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What you will learn:
  • T'ai Chi - An Overview
  • The Benefits of Practising T'ai Chi
  • T'ai Chi Philosophy and Principles
  • Using Qigong
  • Principles of T'ai Chi Practice
  • Some Basic Postures
  • Getting Ready to Practice
  • The Beijing Short Form
  • Learning and Teching


Study Tai Chi Online Course and Learn This Gentle Form of Exercise and Martial Art

Our Tai chi Online Course teaches students who have so little experience with this practice and those who have some experience and would like to refresh their knowledge, the fundamentals, benefits, and proper technique. Tai Chi Chuan, also known as Tai Chi, is a delicate martial art and exercise that promotes and improves health.

The course starts with an introduction and explains the course layout and the skills acquired from each module. This is followed by demonstrating to students the best way to study the course, including a guide to optimizing the time and experience of the content material. Beginning with a synopsis of Tai Chi, the learner will understand what it is, used for, and its history.

Tai Chi is distinctive in what it provides practitioners; we explain the physical and psychological health benefits that this highly accessible martial art offers. The study evidenced the Taoist philosophy and fundamentals integrated into this martial art and whose comprehension will guarantee learners improve more from Tai Chi.

Qigong is an ancient source of energy training that is often used alongside Tai Chi and may be unfamiliar to many new to Tai Chi and allied areas. The course covers Qigong and the ten fundamentals that must be followed regardless of which form of Tai Chi is practiced. The Tai chi Online Course will define these ten steps and understand what they are and what role they perform in Tai Chi.

The training demonstrates the fundamental standpoints, arm and hand poses, and arm and hand movements of Tai Chi. We show you where to practice, what to wear, and the best places to exercise. We also include a brief, outlined warm-up that can be performed before implementing Tai Chi.

The Tai Chi Online Course clearly explains how and when to perform the 21 figures of the Beijing Short Form of Tai Chi that will be used as your training. We have included the information that will be helpful to those who are serious about Tai Chi and want to teach or start a business. A resource list of useful websites and links to videos is also included with the Tai Chi Course.

What you will learn with our Tai Chi Online Course

  • Tai Chi – An Overview
  • Traditional styles of Tai Chi
  • The Benefits
  • Tai Chi Philosophy and Principles
  • Principles of Tai Chi Practice

Who would benefit from the course?

Considering its multiple benefits and accessibility, the Tai Chi Course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning about and practicing basic Tai Chi, but have little or no previous experience or knowledge.

Tai Chi Online Course - Requirements

The Tai Chi Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Tai Chi Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQS tab above.

Tai Chi Online Course Outline

Tai Chi Online Certification 

Module 1: Tai Chi – An Overview

Part 1: Tai Chi - An Overview

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art and fitness regimen steeped in the Taoist idea of harmonious existence. It emphasizes conscious, calm, and deliberate movements, as well as precise, natural breathing practices. Some people consider it to be a moving meditation. The emphasis and flow of the work are important to it.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What’s in a name?
  • Tai Chi – a martial art?
  • The purpose of Tai Chi
  • Types of Tai Chi
  • Historical Context

Part 2: Traditional styles of Tai Chi

These styles range in structure and "flavor," and are connected with varied motions and scales of movement: some "big frame" or exterior styles may have a broad and sweeping arm movement, whilst others may have a much smaller arm movement.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Chen style
  • Yang style
  • WuHao style
  • Sun style
  • Tai Chi progression
  • Tai Chi forms
  • Short form and long form

Module 2: The Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi

Part 1: The Benefits

Tai Chi is a simple practice, and some of the physical and mental health benefits of Tai Chi have been validated by Western scientific methods.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Accessibility
  • Health benefits

Part 2: Psychological benefits

Tai Chi promotes psychological well-being by emphasizing awareness and breath control. The concentration on breath and gentle movement activates the parasympathetic nervous system.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Who can practice Tai Chi?

Module 3: Tai Chi Philosophy and Principles

Part 1: Tai Chi Philosophy and Principles

Tai Chi and Taoism

Taoist ideas may be used to deepen and improve Tai Chi practice, as well as to grasp the meaning behind some of the forms. The term "Tao" means "route," "route," or "principle" and refers to anything that is the driving force behind and the source of all that exists. It is not a concept that can be understood rationally, but rather through living in the flow of the Tao.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Wu Wei
  • Balancing opposites: Yin and Yang
  • All about Yin
  • All about Yang
  • The Five Elements

Part 2: Chi: Universal Energy

Understanding chi (pronounced "chee") is essential to Tai Chi practice. One of the goals of Tai Chi is to promote the proper flow of chi through the body. Chi can be translated as "breath," "life energy," "air," or "spirit." Chi is also referred to as prana, qi, ki, and ji. Chi is the animating energy that connects the universe and its inhabitants.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Meridians: The human body energy channels
  • Understanding direction
  • Exercise: Find your direction

Module 4: Using Qigong

Part 1: Using Qigong

Using Qigong as a basis for Tai Chi practice

The term qigong is made up of two words: "Qi," which means "life-force" (and is written "chi" in this course because it is a more widely acknowledged western discipline), and "gong," which means "skill or achievement." Qigong is inextricably linked to Tai Chi and is an umbrella word for techniques that aim to awaken and liberate one's natural flow of chi.

Part 2: Find your Lao Gong energy

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Playing with energy: Find your Lao Gong energy

Part 3: Mirroring the Seasons

Playing with energy: Mirroring the seasons

Try this practice to feel the chi as it rises and falls. With practice, people may feel their chi rise and expand (spring, summer), fall back and withdraw (autumn, winter) with the movement.

Part 4: Playing with Energy Ball

Playing with energy: The energy ball

Play with the energy exercise, pulling their hands apart and bringing them closer together. Slowly twist your arms and forearms, palms facing each other, until one hand is on top and the other is on the bottom, keeping their hands a consistent distance apart.

Module 5: Principles of Tai Chi Practice

Part 1: Principles of Tai Chi Practice

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Breathing
  • Principles of breathing for Tai Chi
  • Exercise: Abdominal Breathing
  • Energy
  • Centering
  • Exercise: Centering yourself
  • Grounding
  • Alignment

Part 2: Visualization

Tai Chi relies heavily on visualization. The exercise requires you to actively employ your mind rather than allowing it to zone out as you practice. Tai Chi is also a mental workout, particularly for imaginative talents. It is not a mindless occupation.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Slowness
  • Flowing in curves
  • Unifying the whole body
  • Flow

Module 6: Some Basic Postures

Part 1: The Wu Chi Stance

Basic stance

It is critical to master the fundamental stance because standing right leads to moving correctly, and practice always begins with a few seconds of silent standing. It's also an opening position for Tai Chi forms, and it's not only about where they put their bodies; it's also about how they breathe and think.

Part 2: The Bow Stance

Bow stance

The bow stance is the form's basis. To go from the opening posture, when they stand with their feet hip-width apart and pointed straight ahead.

Part 3: Arm and Hand Postures

Basic arm

The goal of this position, like most others, is to promote the flow of chi throughout the body. Arms and hands should be supple, relaxed but not floppy, and curved and flowing, like in most Tai Chi forms. The curve is a single smooth line that runs from the shoulder to the outside of the elbow, down the back of the wrist and hand, and to the fingertips. There are no harsh angles here, just softness and fluidity.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Beak hand

Module 7: Getting Ready to Practice

Part 1: Preparing for practice

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Where should you practice?
  • What should you wear?
  • Is there an ideal practice space?

Part 2: Warming up

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Warming up the muscles
  • Shoulder mobility
  • Neck rolls
  • Side stretches
  • Circling hands
  • Warming up the breath and chi

Module 8: The Beijing Short Form

Part 1: Movements 1-10

The Beijing Short Form, also known as the Peking Form, is a Tai Chi style derived from the Yang style that was established in 1956 by the People's Republic of China's National Physical Culture and Sports Commission in order to provide a uniform form. The goal was to make Tai Chi and its benefits more accessible to the Chinese people.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Practice makes perfect
  • Commencement
  • Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane (x3)
  • White Crane Spreads its Wings
  • Brush Knee, Push (x3)
  • Playing the Guitar
  • Step back and Repulse Monkey (x4)
  • Grasp the Bird’s Tail
  • Single Whip
  • Cloud Hands
  • Right Heel Kick

Part 2: Movements 11-21

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Strike Tiger’s Ears
  • Turn and Left Heel Kick
  • Snake Creeps Through the Grass
  • Stork Stands On One Leg, left
  • Shuttle Back and Forth
  • Needle at Bottom of the Sea
  • Fan Through the Back
  • Parry and Punch
  • Apparent Closing
  • Cross Hands
  • Close

Module 9: Learning and Teaching 

Part 1: Learning Tai Chi

Self-study at home is a fantastic approach to begin learning the fundamentals of Tai Chi; however, the next step is to locate a high-quality Tai Chi class.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • “Drop in” class or sign up for a series?
  • Where to find classes
  • Finding a good Tai Chi class and teacher

Part 2: Teaching Tai Chi

If a person truly enjoys Tai Chi and want to share the benefits and beauty of the practice with others, they may like to explore teaching.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Teaching
  • The Tai Chi aspect
  • Certification
  • Developing teaching awareness

Part 3: Setting up a business

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Decide your target market
  • Research your market
  • Finding and enticing your customers
  • Venues
  • Insurance
Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will   be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Units of Study

Module 1: T’ai Chi - An Overview

  • Part 1: T’ai Chi – An Overview
  • Part 2: Traditional styles of T’ai Chi
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Benefits of Practising T'ai Chi

  • Part 1: The Benefits
  • Part 2: Psychological benefits
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: T’ai Chi Philosophy and Principles

  • Part 1: T’ai Chi Philosophy and Principles
  • Part 2: Chi: Universal Energy
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Using Qigong

  • Part 1: Using Qigong
  • Part 2: Find your Lao Gong energy
  • Part 3: Mirroring the Seasons
  • Part 4: Playing with Energy Ball

Module 5: Principles of T’ai Chi Practice

  • Part 1: Principles of T’ai Chi Practice
  • Part 2: Visualisation
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Some Basic Postures

  • Part 1: The Wu Chi Stance
  • Part 2: The Bow Stance
  • Part 3: Arm and Hand Postures

Module 7: Getting ready to practice

  • Part 1: Preparing for practice
  • Part 2: Warming up
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: The Beijing Short Form

  • Part 1: Movements 1-10
  • Part 1: Movements 11-21

Module 9: Learning and Teaching

  • Part 1: Learning T’ai Chi

  • Part 2: Teaching T’ai Chi
  • Part 3: Setting up a business
  • Module 9 Assessment
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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  • Delivery: Online
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  • Duration: 150 Hours
  • Assessments: Yes
  • Qualification: Certificate
About This Course
What you will learn:
  • T'ai Chi - An Overview
  • The Benefits of Practising T'ai Chi
  • T'ai Chi Philosophy and Principles
  • Using Qigong
  • Principles of T'ai Chi Practice
  • Some Basic Postures
  • Getting Ready to Practice
  • The Beijing Short Form
  • Learning and Teching


Study Tai Chi Online Course and Learn This Gentle Form of Exercise and Martial Art

Our Tai chi Online Course teaches students who have so little experience with this practice and those who have some experience and would like to refresh their knowledge, the fundamentals, benefits, and proper technique. Tai Chi Chuan, also known as Tai Chi, is a delicate martial art and exercise that promotes and improves health.

The course starts with an introduction and explains the course layout and the skills acquired from each module. This is followed by demonstrating to students the best way to study the course, including a guide to optimizing the time and experience of the content material. Beginning with a synopsis of Tai Chi, the learner will understand what it is, used for, and its history.

Tai Chi is distinctive in what it provides practitioners; we explain the physical and psychological health benefits that this highly accessible martial art offers. The study evidenced the Taoist philosophy and fundamentals integrated into this martial art and whose comprehension will guarantee learners improve more from Tai Chi.

Qigong is an ancient source of energy training that is often used alongside Tai Chi and may be unfamiliar to many new to Tai Chi and allied areas. The course covers Qigong and the ten fundamentals that must be followed regardless of which form of Tai Chi is practiced. The Tai chi Online Course will define these ten steps and understand what they are and what role they perform in Tai Chi.

The training demonstrates the fundamental standpoints, arm and hand poses, and arm and hand movements of Tai Chi. We show you where to practice, what to wear, and the best places to exercise. We also include a brief, outlined warm-up that can be performed before implementing Tai Chi.

The Tai Chi Online Course clearly explains how and when to perform the 21 figures of the Beijing Short Form of Tai Chi that will be used as your training. We have included the information that will be helpful to those who are serious about Tai Chi and want to teach or start a business. A resource list of useful websites and links to videos is also included with the Tai Chi Course.

What you will learn with our Tai Chi Online Course

  • Tai Chi – An Overview
  • Traditional styles of Tai Chi
  • The Benefits
  • Tai Chi Philosophy and Principles
  • Principles of Tai Chi Practice

Who would benefit from the course?

Considering its multiple benefits and accessibility, the Tai Chi Course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning about and practicing basic Tai Chi, but have little or no previous experience or knowledge.

Tai Chi Online Course - Requirements

The Tai Chi Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Tai Chi Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQS tab above.

Tai Chi Online Course Outline

Tai Chi Online Certification 

Module 1: Tai Chi – An Overview

Part 1: Tai Chi - An Overview

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art and fitness regimen steeped in the Taoist idea of harmonious existence. It emphasizes conscious, calm, and deliberate movements, as well as precise, natural breathing practices. Some people consider it to be a moving meditation. The emphasis and flow of the work are important to it.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What’s in a name?
  • Tai Chi – a martial art?
  • The purpose of Tai Chi
  • Types of Tai Chi
  • Historical Context

Part 2: Traditional styles of Tai Chi

These styles range in structure and "flavor," and are connected with varied motions and scales of movement: some "big frame" or exterior styles may have a broad and sweeping arm movement, whilst others may have a much smaller arm movement.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Chen style
  • Yang style
  • WuHao style
  • Sun style
  • Tai Chi progression
  • Tai Chi forms
  • Short form and long form

Module 2: The Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi

Part 1: The Benefits

Tai Chi is a simple practice, and some of the physical and mental health benefits of Tai Chi have been validated by Western scientific methods.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Accessibility
  • Health benefits

Part 2: Psychological benefits

Tai Chi promotes psychological well-being by emphasizing awareness and breath control. The concentration on breath and gentle movement activates the parasympathetic nervous system.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Who can practice Tai Chi?

Module 3: Tai Chi Philosophy and Principles

Part 1: Tai Chi Philosophy and Principles

Tai Chi and Taoism

Taoist ideas may be used to deepen and improve Tai Chi practice, as well as to grasp the meaning behind some of the forms. The term "Tao" means "route," "route," or "principle" and refers to anything that is the driving force behind and the source of all that exists. It is not a concept that can be understood rationally, but rather through living in the flow of the Tao.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Wu Wei
  • Balancing opposites: Yin and Yang
  • All about Yin
  • All about Yang
  • The Five Elements

Part 2: Chi: Universal Energy

Understanding chi (pronounced "chee") is essential to Tai Chi practice. One of the goals of Tai Chi is to promote the proper flow of chi through the body. Chi can be translated as "breath," "life energy," "air," or "spirit." Chi is also referred to as prana, qi, ki, and ji. Chi is the animating energy that connects the universe and its inhabitants.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Meridians: The human body energy channels
  • Understanding direction
  • Exercise: Find your direction

Module 4: Using Qigong

Part 1: Using Qigong

Using Qigong as a basis for Tai Chi practice

The term qigong is made up of two words: "Qi," which means "life-force" (and is written "chi" in this course because it is a more widely acknowledged western discipline), and "gong," which means "skill or achievement." Qigong is inextricably linked to Tai Chi and is an umbrella word for techniques that aim to awaken and liberate one's natural flow of chi.

Part 2: Find your Lao Gong energy

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Playing with energy: Find your Lao Gong energy

Part 3: Mirroring the Seasons

Playing with energy: Mirroring the seasons

Try this practice to feel the chi as it rises and falls. With practice, people may feel their chi rise and expand (spring, summer), fall back and withdraw (autumn, winter) with the movement.

Part 4: Playing with Energy Ball

Playing with energy: The energy ball

Play with the energy exercise, pulling their hands apart and bringing them closer together. Slowly twist your arms and forearms, palms facing each other, until one hand is on top and the other is on the bottom, keeping their hands a consistent distance apart.

Module 5: Principles of Tai Chi Practice

Part 1: Principles of Tai Chi Practice

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Breathing
  • Principles of breathing for Tai Chi
  • Exercise: Abdominal Breathing
  • Energy
  • Centering
  • Exercise: Centering yourself
  • Grounding
  • Alignment

Part 2: Visualization

Tai Chi relies heavily on visualization. The exercise requires you to actively employ your mind rather than allowing it to zone out as you practice. Tai Chi is also a mental workout, particularly for imaginative talents. It is not a mindless occupation.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Slowness
  • Flowing in curves
  • Unifying the whole body
  • Flow

Module 6: Some Basic Postures

Part 1: The Wu Chi Stance

Basic stance

It is critical to master the fundamental stance because standing right leads to moving correctly, and practice always begins with a few seconds of silent standing. It's also an opening position for Tai Chi forms, and it's not only about where they put their bodies; it's also about how they breathe and think.

Part 2: The Bow Stance

Bow stance

The bow stance is the form's basis. To go from the opening posture, when they stand with their feet hip-width apart and pointed straight ahead.

Part 3: Arm and Hand Postures

Basic arm

The goal of this position, like most others, is to promote the flow of chi throughout the body. Arms and hands should be supple, relaxed but not floppy, and curved and flowing, like in most Tai Chi forms. The curve is a single smooth line that runs from the shoulder to the outside of the elbow, down the back of the wrist and hand, and to the fingertips. There are no harsh angles here, just softness and fluidity.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Beak hand

Module 7: Getting Ready to Practice

Part 1: Preparing for practice

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Where should you practice?
  • What should you wear?
  • Is there an ideal practice space?

Part 2: Warming up

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Warming up the muscles
  • Shoulder mobility
  • Neck rolls
  • Side stretches
  • Circling hands
  • Warming up the breath and chi

Module 8: The Beijing Short Form

Part 1: Movements 1-10

The Beijing Short Form, also known as the Peking Form, is a Tai Chi style derived from the Yang style that was established in 1956 by the People's Republic of China's National Physical Culture and Sports Commission in order to provide a uniform form. The goal was to make Tai Chi and its benefits more accessible to the Chinese people.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Practice makes perfect
  • Commencement
  • Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane (x3)
  • White Crane Spreads its Wings
  • Brush Knee, Push (x3)
  • Playing the Guitar
  • Step back and Repulse Monkey (x4)
  • Grasp the Bird’s Tail
  • Single Whip
  • Cloud Hands
  • Right Heel Kick

Part 2: Movements 11-21

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Strike Tiger’s Ears
  • Turn and Left Heel Kick
  • Snake Creeps Through the Grass
  • Stork Stands On One Leg, left
  • Shuttle Back and Forth
  • Needle at Bottom of the Sea
  • Fan Through the Back
  • Parry and Punch
  • Apparent Closing
  • Cross Hands
  • Close

Module 9: Learning and Teaching 

Part 1: Learning Tai Chi

Self-study at home is a fantastic approach to begin learning the fundamentals of Tai Chi; however, the next step is to locate a high-quality Tai Chi class.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • “Drop in” class or sign up for a series?
  • Where to find classes
  • Finding a good Tai Chi class and teacher

Part 2: Teaching Tai Chi

If a person truly enjoys Tai Chi and want to share the benefits and beauty of the practice with others, they may like to explore teaching.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Teaching
  • The Tai Chi aspect
  • Certification
  • Developing teaching awareness

Part 3: Setting up a business

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Decide your target market
  • Research your market
  • Finding and enticing your customers
  • Venues
  • Insurance
Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will   be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Units of Study

Module 1: T’ai Chi - An Overview

  • Part 1: T’ai Chi – An Overview
  • Part 2: Traditional styles of T’ai Chi
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Benefits of Practising T'ai Chi

  • Part 1: The Benefits
  • Part 2: Psychological benefits
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: T’ai Chi Philosophy and Principles

  • Part 1: T’ai Chi Philosophy and Principles
  • Part 2: Chi: Universal Energy
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Using Qigong

  • Part 1: Using Qigong
  • Part 2: Find your Lao Gong energy
  • Part 3: Mirroring the Seasons
  • Part 4: Playing with Energy Ball

Module 5: Principles of T’ai Chi Practice

  • Part 1: Principles of T’ai Chi Practice
  • Part 2: Visualisation
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Some Basic Postures

  • Part 1: The Wu Chi Stance
  • Part 2: The Bow Stance
  • Part 3: Arm and Hand Postures

Module 7: Getting ready to practice

  • Part 1: Preparing for practice
  • Part 2: Warming up
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: The Beijing Short Form

  • Part 1: Movements 1-10
  • Part 1: Movements 11-21

Module 9: Learning and Teaching

  • Part 1: Learning T’ai Chi

  • Part 2: Teaching T’ai Chi
  • Part 3: Setting up a business
  • Module 9 Assessment
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

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Computer requirements

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