The Apprentice Level of the School of Tai Chi Chuan

Patrick Watson founded the School of Tai Chi Chuan specifically to train teachers of the Yang Short Form as handed down to him by Professor Cheng Man-ching.

All teachers of the School of Tai Chi Chuan are apprentices of the school.

Advanced students are encouraged to become apprentices of the school, deepening their own understanding of Tai Chi by teaching it to others.

Apprentices follow the same basic path they took as students, first learning to teach the B1 level of the Tai Chi form and then progressing through B2, B3, Fundamentals 1, 2 and 3, Intermediate Form 1, 2 and 3, and the various levels of Push Hands.

They also continue their own Push Hands studies from Push Hands 4 through 7.

Apprentices of the school also have the opportunity to study the Tai Chi Sword Form and the Tai Chi Staff.