January to April 2024 – Intermediate Course I

January 2024

Week 1

  • Wednesday 10th January- 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (6min)
    • Foundation 1 – Qigong & Body Mind Connection
    • Foundation Partnerwork 1 – Single & Double Push Hands – Qigong & 8 Methods
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Forms 1&2 – Preparation / Beginning – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Qigong & Body Mind Connection
  • Thursday 11th January – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class

Week 2

  • Wednesday 17th January – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (9min)
    • Foundation 2 – Physical Foundations
    • Foundation Partnerwork 2 – Loosening, Yielding, Listening, Following, Sticking
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Form 3 – Ward Off Left – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Physical Foundations
  • Thursday 18th January – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class

Week 3

  • Wednesday 24th January – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (12min)
    • Foundation 3 – Posture, Shape & Functional Structure
    • Foundation Partnerwork 3 – Shape & Functional Structure in Single / Double Push Hands
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Form 4 – Ward Off Right – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Shape & Functional Structure
  • Thursday 25th January – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class
  • Saturday 27th January – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi 37 Form / Partnerwork & Pushing Hands Workshop
  • Sunday 28th January – 11:30am to 3pm – Qigong (Huang Sheng Shyan’s 5 Loosening Exercises) / Bagua Workshop

Week 4

  • Wednesday 31st January – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (12min)
    • Foundation 4 – Yi, Qi & Internal Practice
    • Foundation Partnerwork 4 – Yi, Qi & Internal Practice in Single / Double Push Hands
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Forms 4,5,6,7 – Peng Lu Ji An – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Yi, Qi & Internal Practice
  • Thursday 1st February – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class

February 2024

Week 5

  • Wednesday 7th February – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (15min)
    • Foundation 5 – Opening & Closing
    • Foundation Partnerwork 5 – Push, Pull, Open, Close – ‘Stretch’, ‘Fa jin’, ‘Pluck’
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Forms 4,5,6,7 – Peng Lu Ji An (2) – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Opening & Closing
  • Thursday 8th February – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class
  • Saturday 10th February – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi 37 Form / Partnerwork & Pushing Hands Workshop

Week 6

  • Wednesday 14th February – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (18min)
    • Foundation 6 – Horizontal Aspects
    • Foundation Partnerwork 6 – Horizontal Dynamics (Peng, Lu, Ji / Hua, Fa / 4 Directions)
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Form 8 – Single Whip – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Horizontal Aspects
  • Thursday 15th February – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class
  • Saturday 17th February – 11:30am to 3pm – Qigong (Liu Xiheng’s Exercises) / Bagua Workshop

(WEEK OFF)

Week 7

  • Wednesday 28th February – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (21min)
    • Foundation 7 – Vertical Aspects
    • Foundation Partnerwork 7 – Vertical Dynamics (Peng, Long Jin, An / Hua, Na, Fa / 6 Directions)
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Form 9&10 – Raise Hands & Shoulder Stroke – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Vertical Aspects
  • Thursday 29th February – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class

March 2024

Week 8

  • Wednesday 6th March – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (24min)
    • Foundation 8 – Rotation & Spiral I (Parallel Stance)
    • Foundation Partnerwork 8 – Rotation & Spiral I (Parallel Stance) – Peng, Lu, Lieh, Tsai
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Form 11&12 – White Crane Spreads Wings / Brush Knee & Twist Step – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Rotation & Spiral Aspects
  • Thursday 7th March – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class
  • Saturday 9th March – 11:30am to 1:30pm – Scaravelli Inspired Yoga & Meditation

Week 9

  • Wednesday 13th March – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (24min)
    • Foundation 9 – Rotation & Spiral II (Bow Stance)
    • Foundation Partnerwork 9 – Horizontal & Vertical Circles, 5 Bows, Spirals
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Form 13&14 – Play Guitar / Brush Knee & Twist Step – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Rotation & Spiral Aspects II
  • Thursday 14th March – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class

(WEEK OFF)

Week 10

  • Wednesday 27th March – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (27min)
    • Foundation 10 – Balance, Stepping, Walking, Single Forms
    • Foundation Partnerwork 10 – Stepping In Partnerwork & Pushing Hands
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Form 15 – Step Up, Deflect Down, Parry & Punch – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Balance, Stepping, Walking, Single Forms
  • Thursday 28th March – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class
  • Saturday 30th March – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi 37 Form / Partnerwork & Pushing Hands Workshop
  • Sunday 31st March – 11:30am to 3pm – Qigong (Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong) / Bagua Workshop

April 2024

Week 11

  • Wednesday 3rd April – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (30min)
    • Foundation 11 – Developing Foundation Practice / Nei Gong
    • Foundation Partnerwork 11 – ‘Smart Hands’, 3-Splits, Parallel & Bow Stance
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Form 16 – Apparent Close-Up – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Course Review – From External to Internal
  • Thursday 4th April – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class

Week 12

  • Wednesday 10th April – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Nei Gong – Mobilising, Qigong & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang (30min)
    • Foundation 12 – Developing Form Practice
    • Foundation Partnerwork 12 – 8-Energies – Peng, Lu, Ji, An, Tsai, Lieh, Zhou, Kao
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section Revision & Corrections
    • Single Form 17&18 – Cross Hands & Closing – Single Practice & ‘Ding Shi’ – Mirror Form – Arms Only – Base Only – Position & Transition
    • Integrating Foundations & 37 Form – Moving Meditation – Tai Chi to Wu Chi – Form & Emptiness
  • Thursday 11th April – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class
  • Saturday 13th April – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi & Qigong Foundations Workshop (12 Week Course Review)