Tai Chi Chuan, “Supreme Ultimate Boxing,” is all about relaxation. The release of tension while following the series of movements allows the free flow of “chi” or energy through the body, which can be channeled both for health and for self defense.
This slow-moving, low impact “moving meditation” has almost as many spellings as it does variations in form. Whether you call it Tai chi, tai chi, tai ji, taichi or taiji, or practice Yang Short Form, Yang Long Form, Wu Style, Chen style or Sun style, daily practice offers a lifetime of benefits and personal discovery, helping you focus the energy of your body, mind and spirit.
Curriculum of The School of Tai Chi Chuan
The School of Tai Chi Chuan teaches the 37-posture Yang Short Form as developed by Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing A round of the complete form can take anywhere from seven to 15 minutes to perform.
Students should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes to class. Cotton-sole Tai chi shoes or just socks are recommended footwear.
Our school teaches the form in stages. Each “stage” – Beginning Level, Fundamentals Level and Intermediate Level – teaches the 37-posture form from beginning to end. The main difference is in the awareness applied at each level.
Push Hands is also taught in stages by The School of Tai Chi Chuan. This is a Tai Chi partner exercise that helps students to further embody the principles of the Tai Chi form.
The more advanced stages of Push Hands and the Tai Chi Sword Form currently are only taught at the Apprentice Level.
The School also teaches a number of Other Classes related to Tai chi chuan including Roots & Branches QiGong, Eight Ways, Traditional Hawaiian Swimming and a number of Arica Trainings.