Taiji (T'ai Chi) Fan

When and Where

Dates
18 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018 (2 hours, 1 day)
Days and times
Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£14
Concession fee
£11
Senior fee
£13

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Laura Ichajapanich
Course code
SHE027A

What you will learn

Elegant, dramatic and fun, the Chinese fan form is both a martial art and dance form. This short introduction will show you how to use your Qi (energy) in the flowing Taiji movements and improve your co-ordination, flexibility and balance. Students should either have experience of dance or Taiji/Qigong.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Open and close the fan in at least 3 directions
  • Perform and remember up to the 5 moves of the Taiji Fan
  • Perform basic Taiji steps
  • Perform and remember stretch exercises

Class format and activities

Warm-up to loosen the body
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Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.

Entry requirements

You will need to have experience of either Taiji, Qigong or Dance.

What you need to know before you enrol

The taiji fan requires a degree of fitness and flexibility. However, these can be developed in the class and students must be aware of and work to their own limits and abilities. All movements can be performed in an upright posture and more gently.

What you will need for your class

Loose-fitting, comfortable clothes. Flat martial arts shoes or trainers that are only for indoor use should be worn. A Taiji Fan if you have one, otherwise you can borrow one from the college.

What you can do next

Join a Taiji or Qigong class at Morley, and there are plans to introduce further Taiji Fan and weapons classes.