Achievements for 2023

We started 

January 2023

after the Christmas break going over what we had learned previously, the Tai Chi Silk form, the Tai Chi Flying Hands Dance form, and the full open hands Tai Chi form. Introduced the importance of a daily warm up in the morning of rolling the shoulders and elbows.

Introduction of the Tai Chi Sword Form paying attention to the hand positions and noticing how the hands convey meaning in them and move energy around the body internally (chi energy) and externally (Li energy).

February 2023

Angie’s Left Hip replacement. Cancelled classes.

March 2023

Continuing with the tai chi sword.

Relooking at Set 39 “Eight Strands of the Brocade”

Going over the closing stance ” The Five Lotus Blossoms” 

Three techniques for self-massage, stroking, tapping and cupping.

Breathing exercise “Parting the Horses Maine”, 

April 2023

Easter Break.

Continuing with the tai chi sword.

Practising Set 39 “Eight Strands of the Brocade”

Breathing Exercise “The Bear Relaxes” and the “Eagle Stretches”.

May 2023

Continuing with the tai chi sword.

Practising Set 39 “Eight Strands of the Brocade”

Breathing Exercise “Crossed Leg Stance” teaching us balance, and Scissor exercise ” The Dragon Sleeps”

June 2023

Continuing with the tai chi sword.

Practising Set 40 “Enclose The Inner Chi Orbit “, “41 “Gather Earths Energy ” and Set 42 “Finish

01 Tai Chi exercises to help with your form practise, Dragon Duck, Monkey sweep round, circling left and then right.

02 Exercise for good practise, Eagle Crane, Leopard, circle into Cat stance. Right and left.

03 Exercise for Good Tai Chi Practise, turning and drawing into a Monkey Stance.

July 2023

Continuing with the tai chi sword.

Practising 102 to Finish of the Tai Chi Open Hand Form.

Exercise for good practise Power of the Hips into Cats and Monkeys.

Incorporating the breathing in the warmup to give a relaxing rhythm.

August 2023

Continuing with the tai chi sword.

Continue incorporating the breathing in the warmup to give a relaxing rhythm.

Checking over the floor stances.

Summer Break

September 2023

Continuing with the Tai Chi Sword, Recap Tai Chi Open Hand Form,

Checking over that we are using the correct hand positions in the Open Hand Form.

Complete Open Hand form with no direction or instructions.

October 2023

Continuing with the tai chi sword.

Continuing checking over that we are using the correct hand positions in the Open Hand Form and the use of the energy.

November 2023

Continuing with the tai chi sword.

Continuing checking over that we are using the correct hand positions in the Open Hand Form and the use of the energy.

Breathing Exercise, Kai Men “Stork”

December 2023 

Breathing Exercise, Kai Men “Stork”

Recap all Tai Chi Sword, Tai Chi Silk, Tai Chi Flying Hands Dance, Tai Chi open hand form. 

Finished with Olga receiving her certificate for completing the Open Hand Form. Well Done Olga.

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