Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art with exceptional health benefits for you. This course clearly explains what an internal martial art is, and how this internal discipline helps in improving your health. A variety of internal exercise routines are provided for you to practice and enjoy their benefits.
Kids, move their arms, legs and torsos differently than we do as adults. Kids move the three areas easily and with good flexibility. As adults, we move our arms and legs and keep our torsos still.
Classical Tai Chi can help bring back torso flexibility and strength from our younger years with regular practice. This type of Tai Chi is designed to help you maintain the “springtime of your life” for as long as possible.
This first course shows the rationale, logic and goals of Classical Tai Chi.The technical aspects of how to do the movements are explained and I use my 40+ years of Classical Tai Chi Training to answer the most common questions students have asked over the years
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Dr. Stephen Hwa is the 2nd generation disciple of the legendary Tai Chi Master Wu Chien Chuan, founder of Wu Style Tai Chi. Master Hwa was fortunate to be taught the advanced “Small Circle, or Small Frame Tai Chi Form” where every movement originates from the core of the body. Because of the depth and subtlety of learning this art in addition to the early Master’s desire to pass on this art to only a few selected students, few Tai Chi practitioners now know about these exercises. Yet, the ultimate objective of learning Tai Chi is to learn the totally internal Small Frame, while other large frame exercises practiced by most Tai Chi practitioners today are simply preparatory in nature. During his forty years of practicing and teaching this art, Hwa has been able to utilize his advanced scientific training (PhD in Engineering) to deconstruct the art to come up with new teaching methods to break through obstacles in learning, so more people can learn these advanced movements quickly. He has written a book, Uncovering the Treasure: Classical Tai Chi’s Path to Internal Energy & Health, and created several DVDs about Classical Tai Chi available on his website at classicaltaichi.com
There is saying in China 内传小架,外传大架, “small Frame reserved For family insider; large frame for everyone else”. Small Frame does not mean just have smaller movements. There are fundamental difference between small and large frame. It is the internal discipline in movements (all movements are carried out from the torso not from the limbs) resulted in small frame. Let us look at some examples: