Our Contents and General Sequence of Learning:

Taiji Yang Sheng Gong (Basic Health Set)

(10-12 weeks)

Qigong for

Deep relaxation

12 Meridians

Internal Organs and

Major Joints

Taijiquan 24 + Yang Sheng Gong upgrades

(6-9 months)

Training in the foundation principles of Taiji quan. These includes correct postures, body coordination, qi-flow, centering and balance.

Upgrades to the Yang Sheng Gong health training.

Taijiquan 108 + Yang Sheng Gong upgrades

(1 year to unlimited)

Training in one or more of the Complete Traditional Sequences, with step by step addition of Higher Principles. With good foundation from Taijiquan 24 it takes only a few months to learn the 108 form. However, in-depth Taiji practice is not merely the practice of the form, but of deep Yin-yang principles. We call these the 39 principles. They are gradually and systematically introduced over the weeks and months. Our Taiji practice passes through 4 large stages, Stance (Muscular Energy) to Jing (Intermediate Energy to Qi (Advanced Energy) to Hua (Transcendental Energy) (式,劲,气,化)

Further Practice: Taiji Sword and Taiji Sabre

The Sword and the Sabre represents the Yang and the Yin of the weapon forms.

They also heighten certain characteristics that give us more physical benefits. For example, their extension from our bodies guides us to send energy out from our bodies and receive energy back from the environment. They also help us to focus our energies in space. The combined effect is to build up our qi field.

DISCIPLE-SHIP

Students who practice regularly and who are interested in the deepest and most complete knowledge of Taijigong may apply to be accepted as a disciple and enter our lineage under Shifu Sim Pern Yiau (Singapore). For most practitioners this option is open to them after Taiji 24, that is, after a year of learning. This gives the student and the Shifu time to know each other, as entering disciple-ship should not be taken lightly. Disciples are taught advanced Gongs (energy training) and Tuishou (understanding changes through defence play).