Weekly ongoing classes in Yang Style Taiji. Monday (day) 11.30 – 12.30 or (evening) 7.00 – 8.00 pm.
All classes held at the Catholic Church Hall, New Road, Brixham.
Class fees, currently £64.00, are paid in advance every 8-weeks. Drop-in classes are £10.00 per-class basis and are discretionary and limited. Training is ongoing throughout the year and new students can join at any time subject to places being available.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before class.
Wear loose comfortable clothing and supportive flat-soled shoes, e.g. trainers.
Always follow the directions of the instructors as closely as possible
Always inform the instructor about any health issues
Yang style Classes - Class structure
There are no pre-requisites required before joining a class other than a willingness and desire to learn and practice.
Yang Style Taiji instruction focuses on helping to improve individual student’s skill levels in a shared, group environment. We begin to learn to relax and let go of tension, cultivate body awareness and alignment, posture, coordination of movements, etc. We also learn the fundamental principles of Taiji such as Bamen (eight directions), the relationship of balance in Xu Ling Ding Jing and Ci Zhen Dantian etc.
The first half of the class will draw from the following areas:
- Warm up and focused stretching.
- Exercises, body requirements, & principles
- Taiji stances, basic movements etc
- Taiji push hands training
- Zhuan Zhuang training
The second half of the class consists of:
- Form Training - Students will work in groups based on individual skill levels; content and difficulty of training is based on students' current ability.
N.B. The point of reference for the Yang style form is through my Yang style teacher, Dr Wang Zhi Xiang. Dr Wang’s Yang style can be traced back directly to Yang Cheng Fu through his teachers, first Master Dong Bing and then Master Wang Zhuang Hong who were both students of Dong Yin Jie, a student of Yang Cheng Fu. Master Wang Zhuang Hong was also a student of Zhu Gui Tien a famous Bagua and Xing Yi master. Dr Wang has also studied with top Wu style Master Wang Hao Da.