Taiji-Qigong Program--In-Depth Taiji but without the Pain and Bruises
Want more in-depth than "Taiji-lite" at rec centers or as an after-thought at schools teaching other martial arts, but have concerns about getting into too much rough stuff with martial Taijiquan? Try our Taiji-Qigong program. You will gain a thorough knowledge of the art, but still stay within your body's comfort zone.
Taiji Ball Qigong is a core element of our Taiji-Qigong and Taijiquan programs
Comprehensive Taiji Exercise for Health: Instructor Certification
Level 1. Assistant Instructor
Perform and teach Taiji form and applications: bare-hand long form section 1, right and left sides with commands, intention, and coordination with breathing as well as the standard teaching applications of section 1 form movements.
Perform and teach Taiji-Qigong exercise: Taiji balance training; Taiji walking (forward, backward and sideways); solo stationary and rocking Taiji Ball Qigong patterns; the All-Season Qigong for Spine and Chest, back to childhood breathing and basic sitting meditation.
Perform and teach partner exercises: sensing hands single and double patterns 1-4.
Perform and teach standing meditation: Wuji, Embrace the Moon on the Chest and Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg.
Pass a written test on Level 1 Taiji-Qigong Theory
Level 2. Associate Instructor
Fulfill the requirements of Level 1.
Perform and teach Taiji Form: The entire bare-hand long form, right side with commands, intention, coordination with breathing and coordination with Qi circulation as well as the standard teaching applications of the form movements of the bare-hand long.
Perform and teach Taiji Qigong exercise: Taiji Qigong Primary set, Taiji Ball Qigong (solo walking forward and backward), Taiji Symbol tracing silk-reeling exercise solo right and left handed, reverse abdominal breathing; Yongquan, Four Gates and Five Gates breathing; Grand Circulation, Taiji Ball breathing and Functional Meditation.
Pass a written test on Level 2 Taiji-Qigong Theory
Level 3. Master Instructor
Fulfill the requirements of Level 2.
Perform and Teach Taiji form: bare-hand long form left side with commands, intention, coordination with breathing and coordination with internal Qi circulation.
Perform and Teach Taiji-Qigong exercise: Stationary Taiji-Qigong coiling set, Taiji Ball Qigong rocking and walking with partner, free style Taiji Ball Qigong, Embryonic Breathing and Small Circulation sitting meditation.
Perform and teach partner exercises: Yin-Yang symbol tracing silk reeling Yang side solo.
Perform and Teach Taiji Cane Exercise: Taiji cane warm-up routine, rocking and weight shifting combination drills.
Pass a written test on Level 3 Taiji-Qigong Theory