Classes

All classes are 55 minutes long.

Redmond Time Type Note
Monday 7pm Student Group Practice Chris Lester
Tuesday 6pm Hand Form Section 2 Eric Madsen
7pm Hand Form Refinement Master Yang
8pm Push Hands Master Yang
Wednesday 12:30pm Hand Form Review Chris Lester
6pm Basic Push Hands – Circling Mike  Lucero
7pm Sword Form Mike Lucero
8pm Hand Form Section 1 Carolyn Fung
Thursday 7pm Hand Form Section 2 Fang Hong
Saturday 10am Hand Form Section 2  ENDS 10/25 Stefanie Russell
10am Beginning Tai Chi STARTS 11/01 email info@yangfamilytaichi.com
11am Hand Form Review – ENDS 10/25 Stefanie Russell
11am Hand Form Section 3 BEGINS 11/01 Stefanie Russell
12pm Student Group Practice Stefanie Russell
Sunday 10am Student Group Practice Chris Phillips

 

The Hand Form The Traditional Yang Style 103 Movement Hand Form (aka “Long Form”, “85 Form”) is taught. This form is for all ages, beginners to advanced. Students can improve their strength, coordination, posture, concentration, and general level of energy. The Hand Form provides the basics necessary to practice push hands and weapons.

The complete Hand Form takes about one year to learn and a lifetime to perfect. For teaching purposes, the Hand Form is divided into three sections. After completing all three sections, students continue in our Hand Form Review or Refinement Classes.

Hand Form Review:  we practice and review the movements of the form.

Hand Form Refinement is taught by Master Yang. Besides improving the movements, he has included exercise to use the waist, keep the correct body shape, etc.

Tai Chi Basics class will focus on warm-up and basic tai chi movements, in preparation for joining a Hand Form class.

Push Hands is practiced with a partner, focusing on the principles of sticking, yielding.  and rooting. Starting with making circles while staying connected to your partner, you learn how to use the 8 energies against an opponent and how to neutralize them when used against you. Learning to use the 8 energies will improve your Hand Form.

Sword Form The Sword is double-edged short weapon. The sword form is based on the Hand Form but practiced faster. One should perform the sword form with the energy of a dragon. To learn the 67 movements takes about eight months.

Saber Form The saber is a single-edged short weapon. The saber form is based on the Hand Form but practiced faster than the sword form and with more energy. One should perform the saber form with the energy of a tiger. To learn the movements takes about four months.

Student Group Practice Everything could be practiced here, but usually the Hand Form is practiced twice through. The leader of the practice may help with any questions.

Students may join the Push Hands or Weapons classes with the permission of the instructor. It is recommended they first complete the Hand Form.

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