Looking desperately for a good ENGLISH Tai Ji course

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Looking desperately for a good ENGLISH Tai Ji course

Post by Vanyh » Wed, 08 Jun 2005 11:04 pm

After trying out a few options of Tai Ji course through the Community centers, there is always something wrong like the course being a special form of Tai Ji or being taught in Mandarin :roll: , so if you know a good place with an English speaking teacher pliiiz let me know! :lol:

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Post by williamw » Sun, 12 Jun 2005 4:43 pm

What style have you or are you thinking to learn? There are practically three types: Chan style, Wu style and Yang style. Are you looking to do it with one big class or looking for personal tutor. I know California gym has Tai chi class and it's taught in English. It's sort of like a comprehensive style. LOL

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Post by Vanyh » Sun, 12 Jun 2005 10:46 pm

Uhh I don't know about those 3 styles, just it happened to me once to end up in a Tai Ji 'Pushing hands' course :shock: .

What are the differences? I look for a class with other students, a good teacher, and a beginner course. Can you tell more about that California gym course?

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Post by williamw » Mon, 13 Jun 2005 1:07 am

The pushing hands will be too advance for beginners. Better off to learn the basic movements and the strokes first before you jump in pushing hands. Pushing hand can be done in either one hand or two hands. It took me two years before my tutor taught me pushing hands. :) The course in California is like a quick crash course in Taichi. You follow the movement of the instructor but he doesn't explain the details or correct your mistakes though because of the size of the class.

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