Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introductions

    • Important warning & disclaimer

    • The 8 powers in Tai Chi Application

    • The 2 faces of the 8 powers - Aspect and direction

    • How to view the 8 powers

  • 2

    Peng - Warding off

    • The principles & mechanics of Peng

    • Partner Practice - Testing your Peng structure

    • Partner Practice - Testing your Peng movement

    • Partner Practice - Shield Practice

  • 3

    Lu - Roll Back

    • The principles & mechanics of Lu

    • Partner Practice - Testing the 3 aspects

    • Partner Practice - dynamic training the 3 aspect

    • Partner Practice - Freestyle Lu practice

  • 4

    Ji - Press

    • The principles & mechanics of Ji

    • Partner practice - Squeeze testing

    • Partner Practice - Squeezing power outside drill

  • 5

    An - Push Downward

    • The principles & mechanics of An

    • Partner Practice - Rolling An practice

    • Partner Practice - Dynamic 'An' drill

  • 6

    Tsai - Pluck or Grasp

    • The principles & mechanics of Tsai

    • Partner Practice - Arm Drag drill

    • Partner Drill - Pluck the root

  • 7

    Leigh - Split

    • The principles & mechanics of Leigh

    • Partner Drill - Split the push drill

    • Partner Drill - Collect & Split

  • 8

    Zhou & Kao - Elbow & Shoulder

    • The principles & mechanic's of Zhou & Kao

    • Partner Drill - Control and escape the elbow