Tai Chi Programs

We have a Taijiquan (Tai Chi) program for everyone. Come practice with us and feel welcome!

Tai Chi Group
We separate the Taijiquan (Tai Chi) teaching in four levels for didactic purposes only. Since Taijiquan (Tai Chi) is a principles-based art, the underlying principle is always the same, what changes is the complexity of its application. This gives you freedom to choose to follow the more general advice – start at the beginner level and progress at your own pace – or to choose more complex programs if you feel like. It all depends on your commitment.

Beginner

  • Warmup
  • Short Standing Meditation
  • 9 Posture Form
  • Occasional Qigong practice

Most people need about 6 months to learn this form.

Intermediate 1

  • Short Standing Meditation
  • 19 Posture Form
  • One-hand Silk Reeling Qigong

Most people will take one year to learn this form, counting from the day they started the Beginner program. This means that it doesn’t matter if you start with the Beginner or the Intermediate program, you will probably need a year to learn the 19 Posture Form anyway.

Intermediate 2

  • Medium-length Standing Meditation
  • First half of Laojia Form
  • Two-hand Silk Reeling Qigong
  • Optional cooperative Push Hands

Usually one takes one and a half years to get to the end of this program, counting from the day one started Taijiquan (Tai Chi).

Advanced 1

  • Medium-length Standing Meditation
  • Laojia Form (complete)
  • Two-hand Silk Reeling Qigong
  • Optional competitive Push Hands (fixed step)

This would take about two years to complete, from the day you started your Taijiquan (Tai Chi) practice.

Further Learning

After you complete the Laojia Form, You can learn the Forms with traditional weapons, like: Sword, Saber, Spear and Halberd (Guandao); the second set of Silk Reeling Qigong, and more advanced Energy Work.

So, if you start at the Beginner program, you will take two years to reach the end of the Advanced 1 program. If you start directly at the Advance 1 program, you still take two years to reach its end. This is because each program builds on the previous one. For example, about 60% of the movements in the Laojia Form are inside the 19 Posture Form, if you already know this last one, you will know a lot when you start the Advanced 1 program.
We usually advise that one start at the Beginner program, because this gives the student landmarks and achievements to measure progress and keep motivated along the way.

Please read our Lianility Realease here. When coming to your first class, you are required to download and sign it.