Tai Chi Class Week 4,5,6

Tai Chi lectures for students of Virginia University of Integrative Medicine.

Week 4 class Feb.1,2020: Weapons lecture, video demos, and homework.

PDF for lecture TaiChi_Lecture4.1

Lecture 4 video

Tai Chi push hands demo with Fu Zhongwen and his son Fu Shengyuan
https://youtu.be/33djqZsKSlw

Tai Chi straight sword with Fu Qingquan
https://youtu.be/x9oTgS-rBbE

Tai Chi straight sword two man set clip
https://youtu.be/3-Lvzuec7YA

Tai Chi saber Demo with Fu Qingquan
https://youtu.be/t2NDE3USvfo

Tai Chi two man Saber photos
https://youtu.be/BEnZLb6QrdI

Tai Chi long pole, shivering staff with Han Qingmin
https://youtu.be/izh8puE-IE4

Tai chi Two person spear:
https://youtu.be/H6BGaA32LdI

Tai Chi paired San shou routine: the attack and defense partner set.
https://youtu.be/GhNjpF7ghgc

Home work:
Basics training: walking forward with Brush knee twist stop:

20 min. workout: 13 warm-up, Relaxation neigong, 8 form Practice, Pai Da Gong (patting massage).

Week 5: Feb. 8 forward to lecture 8 on Tai Chi and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).

Week 6: Feb 15th: Discrepancies in Tai Chi and TCM

Conclusion
•With arts like Tai Chi, I do not think it is important to focus on any of these or other channels at all. The mind’s intention (Yi) is directed at using the martial arts techniques vs an opponent and thus qi and circulation happens naturally without trying to force or make it happen by unnatural means. By concentrating on the continual movement from posture to posture, the 12 regular meridians and the 8 extraordinary channels will benefit unconsciously if the practitioner trains hard enough and brings not only health to its practitioner, but with correct practice over time, reap the benefits of the hard work and obtain real gong fu. Avoid Qi sickness with forcing or unmonitored training and just relax and flow. Enjoy the movements of Tai Chi.

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