The beginner starts with learning the The Foundation Fundamental Forms which are core movements upon which all the other forms are built. They exist, in one variation or another, in every other movement. For this reason, mastering them is essential because ever aspect in Tai Chi will rely on their integrity. While the forms are easy to learn, their correct execution takes time and diligent practice.
- Tai Chi warm up
- Beginning Form
- Upward and Downward Form
- Inward and Outward Form
- Raised Hands and Stance (still and moving)
- Tai Chi Stance (still and stance change)
- Arrow and Bow Stance (still and moving)
- Arrow and Bow Twist Stance (still and moving)
- Ward Off and Ward Off Twist Form (still and moving)
Basic Pushing Hands
The forms teaches us to know ourselves and how we function. Pushing Hands methods teaches us how to know others. Pushing Hands methods (two person sets) help you develop sensitivity to your partner’s motion and intent and develop the ability to effortlessly redirect your partner’s expression of force.
- Single Hand Attaching Method using Yin/Yang hands
- Single Hand Attaching Method with steps
- Single Hand Push Method (circular and straight)