This section of the VLE is for Level 3 Apt Advanced candidates only. Study guides and assignments for Level 3 can be found from this page. 

Introduction

 

Tai Chi itself consists of different components, of which the Tai Chi solo form is the most commonly practised.

Traditional practitioners of Tai Chi believe that Tai Chi Form performance alone does not constitute Tai Chi. There is a need for both yin and yang for Tai Chi to be complete. Your first unit looks at the Yin Yang theory in relation to Tai Chi Form but first we will take a brief look at Tai Chi as a whole.

Traditional Tai Chi practice comprises of solo form, push hands training, martial art application with self defence, and the theory of Tai Chi. Each of these 4 components can be seen as either yin or yang, but within each component yin yang can also be seen.

The Tai Chi Bang Form develops many aspects: Section 1 develops concentration and balance, Section 2 works on joint flexibility and arm strength, and Section 3 trains self-defence skill.  The routine is based on characteristic Tai Chi postures with the traditional “eight-immortal flute's" martial functions. 

To ensure an understanding of what you will be covering during the course, please now listen to the audio below.

Introduction To Level 3 .mp3

 

A Personal Reflective Diary is part of the assessment for this course. You are expected to make at least one contribution a week or have a minimum of 30 contributions. A handout is available on the Level 3 assignments page to help guide you through this process.

From the links below, you will be able to access the units and assignments for this Level 3 course

Unit 1 - Level 3

Unit 2 - Level 3

Unit 3  - Level 3

Assignments for Level 3