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Intermediate Course Programme


 
The intermediate programme is for students who have completed the Foundation Course and wish to progress deeper into the practice. Students can join at any time in the course cycle.
 

Intermediate Course I


The first course is a consolidation of the Foundation Course, including refinement of the 37 Form (1st Section), development of ‘nei gong’ through standing practice (Zhan Zhuang / Ding Shi) and exploration of the foundation partnerwork syllabus:

37 Form – 1st Section – Consolidation & Refinement – Form Practice Methods

Tai Chi & Qigong Foundations – Revision & Refinement – Integration Into 37 Form

Nei Gong – Mobilising & Posture Practice – Zhan Zhuang – Ding Shi

Foundation Partnerwork Syllabus 

Weekend Workshops – Qigong, 37 Form, Partnerwork & Pushing Hands, Bagua Basics, Yoga & Meditation

Next Course Starts Wednesday 8th May 2024


Intermediate Course II


The second course includes learning the 37 Form 2nd Section, development of nei gong via Huang Sheng Shyan’s 5 Loosening Exercises and developing basic Pushing Hands practice:

37 Form – Form Refinement & 2nd Section – Form Practice Methods

Tai Chi & Qigong Foundations – Revision & Refinement – Integration Into 37 Form

Nei Gong – Zhan Zhuang, Ding Shi & Huang Sheng Shyan’s 5 Loosening Exercises

Foundation Partnerwork (inc. 5 Loosening Exercises) & Pushing Hands (Single Push Hands and Peng Lu Ji An)

Weekend Workshops – Qigong, 37 Form, Partnerwork & Pushing Hands, Bagua Basics, Yoga & Meditation


Intermediate Course III


The third course includes learning the 37 Form 3rd Section, further development of nei gong practice via Liu Xiheng’s Tai Chi Exercises and intermediate Pushing Hands practices:

37 Form – Form Refinement & 3rd Section – Form Practice Methods

Tai Chi & Qigong Foundations – Revision & Refinement – Integration Into 37 Form

Nei Gong – Zhan Zhuang, Ding Shi & Liu Xiheng’s Tai Chi Exercises

Foundation Partnerwork Refinement & Intermediate Pushing Hands (Developing ‘Smart Hands’ & 8 Energies) 

Weekend Workshops – Qigong, 37 Form, Partnerwork & Pushing Hands, Bagua Basics, Yoga & Meditation


Intermediate Course IV


The fourth course includes learning the 37 Form 4th Section (complete form), further nei gong development via Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong, and further development of Pushing Hands

37 Form – Form Refinement & 4th Section – Form Practice Methods

Tai Chi & Qigong Foundations – Revision & Refinement – Integration Into 37 Form

Nei Gong – Zhan Zhuang & Shibashi Qigong Set / Variations

Foundation Partnerwork Refinement, Pushing Hands, Smart Hands & Semi-Freestyle Pushing Hands

Weekend Workshops – Qigong, 37 Form, Partnerwork & Pushing Hands, Bagua Basics, Yoga & Meditation


Intermediate Course V


The fifth course offers weekly guided practice sessions on Wednesday evenings plus weekend workshops – this will be an opportunity for students to integrate and embody the content from the previous courses, with less formal teaching, less new material and more practice time:

  • Qigong & Neigong Class – 6pm to 7pm
  • 37 Form & Bagua Class – 7pm to 8pm
  • Partnerwork, Pushing Hands & Bagua Applications Class – 8pm to 9pm
  • Weekend Workshops – Qigong, 37 Form, Partnerwork & Pushing Hands, Bagua Basics, Yoga & Meditation

Course Schedule


The course programme runs over a series of 12 week terms. The class schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday Evening Classes – 7:30pm to 9pm (Partickhill)
  • Thursday Evening Online Class – 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Weekend Workshops
  • Course Videos & Notes

Cost – £70 Monthly All-Inclusive  / £200 for 12-Week Block

Booking – alan.skirving@gmail.com


Additional Training Opportunities Include:

Guest Teacher Workshops (Bret Hall, Paul Rogers)

121 & Small Group Sessions Available On Request

Students who have completed the Foundation Course can book a discounted 121 session to consolidate the course content (£35 for 1 hour)

Day & Weekend Retreats Throughout The Year (Trossachs Tryst, Callander)