What we teach

The focus of Kai Ming Association for Tai Chi Chuan is Cheng Man Ching style Tai Chi Chuan. With this in mind, we have decided to focus on the core 5 skills as we now see them and add other forms/elements as the grades progress higher. The 5 core skills are:

  1. 37 step Cheng Man Ching form
  2. Tui Shou (push hands)
  3. Si Zhen Shou (four fixed hands method of pushing)
  4. Da Lu (large roll-back)
  5. Huang’s 5 loosening exercises

 

In regular weekly classes, we focus on points 1 and 5 with the addition of Chi-Kung. In intermediate classes, we develop a greater understanding of all 5 areas thereby enable students to develop a more martial or health orientated approach that suits them.

Our syllabus also includes:

Hand forms

San Shou (Yang style two person forms)
Kwai Taiji (Old Yang style fast form)

Weapons

Straight sword 
Broad Sword 
fan 
walking stick (rare form)
spear 
staff 
straight stick

 


 

Training to be an instructor

for those interested in training as instructors we offer a program, the first two levels of which are:

Junior instructors

  1. the 5 core skills including basic martial & health understanding
  2. assist in class for a minimum of 3 months
  3. attending the monthly instructor sessions
  4. one from the following; Qigong, weapon, San Shou or Kwai Taiji (fast Tai Chi)
  5. Attend annual camp

Instructor

  1. ability to demonstrate all of the above to a deeper level
  2. to have assisted an instructor in running their class for minimum of 12 months and to have taken the occasional class in their absence.
  3. have shown a clearer understanding of the principles of taiji and shown the ability to transmit this information to others
  4. attending the monthly instructor sessions
  5. additional weapons and hand forms from the above plus knowledge of Qigong and Zhan Zhuang (standing post)
  6. Attend annual camp

Newsflash

Advanced training dates released for 2020

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