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.

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: 2
W 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 22
Course Frequency: Once a year

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