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Notes, lessons and reflections

An introduction to
Sifu Waller's teaching and insights:

  1. Classes

  2. Taijiquan

  3. Form

  4. Combat

  5. Self defence

  6. Neigong (whole-body strength)

  7. Qigong

  8. Meditation

  9. Fitness

  10. Living

  11. Health

  12. Attitude

  13. Learning

  14. Teaching

  15. The Tao/Dao
     

Classes

About us
Benefits
Classes
Contact details
Cost
FAQs
Finding a tai chi class
Gift vouchers
Hiring us
Induction course
Investment
Joining

Membership
Prices
Private lessons
Rachel Waller
Reviews

Self defence courses
Sifu Waller
Tai chi class or school?
Teaching assistants



Taijiquan

8 active ingredients

13 areas of study
70%
Advanced martial art
An ancient art
Authenticity
Common misconceptions
The essence of the art
Fa jing
Form (whole-body movement)
Form applications
Form without function
Jing (internal/whole-body power)
Key points
Lineage
Martial principles
Nervous system
Over 50
Partner work
Peng
Power
Pushing hands
Sensitivity
Sticky
Tai chi class or school?
Taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist)
Taijiquan fighting method
Taijiquan principles
Types of tai chi

Why learn taijiquan?
Yang Cheng Fu's 10 essentials
Yang style
Yielding



Combat

Baguazhang
Blocks
Bracing
Chin na (seizing)
Combat

Cross-training martial arts
Fighting
Grappling
Holds
Incapacitation
Kung fu
Martial art
Neijiaquan (internal martial arts)
Shuai jiao (take downs)
Skills



Self defence

Evading a knife
Self defence
Self defence courses
Women's self defence




Neigong

Biomechanics
Ergonomics
Neigong/nei gong/nei kung (internal work/whole-body strength)
Peng
Reeling silk
Strength
Strong or tense?



Qigong

Qi
Qi gong/qigong/chi kung
Types of qigong



Meditation

Attention
Breathing
Composure
Concentration
Heightened level of awareness
Meditation
Mindful
Self-awareness
Tranquillity

 

Fitness

Age
Balance
Balancing the body
Coordination
Cross-training
Cross-training in our school
A deliberate life
Exaggeration
Exercise
Exercise is boring
Exercise opportunities
Exertion
Fitness level
Lower body strength
Massage
Mobility
Motor skills
Muscle
No pain, no gain
Physical education
Rejuvenation
Shoulders
Stretching
Tai chi for fitness
Tension
Use it or lose it
Vitality
Yoga
Youthful



Living

Books (shortlist)

Fatigue
Friendship
Healthy living
Hurry
Longevity
Moderation
More than exercise
Quality of life
Sleep
Worrying



Health

Anti-aging
Arms
Arthritis
Back problems
Benefits

Brain health
Calm
Circulation
Detox
Feet
Hands
Hip & groin
Joint health
Knees
Legs
Listen to your body
Medical problems
Memory
Migraine
Over-taxing the body
Pelvis
Preventative healthcare
Relaxation
Rest
Tai chi for health
Tea
Therapy?
Wellbeing



Attitude

How can you tell?

Humour
Strong mental attitude



Learning

Adult learning
The basics
Brain work (meditation, awareness, metacognition)
Comfort zone
Ease
Habits
Inner teachings
Knowledge
Proof
Syllabus
Understanding



Teaching

Fit to teach?
Rachel Waller
Sifu Waller
Teaching assistants



The Tao/dao

Spiritual
The Tao/Dao
Taoism/daoism
Yin/yang
Zen


Page created 13 January 1995
Last updated 19 February 2020