Our Taiji (Tai Chi) Curriculum in Perth – Beginners

The aim of the level is to introduce the student to the theory and principles  of Tai Chi through a set of foundation breathing exercise and outines.

Eighteen Breathing Exercise

NO English Chinese Han Yu Pin Yin
  Foundation Sinking Exercise A. 椿功练习法 – zhuan gong lian xi fa
1 Wuji Zhuan Standing Post Exercise 无极混元椿 Circular Movement wu ji huan yuan zhuang
2 Supporting the Heaven 托天功 tuo tian gong
3 Pressing Down 下按功 xia an gong
4 Snatching the yang 抓阳功 zhuā Yang Gong
5 Opening the Wing 展翅功 Zhan Ci Gong
6 Embracing the ball 抱球功 Bao Qiu Gong
7 Opening and Closing 开合功 Kai He Gong
8 Turning the Waist 转腰功 Zhuan Yao Gong
9 Beginning to Ending 起收功 Qi Shou Gong
Silk Reeling Exercise
1 Right arm silk reeling 右手缠丝(顺逆)
2 Left arm silk reeling 左手缠丝(顺逆)
3 Both hand Criss cross 双手交叉缠丝(顺逆 )
4 Both hand roll back 双捋缠丝(顺逆 )
5 Both hand opening and closing 双分双合缠丝
6 Right forward stance rolling back (Facing left) 左侧身大捋缠丝(顺逆)Left side neutralizing silk reeling
7 Left forward stance rolling back 右侧身大捋缠丝(顺逆
8 Left empty step vertical circle silk reeling 左虚步立圆缠丝(顺逆
9 Right empty step vertical circle silk reeling 右虚步立圆缠丝(顺逆)

Foundation Routines – 5 Elements

Level

Movement #

Movement Name

Movement Name (HanyuPinYin)

Movement Name Chinese

Video

Beginner

0

Begin Taiji

Tai Ji Qi Shi

太极起式

1

Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar

Jin Gang Dao Dui

刚捣

Lao Jia Yi Lu Movement #1

Click for online video.

2

Lazily Tying Coat

Lan Zha Yi

懒扎

 Lao Jia Yi Lu Movement #2 

(Member and Students only)

3

Six Sealing and Four Closing

Liu Feng Si Bi

六封四

4

Single Whip

Dan Bian

5

Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar

Jin Gang Dao Dui

刚捣

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Chen Tai Chi Curriculum in Perth WA Australia

Hi all,

This is our curriculum for our Tai Chi beginners class. If you attend our class, your will be provided with the Tai Chi videos that will help you in your training. This will re-inforce what you have learnt in the class.

 

 

Level

Movement #

Movement Name

Movement Name (HanyuPinYin)

Movement Name Chinese

Video

 

0

Begin Taiji

Tai Ji Qi Shi

太极起式

 

Beginner

1

Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar

Jin Gang Dao Dui

刚捣

Chen Tai Chi Lao Jia Yi Lu Movement #1

Click for online tai chi video.

With detail explanation of Tai chi move.

2

Lazily Tying Coat

Lan Zha Yi

懒扎

 Chen Tai Chi Video Lao Jia Yi Lu Movement #2 

(Sign up Students only)

3

Six Sealing and Four Closing

Liu Feng Si Bi

六封四

 

4

Single Whip

Dan Bian

 

5

Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar

Jin Gang Dao Dui

刚捣

 

 Level 2

6

White Goose Spreads Wings

Bai er Liang Chi

鹅亮

 

7

Walking obliquely

Xie Xing

斜行

 

8

Hugging Knees,

Lou Xi

 

9

Twisting step

Qian Tang Ao Bu

蹚拗

 

10

Walking obliquely

Xie Xing

斜行

 

11

Hugging Knees,

Lou Xi

 

12

Twisting step

Qian Tang Ao Bu

蹚拗

 

13

Hidden Thrust Punch

Yan Shou Hong Quan

掩手肱拳

 

14

Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar

Jin Gang Dao Dui

刚捣

 

15

Striking Down by Twisting Body obliquely

Pie Shen Quan

撇身捶

 

16

Green Dragon Emerges from Water

Qin Long Chu Shui

龙出

 

17

Double Pushing Hands

Shuang Tui Shon

双推掌

 

18

Striking with Fist Under Elbow

Zhou Di Kan Quan

肘底看拳

 

19

Stepping Back

Dao Juan Hong

倒卷肱

 

20

White Goose Spreads Wings

Bai er Liang Chi

鹅亮

 

21

Walking obliquely

Xie Xing

斜行

 

 

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What is Internal Art?

To me, internal is more of the training approach. For internal art it start from ROU or gentle. ROU is different from soft.
Mud is soft, once you pressed it, it will be deformed and stay in that shape. This is not what ROU is about. Rou is like bamboo plant (note i used plant not stick).When you push it, you will feel a resistance from the bamboo. When you release it, it will bounce back.

Note:

A lot of people translated ROU as soft, this is not correct. If you check the chinese dictionary, it refer to plant that can be bend and/or straightened ¡°本义:树木可曲可直¡±.

For beginner to understand it and then to do it is not easy, as most of us are so used to brute force.  Also the initial main objective is to learn to relax and link the whole body in order to generate power with the entire body or what some called NEI JING. This required proper and correct body mechanic with prerequisite relaxation. This is where your master come in and correct your posture. A lot of people get bored or give up in this stage, while others do not have the right master that know about proper body mechanic.

Chen style is always associated with low stance, but low stance is not confined to Chen Style, the traditional Yang and Wu Style also required low stance for beginner. Wu Style Wu Tu Nan even claimed that he trained to do the form under the dining table. Not to mentioned  that Xing Yi and Bagua required low stance as well for beginner.  Below is video clip of GMaster Tung Ying Chieh (董英杰) which has a lower stance then today Yang stylists.