TAI CHI SWORD
(Major Literary Star)
CHI FORM VIDEO: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1611627581621625133
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/381695/cheng_man_ching_tai_chi_chuan/ (bad resolution, but matches our form)
TAI CHI FORM...
The Chinese refer to the joints as gates,
|Each Tai Chi class at Red Sun begins with a 5-minute talk so the student gains mental and spiritual knowledge. .We then do Tai Chi drills in preparation of learning Cheng Man-Ch'ing's Yang-style 37-posture short form, teaching each new student a few more moves with each class. .After the form, we work on push hands. .And we end each class with dessert -- namely, the Tai Chi sword (teacher's favorite!). .Beginners learn simple sword strikes and blocks. .Intermediate students practice partner drills involving chi. .More advanced students learn the choreographed two-person sword fight scene. .Safety is a biggee with us, so no worries.|
Don't feel that you're too old or out of shape.
The moves are similar to swimming in air.
No brute force is used.
Class meets once a week, every Sunday evening.
It's a wonderful (and relaxing) way to end the week!
TAI CHI CLASS: 7:30-8:30
The cost is $35/month
for Red Sun members and nonmembers.
New students must pay for two months in advance
plus a $25 initiation fee.
After that, it's just $35 per month.
We have no contracts.
Students can opt to pay $10 per class
(AFTER being a tai chi student with
us for 3 months or more),
for up to 5 classes.
This is to help during vacation time,
sickness, or when company visits.
To discourage poor attendance
or disrupted training,
students can pay $10 per class
for only 5 times per year.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to my past teachers
Blackwell, Frank Wong, and currently, Jim Cross
for showing me the way.