13. March 2015 - 13:09 — danyal
Want to find out more about T'ai Chi? Our Introductory and Beginners 1 (B1) classes start: Tuesday 21 April 6.30 - 7.30 pm St Anne’s Community Hall 55 Dean Street, W1D 6AF (Tube: Leicester Sq & Piccadilly Circus) Cost £130 / £100 concs. Wednesday 29 April, 6.45-7.45 pm at Marylebone Dance Studios, 12 Lisson Grove, London NW1 6TS (Tube: Marylebone, or a slightly longer walk from Baker Street or Edgeware Road) Cost £5, full course inc. intro £130 / £100 concs. The Beginning level of the form is taught in thirds (B1, B2, B3). Each third takes 10 hours to learn. Overview Our aim is to transmit the form and substance of T’ai Chi with clarity, precision and respect for its tradition. We offer a range of courses for those who have never done T’ai Chi before as for those who have studied with us in the past (see Our Courses). Our School is an international one, so if you learn B1 in London, you will be able to go on to B2 if you move to New York or attend one of our residential trainings in the USA or Europe. If you started your study with a different teacher or school, you will soon see the benefit of continuing your studies with our Beginners courses. We tailor our programme of weekday evening courses to provide continuity and advancement for as many of our students as possible. Whatever level of study you are at, each class is taught by a team of 2 or more specially trained teachers. T’ai Chi is about “learning to relax - even when under pressure.” You are bound to experience your weekly class as an oasis of calm in the midst of busy London life. It is by practising T’ai Chi that you derive its benefits. Establishing a routine of practice will be essential to your enjoyment and your learning. In particular, you should aim to do some practice every day - however long - ideally after getting up and just before going to bed.
10. March 2015 - 23:14 — danyal
T'ai Chi for Beginners: B1, B2, B3 The Beginning level of the form is taught in thirds (B1, B2, B3). Each third takes 10 hours to learn. B1, the first third of the form
The B1 course is taught over one term in two formats:
10 one-hour weekly sessions or 5 two-hour sessions, with a 30-minute pause for rest midway with optional relaxation exercises. Once you learn B1 it is worth practising in its own right. B2 and B3 then complete your learning of the T'ai Chi form, each taught in 10 hours study over two more terms. This may seem a long time to learn the form. With nearly 40 years teaching experience, we find this method gives our students a much stronger foundation in the form. Our curriculum helps you to truly understand the form and the benefits you can achieve practising Prof. Cheng Man-Ch'ing's form of T'ai Chi. For more detail on our curriculum and what you can learn after B3, click Our Courses.
How We Teach
We teach in teams. This distinctive system is unique to our school and gives our students a teaching format that is clear and easy to learn. Our method of team teaching ensures that while you may have different teachers, they all use the same method to teach and explain the form. This makes the task of learning easy for the student. Our school was founded in New York in 1976 and has teaching locations in United States and Europe. If you travel to any of these locations you will find our 200 teachers all use the same curriculum and format of teaching - so you can keep learning where ever you are. With at least two teachers in each class, you will always have one teacher in front of the class, so you see the movements as you progress in the form, while another teacher helps guide the class and follow up on specific needs of the group.