Tai Chi Course List




The Basic level

Key Point

TAI CHI FORM -- Understanding the basic arm, legs, feet form, and the eye method

The basic level courses will require classroom work and study of the DVD at home. On completion you will start to understand the movement of Tai Chi and also start to feel the health benefits it can offer. Practitioners will be evaluated to receive a Basic Level Accreditation

Yang Style Basic Tai Chi forms

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 16

Health Qigong Ba Duan Jin


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The foundation level

Key Point

BODY POSTURE -- During the foundation level the body posture is important

The foundation level courses will require classroom work and study of the DVD at home. On completion you will have a very good grounding in Tai Chi and be able and ready to move to the more demanding improvement level. There are two styles for you to choose from; either YANG or CHEN style Tai Chi, however the Weaponry and Health Qigong courses are mandatory. Practitioners will be evaluated to receive a Foundation Level Accreditation and THS Bronze Embroidered Badge on a THS "T" Shirt (colour of your choice)

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 24

OR

Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan Old Frame 1 with Basic Chen Style Forms

plus

Tai Chi Sword 32

Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan 1

Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing

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The improvement level

Key Point

IMPROVEMENT -- During the improvement level, the practitioner must improve the motor skills.

At this level the practitioner should improve the technical aspects of Tai Chi. The skills learnt during this level will coordinate the hands, legs, feet and eyes through the pivotal parts of the body i.e. the waist, so that the body is moving as a single unit. Tai Chi is a continual moving actions or steps so the body is moving naturally and smoothly changing positions but maintaining stability and the centre of gravity between the points of foundation.
Again there are two styles for you to choose from; either YANG or CHEN style Tai Chi. We recommend that you continue with the foundation style. Practitioners will be evaluated on either one from the Yang or Chen style Tai Chi Courses, + plus the Health Qigong Course, + plus both of the Weaponry Courses to receive a Improvement Level Accreditation and THS Silver Embroidered Badge on Satin Tai Chi Suit (colour of your choice). Please note that only students that have completed Foundation and Improvement levels will get this offer.

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 40

OR

Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan Old Frame 2

plus

Health Qigong Wu Qin Xi

Tai Chi Sword 42 (Competition Style)

Tai Chi Fan

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The advanced level

Key Point

COORDINATION -- The movements must become coherent, continuous, coordinated and the centre of gravity aligned for stability.

At the advanced level, the movements will continue to exercise smooth flowing movements, maintain the whole body symmetry and coordination, while keeping the body alignment to maintain the centre of gravity and balance. Further improve the technical aspects of the movements and refine pace and breathing. The use of both Diaphragm and Natural breathing. This level contains a wealth of actions, full of movements with charming freedom of expression and appeal. The evaluation will be carried out from either Yang or Chen style Tai Chi, plus both from the Weaponry Form, Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan and the Health Qigong is mandatory. Practitioners that pass this level will receive an Advanced Level Accreditation and THS Gold Embroidered Badge on Satin Tai Chi Suit (colour of your choice) Please note that this offer is only to students that have completed the foundation, improvement and advanced levels with THS.


Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 42 (Competition Style)

OR

Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan 56 (Competition Style)

plus

Health Qigong Liu Zi Jue

Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan 2

Chen Style Sword 49

Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan

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The martial and spiritual level

The spiritual stage is cultivated internally and is the essence of Tai Chi.Spiritual development in the realm of martial arts is applied through the ching (metabolic energy), ch'i (breath energy) and shen (spiritual energy) - the practise of physical culture. The practise of the martial arts in a spiritual way is soft-style exercise, the sinew power of ching, chi and shen. THS has put the more difficult Tai Chi in this stage for purposes of grading only. The Spiritual stage of Tai Chi cannot be measured in hours., but achieving grades in the disciplines listed in this level will meet the THS Gold level.

NB: THS does not teach this stage but will help students that have reached the Gold Level to understand more about the martial and spiritual aspects of Tai Chi.