3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver , BC
48 form - Includes learning movements from Yang, Chen, Wu & Sun
In 1976, the 48 form sequence was compiled by the Chinese National Athletic Association. This form includes postures from the Yang, Chen, Wu, and Sun styles of Taijiquan and yet all postures have been modified and performed with the characteristic "flavor" of the Yang Style. The 48 form is very popular because some of the movements are performed fast and the student also learns how to use power emission known as Fajin. If you have learned any of the following forms then you are READY to learn 48 form: 5 section, 24 form, 42 form, 108, Cheng Man Ching. You will gain strength, confidence and power while you learn this form.
If you are a Newbie and want to learn this form because of the time it is given, please email [masked] for further information. You can take this class if you also take the 4-6 classes of tai chi basics.
Student Level: Beginner Level 2 to Advanced. Newbies are required to take “the basics” class in addition. This class will be taught at Highlands on Saturdays from 10:15am-11:15am. Students of the 48 form are also encouraged to take the Dowelist forms, listed below.
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.