Beijing Chinese Martial Arts Tour - Taiji
Class Duration: 1-2 hours
Sanfeng Taiji Class and China Great Travel
1) Open areas of your hotel
2) East of Sacred Bridge in Temple of Heaven
3) The terrace beneath the CCTV Tower
4) Open ground in front of China Social Science Literature
5) Any suitable places per your request
Taiji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a wonderful
martial art. Besides being very effective for combat it is
also excellent for health promotion and spiritual cultivation.
Many people, however, are not aware of its combative and spiritual
aspects. Even those who practise Taiji Quan solely for health
often do not get the best benefits of its health aspect. This
article will explain why, and suggest ways you may adopt to
get more benefits from your Taiji Quan training.
The term 'Taiji Quan' is a short form of
'Taiji quanfa'. 'Taiji' is the Chinese word meaning 'the grand
ultimate' or the cosmos. And 'quanfa' means 'fist techniques'
or martial art. Taiji Quan, therefore, means 'Cosmos Kungfu'.
Indeed every movement in Taiji Quan is made according to martial
considerations, i.e. a Taiji Quan practitioner moves the way
he moves in a Taiji Quan performance because that particular
way gives him the best technical advantage in a given combat
situation. Hence if you say that you practise Taiji Quan for
health and not for fighting, you probably do not realize that
Taiji Quan actually means Cosmos martial art, and that virtually
all great Taiji Quan masters in the past practised it for
|10 persons up
What are taught in the class?
The Taiji Quan class lasts 1-2 hours
and is sectioned into the following main steps:
1. Brief introduction to the origin, development, classification
and function of Taiji Quan will be made by your masters in
the class. (10-15 minutes). Taiji Master will give a full
presentation of ¡°to-be-taught" Taiji Quan.
2. You will be taught according to your age, interest and
physical condition. You can select from a range of class options.
3. Taking part in any one of these options will certainly
raise your interest in China's Taiji and will also lay a good
foundation for further study.
4. After each class, competitions will be held to test what
you have acquired during the lesson. The winner will get special