This is a short tai chi form, similar in length to 5 section. Like the name suggests, it is only 13 postures long. It is said that all of the taijiquan skills originate from variations and combinations of the Taiji Thirteen Postures.
The simplified Taiji Thirteen Postures routine primarily aims at providing an easier framework for beginner taijiquan practitioners to better understand the basics of tai chi. More advanced students will really enjoy learning the choreography of this simple yet fascinating form. The movements aesthetically appealing when performed. This form was created by Grand Master Shou-Yu Liang and originally taught to only a few students. It is now being taught by one of his long time dedicated students. It has become overwhelmingly popular in the short few years since their introduction to the general public. 13 Postures is a form that all levels of tai chi players will want to learn… from new to tai chi beginners to advanced. This form is slightly more challenging that the 5 section AND includes some power emission (fajin).
Student Level for 13 postures: Great for all levels, especially Newbies, but it is excellent for those who know 24 form. . This form will be offered at Highlands on Saturdays, from 11:15am-12:15pm. This class will also include learning the ancient Qigong form: Baduan Jin, and will be taught by a Qigong Coach certified by the Chinese Health Association (from China).
Baduan Jin Qigong
Those taking the 13 postures at the Highland’s Location (only) will also learn this ancient chinese health qigong form. It is a medical qigong form designed to improve your health. Your Instructor is certified to teach this course by the Chinese Health Qigong Association from China.