Tai Chi

Ref: C3125787

Tai Chi is an excellent way to exercise gently, reduce your stress levels, improve your physical and mental health and keep your brain active. This course is only open to those who have already attended a WEA Tai Chi class.

Course aim

To promote body awareness, body alignment and improved balance. To enhance confidence and give an understanding of some effects and control measures relating to stress. In addition to this the course will introduce some of the more advanced T’ai Chi.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Cheng Man Ching form; G1 up to 4 corners, G2 up to 4 corners, G3 Demonstrate control and timing of a level 3 exponent.
  • Demonstrate Da Lu; G1 and G2 solo da lu, G3 2 person da lu.
  • Explain and demonstrate and understanding of taiji breathing.
  • Demonstrate 8 brocades.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a bottle of water

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course is progressive in nature, and the level you achieve will continue to develop on a follow on course. Although you may have completed the main form your journey has only just begun.

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Tai Chi

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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