Begins: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Location: The Crags Centre, 10 Bowmont Pl, Edinburgh, EH8 9RY
Course duration: 7 weeks (10 hours' instruction)
Course fee: £12/hr payable via Paypal (includes welcome pack and
Academy Membership); £8/hr for continuing students & members
Join senior Tai Chi teacher Li Ho 文莉 for this premier course combining Chen Style Tai Chi (陳氏太極拳) with Baduanjin Qigong (八段錦). Students will learn the foundation movements of Chen Style, consisting of 'Silk Reeling'. Silk Reeling is a set of repetitive spiral movements with the arms and hands, with alternating fast/slow motion and bursts of power. The Chen Style Tai Chi 11 form is a simplified form based on authentic Chen Style Tai Chi Old Frame or Laojia. Students will also become familiar with the 8 movements, or Pieces of Brocade, of Baduanjin Qigong. Baduanjin is one of the most common forms of Chinese Qigong used as exercise and is primarily designated as a form of medical Qigong, meant to improve health. The name of the form generally refers to how the eight individual movements of the form characterize and impart a silken quality (like that of a piece of brocade) to the body.
This course is for health and exercise purposes and does not include combat. Please note however, that Tai Chi is a martial art and students should expect physically rigorous exercise during the course. If you have a physical disability or have suffered an injury which impedes flexibility and movement please seek advice from your doctor before reserving a place on the course. For more information see our Terms & Conditions under the 'About' tab.
Experience in the UK
Delivered Chinese New Year Tai Chi workshop in Perth High School, 2012–2015; Delivered tai chi workshops for CISS and Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre, February 2013; Tai Chi group invited by the Scotland Chinese Culture Association to perform for the "Gold Autumn Festival Celebration" at St Andrew's Square, September 2013; Invited by the General Consulate of China at Edinburgh to be Tai Chi leader for the Chinese Community group at the Edinburgh Festival Parade, July 2015; Invited as the judge for the London International Tai Chi Competition, June 2016
Training with Chen Style Tai Chi grandmaster Liming Yue (Tai Chi Centre U.K), 2014–2016; with Chen Style Tai Chi grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang (19th lineage holder of Chen Style Tai Chi), November 2015; with Chen Style Tai Chi master Chen Bing (20th lineage holder of Chen Style Tai Chi), May 2016; with Chen Style Tai Chi master Chen Zi Qiang (20th lineage holder of Chen Style Tai Chi), July 2016; with headteacher of Wudang San Feng Tai Chi School master Yuan Liming, September 2016; Training with Yang Style Tai Chi & Health Qigong master Faye Yip (Chairman of British Health Qigong Association & head teacher of Deyin Taiji Institute), July & November 2016