Below is the full syllabus for our Level 1 Taiji program

Stage 1

  1. What Is Taiji or Tai Chi?
  2. Student learns Ji Ben Gong
  3. Discussion on Yi, Qi, Shen
  4. Student learns Wu Ji Stance and Heaven, Man, Earth
  5. Discussion of Song (Release) and Ting (Feeling)
  6. Student learns the Taiji Stances
  7. Discussion and understanding of the 13 Taiji Principles and the Li (Physical) level of training
  8. Student begins to learn Short 8 Form
  9. Student learns the difference between Li form and Qi form. Rising, Sinking and Breathing
  10. Student learns the rest of the Short 8 Form
  11. Student learns Song, Shen, Wu, Fa (Release Body Five Ways)
  12. Student learns the primary methods of developing Song and Ting
  13. Student learns 7 Point Push Drill
  14. Student learns Single Push Hands Drill
  15. Student Must Test on all above skills to continue

Adults Stage 2

  1. Student begins to work on the developing true Tai Chi in Form1
  2. Continue practicing primary methods of developing Song and Ting
  3. Continue developing Stage 1 Push Hands Skills
  4. Student learns Double Push, Push Hands Drill
  5. Student learns Split Push, Push Hands Drill
  6. Student learns Single Shoulder Push, Push Hands Drill
  7. Student learns Double Shoulder Push, Push Hands Drill
  8. Student learns Pull Down, Push Hands Drill
  9. Student learns Swing Arms, Push Hands Drill
  10. Student begins developing Underwater Tai Chi with the Short 8 Form
  11. Student Must Test on all above skills to continue

Adults Stage 3 

  1. Student learns Round Hands, Push Hands Drill
  2. Student learns Split Shoulder Push, Push Hands Drill
  3. Student continues developing their Song and Ting while practicing the primary training method
  4. Student begins practicing Swimming Dragon in the Short 8 Form
  5. Student begins practicing Old Man Tai Chi in the Short 8 Form

Adults Stage 4

  1. Student Continues developing Song and Ting with the primary methods
  2. Student begins learning the Martial Applications of the Short 8 Form
  3. Student begins to pull everything together for level 1 Tai Chi
  4. Student reviews and tests on all level 1 Tai Chi skills to advance to level 2 Tai Chi.