OLD TAI CHI STAFF PART 5 + TAI CHI FORM REVIEW program ONLINE

  • MWF for 6 weeks, starting Jun 17 at 9pm

Taught by Steven Sy, ONLINE using Zoom Platform

COURSE DETAILS:
MWF for 6 weeks, starting Jun 17, 2024 
Each session runs from 9:00pm - 9:55pm approx.  (EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME -- [UTC-4 ] )
                                            6:00pm - 6:55pm approx. (PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME -- [UTC-7 ])

 

PREREQUISITE:  OLD TAI CHI STAFF PART 4 + TAI CHI FORM REVIEW PROGRAM

Note:   This course is NOT open to those who were not enrolled in the OLD TAI CHI STAFF PART 4 + TAI CHI FORM REVIEW PROGRAM. 
Students will be only allowed to enroll if they had the OLD TAI CHI STAFF PART 4 + TAI CHI FORM REVIEW program and meet enrollment conditions. 

 

TAI CHI STAFF:

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TAI CHI 1:

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TAI CHI 2:

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TAI CHI 3:

 

OVERVIEW 

The Goal of this Program is to be a continuation course to the form:  Old Tai Chi Staff 

Outside of this, the program is designed to review the earlier Tai Chi forms:  Tai Chi 1, Tai Chi Staff 1 (37 movement), Tai Chi 2, and Tai Chi 3, with a focus on review and then refinement.  Each class review and refine the above forms, depending on the class and time available after doing the Old Tai Chi Staff work. 

Old Tai Chi Staff is a medium-paced Tai Chi form that utilizes a 5-foot long staff.  While Old Tai Chi Staff also uses a staff similar to the Tai Chi Staff form (37 movement) that was previously taught, it is a second-tier Tai Chi Staff form that starts to bridge the gap to more difficult staff weapon forms.  This part of the class will also include additional staff techniques beyond those learned with the Tai Chi Staff form (37 movement), or in PARTS 1-4 to this program.

 

Our Program will teach both the Old Tai Chi Staff form, as well as reviewing earlier forms, in each class period. 

This program will also continue to expand on the staff techniques learned in the PART 4 program. 

 

For the Old Tai Chi Staff component of the class, students will need a 5-foot Tai Chi staff prior to first day of class.

I recommend a Double-Tapered 1.25in White Wax Wood Staff.
Here is one such source, for about $35 (when not on sale):

https://wle.com/collections/weapons/products/sanded-finish-double-taper-wax-wood-staff?variant=28380628025431

  • Week 1:  Jun 17, 19, 21:               OLD TAI CHI STAFF + TAI CHI REV                    (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Week 2:  Jun 24, 26, 28:               OLD TAI CHI STAFF + TAI CHI REV                    (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Week 3:  Jul 1:                              OLD TAI CHI STAFF + TAI CHI REV                    (Monday)
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  • EXTENDED BREAK PERIOD
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  • Week 4:  Jul 19:                            OLD TAI CHI STAFF + TAI CHI REV                    (Friday)
  • Week 5:  Jul 22, 24, 26:                 OLD TAI CHI STAFF + TAI CHI REV                    (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Week 6:  Jul 29, 31, Aug 2:           OLD TAI CHI STAFF + TAI CHI REV                    (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Week 7:  Aug 5, 7, 9:                    OLD TAI CHI STAFF + TAI CHI REV                    (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Week 8:  Aug 12:                          OLD TAI CHI STAFF + TAI CHI REV                    (Monday)

 

While the class itself is not recorded, there will be recordings of practice sets of Old Tai Chi Staff and course practices given out periodically, along with the recordings from PARTS 1-4 program, available for viewing up to Sept 30.  

Most of the class time will be spent actually doing the Tai Chi practice, with periodic breaks to highlight key points or occasionally relevant theory from the Tai Chi classics.

 

Notes:

  • We will allow a short time after each session for questions and answers.
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  • Dependent on enrollment in this course, subsequent courses in Tai Chi, such as continued work with the material in this course, i.e. Old Tai Chi Staff and Tai Chi Form Review (of Tai Chi 1, Tai Chi Staff [37 movement], Tai Chi 2, Tai Chi 3), may be offered, as well as possible other forms.

 

In total, I look forward to having you join the "OLD Tai Chi Staff PART 5 + Tai Chi Form Review program ONLINE".

If anyone has any questions in advance of the class,
Steven may be contacted at his email address:    steven [at] spiritualtao [dot] com.  

 

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