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PREREQUISITE: Tai Chi Qigong 1-2
This course is designed for those who have taken both Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1
and Tai Chi Qigong 2 + Qigong Meditation Basics 2. This course has restricted enrollment.
To be eligible to enroll, you must have taken the prerequisite courses.
This course is suitable for both complete beginners to the Tai Chi 3 form, as well as
advanced practitioners already familiar in Tai Chi 3 who are looking to refine their skills.
Individual attention during practice periods will facilitate all skill levels.
The purpose of this course is to explore additional techniques for improving one's physical health and emotional health, and to act as a direct continuation to "Tai Chi Qigong 2".
Tai Chi Qigong 3 is a short movement form designed to strengthen the tendons and energize the body.
ABOUT TAI CHI 3 ["Tendon Form"]
Tai Chi 3 is a medium-paced, twisting, tilting, and fun Tai Chi short form.
Tai Chi 3 is extremely rare and relatively unknown. Here the complexity and the fun increase exponentially as we relax the vertical dimension of Tai Chi. The upper part of the body will tilt forward or backward at various points in the form. This combined with twisting and spinning-type movements make the form quite intricate but also immensely fun to practice.
Tai Chi 3 also strengthens the tendon system. All of the tilting and twisting movements incorporate gentle tendon stretches. Simply by doing the form, over time a person's mobility and range of motion will increase. Due to the focus on the tendons, Tai Chi 3 also serves as complementary material to the tendon qigong of Iron Shirt 2.
This course forms a continuity with Tai Chi 1 and Tai Chi 2 course material. In particular, there will be some minimal time allotted in class for continued practice of the Tai Chi 1 and Tai Chi 2 forms. However, the main focus in this course will be on learning the Tai Chi 3 form, so reviewers from previous years who wish to focus on Tai Chi 1 improvement or Tai Chi 2 improvement are encouraged to repeat "Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1" or "Tai Chi 2 + Qigong Meditation Basics 2" (respectively) in this same year's August prior to enrollment in this workshop.
More details on the Advanced Tai Chi segment to appear after Summer 2018.
In total, I look forward to sharing "Tai Chi Qigong 3 + Advanced Tai Chi" with you.
If anyone has any questions in advance of the class,
Steven may be contacted at his email address: steven [at] spiritualtao [dot] com.
At the end of this course, students will receive an attendance certificate which will identify hours completed in Master Chia's system, which may be used toward the certification requirements in his system.
Do you want to be an Associate Instructor or an Instructor? If so, click on Certificate Program for more information and special pricing.
Last Revised 11/24/2017