Self-care and longevity
Classical Yang Tai Chi Quan Program
600 Hours Online Teacher Certification Program
Classical Yang Tai Chi Quan is a 100% Tai Chi & Philosophy content-based program
Your Hours and Credentials
600hrs is split into 3 Series of 200hrs each.
- Elementary Duan 1 – Junior Instructor
- Intermediate Duan 2 – Intermediate Instructor
- Advanced Duan 3 – Senior Instructor
Option to continue with an additional 3 Advanced Series of 600hrs of 200hrs each.
- Advanced Senior Duan 4 – Advanced Senior Instructor
- Advanced Senior Duan 5 – Advanced Senior Instructor
- Advanced Senior Duan 6 – Advanced Senior Instructor
Preservation of Health
Every single person without exception has a desire to preserve his or her health. However, throughout their lives, most people are plagued by disease in one form or another. The Chinese explain it thus: “Many times an illness begins when one is unaware of an imbalance that has subtly begun. This allows a pathogen to accumulate and degenerate the body, progressing to the point where it penetrates the level of the bones and marrow. “Health and well-being can be achieved only by remaining centered with one’s spirit, guarding against squandering one’s energy, maintaining the constant flow of one’s chi and blood, and nourishing one’s self preventatively. This is the way to a long and happy life.”
*There are 2 main methods for converting Chinese into English characters are:
Wade Giles – T’ai Chi Ch’uan & Ch’i Kung or Tai Chi Chuan & Chi Kung Pinyin – Taijiquan & Qigong or Taiji Quan and Qi Gong
Yang Tai Chi Quan Program
Tai Chi or internal Martial Arts; cultivate an inner awareness of what is happening in our physical bodies. Training beyond the reliance on weight, force, and speed. It is the practice of the Dao/Tao, or`Way of Life’; understood as the pivotal principle of balance in action.
The principle is *Wu-Wei-“effortless action”. Yin and Yang at play; by the transformation of the energies of the universe. The principles improve and amplify; body regeneration and rejuvenation, biomechanics, bone health, and internal organ health.
Why teach Classical Style Yang Tai Chi Quan?
Caters to aspiring healers, movement practitioners, health professionals
Tai Chi Quan or Taji Quan
Helps us to separate the yin and yang of the body while in motion, within this stillness it helps to harmonise yin and yang, allows activation of the meridians and collaterals, enhance the regulation and flow of Qi and blood circulation, balance and stabilise the central equilibrium, works on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, relaxes the physical body, defines and distinguishes between the principle of full and empty allowing our whole gravity to drop down completely, allows the sinking of Qi into the lower dantian/cauldron of life “Health and well-being can be achieved only by remaining centered with one’s spirit, guarding against squandering one’s energy, maintaining the constant flow of one’s chi and blood, and nourishing one’s self preventatively. This is the way to a long and happy life.”
Tai Chi Compared with Other Exercises
The body is designed in such a way that it only remains healthy if it is exercised. However, there are so many kinds of exercise from which to choose that it can become quite confusing, and it is difficult for anybody to know which is the most beneficial. Although they all differ in form and scale, most exercises have one thing in common – they never go beyond reliance on weight, force, and speed. You may learn how to move your limbs properly, but this doesn’t encourage harmony between movement and breathing. Tai Chi is different from other exercises, as all movements are performed in a relaxed way.
Tai Chi and Women
Tai Chi is especially beneficial for women; `Tai Chi is especially appropriate for women, whose physical condition is influenced by the condition of their blood. Irregular menstruation foreshadows illness. As blood is normally tranquil, too strenuous activity can affect her circulation adversely. Besides this, too much activity for a woman tends to over-stimulate her metabolism. As far as a woman’s health is concerned, taking exercises that is too drastic, is as bad as taking no exercise at all.’
Classical Yang Tai Chi Quan is a 100% Tai Chi and Philosophy content-based program.
This is not a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)Program.
TCM is explained within the context of need and usage and will be expanded upon as a subject on its own where needed.
In one phrase, this program teaches the theory and practice of Vitality, Nourishing-Life-Enhancement, and Prevention Medicine.
Self-Care Longevity and the ability to awaken dormant human health and healing potential is the main focus.
Overall health includes not just the physical, but the psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual components of an individual’s well-being.
A Self-Paced progression is needed when learning with us.
On completion of each series, you will be certified to teach.
The difference between the student and the teacher course. Both programs follow the same principles, course content, and practice. The teacher’s course has more Advanced Tai Chi technicalities and in-depth theory to study alongside a minimum requirement of 200 hours; per series; over a prescribed time of self-paced intense practice and training. The Full Program is covered from Elementary(200hrs), Intermediate(200hrs) to Advanced(200hrs). The teacher’s course also allows for higher skills and ability progression assessment on completion of each level of achievement. This is done by the trainee teacher submitting a video recording at the final phase at each level of practice. Each course caters to a set of pre-booked live teachers’ webinar access.
Classical Yang Style Tai Chi Quan
Learning to progress efficiently
1. Follow the program step by step to achieve maximum results and benefits.
2. Pay a lot of attention to the basics foundation, do not rush in learning.
3. Empty your cup each day(allow daily change to happen without emotional attachment to progress and achievement) when training
The Principles Involved in `Keeping in One’
The Concept Of Suspending
The Application of Yong Chun
The Role Of Dantien
The Tai Chi Standing Posture
Strengthening the Leg Muscles
Meaning of the `Light and Sensitive Step’
The Spine and Sympathetic Nerves
Reasons for Exercising the Spine
Effect of Tai Chi on the Lungs
Correct Position of Lips and Teeth
It Isn’t Just A Fad
It’s For All Ages
Reduces Risk Of Falling In Older Adults
Beneficial For Sufferers Of Asthma
Internal Organ Health
Decreased stress, anxiety, and depression
Improved aerobic capacity
Increased energy and stamina
Improved flexibility, balance, and agility
Improved muscle strength and definition, etc.
6 Part Series
200 Hours Per Series (2.5hrs per day for 6 mths)
Compulsory Series @ 3 Months
Elementary – Junior Duan 1
Intermediate – Intermediate Duan 2
Advanced – Senior Duan 3
Optional Series @ 3 Months
Advanced – Advanced Senior Duan 4
Advanced – Advanced Senior Duan 5
Advanced – Advanced Senior Duan 6
Students cover fewer topics.
Technicalities Pre Warm-Up
Posture Alignment Fundamentals
Bone Marrow Washing Routines
Posture Alignment Standing (Zhan Zhuang Posture)
Zhan Zhuang 1 to 7, Gather, Collect, Issue
Full and Empty applications
4 Cardinal directions
4 Diagonal Directions
The Five Elements Sequence
The Yang Tai Chi Short Form
Elementary Philosophy Theory:
Ten Essences of Tai Chi
Song of the 13 Postures
Taiji Commentaries Level 1
This series adds-on to Elementary
Single Tui Shou
Double Tui Shou – Sensitivity; Yield, Adhere
Pong Lu Ji An (Eight Corners) – Ward Off, Rollback, Press, Push
Drill on Brush Knee, Repulse Monkey, and Waving Clouds
Review Short Form
Balance & Sensitivity Workout, eg. Soft Touch
1st Long Sword
Taiji Long-Form Part 1
Tui Shou Level 3
Da Lu Level 2 – With Partner
1st Sanshou Routine/Form
1st long sword routine/form
Intermediate Philosophy Theory:
Theory, Philosophy, Principles Of Taiji
Taiji Commentaries Level 2
This series adds-onto prior 2 series
Long-Form – Complete
Double Tui Shou – Attack, Counter Attack
Third Level Tui Shou
Two-Person Balance Training
1st Long Sword – In-Depth Sword & Jing
2nd Long Sword
Long-Form Part 2
2nd Sanshou Routine/Form
1st & 2nd Sanshou Application
1st Taiji Broadsword
Tui Shou Level -3 Combined
Da Lu Level 4 – Skill Fighting Techniques
Advanced Philosophy Theory:
Theory, Philosophy, Principles of Taiji
Taiji Commentaries Level 3