Tai Chi Theory & Philosophy Workshop
Suitable for all level practitioners of Tai Chi & Internal KungFu
When: 930am - 430pm Sunday 16th August 2015
Where: Waverley Basketball Centre, Cnr Power Ave & Batesford Rd, Chadstone
TKI members: $120 (Earlybird); $150 thereafter
Non-TKI: $180 (Earlybird); $210 thereafter
* Earlybird offer ends 2nd August 2015
Please bring: Drink, lunch, pen, paper, & wear warm loose comfortable clothing
The Significance of Tai Chi Theory & Philosophy
Tai Chi (Taijiquan) is a main discipline of the Chinese internal martial arts, and has evolved to encompass the main philosophies of the Chinese culture as well as Traditional Chinese medicine. In line with the busy modern lifestyle, Tai Chi & the internal arts are usually taught as a physical discipline - yet it is so much more. There is immense intellectual and spiritual (non-religious) depth to the internal arts & Tai Chi. The proper study of this as a complete system requires understanding of its theoretical and philosophical aspects in relation to its physical form. In fact, it is so much more profound and enjoyable when the practitioner understands the arts in this way. The only way to truly advance in Tai Chi & internal arts is to know its meaning & purpose.
Presented by Master Shao, this workshop will help Tai Chi practitioners to establish a foundation understanding in Tai Chi theory and philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and relate these to the practice of Tai Chi.
The Workshop will encompass:
1) Philosophy— I-Jing - Yin Yang - Five Elements - Eight Trigrams—Applications in internal training & Tai Chi
2) Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory - Major organs and their significance in TCM - 14 Major Meridians & importantly, the Original Pressure Points - Applications of these in Taichi/Qigong
Applications of Taijiquan: Tai Chi principles - Levels of training - 6 Harmonies and 3 Sections of Body —Theory & Applications - Traditional Training Methods (Internal & External).