September to December 2024 – Intermediate Programme

September 2024

Week 1

  • Wednesday 4th September – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 1 – Qigong & Body Mind Connection
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang –
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Preparation / Beginning – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Qigong / Body-Mind Connection / Single & Double Push Hands / Ting Jin (Listening)

Week 2

  • Wednesday 11th September – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 2 – Physical Foundations
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Ward Off Left); 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Physical Foundations / Single & Double Push Hands

Week 3

  • Wednesday 18th September – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 3 – Stances, Shapes & Functional Structure
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Ward Off Right – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Structure & ‘Peng’ (Ward Off) / ‘Ji’ (Press / Squeeze)

Week 4

  • Wednesday 25th September – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 4 – Yi & Internal Structure
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Ward Off, Roll Back, Press, Push – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Peng Lu Ji An – Pattern Practice
  • Saturday 28th September – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi 37 Form & Partnerwork – Weekend Workshop
  • Sunday 29th September – 11:30am to 3pm – Qigong & Bagua – Weekend Workshop

October 2024

Week 5

  • Wednesday 2nd October – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 5 – Opening & Closing
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Ward Off, Roll Back, Press, Push – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Peng Lu Ji An; Opening & Closing (Kai-He) – Pushing – Pulling

Week 6

  • Wednesday 9th October – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 6 – Horizontal
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Single Whip – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – PLJA; Kai-He; Horizontal Aspects; 6-Directions

(2 WEEKS OFF)

  • Saturday 26th October – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi 37 Form & Partnerwork – Weekend Workshop
  • Sunday 27th October – 11:30am to 3pm – Qigong & Bagua – Weekend Workshop

Week 7

  • Wednesday 30th October – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 7 – Vertical
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Raise Hands, Shoulder Stroke – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Vertical Aspects; Load / Release; Parallel Stance

November 2024

Week 8

  • Wednesday 6th November – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 8 – Rotation & Spiral I (Parallel Stance)
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: White Crane Spreads Wings, Brush Knee & Twist Step – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Rotation & Spiral (‘Lu’ Roll Back) – Parallel Stance Rotation Exercises

  • Saturday 9th November – 11:30am to 1:30pm – Scaravelli-Inspired Yoga & Meditation – Weekend Workshop

Week 9

  • Wednesday 13th November – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 9 – Rotation & Spiral II (Bow Stance)
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Play Guitar / Brush Knee & Twist Step – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Rotation & Spiral (Bow); PLJA; 4 Directions; Vertical Elbow

Week 10

  • Wednesday 20th November – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 10 – Balance, Stepping, Walking, Forms
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Step Up, Deflect Down, Parry & Punch – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Stepping – Single & Double Push Hands – Free Stepping

  • Saturday 23rd November – 11:30am to 3pm – Tai Chi 37 Form & Partnerwork – Weekend Workshop
  • Sunday 24th November – 11:30am to 3pm – Qigong & Bagua – Weekend Workshop

Week 11

  • Wednesday 27th November – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 11 – Developing Foundation Practice (Nei Gong / Gong Fu)
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – 1st Section – Ding Shi: Apparent Close Up (Withdraw & Push) / Cross Hands) – 2nd Section
    • Partnerwork – Apparent Close Up, 3-Splits, Smart Hands Pattern Practice

December 2024

Week 12

  • Wednesday 4th December – 7:30pm to 9pm
    • Foundation 12 – Developing Form Practice
    • Nei Gong / Zhan Zhuang
    • Tai Chi 37 Form – First Section Revision (Forms 1 to 18) – 2nd Section Revision – 3rd Section Preview
    • Partnerwork – Review / Free Practice