This plan is for a full month of classes. It will expire after one month. Class fees are not refundable.
This plan is for one class only. It will expire after one class or one month, whichever comes first. Class fees are not refundable.
Six Outer Connections
The six outer connections help to balance and connect all movement. They keep the movement from appearing haphazard and encourage the correct flow of qi through the body.
Six Inner Connections
The six inner connections are what drive movement, qi and the expression of energy. They provide substance. They are much easier to describe than to master.
Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua each have their own special hand methods and focus. Though common elements exist (a fist is still a fist), the distinctions are important.
Stepping methods for Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua are different as is general weight distribution. Correct practice requires correct use of the legs and feet.
Principles of Movement
How the body moves is more important than the movement. The principles of weight transfer, distribution, direction, and force are fundamental to every movement.
Dragon step (long xing bu) develops turning, lifting, and extending strength. Wudang Taiji includes Dragon step as do Xingyi 5 Elements and Xingyi 12 Animals.
Coiling snake (Shi pan bu) develops twisting and coiling strength. Xingyi 12 Animals includes this movement.
Creeping snake (Shi xing bu) develops holding and extending strength. Wudang Taiji and Xingyi 12 animals include this movement.
Form Practice – Part 1
The 108 movements of Wudang Taiji are divided into two parts. Part 1 is covered in this class.