Silk Reeling 6
Martial Applications of Tai Chi Symbol
Tai Chi Silk Reeling practice (太極圈纏手練習, Tàijí quānchánshǒu liànxí) is an important foundation to Taiji Pushing Hands and Taiji Sparring. It is also known as Tai Chi symbol training, or Yin-Yang Sticking Hands. A competent level will allow a practitioner to smoothly transition from one technique to another. In this level, students explore martial applications, variations, and strategies of the exercise using any combination of the Yang-side pattern, Yin-side pattern, stepping, trapping, and locking.
Taiji Sword Matching 3
In Taiji Sword Matching (太極劍對練, tàijíjián duìliàn), students must create 5 short repeating routines with a partner that demonstrate offensive and defensive techniques based in correct Taiji sword theory. The techniques should be different than routines that students have created for previous levels.
Taiji Saber Matching 1
In Taiji Saber Matching (太極刀對練, tàijídāo duìliàn), students must create 5 short repeating routines with a partner that demonstrate offensive and defensive techniques based in correct Taiji saber theory.
In Taiji Staff (太極桿, tàijí gǎn), you will review all of the fundamental patterns for staff training, including both stationary and stepping exercises. Included are techniques for sliding, hand exchanging, striking, coiling, and blocking.
Taiji Saber Applications
In Taiji Saber Applications (太極刀之應用, tàijí dāo zhī yìngyòng) students must demonstrate 5 Taiji saber techniques. Each technique must be clearly explained and smoothly executed.