-and-trace form and please do not register if you are displaying any symptoms or are in a very vulnerable category. We also require advance payment via PayPal for all our venue-based classes because places are very limited, and unfortunately we currently cannot offer refunds if you cancel.
Prices have increased to allow for additional cleaning and admin costs.
Please DO NOT drop-in to this class - advance bookings only.
60 minutes of exercise, including warmups. Cost £9
Class led by Patrick Foley.
About the Exercises
The Masich Internal Arts Method (MIAM) Five Section Taijiquan program material is designed to be flexible and fun, ideal for beginners to get a well grounded introduction to traditional Tai Chi, who may then decide to take on the more difficult challenges of the full curriculum. It is also possible within this curriculum to just focus on one aspect of Tai Chi that you are particularly interested in, e.g. solo sword, without having to commit to learning other more challenging aspects like partner work.
What is the 24 Step Foundation form?
In the 1950s a set of initiatives was introduced by the Chinese government designed to help promote and develop physical fitness through Chinese martial art culture. The Simplified 24 Movement Taijiquan was issued in 1956 after a committee of famous experts choreographed some of the most popular sequences from the traditional yang style long form. The 'Beijing 24' is now practised around the world.
The 24 Step Foundation form uses the MIAM solo hand form to help beginners learn the basic principles of Yang style Tai Chi, before advancing them to the full version of the 'Beijing 24'.
For the more experienced student, this is an opportunity to approach the simplest aspects of the form at a much subtler level, thus deepening their appreciation of this fascinating art.
|Event Date||Wed 4th Nov 2020 - 7:30 pm|
|Location||Downton, Memorial Hall|