NEW 2019 beginners class starts:- Saturday February 2nd to Saturday 23rd March
(eight classes) - Bookings essential - (8 consecutive classes costs $150).
at (Map 1) Centennial Park Saturday mornings at 8.30am.
Join our FREE classes on Monday and Tuesdays at The Bowen Library Maroubra. (Map 2) Bowen Library
at 9.15am Intermediate Class held at 5.30pm - by enquiry only.
Tai chi classes are held regularly in Centennial Park Sydney and The Bowen Library in Maroubra.
WEEKLY ongoing beginners tai-chi class held every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8.30am - adjacent to the labyrinth in Centennial Park Sydney
A new beginners tai-chi class commences Saturday 7th July 2018 at 8.30am in Centennial Park Sydney.
The training is based on Master Huang Sheng Shyan's system of Yang-Style Tai Chi, through the teaching of Patrick Kelly, and the form has evolved with the approach to fluidity, dynamics, relaxation and the internal flow of chi/qi through the body which assists the learning process and the integration of taiji into everyday life.
The aim is to strengthen internal organs, unblock energy meridians (pathways) and to facilitate the flow of vital fluids through the body, by relaxing, attention to posture, releasing, alignment, balance and coordination.
Calm and relaxed breathing with movement, meditation and visualization all help to establish a strong constitution, physical, mental and emotional well being. Opening and closing of joints and gates allows energy to gather and for the body to heal.
The practice of chi kung (qigong) can also lead to a practical understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese history and religious beliefs.
The 108 move Yang Cheng Fu long form has the emphasis on self defence applications and push hands practice.The focus is on Natural body alignment, and effortless movements, Through feeling, sensing and intention (not exertion) we form new experiences of lightness, effortless effort, balance, clarity, visualization and relaxation.
We Practice: “To Use the mind to move energy… then to Use energy to move the body.”
1) FORCELESSLY ROUSE OUR STRENGTH TO THE HEADTOP
2) CONTAIN OUR CHEST & PLUCK UP OUR BACK
3) LOOSEN OUR WAIST & LOWER OUR BUTTOCKS
4) SINK OUR SHOULDERS & DROP OUR ELBOWS
We practice Master Huang's Fujian White Crane which has a wave of expansion from the ground - 'shooting arrow' whereas taiji emphasises a wave of stretching and compression that precedes wave of expansion - drawing the bow. Master Huang refined and developed the white crane forms to reflect the true taiji principles (therefore the fighting or competitive aspect is not emphasised).
Here the focus is on the the San Feng Kuai Chuan or 'Quick Fist' (dedicated to Chang Sanfeng, founder of taiji) is Master Huang's fast taiji form adapted from the Fourth Set of the Fujian White Crane System.and occassionally BaPuLien or 'Eight Continuous Steps' the form that the Kata 'Sanchin' is based on.
This form is inspired by the 'call of the crane' and develops power based on the breathing.