Intermediate Course I – May to August 2024

May 2024

Week 1

  • Wednesday 8th May- 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 9th May – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

Week 2

  • Wednesday 15th May – 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 16th May – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

Week 3

  • Wednesday 22nd May – 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 23rd May – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

  • Saturday 25th May – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi, Qigong & Partnerwork (Tai Chi 37 Form, Foundation Practices (Qigong / Neigong), Partnerwork, Pushing Hands)
  • Sunday 26th May – 11:30am to 3pm – Qigong & Bagua Basics (Huang Sheng Shyan’s 5 Loosening Exercises, Baguazhang for Beginners)

Week 4

  • Wednesday 29th May – 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 30th May – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

June 2024

Week 5

  • Wednesday 5th June – 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 6th June – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class
  • Saturday 8th June – 11:30am to 1:30pm – Yoga, Qigong & Meditation (Scaravelli-Inspired Yoga, Qigong / Tai Chi Principles, Floor Based & Seated Practices)

(WEEK OFF)

Week 6

  • Wednesday 19th June – 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 20th June – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

  • Saturday 22nd June – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi, Qigong & Partnerwork (Tai Chi 37 Form, Foundation Practices (Qigong / Neigong), Partnerwork, Pushing Hands)
  • Sunday 23rd June – 11:30am to 3pm – Qigong & Bagua Basics (Liu Xiheng’s Tai Chi Exercises, Baguazhang for Beginners)

Week 7

  • Wednesday 26th June – 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 27th June – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

July 2024

Week 8

  • Wednesday 3rd July – 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 4th July – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

Week 9

  • Wednesday 10th July – 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 11th July – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

Week 10

  • Wednesday 17th July – 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 18th July – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Class

(WEEK OFF)

  • Saturday 27th July – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi, Qigong & Partnerwork (Tai Chi 37 Form, Foundation Practices (Qigong / Neigong), Partnerwork, Pushing Hands)
  • Sunday 28th July – 11:30am to 3pm – Qigong & Bagua Basics (Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong – Set 1, Baguazhang for Beginners)

Week 11

  • Wednesday 31st July – 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

August 2024

  • Thursday 1st August – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

Week 12

  • Wednesday 7th August – 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 8th August – 6:30pm to 8pm – Online Intermediate Class

  • Saturday 10th August – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi & Qigong Foundations Workshop (Foundation Course Review)