Our Tai Chi classes focus on traditional teaching methods of the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. The art of Tai Chi is explored through a series of basic movements and exercises that are learned in a slow and rhythmic fashion.
Techniques Students Will Learn Include:
- Classical Yang Style Long Form
- Tai Chi Qigong (Chi Kung)
- Pushing Hands
- Partner Form
- Ba Gua Saber
- Tai Chi Chuan Staff
The Three Pillars of Tai Chi
Slow and gentle movement of patterns or postures serve to promotes circulation, increase flexibility, and improves balance, joint mobility and respiration. The health aspects of training also include acupressure technique to assist in overcoming health challenges.
By coordinating the mind with breathing techniques and body movements the student will quickly feel the meditative effects of Tai Chi. Tai Chi involves a process of conditioning and training to improve mental focus and relaxation during stressful situations.
Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is translated to mean "The Grand Ultimate Fist." The students learn to use the skills and awareness of Center, Perimeter, and Root to "neutralize 10 thousand lbs. of force with 4 ounces of pressure." Utilizing the power of softness and circles self defense becomes natural.
The Five Phases of Curriculum for Tai Chi Students
- Primary Qigong (Chi Kung)
- Long Sequence
- Partner Form
- Push Hands/Chin Na
All students receive direct instruction under Sifu Jason Schoenherr with over 15 years of teaching experience. The Tai Chi program at The Detroit Kung Fu Studio will transform your life.