Normal class schedules have now resumed

With the return of Chen Xu to China, we have returned to the normal class schedules.

New class

NEW Classes have started at Newington on Sunday morning at 9am to 10:30am at the Armoury (see for details) and we are now calling for new students who wish to learn Taiji on Sunday morning in the area.

Inclusion of Push hands (Tuishou)

Classes now incorporate the Push Hands drills learned during the workshop with Chen XU (March 2016), and these will be drilled until our visit to China in August 2016 where we will collect a new set of drills to continue our study and research.

Tailored to your knowledge

Classes run continuously throughout the year, and you can start at any time.  Classes consist of both beginner and continuing students, and the instruction content is targeted to the needs of the student.  This means that beginners that start to learn the first movements of the choreography of the Yilu (first routine) and continuing students will be taught to part where they are up to in the form.  Beginners can join in the learning of all moves, but the level of detail may be slightly overwhelming for some.

Class Content

A normal class where no mats are available consists of:

  • Warm-up
  • Basic Foundations
  • Yilu (First routine) instruction
  • Push Hands instruction

Where mats are available (at the Balmain class) the class format is:

  • Warm-up
  • Basic Foundations
  • Push Hands instruction
  • Yilu (First routine) – follow the instructor

No Qigong

Note that the Chen style Taijiquan Practical Method does not offer a Qigong (Chigung) component as Qigong is not part of the system.  We do not practice Ba Duan Jin (The Eight Brocades) and we have our own particular set of Basic Foundation movements particular to the Practical Method.  When Hong Junsheng received instruction form Grand Master Chen Fake, there was no instruction or mention of Qigong.  The teaching of the Chen style Taijiquan Practical Method is the teaching of the understanding and cultivation of structural body mechanics.  If you are not interested in body mechanics but you are interested in learning Qigong, contact me and I can refer you to the best Lohan Qigong Master in Sydney.


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If you wish to attend a class or you wish to have a chat about the Chen style Taijiquan Practical Method, please call Paul Janssens on 0404 088112.


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