What we're about

Practical Tai Chi Chuan Melbourne is a Meetup group for anyone interested in Practical Tai Chi Chuan (PTCC). Other names for this style of TCC include 'Wudang' TCC and 'Wu' (although this is a bit of a misnomer). PTCC is the art as taught by Dan Docherty, the leading student of the late Grandmaster Cheng Tin Hung from Hong Kong. Cheng Tin Hung's first student in Australia was Rocky Kwong, who founded the Wu Federation group of practitioners. The lineage is the same, but there are significant differences in syllabus and techniques.
Key characteristics of PTCC: Tai Chi Chuan is an internal martial art, so there is lots of (practical) martial training; we love pushing hands, and do lots of it, including competition styles; it's a very complete style, including forms and applications with empty hands and 3 weapons; we practice an extremely potent internal "Gong" method (neigong or internal strength).
The objective of this group is to bring interested parties together, at training courses, competitions/festivals/demonstrations, and diverse social events.

Upcoming events (4+)

Monday evening classes (indoor - 2 sessions)

Needs a location

Training in all aspects of Practical Tai Chi Ch'uan, open to all levels.

There are two sessions:[masked]pm, and[masked]pm. You can attend either or both ... but please be on time. Fees are $20 for one session, or $30 for both. Payment details below.

Location
Coburg court house, 1A main street, Coburg. Just off Bell street. Opposite Coburg railway station (possible free parking), walking distance to Sydney road (#19 tram, Bell street/ sydney road stop). Note - the venue will not be open before the class starts, so you may need to wait outdoors. Parking will be in nearby streets or in Coburg railway station car park.

NOTE - this location may not be permanent, classes may change around (again) if we find it is not suitable.

What's in a class
What we actually do in a class depends on who is there, and all students should have some idea about their orientation in the art.

Classes typically cover a mixture of
- "Gong" training: a wide range of drills, stretches, balance exercises, posture work and so on
- Push hands (Tui shou): two-person hands-on training drills to develop sensitivity and evasion
- Applications: martial arts techniques, from a basic level (understanding hand form techniques) to more advanced (including self-defense and full-contact training)
- Hand forms: the iconic exercise form that everyone associates with Tai chi chuan
- Weapons forms and applications: traditional chinese weapons - sword, sabre and spear

Wear loose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, waterproofs for outdoor classes, water.

Fees & payments
Standard class fees are $20 per session for the indoor classes, both sessions $30. A monthly fee of $100 gives access to all classes including the Saturday morning ones. To make any payments, details on https://www.changeskill.com/tai-chi-chuan-classes/practical-tai-chi-chuan-classes/.

You may sign up to our Google Classroom. Joining the Google Classroom will get you updates, links to teaching material of various kinds, and the chance to communicate with students and teachers. Join with the class code ytj7c3o - you will need to go to google classroom (https://edu.google.com/intl/en-GB/products/classroom/ ), click the ‘Go to Classroom’ link and then sign in or create a google account (it does not have to be a gmail account, just use whatever email you normally use). Then click the + button in the top right corner to join a class with the code above.

Saturday morning class

Needs a location

Training in all aspects of Practical Tai Chi Ch'uan, open to all levels. Classes typically cover a mixture of
- "Gong" training: a wide range of drills, stretches, balance exercises, posture work and so on
- Push hands (Tui shou): two-person hands-on training drills to develop sensitivity and evasion
- Applications: martial arts techniques, from a basic level (understanding hand form techniques) to more advanced (including self-defense and full-contact training)
- Hand forms: the iconic exercise form that everyone associates with Tai chi chuan
- Weapons forms and applications: traditional chinese weapons - sword, sabre and spear

Wear loose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, waterproofs for outdoor classes, water.

Fees & payments - standard class fees are $20 per class. If you have financial constraints, then donations can be made - please inform us. To make any payments, details on https://www.changeskill.com/tai-chi-chuan-classes/practical-tai-chi-chuan-classes/.

You may sign up to our Google Classroom. Joining the Google Classroom will get you updates, links to teaching material of various kinds, and the chance to communicate with students and teachers. Join with the class code ytj7c3o - you will need to go to google classroom (https://edu.google.com/intl/en-GB/products/classroom/ ), click the ‘Go to Classroom’ link and then sign in or create a google account (it does not have to be a gmail account, just use whatever email you normally use). Then click the + button in the top right corner to join a class with the code above.

Monday evening classes (indoor - 2 sessions)

Needs a location

Training in all aspects of Practical Tai Chi Ch'uan, open to all levels.

There are two sessions:[masked]pm, and[masked]pm. You can attend either or both ... but please be on time. Fees are $20 for one session, or $30 for both. Payment details below.

Location
Coburg court house, 1A main street, Coburg. Just off Bell street. Opposite Coburg railway station (possible free parking), walking distance to Sydney road (#19 tram, Bell street/ sydney road stop). Note - the venue will not be open before the class starts, so you may need to wait outdoors. Parking will be in nearby streets or in Coburg railway station car park.

NOTE - this location may not be permanent, classes may change around (again) if we find it is not suitable.

What's in a class
What we actually do in a class depends on who is there, and all students should have some idea about their orientation in the art.

Classes typically cover a mixture of
- "Gong" training: a wide range of drills, stretches, balance exercises, posture work and so on
- Push hands (Tui shou): two-person hands-on training drills to develop sensitivity and evasion
- Applications: martial arts techniques, from a basic level (understanding hand form techniques) to more advanced (including self-defense and full-contact training)
- Hand forms: the iconic exercise form that everyone associates with Tai chi chuan
- Weapons forms and applications: traditional chinese weapons - sword, sabre and spear

Wear loose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, waterproofs for outdoor classes, water.

Fees & payments
Standard class fees are $20 per session for the indoor classes, both sessions $30. A monthly fee of $100 gives access to all classes including the Saturday morning ones. To make any payments, details on https://www.changeskill.com/tai-chi-chuan-classes/practical-tai-chi-chuan-classes/.

You may sign up to our Google Classroom. Joining the Google Classroom will get you updates, links to teaching material of various kinds, and the chance to communicate with students and teachers. Join with the class code ytj7c3o - you will need to go to google classroom (https://edu.google.com/intl/en-GB/products/classroom/ ), click the ‘Go to Classroom’ link and then sign in or create a google account (it does not have to be a gmail account, just use whatever email you normally use). Then click the + button in the top right corner to join a class with the code above.

Saturday morning class

Needs a location

Training in all aspects of Practical Tai Chi Ch'uan, open to all levels. Classes typically cover a mixture of
- "Gong" training: a wide range of drills, stretches, balance exercises, posture work and so on
- Push hands (Tui shou): two-person hands-on training drills to develop sensitivity and evasion
- Applications: martial arts techniques, from a basic level (understanding hand form techniques) to more advanced (including self-defense and full-contact training)
- Hand forms: the iconic exercise form that everyone associates with Tai chi chuan
- Weapons forms and applications: traditional chinese weapons - sword, sabre and spear

Wear loose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, waterproofs for outdoor classes, water.

Fees & payments - standard class fees are $20 per class. If you have financial constraints, then donations can be made - please inform us. To make any payments, details on https://www.changeskill.com/tai-chi-chuan-classes/practical-tai-chi-chuan-classes/.

You may sign up to our Google Classroom. Joining the Google Classroom will get you updates, links to teaching material of various kinds, and the chance to communicate with students and teachers. Join with the class code ytj7c3o - you will need to go to google classroom (https://edu.google.com/intl/en-GB/products/classroom/ ), click the ‘Go to Classroom’ link and then sign in or create a google account (it does not have to be a gmail account, just use whatever email you normally use). Then click the + button in the top right corner to join a class with the code above.

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