In this course students learn the first chapter of Tai Chi Yang form, also known as Cheng Man-ching’s 37 movement (or Yang style short form). Class meets weekly for a minimum of six months and runs 70 minutes.
Students will be methodically led through portions of the form on a weekly basis, with attention given to principles (rooting, posture, movement) and applications. If class is missed make-ups will be provided, or private instruction at additional cost.
The entire course sequentially graduates through three chapters, or stages of the form, and after completing Yang Form 1 with proficiency, students may progress to Yang Form 2 and then 3.
Certificates of completion will be issued to students who have completed all sections of the entire course, after reviews and successful demonstrations. From then on students may participate in Yang Form 4 (ongoing intermediate-advanced).
Students already having Tai Chi form experience and wishing to join may contact Inoshi to assess equivalency and placement.
There are many benefits from learning Tai Chi form. One advantage of Man-ching's form is that it is relatively short and can be done in plus or minus 10 minutes. Once embodied (learned well and practiced regularly) it can assist you in maintaining optimum health. For more on health aspects of Tai Chi see here: NIH.
$14 per class, or $48 per 4-class block. Credit on class blocks may be used towards any other Open Tai Chi or Unu Wellness event. Single payment for 4-class block, good for one year, non-refundable.
Dress comfortably and bring a pair of cotton or leather soled shoes (Tai Chi slippers fine), changing area available. Practice in socks or bare feet fine too. Notebooks welcome.
Class is instructed by Open Tai Chi Organizer, Inoshi.
Note: this course may occasionally be scheduled earlier on Sundays to make way for special workshops before push hands.
P.S. There are usually more people in attendance than show up on the meetup site!