T'ai Chi: intensive

Delve deeper into T'ai Chi: push hands, sword work, philosophy and Chi Kung. For those interested in taking T'ai Chi further. Some experience is recommended.

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Key course information

21/09/13 - 07/12/13

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12 weeks

09:25 - 11:25

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Full fee: £244NC

KS - Keeley Street

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Course code

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NC: No concessionary fees available as there is no government funding for this course.

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Course outline

What is the course about?

To learn the Yang short form and push hands as well as the T'ai Chi sword form.

What topics will we cover?

Tai Chi, Chi Kung, stretching, warm up exercises, philosophy, push hands and Tai Chi sword form.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Demonstrate improved co-ordination and balance
- Practise Tai Chi sword form
- Perform push hands safely with a partner
- Experienced students: perform with improved ability Tai Chi Yang sword and short form.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Suitable for those with some experience. You will need to be able to read and write short sentences, follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group.


To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise in please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in an exercise or movement class.

- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Is there anything else we should know about your health?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, back or knee problems?

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstrations, verbal direction and explanation, physical correction, partner work, master classes.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please wear loose clothing and Tai Chi (Kung-fu) shoes. You can purchase a teach yourself book.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?


What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?

Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; English and maths support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). To find out what may be available to you, and how to apply, see page 278 of the 13/14 course guide, or visit www.citylit.ac.uk/students

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Choose from the extensive range of courses offered by the Health and Movement studies programme.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Advice Shop, open Monday to Friday 12:00 – 19:00 during term time, and Monday to Friday 12:00 – 17:00 out of term time. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

Who can I contact for further information?

Tel: 020 7492 2622


Advice times:

During term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

Non term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831

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03/05/14 to
Sat 09:30 - 12:00 12 weeks KS - Keeley Street £304 £304 £304 FFC21 Available » Select
21/09/13 to
Sat 09:25 - 11:25 12 weeks KS - Keeley Street £244 £244 £244 FFC19 Finished » Select
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Sat 09:30 - 12:00 12 weeks KS - Keeley Street £304 £304 £304 FFC20 Finished » Select

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Health and movement studies

Tel: 020 7492 2622


Advice times:

During term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

Non term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831

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