Learning the 32 form Sword
Tai Chi Sword is a weaponry form of Tai Chi practice, in which the sword is viewed as an extension of body, not a separate part of Tai Chi practice.
In 1957, the Chinese Sports Committee developed a simplified version of Tai Chi Sword based primarily on the Yang style. This simplified form is a series of 32 movements that can be performed in about 3-5 minutes. It is a lovely form that is designed to help the student learn how to extend their Qi to the end of the weapon.
Student Level: All participants should have been taught at least 24 form, 5 section or 13 postures. Space is limited and so please email [masked] to ask to be put on the Pre-Registered Class List. This class will fill up quickly. This class is only being offered at Highlands on Saturdays, from 8:45am-9:45am. Students in this class are also encouraged to take the Taiji Stick form as the exercises within it will enhance their sword practice.
Students who were formerly enrolled in the “51 form sword” will be practicing 51 during this time period and at the same time will be learning 32 form sword.
Taiji Yang Sheng Zhang + Jian Gan = The Dowelists – An Ancient Qigong Form using a special “Wand”
Once you graduate from this set of classes you can officially call yourself a Dowelist!
The Chinese Stick and the Gan are two health wands (specially sized and designed dowels) used in two different ancient exercise systems (forms) that are a simple, yet powerful programs designed to coordiate diaphramatic breathing in conjunction with stretching and strengthening exercises that help increase circulation and stimulate the cardiovascular system.
Students in this NEW, unique class will learn at least 25 exercises that will coordinate the mind, body, and spirit, improve muscle tone, increase weight loss and fitness potential. This set of exercises is also a great warm-up for a wide range of other fitness regimes. Both health wand forms are systems capable of deliverying the body shaping and conditioning effects associated with more physically robust exercises found in a gym. It is fun and challenges all fitness levels. You’ll enjoy the brain exercise it provides!
Students in this class will learn an 8 movement form plus a set of 17 additional exercises. Each student will also gain a better understanding of yin and yang, the 5 elements, qi balance and the pyramid of energy.
This class is for ALL abilities. All exercises are safe not only for beginners but also advanced practitioners. They have all been scientifically researched, are logical in sequence, and comprehensive in range and effect. The health benefits are as wide-ranging as those found by practitioners of Yoga, Qigong or Taiji. They are tried and tested.
In this class you will need to purchase two wands, each a different length and specific to each set of exercises. They are required. During the first class you will be sized-up for your wands and they will be customized and provided to you in a subsequent class.