Here are the details of the beginners course
This is a six-week beginners introductory course.
It will take about three to four weeks before you have learnt anything to go away and practice with.
We try and show you some of the many facets as Tai Chi Ch’uan within the short six week period and include:
- Meditation, Qi Gong.,and the. Chen 11 Posture Form,
- as the introductory Form for beginners.
Later the student will progress to:
- Partner work, which works on many levels,
- posture alignment, balance and increased sensitivity
- Standing Qi Gong.
This course is for the beginner who wants Tai Chi for self development, although there will be demonstrations on the Martial side, including sword forms. Later the student will progress to Ta lu, San Shou ,Silk Reeling, Taiji broad sword, Taiji straight sword.
Beginners often ask if they can come and watch a class to see if they like it, or can I do one class?
There is a reason why we get a beginner to sign up for a six-week block;
Tai Chi is about Postural Alignment both in standing and in movement. Balance, and relaxation in movement, feeling where you are stiff and muscles are tight, and how to relax them, becoming aware of the body’s faults and learning how to correct them, learning the movements in the form by practicing at home what has been taught in the class environment.
All the time, progressing to make the moves better and better, Tai Chi takes years to learn to any decent standard. It isn’t just standing waving arms about slowly.
It has substantial benefits from a health point of view when done correctly. Also it is a Martial Art, and the two benefit each other. Although, we understand, that it is usually the health benefits that have interested the beginner. The objective is to develop movements and to try to perfect them!
So you see that six weeks gives you a fair opportunity to decide if Tai Chi is for you, and if you like the class and the teaching in it . There are so many facets of Tai Chi that even six weeks isn’t enough to go into all the details.
The School has Certificated instructors in Chen style Tai Chi Ch’uan, and has been teaching Tai Chi for over thirty years.