Yang Style Tai Chi - Ringwood
Come and study authentic Taijiquan with us!
An ongoing class for students who have begun their study of the Yang style 24 Step and full 5 Section Taijiquan curriculum. If you are interested in learning as a beginner you are welcome - please contact us if you need more information.
The Masich Internal Arts Method (MIAM) Five Section Taijiquan program material is designed to be flexible and fun, ideal for beginners to get a well grounded introduction to traditional Tai Chi, who may then decide to take on the more difficult challenges of the full curriculum. It includes other more challenging aspects like partner work and weapons training.
This term we will continue our studies with the solo hand form and start to develop connection work with partners and relate it to the forms. None of our partner work is designed to be competitive.
60 minutes of exercise.
Led by Gina Davenport, Instructor Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.
Switch to TABLE VIEW if you wish to register for several classes together.
Benefits of practising Tai Chi (taijiquan)
- Developing good posture, balance, strength and coordination
- Improving memory, concentration and multi-tasking
- Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
- Enhancing mobility and flexibility
What is Tai Chi Connection work?
Taijiquan, in its essence, is a partner activity. Traditionally speaking, solo forms and exercises are meant to prepare for two person work. While practitioners can learn and experience many positive results from solo work, far greater benefit comes from applying principles while in physical contact with another taiji player. It can fairly be said that without partner connection the essence of taiji is missing.
For various reasons partner work does not appeal to everyone and many enthusiasts have had unhappy experiences with taiji push-hands or martial applications work. The purpose of wuduan jue-shou or 'sensing-hands' is to open up a tactile dialogue which includes communication through touch, transformation of energy and movement through relaxation. By focusing attention on the basics of making and maintaining partner connection (rather than on competitive outcomes), jue-shou can help practitioners to transform what they have learned through solo work into a meaningful understanding of the art of taijiquan. Sensing-hands, as adopted by the 5 section program, is in fact authentic preparation for traditional taiji partner work.
* SEPTEMBER 2023 Cost Increase
Last year (Sep 2022 to July 2023) we reduced our day class charges from £9 to £8 per session, to support our students during the start of the cost-of-living crisis. Though the crisis has not ended, we must now accept that we cannot continue with this support in our classes; our costs to run the school have not stopped increasing during the last year, and we must now adjust our fees to £10 per session to be in line with those increases.
We must also cut down on our admin time spent managing registrations, and so from Sept 2023, we cannot offer refunds for non-attendance under any circumstances; nor can we re-schedule classes for you at the last minute. We trust you will understand this is now a necessary step for us.
|Tue 12th Dec 2023 - 2:45 pm