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  4. Taijiquan students

  5. Taijiquan grades

  6. Eligibility

  7. Inner teachings

  8. Meditation

  9. Membership

  10. Etiquette

  11. Attitude

  12. Learning

  13. Tai chi for health

  14. Tai chi for fitness

  15. Baguazhang

  16. Your teachers
     

Taijiquan

3-D
3 rules
4 ounces
5 animals
6 balanced pairs
8 stages of form
13 postures
36 strategies
100 days challenge
360
Adjustment
Alerting the nervous system
Alignment
Anticipation
Applications explained
Are you a martial artist?
Are you strong enough?

Balance & centre
Bearing
Behaviour
Being awkward
Cat
Central equilibrium
Centre
Chin na applications
Chin na basics
Chinese martial arts
Clumsy
Conflictive training
Confusing internal & external training methods
Connection
Countering (intro)

The crouch
Cutting the circle
Dead forms
Direct transmission
Drilling
Emotional content
Equipment
Everybody falls
Female martial artist
Fighting on TV
Fighting styles
Fighting talk
Finishing off
Flowing chin na
Fluid
Folding
Footwork
Force
Form is movement
Form pattern
Form pattern: lines of force
Form pattern: square
Form pattern: versions
Frame
Free the movement

Freeform combat
Games
Gaps & deficiencies
Girl's Night
Groundpath
Hidden strength
Home practice
Home routines
Home training (members)
How?
I know kung fu

Impact
Innate
Intention
Internal/external ratio
Internal strength
The internal way of moving
Internecine
Invisibility
The journey
Jutsu & do
Kung fu fitness
Latent movements
Learning an internal martial art
Lessons with Sifu Waller
Listening
A living art
The lost art?
Martial arts fitness
Martial concepts
Martial expectations
Martial perspective
Martial sets
Melee
Mind power
Minimalist
Mirroring
Monkey
Monkey paws
Multiple opponents
Mushin
Neigong caution
Nerve
Neutral state
Neutralise
Newton's laws
Nimble

Open hand striking
Our syllabus
Panic
Paper tiger
Paradigm shift
Partner work mistakes
Penetrating defences
Playing the attacker
Power generation
Power management
Powers & principles
Practical Taoism
Practical yielding
Quan (fist/combat/martial art)
Range & reach
Reasonable force
Redundancy
Regular pace
Relative positioning
San sau
Self defence challenge
Self defence tips
Shape
Shen
Shuai jiao applications
Shuai jiao skills
Sifu's class
Silk arms
Skill level
Small circle
Soft option
Spontaneity
Stance
Stealth
Stick power
Strategic stepping
Structure
Sung
Sword
Tai chi is not sport
Tai chi without forms?
Taijiquan as a supplement
Taijiquan combat
Taijiquan fist
Taijiquan & piano lessons
Taijiquan syllabus (13 areas)
Taijiquan syllabus (complete)
Take the space
Technical skills
Technique-based mentality
Tradition
Travelling
Understanding fighting
Understanding softness

Understanding weapons
Unite upper & lower
Unnatural naturalness
Unpredictability
Using the mind instead of force
Violence
Warm-up
Warrior/sage
The way of the animal
The way of the warrior
Weapons night
Whole-body?
Women in martial arts
Working with the instructor
Workshops
Wu wei
Yielding basic skills



Taijiquan students

Ben
Chris
Daniel
Dawn
Eddie
Julia
Karen

Marc B
Marc H
Maria
Martin
Mayur
Paul
Rachel



Taijiquan grades

White belt
Yellow belt
Orange belt
Green belt
Blue belt

Purple belt
Brown belt
Black belt (syllabus)
1st - 3rd dan
1%
Assessment
Assignments
Black belt
Coloured belts
Darker belts
Expert
Fast-track
Grades explained
How to pass your first grade
Mastery
Not a beginner?
Pale belts
Passing grades when older
Taijiquan syllabus (complete)



Eligibility

Black T-shirt
Eligibility - taijiquan syllabus

Health comes first
The physical
Weapons eligibility



Inner teachings

16 treasures
The Book of Changes
Finding balance
I Ching
Indoor student
Indoor student conditions
Indoor student expectations
Indoor student of taijiquan
Inner school
Lineage student of taijiquan
Longevity patch
Magic
Metacognition
Mirror

Mystery
Myths & magic

The old ways
Secrets
The seeker

Steal my art



Meditation

Attachment
The authentic self
Awakening
Bear witness
Belief
Change
Clarity

Consciousness
Constructive rest
Contemplation
Detachment
Embodied Taoism
Emotional authenticity
Emotional awareness
Hearing or listening?
I Ching quotes
Imperfect

Krishnamurti
Krishnamurti's descriptions

Lost places
Luck
Natural order
Perception
Presence
A quiet life
Reality
Rustic
The Science of the Essence
The Science of the Essence in popular culture
Silence
Slow
Stillness
Straw dogs
Taoist
Te
Truth
Tzu-jan
The Vinegar Tasters
Wabi sabi
The way
Wisdom
Words
Zen koan
Zen mind
Zen & tai chi

Membership

4 types of student
Boot camp
Cancelling
Data protection policy
FAQs (class members)
Fit for combat
Introduction
Kung fu suit
Prices
Responsibilities
School members
School spirit
Shido-geiko (learning-by-helping)
Sifu
Social events
Social Secretary
Tai chi for fitness membership
Tai chi for health membership
Taijiquan membership
Tea Club
Terms of membership



Etiquette

Ang pow
Ang pow functions
Attitude & etiquette
Bowing
Code of Conduct
Dress code
Dress code & ego
Dress code for women
Leaving the school

Misconduct
Pronunciation
Visiting the instructor's home



Attitude

Act now

Aggression
Anger
Animals
Assertiveness
Bullying
Charity
Cherry blossom
Commitment
Conflict

Conviction
Curiosity
Demons
Ego
Fear
Female feet
Femaleness
Fighting talk
Following instructions
Free will
Frustration
Funky talk
The future
Getting your own way
Home life
Honour
Hope
Humility
Ignorance
Jedi Knight
Just do it
A Lady of Tai Chi
Laziness
Lazy
Learned helplessness
Life... it made sense at the time
Life coach
A life less ordinary
Living
Macho
Making space
Manners
Meet us halfway
The nail
Not in the mood
Opinion
Organising yourself
Over-analysing...
Over-confidence
Passive aggressive
Politics
Procrastination
Pronouncing your own name
Quick fix
Reacting
Real human
Respect
Responsibility
Retire
The road less travelled
Security
Seeing & looking
Self
Self-control
Self-help
Self-reliance
Simplistic
Sincerity
Solutions
Something for nothing
Speculation
Standing in your own way
Stern
Struggling
Tai chi charlatans
Tailored learning
Time
Toys
TV
Value
Vulgarity
Vulnerability
Weak
Wedding & marriage
Whole-hearted
Wonder
Work in progress
You make it happen



Learning

12 week challenge
90%
Ability
Abstraction
Accuracy
Active learning
Advice
Amateurs
Ambiguity
Ancient stories
The ancient world
Art & culture
A beginner forever...
Beyond logic
Build
The challenge
Choice
Context

A copy or a way?
Corrections
Creativity
Deterioration

Differentiation
DVDs
Esoteric
The exchange
Exoticism
Familiarity
Forgotten how to learn?
General knowledge
Grading
Growing
History
How tai chi is taught in modern times
Inconvenient
Insights
Inspirational quotes
Instructing (tai chi for health)
Instructing (taijiquan)
Intelligence
Internal/external
John Lash quotes
Knowledge base
Knowledge & wisdom
Learner driver
Learning skills
Learning tai chi
Lesson format
Looking after yourself
Making mistakes
Martial routine
Maths
Meaning
Means and ends
Mental representation
A method
Neuroplasticity
New
New forms
Not knowing
Obstacles
Open your mind
Ordeal
Pacing yourself
Patience
Practice
Questions
Reading
Recommended reading
Refinement
The role of qigong in the internal martial arts
The role of qigong in a tai chi class
Scientist
Self-assessment
Self-differentiating
Similarities & differences
Simplicity
Southwood's training tips
Teacher training course
Teaching levels
Teaching tai chi
Trainee teachers
The training environment
Understanding form
Understanding qigong
Unlearn
Verbal understanding
Watching video clips
Why bother reading?



Tai chi for health

Alzheimer's disease
Bags

The beauty of tai chi
Biological organism
Diet
Dietary education
Dynamic
Easy exercise
Easy tai chi?
Fat loss
Gait
A gentle approach
Grace
Health routine
Health syllabus
Home training
Imperfect health
Keeping warm
Natural power
Panacea
Poise
Pregnancy
Qigong practice
Skin care
Vegetarian
Zero sugar diet




Tai chi for fitness

Cardio
Condition
Core strength
Fitness syllabus
Full strength
Health or fitness?
How to look good in tights
Keep fit
Running
Sport
Tai chi as a tonic



Baguazhang

Baguazhang study
The Book of Changes
I Ching quotes



Your teachers

Ang pow list (Rachel)
Ang pow list (Sifu)
Films
Know your instructor
Know your small

Lessons with Sifu Waller
Master of taijiquan
Masterwork/masterpiece
Rachel's routine
Southwood's training tips
Visiting the instructor's home
Working with the instructor
YouTube

 

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Last updated 18 October 2020