Health syllabus
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Tai chi for health syllabus - student grades


1. Beginner (health)

Long Yang form (section 1) (regular & mirrored)
Grading
Partner work
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4 directions with a partner
-
central equilibrium maintain the centre
- eyes-closed walking
- leading & following (eyes-closed)
- p
alm at 3 distances
- peripheral vision
- place palms & shift weight (eyes-closed)
- p
osture testing
- yielding to a push
Qigong (ticksheet)

Challenge - form challenge (30 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge full circle qigong (30 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - mirrored form (30 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge standing qigong (4 postures) (20 minutes x 4 weeks)


2. Intermediate (fitness)

4 directions with a partner (no contact)
Cat-stepping
Horse stance qigong
Grading
High circle qigong
Horse stance
Long Yang form (section 2) (regular & mirrored)
Long Yang form (section 3) (regular & mirrored)
Pushing peng exercise (complete)
Qigong development
Qigong revision
Single pushing hands
Standing post with arms
Stretches & joint work

Challenge - form challenge (section 2) (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - form challenge (section 2) (mirrored) (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - form challenge (section 3) (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - form challenge (section 3)  (mirrored) (60 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - horse stance qigong (5 mins x 12 weeks)
Challenge - qigong development (40 mins x 4 weeks)
Challenge - single pushing hands (30 mins x 4 weeks)

Assignment #1 - The Sword Polisher's Record
Assignment #2 - There Are No Secrets
Assignment #3 - The Essence of Tai Chi Chuan - The Literary Tradition
Assignment #4 - The Way of Chuang Tzu
Assignment #5 - Peak
Assignment #6 - The Art of War
Assignment #7 - The New Lao Tzu
Assignment #8 - Zen in the Art of Archery


3. Experienced (technical skills)

13 postures
Breath meditation
Grading
Groundpath
Meditation on body sensations
Meditation on emotions
Moving with kwa
Neigong (1-20)
Neigong (extras)
Obvious power (ming jing)
Reverse breathing
Single pushing hands (stepping)
Spiral body
Teacher training (optional)
Yin

Assignment #1 - The Book of Life
Assignment #2 - The Inner Way
Assignment #3 - Sword & Brush
Assignment #4 - Grit
Assignment #5 -
The Okinawa Program
Assignment #6 - The Little Zen Companion
Assignment #7 - The Power of Habit
Assignment #8 - Tai Chi Secrets of the Ancient Masters
Assignment #9 - Blink
Assignment #10 - Commentaries on Living volume 2
Assignment #11 - 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
Assignment #12 - Steal My Art
Assignment #13 - The Road Less Travelled
Assignment #14 - Outliers
Assignment #15 - Smarter, Faster, Better
Assignment #16 - Tao of Being
Assignment #17 - The Tai Chi Journey
Assignment #18 - How to Win Friends and Influence People
Assignment #19 - The Willpower Instinct
Assignment #20 - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff


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Page created 18 April 1995
Last updated 28 January 2020