Course curriculum

  • 1

    Using the Legs

    • Welcome to the Leg section

    • Beginner & Experienced Lessons

    • The Benefits of Training the Root

    • Modifying position and method

  • 2

    Ground Contact & Perception of Weight

    • Ground contact & our perception of weight.

    • Feeling the mass through the foot

    • Feeling the mass move side to side

    • Weighted stepping - Beginners & Basics

    • Narrow weighted stepping - Experienced & Details

  • 3

    Open & Closed Leg Arch

    • The Dang - The importance of the crotch arch

    • The Dang - Experienced & details

    • Weight Shifting in the Arch

    • Closed Position - Beginners & Basics

    • Closed Position - Experienced & Details

    • FOLLOW ALONG - Practicing Open & Closed Stances

  • 4

    Using the Legs

    • Using the Legs in Tai Chi

    • Opening & Closing the Legs - Beginners & Basics

    • Opening & Closing the Legs - Experienced & Details

    • Simultanious Opening & Closing

    • FOLLOW ALONG - Practicing opening and closing the legs

  • 5

    The Kwa

    • The Kwa in Tai Chi

    • Mobilizing the Kwa

    • Using the Kwa to turn the leg

    • Kwa as a hinge - Beginners & Basics

    • Action in Both Kwa - Beginners & Basics

    • Rotating the Kwa - Experienced & Details

  • 6

    Fundamental Stances

    • Stances in Tai Chi

    • The High Horse Stance

    • The Bow Stance

    • The 40/60 Stance

    • The Empty Stance

    • Cockerel Stands on one leg

  • 7

    Fundamental Stepping

    • Stepping in Tai Chi

    • Types of foot fall

    • The tramline step - Beginners & Basics

    • The Tramline step - Experienced & Details

    • Empty Steps - Beginners & Basics

    • Empty Steps - Experienced & Details

    • Sideways Steps

    • Advancing & retreating in an empty stance

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