Tai Chi
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one footstep.

Tao Te Ching

 

At the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are, & you know what you want. - Lao Tzu

 

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

Lao Tzu

 

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

Lao Tzu

 

In the world there is nothing more submissive & weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard & strong, nothing can surpass it.

Lao Tzu

 

Flow with whatever is happening, & let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. - Chuang Tzu


For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

Sun Tzu

 

He who knows when he can fight & when he cannot will be victorious. - Sun Tzu

 

If ignorant both of your enemy & yourself, you are certain to be in peril. - Sun Tzu

 

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Confucius


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason & common sense.

Buddha

 

Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Buddha


Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

Buddha


To keep the body in good health is a duty ... otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong & clear.

Buddha


It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. - Bruce Lee

 

 

Empty yourself of everything.

Let the mind rest at peace . . . 

Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.

Tao Te Ching, Book 16

 

 
 

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Tai Chi Chuan
 
"Supreme Ultimate Fist"

 

- often just called "Tai Chi" today . . . more wellness & less martial emphasis

- slow, sequential dance-like movements or forms

 

 

Qi Gong
 
"Cultivation of the Chi"

 

- stationary (sitting or standing) exercise with repetitive movements & focus on deep breathing

  

 


 

      Tai Chi & Qi Gong are the most practiced exercises on Earth. This philosophy of wellness, balance & harmony has roots at least 4,000 years old. Tai Chi & Qi Gong are holistic movements that integrate mind, body & spirit.

 

Mind: directs the movements ("nothing else to do, but Tai Chi")

Body: moves with gentle & flowing ease 

Spirit: energizes mind/body w/Chi or life-force energy - "vital breath" 

 

     Tai Chi & Qi Gong are very forgiving & easily adaptable to your physical condition. Movements may even be performed in a seated position. Stances may be adjusted to your comfort range. The main desire of Tai Chi & Qi Gong is the "chi" flow, which occurs during the integration of mind, body & spirit.


Tai Chi is often called "moving meditation."


     There are many styles of Tai Chi & Qi Gong. The two main styles of Tai Chi are Yang & Chen, named after Chinese families. Yang forms are performed upright with higher postures, allowing for more open & stretched movements. Yang style is the most popular Tai Chi system since most people can successfully practice the movements.

 

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Yang Lu Chan
(1799 - 1872)
China
Founder of Yang Style
Tai Chi Chuan
TC-YangChengFu               Yang Cheng fu
(1883 - 1936)
China
Grandson of Yang Lu Chan
 
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Grandmaster
Yang Zhen Duo
(Son of Yang Cheng fu)
&
Master Yang Jun
(Grandson of Yang Zhen Duo)
 
with Mike DePuew & Dale
Hofstra University, New York
2001

 

 
 Tai Chi History  (Video)
  
  Tai Chi Principles  (Video)
 
 
 
 

  

1st Circle

  • 4 Basic Foundations

1st 16 forms

4 Directions 

 

2nd Circle

40 forms - 9 kicks

8 Directions

Temple Exercises

3rd Circle

 52 forms - 2 kicks

  •  8 Directions

  • Temple Exercises

  •  

Advanced

108 Forms Refinement

Tai Chi Push Hands

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Qi Gong

Qi Gong I: 12 forms

Qi Gong II: 12 forms

Qi Gong III: 12 forms

 

 Yang Long Form

(108 forms)

 

1st Circle

(16 forms)

2nd Circle

(40 forms)

1. Opening Stance

2. Left & Right Ward Off

3. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

4. Single Whip

5. Play the Fiddle

6. White Crane Spread Its Wings

7. Brush Left Knee

8. Play the Fiddle

9. Brush Left Knee

10. Brush Righ Knee

11. Brush Left Knee

12. Play the Fiddle

13. Brush Left Knee

14. Parry, Block & Punch

15. Apparent Close-up

16. Cross Hands

17. Embrace the Tiger & Return
      to the Mountain

18. Diagonal Single Whip

19. Punch Under Elbow

20. Repulse the Monkey

21. Repulse the Monkey

22. Repulse the Monkey

23. Diagonal Flying

24. Play the Fiddle

25. White Crane Spreads Its Wings

26. Brush Left Knee

27. Needle at the Sea Bottom

28. Fan through the Back

29. Turn Body & Chop with Fist

30. Parry, Block & Punch

31. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

32. Single Whip

33. Wave Hands Like Clouds

34. Wave Hands Like Clouds

35. Wave Hands Like Clouds

36. Single Whip

37. High Pat on Horse

38. Separate Right Foot

39. Separate Left Foot

40. Turn Body & Left Heel Kick

41. Brush Left Knee

42. Brush Right Knee

43. Step Forward & Punch Down

44. Turn Body & Chop with Fist

45. Parry, Block & Punch

46. Left Heel Kick

47. Right Heel Kick

48. Strike the Tiger Left

49. Strike the Tiger Right

50. Right Heel Kick

51. Right Heel Kick & Strike at Ears

52. Left Heel Kick

53. Right Heel Kick

54. Parry, Block & Punch

55. Apparent Close-up

56. Cross Hands

                      3rd Circle

                            (52 forms)

57. Embrace the Tiger & Return to the Mountain

58. Diagonal Single Whip

59. Part the Wild Horse's Mane

60. Part the Wild Horse's Mane

61. Part the Wild Horse's Mane

62. Part the Wild Horse's Mane

63. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

64. Single Whip

65. Fair Lady Works the Shuttle

66. Fair Lady Works the Shuttle

67. Fair Lady Works the Shuttle

68. Fair Lady Works the Shuttle

69. Left Ward Off

70. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

71. Single Whip

72. Wave Hands Like Clouds

73. Wave Hands Like Clouds

74. Wave Hands Like Clouds

75. Single Whip

76. Snake Creeps Down

77. Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg

78. Repulse the Monkey

79. Repulse the Monkey

80. Repulse the Monkey

81. Diagonal Flying

82. Play the Fiddle

83. White Crane Spreads Its Wings

84. Brush Left Knee

85. Needle at the Sea Bottom

86. Fan through the Back

87. Turn Body & Chop with Fist as
      White Snake Sticks Out Tongue

88. Parry, Block & Punch

89. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

90. Single Whip

91. Wave Hands Like Clouds

92. Wave Hands Like Clouds

93. Wave Hands Like Clouds

94. Single Whip

95. High Pat on Horse

96. Cross Palms

97. Cross Kick

98. Parry, Block & Punch Down

99. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

100. Single Whip

101. Snake Creeps Down

102. Form the Seven Stars

103. Retreat to Ride the Tiger

104. Turn Body & Lotus Kick

105. Pull the Bow & Shoot the Tiger

106. Parry, Block & Punch

107. Apparent Close-up

108. Cross Hands

 


 

Instructor Dale Stacy

 
- Certified Instructor: World Wide Martial                Arts Association 
 
 - Certified Mind-Body Fitness Specialist:   
        National Exercise & Sports Trainers              Association (NESTA)
 
 - Being of Korean descent, Dale blends    
        his classes with Oriental & Western    
        perspectives of wellness for peace,    
        balance & harmony.
 

 

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