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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. The old ways

  9. Fitness

  10. Meditation

  11. The Tao/Dao

  12. Living

  13. Health

  14. Attitude

  15. Learning

  16. Teaching
     

Classes

About us
Benefits
Boot camp
Classes
Contact details
Cost
FAQs
Gift vouchers
Hiring us
Induction course
Investment
Joining

Membership
Pay-as-you-go
Prices
Private lessons
Rachel Waller
Reviews

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



Taijiquan

3 levels
4 ounces
8 active ingredients

13 areas of study
13 patterns
70%
Ability
Advanced martial art
Authenticity
The beauty of tai chi
Beginner
Central equilibrium
Common misconceptions
Dynamic
The essence of the art
Expert
FAQs
Fa jing
Finding a tai chi class
Fluid
Force

A gentle approach
Home training
Jing (internal/whole-body power)
Key points
Kung fu
Lineage
Listening
Martial theory
Mastery
Multiple opponents
Nervous system
Over 50
Partner work
Peng
Power
Pushing hands
Sensitivity
Shen
Sticky
Sung
Tai chi class or school?
Taijiquan (supreme ultimate fist)
Taijiquan fighting method
Taijiquan grades
Taijiquan principles
Taijiquan syllabus
Types of tai chi
Why learn taijiquan?
Yang Cheng Fu's 10 essentials
Yang style
Yielding




Form

8 stages of form
Form (whole-body movement)
Form applications
Form is movement
Form pattern
Form without function



Combat

Blocks
Bracing
Chin na (seizing)
Combat

Cross-training martial arts
Fighting
Grappling
Holds
Incapacitation
Martial art
Neijiaquan (internal martial arts)
Shuai jiao (take downs)
Skills
Spontaneity
Technical skills
Unpredictability



Self defence

Evading a knife
Self defence
Self defence courses
What is self defence?

Women's self defence



Neigong

Alignment
Biomechanics
Ergonomics
Natural power
Neigong/nei gong/nei kung (internal work/whole-body strength)
Peng
Power generation

Reeling silk
Strength
Strong or tense?



Qigong

Qi
Qi gong/qigong/chi kung
Types of qigong



The old ways

An ancient art
The authentic self
Awakening
Grace

Heightened level of awareness
More than exercise
The Old Ways

Fitness

Age
Balance
Balancing the body
Cardio
Coordination
Core strength
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



Meditation

Attention
Breathing
Clarity

Composure
Concentration
Contemplation
Inspirational quotes
Meditation
Mindful
Self-awareness
Silence
Stillness
Tranquillity



The Tao/dao

Spiritual
The Tao/Dao
Taoism/daoism
Taoist
Te
Wu wei
Yin/yang
Zen



Living

Books (shortlist)

Fatigue
Friendship
Hurry
Longevity
Moderation
Quality of life
Sleep
Worrying



Health

Anti-aging
Arms
Arthritis
Back problems
Benefits

Biological organism
Brain health
Calm
Circulation
Detox
Feet
Hands
Healthy living
Hip & groin
Imperfect health
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
Wellbeing



Attitude

Change
How can you tell?

Humour
Strong mental attitude



Learning

Adult learning
The basics
Blog
Brain work (meditation, awareness, metacognition)
Comfort zone
Ease
Habits
I Ching
Inner teachings
Insights
Intelligence
Introduction
Knowledge
Proof
Skill level
Syllabus
Understanding



Teaching

Fit to teach?
Rachel Waller
Sifu Waller
Teaching assistants


Page created 13 January 1995
Last updated 23 September 2019