Tai-Chi 37 Forms (CSL2132.01)

Ginger Lin

Tai-Chi (Taiji) is a Chinese martial art and meditation system. The symbol of Tai-Chi is the famous Chinese Yin and Yang symbol also called Taiji.

In this course, students will get some practical experience with Tai Chi martial art and learn a little bit about Daoist philosophy in the process. Students also will get some practical experience with Qi Gong (Ba Duan Jin). Qi-Gong is a form of gentle exercise intended to increase one’s vital energy (qi), hence the name. Qi-Gong and Tai-Chi are both commonly practiced by Chinese people.

This course will be instructed in English. Each class will begin with a Qi-Gong exercise to warm up. Over the duration of the course, students will learn and practice 37 Tai-Chi forms of Zheng Man Qing, a style popular in Taiwan.

The class will be conducted in English.

P.S. If you have activities on the same night regularly or often, please don’t select this course. This course cannot be repeated.

Learning Outcomes:
By end of term, students will...
...be able to do the eight moves of "Eight Pieces of Brocade" Qi-Gong
...be able to do the 37 postures of Zheng Man-Qing Tai-chi
...understand some basic Taoist concepts inherent in these practices
...engage with classmates as a community of collaborators

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 1
M 6:00PM-6:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , CSL , Fully In-Person , One Credit
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