T'ai Chi Chuan: intermediate

Course Dates: 15/04/21 - 17/06/21
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: Online
Tutors: 
Benefit from practising the gentle, graceful movements of this ancient oriental art at a deeper level. Designed for students with some previous experience of T'ai Chi.
This course is taught online. To book the in-classroom course, please use course code FFC31C.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £108.00

Course Code: FFC31

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Thu, day, 15 Apr - 17 Jun '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? health@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2622

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

You will learn a sequence of movements from a Tai Chi short form and Chi Kung - exercises that will empower you to calm your emotions, relax your body and create a more peaceful state of mind.
(Please note that Paul Fielding teaches Cheng Man-Ching short form).

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The course will cover movements of the T'ai Chi short form. Additional warms up and Chi Kung exercises will be introduced.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Perform with improved ability the T'ai Chi Yang short form
- Demonstrate improved co-ordination and balance
- Perform loosening-up, stretching and some Chi Kung movements
- Experience a more relaxed state of mind and body.

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

See course title above for the level.

PLEASE SEE THE PRE-EXERCISE CHECK LIST BELOW:

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?

You will be taught through demonstration of the specific movements and active participation within a class setting. The course tutor will give instruction during the class to enhance and develop your practice. Handouts will also be provided in some of the classes.

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

You should wear loose comfortable clothing. Certain books and video/DVD will be recommended.

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

Continue next term and/or Chi Kung and relaxation.

Richard Chipping

Richard Chipping has been teaching Yang family style Tai Chi Chuan since 1981. Teaching for Master Chu King Hung, the third adopted son and disciple of Master Yang Sau Chung (eldest son of Yang Cheng Fu) from ‘81-‘96. Richard has also studied for shorter periods of time with Master Yang’s other two disciples, Ip Tai Tak and Chu Gin Soon. Richard also teaches and practices Baguazhang (Cheng and Yin lineages). He is CEO and senior trainer for a charity, the London Centre for Personal Safety (LCPS) providing best practice evidence based personal safety and self defence training mainly to the vulnerable, crime victims and survivor groups. He introduced the IMPACT self-defence full-force approach using mixed gender training teams with suited instructors and was the first such instructor in the UK. Richard’s been an advisor to local and national governments, the Home Office and Metropolitan Police Service on public safety, public protection, homicide and sexual violence; Chaired the Met’s Sapphire Sexual Violence IAG for five years, contributing for example to two National Rape reviews and the ACPO Guidance on Investigating Serious Sexual Offences.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.