Syllabus

1. HUNYUAN NEIGONG - Qi-Gong
2. Traditional Chen-style Taiji First Routine - 76 Form (LAOJIA)
3. Traditional Chen-style Taiji Second Routine (PAOCHUI)
4. HUYUAN TAIJI 24 Form
5. HUNYUAN TAIJI 36 Broad Sword
6. HUNYUAN TAIJI 48 Sword
7. Taiji 32 Elbow
8. Chen-style Push hands

The function of the first routine is:

1. Its special circle or ‘S’ movements stretch open each joint and improve whole body’s flexibility.
2. Nuture the organs and HUNYUAN Qi
3. Train the secret combat technologies. It practices 8 basic forces and 5 basic steps. How to use seven stars, how to use the whole body’s force to spiral in and spiral out. Its purpose is to train 18 balls. (neck, left and right should, left and right chest, left and right elbow, left and right wrist, waist, left and right hips, left and right knees, left and right angle, abdomen and back). Through the 18 balls movement, the whole body becomes one unit.

Second Routine

The second routine is an extension of first routine. The difference between the two routines is that the second routine has more step changes and each sequence is practiced in a changing step. Without the first routine’s practice, the second routine can be practiced in a wrong way. If we say the first routine is designed to fight with one rival, the second one is to fight to several rivals. So the second routine is seldom to be taught before. Through the training of second routine, the student will have a complete realization about Taiji as a Martial art.

Both routines are based on TAIJIQIGONG, fortunately the HUNYUAN NEGONG will be taught freely in every class for 5 minutes. Generally, for the two routines, one sequence learning will use one hour. The first 5 minutes, Master Ma will teach Neigong and practice with the student together. The learning of sequence includes two parts:

1. Sequence Learning - Master Ma will show you the sequence firstly and let you follow him to practice.

2 - Application Learning - Master Ma will teach you how to use it in combat. And let you try it! Then Master Ma will correct your mistakes and teach you the internal movement. Finally, Master Ma will lead the student to practice. At the end of one hour, student can learn the special Taiji and secret combat technologies.

The other forms except push hands are taught in the same way. Chen-style push hands focuses on the practice of listening ability of your body, the changing ability of sequence. Through the practice of push hands, a student can have a deeper understanding about the applications of each sequence had learned before. And push is much more gentle than Sanshou. So it is very popular in China.

The Taiji sword and broadsword is taught only when the student has learned at least one routine or have a really good foundation. Because it requires that you can control your whole body freely. If not, it is so easy to hurt yourself. And you can not under the real spirit behind the sword.

Taiji 32 elbow is the final form that Master Ma will teach. Only indoor students are taught this.

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