INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI CHUAN WORKSHOP
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient form of Chinese martial arts that has become world famous for its amazing health benefits. Often described as a "moving meditation," the slow and graceful movements of Tai Chi can help develop and maintain strength, flexibility and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.
In this workshop we will learn a complete "small circle" form of Tai Chi that is low-impact, can be performed completely in about three minutes, and requires no more space than the average yoga mat. Called the Primal 13, this sequence introduces the five core movements and the eight Tai Chi energies or techniques that make this art so unique.
The first hour will focus on structure, the Tai Chi way of moving/stepping, and the general choreography. The second hour will introduce energetics and exploring balance and base, and the mechanics of absorbing and releasing force. The final hour will explore the meaning behind the postures, illuminating practical self-defense tactics that adhere to the principles of ahimsa.
As an introductory course, this workshop requires no previous experience. All fitness levels are welcome.
About the Instructor
This workshop is led by Steve Creel, senior instructor at Kung Fu Birmingham. Steve is a certified Tai Chi instructor under Dr. Paul Lam, and has trained for over 20 years in Tai Chi and the Chinese martial arts. He is certified in the therapeutic Tai Chi program from the American Arthritis Foundation, a senior instructor in Wing Chun Kung Fu, as well as a student of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga.
DATE/TIME: July 16, 2016 -- 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Birmingham Yoga
605 37th St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
You can register directly on the Birmingham Yoga website by clicking the Registration button below, or scroll down for a brief contact form to receive an email with additional details abut what to expect, what to wear and more.
For More Information:
Kung Fu Birmingham is a school of traditional Chinese Martial Arts in Birmingham, AL. We offer regular classes in Wing Chun Kung Fu and coordinate with other local instructors teaching Tai Chi and other arts. For more info please visit KungFuBirmingham.com. Thanks for your interest!