Taijiquan syllabus (4)
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Black (4th dan)

5 challenges
5 elements striking (part 1)
5 elements striking (part 2)
5 pre-emptive methods
Balance, rhythm, timing
Becoming the centre
Being in the back
Biomechanics (combat)
Biomechanics (weapons)
Cold jing
Combining chin na, shuai jiao & jing
Dividing the muscle
Entry methods
Fa jing
First hand/second hand
Flowing chin na applications (misplacing the bones)
Flowing shuai jiao applications
Freeform grappling
Heavy bag
Hidden power (an jing)
Jing/leverage principles (misplacing the bones)
Large rhythm, small rhythm
Latent movements
Leverage principles (misplacing the bones)
Neigong (21-30)
Penetrating defences against a knife
Projections (sections 1, 2 & 3)
Rolling
San da stage 2: freeform combat
San sau against a knife
San sau (combat)
Shen
Shih (martial advantage)
Shuai jiao: footwork
Shuai jiao: elbow & bump
Shuai jiao: mutual arising
Shuai jiao: use of legs
Shuai jiao: throws
Shuai jiao against a knife
Silk arms against a knife
Silk arms (combat)
Sparing yourself
The way of the bear
The way of the bird
The way of the monkey
The way of the snake
The way of the tiger
Tools
Travelling
Wu nien
Yielding/chin na against a knife


Black (5th dan)

5 elements striking (part 3)
Bone marrow washing
Cavity press
Cultivating sung
Disarming
Disintegration
Dying ground (expert)
Energy drainage
Fa jing (variations)
Form application (cane)
Form application (jian)
Form application (power)
Form application (sabre)
Form application (walking stick)

Form in self defence
Internalising
Kinetic pathway
Monkey
Neigong
- 20 qualities
- incorporation
Open & close
Overwhelming attacks
Pre-natal breathing
Reeling silk
Refined power (hua jing)
Rhythm
Sealing the breath
Small circle
Sung
Tortoise breathing
Unite upper & lower
Waving
Yin body
Yin/yang 

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Last updated 22 January 1996