The Fundamentals Level of the School of Tai Chi Chuan

The Form, Fundamentals Level

At this level, we work to embody Cheng Man-ching’s Tai Chi principles at a deeper level, bringing our attention in particular to the feet, legs and hips.  As in any art, there are fundamental elements that provide a foundation on which one’s practice may grow and flourish. In Fundamentals, we focus on these elements in each posture and examine how each posture or transition works our balance, our relaxation, our connection to our tan tien and our overall awareness. Fundamentals is also divided into three 10-week courses: F1, F2 and F3.