The Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan Traditional Form consist ts of 113 movements. This sequence is the foundation to all of your Tai Chi Chuan practice. Beginners focus on stances, breathing, relaxation, mind, and energetic awareness. More advanced practitioners explore martial applications, direction of Qi, and Tai Chi Chuan theory.
Qigong is designed to help the beginner to feel and understand qi, and also to learn how to use the concentrated mind to lead the qi so that it can circulate smoothly. Practicing Qigong exercises can significantly improve one's health.
The purpose of Pushing Hands training is the same as that of the fighting forms in the external styles. However, Tai Chi Chuan emphasizes sensitivity to touch (i.e., listening) (Ting), understanding (Dong), following (Sui), sticking (Zhan), and adhering (Nian).
Tai Chi Ball
Tai Chi Ball Qigong training is an important component of proper Tai Chi Chuan practice. For martial artists, Tai Chi Ball Qigong training can strengthen the torso, condition the muscles, and increase physical power by using the mind to lead the qi. It can be a major training tool to enhance pushing hands ability.
What our students say
I have been training with YMAA for about 9 months and have found my skills and knowledge of Tai Chi have really deepened. The more I improve, the more I appreciate how much there is still to learn. I discover something new with every training session and this – along with a varied syllabus that encompasses form, qi gong, applications, pushing hands and more – means that I am always challenged, motivated and inspired. Zibi is a skilled and friendly instructor with many dedicated students. All in all, I highly recommend this school.made back the purchase price in just 48 hours! I couldn’t have asked for more than this.
I started Tai Chi Ealing classes with Zibi in October 2013 after practising with a different school for a few years. The class has a well designed structure and you are certain to learn something new every time. The atmosphere is great and the exercises are varied and fun, from Tai Chi Ball to Pushing Hands, martial applications and Fa Jing. Zibi is very generous with his knowledge and explains any question with clarity and a deep understanding. He is a dedicated, talented and passionate teacher who obviously loves what he does and I am very happy to be one of his students.
Training with Zibi has, I feel, improved my previous martial arts training. This fantastic school is ideal for beginners or practising martial artists who wish to understand their art at a deeper level. The more you dig the deeper you go.