Posted by: Bergbokkie | 2007/02/21

Thai Chi in Bellville / Parow/ brackenfe

Hi i am looking for Thai Chi classes in Bellville / Parow/ brackenfell area.

Please help.

Thank you

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Our expert says:
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Nice name :-)

I am no aware of any Tai Chi groups in your area.
You can howevr contact Aileen at 083 226 1576 or for more info re a home training program or even starting up your own group in Belville.

Kindest Regards

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Posted by: Chestlyn | 2007/03/15

After one has practiced Tai Chi Form and Push Hands for many years, the next step is to learn the classical applications of the techniques found in the form. An application is the the use of the postural advantage created by the specific shape of a stance or movement found in the form against an attacking opponent. By performing these applications, the student learns to manage properly the energies and forces of Tai Chi. By gradually increasing the speed and accuracy of these techniques through practice, one learns to deal with the more spontaneous and unpredictable nature of combat situations. During an actual fight, the techniques will, of course, have to be adapted from their classical positions. This is to be expected and is of no real consequence as long as the principles are adhered to.

The names of the postures themselves are more than simply poetic metaphors and should also be considered when attempting to see into the essence of their use. Play Guitar, for instance, requires dexterous manipulation of the hands and fingers. Diagonal Flying requires oblique stepping and ends with uprooting of the opponent. Consider the name of the posture well. It often contains clues to the energies necessary to accomplish the application effectively.

A little something from me...

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