WHAT IS CLASS LIKE?
All students are welcomed both new and advanced. For advanced practitioners training with newcomers is an opportunity to increase their understanding of their art. In a typical class, Sifu Cook teaches Zang Zhong with several postures to bring the body into balance and to let the internal energy begin to circulate. Once Sifu observes that a student is proficient at the 60-posture form he will extend the training to classes of push hands, Tai Chi fighting, Tai Chi sword, broadsword, and long staff.
Zang Zhong "standing meditation" - This quiets and relaxes the mind and body
Tai Chi Kung "18 postures" - These are light exercises designed to work your breath and warm up joints, ligaments, and tendons.
Tai Chi Form "60 posture Yang style of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen" - This form generally takes 3-6 months to learn and is the main focus of the class.
Yang Style 24 Form - It is also offered at some classes.
Tai Chi Sword (optional) - Once one is proficient with the Tai Chi form
Push Hands (optional) - A two person exercise for increasing one’s awareness and gentleness
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