Yang Style Tai Chi Sword - Downton
Starting January 2022, existing students who have already studied the form sequence are invited to begin their study of traditional Taijiquan Connection practices, working with partners to enhance their sensitivity and understanding of the underlying internal components of the movements. Because of Covid restrictions we are limiting this study of Tai Chi Sword practices, wherre we can more easily keep our distance.
If you are a beginner but interested in learning Tai Chi sword, please contact to assess your suitability.
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.
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 includes other more challenging aspects like partner work and weapons training.
What is Tai Chi Connection work?
Taijiquan, in its essence, is a partner activity. Traditionally speaking, solo forms and exercises are meant to prepare for two person work. While practitioners can learn and experience many positive results from solo work, far greater benefit comes from applying principles while in physical contact with another taiji player. It can fairly be said that without partner connection the essence of taiji is missing.
For various reasons partner work does not appeal to everyone and many enthusiasts have had unhappy experiences with taiji push-hands or martial applications work. The purpose of wuduan jue-shou or 'sensing-hands' is to open up a tactile dialogue which includes communication through touch, transformation of energy and movement through relaxation. By focusing attention on the basics of making and maintaining partner connection (rather than on competitive outcomes), jue-shou can help practitioners to transform what they have learned through solo work into a meaningful understanding of the art of taijiquan. Sensing-hands, as adopted by the 5 section program, is in fact authentic preparation for traditional taiji partner work.
|Event Date||Wed 29th Jun 2022 - 7:30 pm|
|Location||Downton, Memorial Hall|