TRADITIONAL CHEN STYLE FIRST FORM
Chen style is the oldest Tai Chi form and retains a martial arts quality that is part of the origins of tai chi. It is characterized by varying opening and closing circular movements executed at different heights and speeds, including explosive expressions of force. This form is suitable for those who want a medium to high intensity exercise as well as an introduction to the harmonious interplay of hard and soft and the ongoing spiraling (or “silk-reeling”) motion that are fundamental to Chen Style Tai Chi.
TRADITIONAL CHEN STYLE SECOND FORM (CANNON FIST)
The second Chen style form (also called “Cannon Fist”) is quite demanding and requires learning to balance very vigorous and soft, relaxed movements. It is based on the first form, but adds more difficult motions such as jumping, rotating, hitting, and moving energy sequentially from your centre through your limbs. It is suitable for those who want a more challenging medium to high intensity exercise.
Yang style is the most popular tai chi form in the world today and can be practiced by people of all ages. It is characterized by slow, graceful, opening and closing movements carried out at a smooth, even pace. It’s suitable for those who want a low to medium intensity exercise that improves balance, flexibility, and coordination while strengthening the body and improving internal circulation.
IWUF STANDARD TAI CHI FORMS
With the objective of making Tai Chi as one of Olympic competition events, the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) selected representative moves from various traditional Tai Chi styles, and created a new Tai Chi Forms in order to promoting teaching Tai Chi as well as standard Tai Chi form for performance or competition purposes. Chen style, Yang style classes available in our school.