What to expect
- Explore the martial art of Taiji Quan with a focus on fitness and by learning its well-rounded fighting techniques
- Learn how to strike vulnerable points of the body and impair an opponent’s joints
- Master meditative aspects for a strong, alert body, and an intuitive and poised mind
- Use your heightened understanding to achieve flow and fluidity in your practice of this martial art
About this Activity
Taiji Quan means “Supreme Ultimate Fist,” so that should paint a very compelling picture of this martial art in your head. This introductory class will teach you the meditative physicality that goes into training in Taiji Quan. Exercise will be emphasized to gain the strength necessary to get the most out of your newly learned skills and abilities. The purpose of each movement of this martial art is to add fluidity to your repertoire. Train with moves that emphasize the striking of vulnerable pressure points and the dislocation of an opponent’s joints. Keep in mind that by keeping the body soft and relaxed, you can respond and adapt to problems faster than one that is hard and tense. With proper training, any opponent can be one you can approach with a relaxed and prepared mindset!
|Duration / Session||1 hour|
About the Teacher
Daoist monk Zhou Xuan Yun (pronounced Joh Sh-wen Yoon), grew up on Wudang Mountain, China, where he was a student and later an instructor of Taiji and Kung Fu. Students on Wudang Mountain complete some of the most rigorous athletic training in the world. With over 10 years of teaching experience, he has dedicated his life to the study and spread of Wudang arts in Boston and around the world.
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