- Tai Chi
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
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)
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.
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.
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.