Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Tai Chi Academy

    • Using the Tai Chi Academy Portal

    • Welcome to the Tai Chi Academy

    • Approaching practice

    • About the Lessons & Sessions in the academy

    • Take your time

    • Understand and work with your limitations

  • 2

    About Tai Chi Training

    • How is Tai Chi Performed?

    • Speed and Tempo in Tai Chi

    • The Process of Training in Tai Chi

    • Mechanical to Fluid

  • 3

    Important Concepts & Terms

    • Yin & Yang

    • Zhong Ding - Equilibrium

    • Softness in Tai Chi

    • The Taut Body

    • Shape & Structure

    • Whole Body Power

    • Wai Gong, Li Gong & Nei Gong

    • The 6 Harmonies

    • Jin

    • Li, Yi, Chi, Shen

    • Chi/Qi & Breath

    • Yi - Mind Intent

    • Breathing

    • The 13 Postures

    • Open & Close

    • Circularity

    • Silk Reeling

  • 4

    The Anatomy of Tai Chi

    • Important Points of the Body

    • Tai Chi Body Lines

    • Anatomy of Yin & Yang

    • The Lower Dan Tien

    • Yao - The Waist

    • The Kwa

    • The Just Enough Concept

  • 5

    Final thoughts

    • Errors in practice

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