Tai Chi (Taiji Chuan) Martial Arts Curriculum

 

Beginner Level  (1-2 Year Minimum Requirement)

Salute
Stretch Set – Longevity, 5 set, sides
Chan Ssu Jin – Tracing Yin Yang, Tracing double circles, Grinding Corn
Yow Jin – Circle the Ball, Wild Horse, Grasp birds tail, Yun Sao
Yang Style 48 Form – Slow pace about 8-10min
Standing Meditation – Earth Heaven Man Tree Posture – 10min
Sensing Hands – Rooting Skills, Half Circle, Vertical, Horizontal single and two-handed

 

Intermediate Level
Basic Teacher Certification (3-5 Year Minimum Requirement)

Stretch Set – Longevity, 5 set, sides and balance warm-ups
5 kicks four directions, Leg lifts 4 styles, Shang Hi, Open the Bamboo
Kicks – Slap forward kicks, sweep kicks (lotus), slow balance kicks
Chan Ssu Jin – San Bao, Spiral Downward, Polishing Mirrors, Phoenix Rising
Yow Jin – Grasp Birds Tail, Brush Knee and Push, Fair Lady, Repulse the Monkey
Yang Style 48 Form – Fast Paced, No legs, No arms
Additional Forms – Yang Style Fan and Yang Style Saber 48, Chen Style 56 Demo
Standing Meditation –
Yin and Yang Fire and Water – 20min
Push Hands – Intermediate skills



Advanced Level

Advanced Teacher Certification (10 Year Minimum Requirement)
500 teaching hours

Chan Ssu Jin – Golden Wind Twin Dragons, Circle Chopping, Tea Pots,
Heaven and Earth, Dragon Diving,
FaJin – Jing, Qi and Shen / Explanation of the three Jin categories and twenty types. Opening out and in with body parts, Ban Nan Chuay, Thunder kicks… Plus
Yang Style 48 Form – Moving in a box, Opposite Direction
Standing Meditation – Wuji 40+min, Horse: 10min, 1 Leg Post: 5min
Understand the 13 postures.

Additional Forms – Yang Style Fan, Yang Style Saber 48, Yang Style Jian, Chen Style 56, Chen Style Saber, Yang Style 24
Push Hands
Advanced Techniques and Psychological Strategies
Spiritual Aspects of the Forms and Esoteric Philosophy