Unit 3 - Understand and perform Tai Chi Bang

Although this is an online course, some candidates require practical sessions with a tutor, so we offer a number of practical session options. Group sessions are available if there are enough candidates to warrant a group session. One-to-one sessions are always available - all you need to do is to contact your tutor to arrange a suitable date. Tutors use Skype - ask your tutor for their Skype name and they will set up a Skype session to help you with corrections of the practical work.

 

  

3.1 Perform the 19 movements showing correct postures and stability.

3.2 Describe in detail, the 19 movements, showing knowledge of suitable modifications.

The DVD of Tai Chi Bang : Eight Immortal Flute is your main resource or this unit, but you will need to draw on knowledge that was gained from Study Guide 2.

Correct posture and stability can only be attained by adhering to the fundamentals. Here are a few things that when practising the Tai Chi Bang movements, you will need to keep in mind:

  • Ensure that you keep the correct space between your feet when walking or moving backwards, forwards or to the side.
  • Ensure that you are always rooted to the ground as this and correct body alignment will help create stability.
  • Generally, ensure that your knees remain 'soft' - with a slight bend or unlocked.

NOTE:

Movement 15 - Kayaking

This movement has provided problems for some learners so the video clip below may help you. 

 

 

 

  

3.1 Perform the 19 movements showing correct postures and stability.

3.2 Describe in detail, the 19 movements, showing knowledge of suitable modifications.

The DVD of Tai Chi Bang : Eight Immortal Flute is your main resource or this unit, but you will need to draw on knowledge that was gained from Study Guide 2.

Correct posture and stability can only be attained by adhering to the fundamentals. Here are a few things that when practising the Tai Chi Bang movements, you will need to keep in mind:

  • Ensure that you keep the correct space between your feet when walking or moving backwards, forwards or to the side.
  • Ensure that you are always rooted to the ground as this and correct body alignment will help create stability.
  • Generally, ensure that your knees remain 'soft' - with a slight bend or unlocked.

Modifications.

Tai Chi Bang is easily modified. It can be performed seated as well as standing. Other modifications are wide or narrower stance - Horse Riding stance for example,  and low or higher stances - a modification for someone with less leg stamina or arthritis. 

Your practical session will provide you with an understanding of how to perform the movements whilst seated, but there are a few health and safety issues that you will need to keep in mind when teaching seated movements. Awareness of correct body alignment still needs to be an issue - beware of learners leaning backwards in their chair.

Candidates who have not attended a tutor led practical session or the Master Tsao UK workshop, will be sent a recording of his June 2011 UK workshop. This will specifically cover seated Tai Chi Bang

 

 

A handout for this unit can be found below.

  

Health and Safety is your last unit for this course, so now may be the right time to move onto Study Guide 4.

 

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