As you have seen from various movies, martial arts are meant to be practiced slowly with elegance. One of the oldest and most traditional of Chinese Kung fu epitomizes this concept – Taiji
is a Buddhist and Taoist exercise for the traditional Taiji followers and is also used with Qigong as well. The simple goal is to release one’s physical and emotional stress while strengthening mental and emotional well-being. Taiji is known to tone muscles while releasing tension in them.
The movements vary from quick and strong to slow and relaxed with a goal of connecting the movement with your breath. According to Taiji theory; the slow movements are Yin while the fast movement are Yang. The other goal is balancing Yin and Yang in one work out: so we call it Taiji. The “Supreme Ultimate”, as the title literally translates, can be understood as the culmination of traditional Chinese exercise systems. As the I Ching says, Taiji is the mother of Yin and Yang and practicing Taiji is the best way to achieve inner peace. That’s why more and more international travellers make it a priority to learn some Taiji in china
on their itinerary.
You will learn one movement of the Chen Style Taiji in each class. Not everyone know\s that that Taiji has 5 main different styles with Chen style being the original. Practicing Taiji can give you a great sense of how Qi is connected in your movement and enables you to experience and work with energy in a very subtle, yet complex manner.
More and more international explorers are looking for special tour activities and want a more immersive program, and this offers exactly what they want. The best way is to learn some basic Taiji movements is in a local park, learning from a real master who speaks comprehensive English.
Where: Jiaodaokou East, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Price: RMB 200/ class/ person, need book two weeks in advance.
The class is in small group (maximum 10 people).
Activity time: 7:30am to 8:30am
Learn at least 2 traditional Taiji movements, will benefit you for the lifetime.
Learn how to show your respect to the Kungfu
Grasp the right Breathing method.
Learn the Chinese Taiji philosophy.
Winser will introduce the concept of Taiji: 5 minutes.
Winser will then demonstrate the entire set of the Chen family style Taiji: 10 minutes.
Warm up routine: 5 minutes.
Try to learn some movements of Taiji: 40 minutes.
About The Traditional Taiji
Taiji energizes the whole body and gives you more Qi: the life energy that keeps you healthy and alive. A full set of the Taiji movements exercise every muscle, ligament, tendon and joint of the body.
The continuous movements cause every lymph node and internal organ to be massaged, and all the body’s internal pumps to be energized. This also increases the strength of the immune system and helps push toxins out of the body. Most Western medical studies promote Taiji strictly on the health and relaxation benefits.
Many westerners are more familiar with Yoga. Taiji can be seen as similar and they are indeed similar in design and intent, but Taiji is developed with an understanding of Chinese medicine and is considered to be a more well rounded system. Taiji can also be practiced in almost any location or type of terrain.
About Winser Zhao
Winser Zhao has over 13 years of experience training in Chen style Taiji. His own Shifu (master) is an inheritor of the unaltered Chen Taiji style. His Shifu is someone of high regard in the Jianghu (the circle of active martial artists who use their art for real combat), not just someone in the Travel
industry. In other words, his Shifu is not “famous”, but he is a respected figure amongst martial artists.
Winser Zhao has been teaching martial arts several years to students ranging from children to adults. His English comes from studying in his spare time and is comfortable explaining the reasoning for each movement and what it specifically does to the body. It is his ambition to spread Taiji and its philosophy to those that share an interest in understanding more about different cultures.
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