Starts: 22 Apr 2021
Taijiquan Chen style: All Comers
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Feel the sensation of Qi or functional energy in the body
- Remember and practice warm-up exercises
- Practice ZhanZhuang for at least 10 minutes
- Remember and perform part of Chen Lao Jia or 19 form
- Relax and calm the mind through breathing, ZhanZuang and Taiji
his class is open to all. Experience of movement classes or exercise is helpful.
What you need to know before you enrol
This course is for all levels and all ages and abilities. However, you MUST practice at home. What you get out is what you put in, therefore in order to improve your health you need to incorporate these exercises into your daily life. It is important to work to your own level, work to your limit and not beyond. Please inform the tutor if you have any fitness, mobility, stamina or health issues.
What you need
Wear loose clothing and flat, comfortable shoes. Only INDOOR shoes are permitted in the studio. In order to access online resources for your course, you will need the following: smartphone or laptop/tablet with wifi.
Class format and activities
Weekly timetabled class in college with social distancing. The class will be predominantly taught face-to-face in Morley College with the option of joining online. Students will need to have online access using a computer, tablet or smart phone with wifi access. To access additional resources such as notes and videos and homework you will need to use the College’s virtual learning environment, Moodle. Do not worry if you are not internet savvy, Morley college can help you with getting online. Learning is through following the tutor and practicing in small practice groups with space for questions, practice and exploration. The class format is: Warm-up and stretch exercises Standing qigong (zhanzhuang) Silk reeling (Chansigong) Chen style 19 Form and Xinjia (advanced students only) Closing exercise Daily home practice To help you progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive learning environment.