January 14 (Monday) 7:15 pm - March 25 (Monday) 8:45 pm
Parkside Community College
Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH
length of course
Brief Description This course will give you an overview of the whole art including Health, Martial and Meditative aspects so you will be able to choose how you wish to develop
This course will give you an overview of the whole art including Health, Martial and Meditative aspects so you will be able to choose how you wish to develop what you learn through working with the movements of the 24 Step sequence of T’ai Chi Chuan.
This sequence (or ‘form’) is a 10 minute set developed in Beijing to make T’ai Chi accessible to a wide range of people; it is an excellent introduction to and ideal for those who wish to explore the various aspects – healing, martial and meditational – of the art.
The course will also include a number of simple exercises, ‘Chi Kung’ that can either be used as a stand-alone practice or to explore the foundation principles developed in the form. You are encouraged to use these exercises to build up your own practice and integrate this into your daily lives.
Further information that may help you before attending is available in the document ‘Enjoying your first class’ available for download via www.cambridgetaichi.co.uk
There is a health questionnaire to complete before the first lesson. This will be sent out with confirmation of your booking.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
No previous experience or knowledge is required.
By the end of the 10 week course participants will have the opportunity to:
• Develop an overview of the first half of the 24 Step form and associated exercises
• Develop an understanding of key principles
• Begin a home practice for stress relief and well-being
• Improve posture and breathing
• Develop your existing learning through practise of form and partner work (Returning learners)
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:
For the first session you will need to bring:
Loose clothing and soft shoes. Further information that may help you before attending is available in the document ‘Enjoying Your First Class’ available for download via www.cambridgetaichi.co.uk
Your health questionnaire – you can also return this by email.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
There are classes available teaching other sequences and further developing the art.
The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
Mike TabrettI have over 30 years’ experience in these arts. I am an honorary vice-president of the T’ai Chi Union for Great Britain, have experience of training both T'ai Chi teachers and health care professionals and am a qualified Chinese Massage and Acupressure practitioner. I work extensively with local and national health care institutions. I also train in other martial arts. I teach Yang and Chen style T’ai Chi Chuan in all aspects and a variety of Chi Kung.