More than just physical practice, Tai Chi is a way of life. Incorporating soft flow within challenging postures, the meditative flow of practice allows the students to embody the philosophy of strength through mental flexibility and overall well-being.
The traditional long form as taught by Master Tek Siaw to Olivier. The succession of 108 postures in a continuous flow gives not only a strong practice of the yang style of Tai Chi but also makes sure the body gets a proper workout while the mind trained in a calm alertness as all martial artist seeks to achieve
A much shorter form of the 108, the 24 form is an embodiment of the "bare essentials" of the Tai chi yang style. Very practical for beginners as it requires less time to learn and memorize, it is also short to practice on your own. Allowing the regular practitioner to practice whenever and where ever they want with ease and less time.
A class focused on practicing varied Tai chi postures and movements isolated from the traditional sequence. Allowing a greater focus on each movement individually. An even greater way for beginners to practice without worrying on remembering the sequence, it is equally beneficial for advanced practitioners as it enables a deeper focus on the movements to improve them one by one.
Traditionally taught to advanced tai chi practitioner. Push hands is a practice which involves 2 practitioners to practice tai chi movements while pushing each others hands. This practice enables a beautiful dance of adjusting pressure and making sure the push is neither too hard or too soft. A perfect way to test your acquired knowledge in Tai chi.
This technique can also be used to rehabilitate disabled or handicapped by allowing a deeper connection between the patient and therapist through physical contact while developing their kinesthetic learning.
With the use of the "Jian" (the Chinese double edge strait sword) the Tai Chi practitioner will seek to challenge himself further by using the sword as an "extension" of your own body. Allowing a deeper entry into the stretches and challenging himself to more complex movements. (knowledge on basic Tai chi principles must be acquired before being able to join this class)
A 3h workshop dedicated to focus primarily on the 24 movements of the most famous Tai Chi form. Supporting documents and intensive practice will allow the student to begin their journey with the essential knowledge to begin practicing this form by themselves regularly.
A non-religious study of gautama buddha's psychoanalysis on what are illusions and how to maintain a proper state of mind even in the harshest of times. This workshop aims to discuss and open the mind of the students towards a more open view on what are real problems in life and how to cope with them.
A workshop dedicated to learn about this acient chinese book allowing a special divination skill by tossing coins and receiving "advice" on how to manage any form of change within one's life. The emphasis will be on the interpretation of the texts rather than the mystical coin tossing technique.
The very famous texts by Sun Tzu explaining warfare in such a manner that it can be related to any situation in one's life and be applied for better managing problems and challenges. This workshop can be particularly interesting for company managers and entrepreneurs alike.