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Lesson Plan for Beginning Students of Tai Chi

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Beginners... you may not understand the following.
Be patient. You will (after taking classes!)

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LESSON 1
.....TAI CHI TALK: Intro to Tai Chi
.....FORM: Beach ball, 70/30 stance, Single Whip, Press & Push
....................Ward-off left, Ward-off right
.....PUSH HANDS: Push Hand sensitivity drill (learning to listen)
.....SWORD: How to hold the sword, 4 sides of sword, 3 parts of sword
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LESSON 2
.....TAI CHI TALK: Chi
.....FORM: Rollback/Press, Rollback/Push, Phoenix Spreads Wings
....................Play the Guitar, Punch, Lift Hands, Closure
.....PUSH HANDS: Push Hand sensitivity drill -corrected
.....SWORD: Sword Strikes (10) - takes about 4 classes to learn
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LESSON 3
.....TAI CHI TALK: 7 Principles of Tai Chi
.....FORM: Embrace Tiger, Fist Under Elbow, Diagonal Flying
....................Golden Rooster, Separate Foot, Low Punch
.....PUSH HANDS: Keep ball between chest & hand (move hip)
.....SWORD: Sword Blocks (15) - takes about 8 classes to learn
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LESSON 4
.....TAI CHI TALK: Meditation
.....FORM: Corners, 7 Stars, Ride Tiger, Shoot Tiger
.....PUSH HANDS: Keep body square
.....SWORD: No-partner drills (moving down the room)
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LESSON 5
.....TAI CHI TALK: Yin-Yang
.....FORM: Start MOVING POSTURES: Beginning, Stir the Soup,
...................Rollback-Press/Rollback-Push, Ward Offs, Brush Knee Left
.....PUSH HANDS: Weight Change 100% (not kind of)
.....SWORD: Partner Drills
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LESSON 6
.....TAI CHI TALK: Brief History
.....FORM: MORE MOVING POSTURES: Shoulder Strike,
...................Block Perry Punch, Repulse Monkey
.....PUSH HANDS: Turn (redirect)
.....SWORD: Minor & Major Literary Star
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LESSON 7
.....TAI CHI TALK: History (more in depth)
.....FORM: Repulse Monkey
.....PUSH HANDS: Give back equal intensity (shoulder push)
.....SWORD: Drawing In & Out with partner (and its blocks)
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LESSON 8
.....TAI CHI TALK: History (part 3)
.....FORM: Wave Hands in the Clouds
.....PUSH HANDS: Hip turn, shoulder roll
.....SWORD: Circle Drill (sticking sword)
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LESSON 9
.....TAI CHI TALK: Tai Chi Means
.....FORM: Snake Creeps Down, Spinning Heel Kick, Sweep Lotus
.....PUSH HANDS: One-hand Push Hands
.....SWORD: Diagonal Slash Drill with Partner
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LESSON 10
.....TAI CHI TALK: Balance
.....FORM: Begin Learning the Form
.....PUSH HANDS: Two-hand Push Hands
.....SWORD: Start Choreograph Sword Fight scene
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