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This is a group that emphasizes using moving and partner assisted training methods from Chen style Taijiquan and Xinyi Dao as a foundation for applications. Training will revolve around solo and partner methods that develop, test and apply internal strength which are the foundation for Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang and Aikido. Basic line drills, partner training and short forms will be introduced from Xinyi, Bagua and Chen Taijiquan to deepen student's understanding of how to exercise internal strength to promote strength, agility, vitality and self-defense. This class is intended to be taken after the material in the "Taiji, Xingyi, Bagua foundational health & strength exercises" has been trained appropriately.
Using movements from Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, and Baguazhang, we explore different ways of moving with power. Beginning with simple standing practices, we harness breathing methods and simple movements to bring new levels of connection and awareness to your body. Gradually, we progress to more complex movements and forms while maintaining connection and power to your physical core.
Utilizing the movements and tactics of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua, we explore different ways of dealing with physical violence. Starting with fixed partner drills to emphasize a particular skill, we progress to more live drills and light sparring to encourage a free flow of techniques and counters. Students are expected to have headgear with face cage, mouthpiece, open fingered gloves, and groin protection after the first lesson.