Introductory Tai Chi: Learn the "Easy" way!
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Introductory Tai Chi: Learn the "Easy" way!

Enjoy learning a centuries old Chinese tradition of maintaining your health, fitness, and flexibility.
4.4 (44 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
484 students enrolled
Created by Sui Huang
Last updated 10/2015
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Perform sixteen of the beginning forms of Yang style Tai Chi.
  • Employ some of the same moves endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation that provides pain relief.
  • Improve your balance and to prevent falls
  • Decreased Stress
  • Move in a more elegant and self-assured way.
  • Find an improvement in your strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity.
Requirements
  • No Special Requirements as these forms are practiced in the comfort and privacy of your home.
  • A need to find out how Tai Chi can improve the quality of your life.
  • A desire to learn a beautiful and graceful Chinese art form that dates back to the 1600’s.
  • An awareness that millions of people around the world practice Tai Chi for the benefits that it brings them and what it can bring to you.
Description

For the last few years, Holland America Cruise Lines has invited Sui Huang to be their Guest Tai Chi Instructor to teach Tai Chi (a/k/a Taiji in China) and Qi Gong to their passengers on their Grand Cruises lasting several months at a time.

She found that the “Easy Taiji” worked as well for most all of the passengers who had no previous experience as did her regular students. It is the same course now being offered at Udemy.

Compared to other forms of fitness workouts, Tai Chi is one of the gentler ones you will find. The easy, slow, flowing movements enable people to enjoy its benefits well into their golden years.

Tai Chi is essentially a slow form of a Chinese Martial Art practiced by millions of people around the world because it has been shown to be helpful for many of the ailments that can affect your body.

In China, it is believed that Tai Chi can delay aging and prolong life, increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and tendons, and aid in the treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, and many other illnesses.

Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might as well be called “medication in motion.” This mind-body practice can help treat or prevent many age-related health problems. And, it may be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

With Tai Chi, not only do you learn a new skill, but it has been scientifically proven that some of the movements have been shown to benefit people suffering from Arthritis. Even if you don't have Arthritis, the moves are good exercise and will increase your fitness.

You can get started with Tai Chi even if you aren’t in top shape. This gentle form of exercise is slow and doesn’t leave you breathless, yet it addresses the key components of fitness—muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning.

Since everyone’s body functions a bit different, her method of teaching involves showing you the moves as they “should be” performed, however, you are encouraged to do the moves in the most comfortable way your body moves and will allow.

In the course you will learn the following: some of the fundamental moves of the Yang style, how to do the Tai Chi walk, correct breathing and moving procedures, the names of each move, and also learn a little Chinese in the process.

Sui is here to help you enjoy a centuries old Chinese tradition of maintaining your health…..fitness….. and flexibility. So don’t delay in achieving your goals! Get started learning now….. the Easy way!

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Who this course is for:
  • This course is for beginners. No prior experience is needed.
  • People who are tired of being a couch potato and/or need or want to improve their fitness.
  • People who have postponed lessons for lack of an experienced instructor who can provide world-class instruction.
  • People who need a gentle form of physical therapy that can be performed without any mechanical aids.
  • People who see the beauty of the art form and want to become a part of it.
  • People who see the benefits it offers and want to gain those benefits.
  • It is “NOT” for people who have limited mobility or are unable to stand. However, a course will be offered in the near future for these people.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 04:52:02
+ Introduction
2 lectures 07:11

Find out what the course is all about, a little about the instructor and what you can expect to learn.

Preview 02:39

See a demonstration of the complete form that you will learn in this course.

Demo of the Complete 16 Forms
04:32
+ Benefits of Tai Chi
3 lectures 18:07

There is much information available on the Benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Presented herein is a brief compilation of some of the most authoritative sources available.

Preview 4 pages

You will learn how to improve your balance with practicing Taiji. Included is a story of the passengers on a Holland America cruise ship, during a sea of heavy waves with the ship rocking and rolling, and how they used a Tai Chi technique show how much they improved their balance.

Preview 08:11

Learn how and why practicing Tai Chi will improve your posture. Introduced some of Tai Chi techniques you should know when you are practicing.

How do you improve Body Posture with Tai Chi?
09:56
+ Preparations for Learning the Easy Tai Chi Forms
4 lectures 42:55

Learn the rules governing body movements when performing the forms. Tai Chi has a lot of little rules you have to know, to follow, to do the right way.

What Are The Basic Rules of Tai Chi?
13:06

Learn about the Chinese greeting of "Ni Hao" which means "Hello" . This is the traditional pose for Chinese martial artist greeting and respect to each other.

Taiji Greetings " Ni Hao!"
04:00

Learn the correct way to walk. Tai Chi Walk is a basic movement in the form. You will use it to do the transitions and change the directions.

Learning The Tai Chi Walk
19:28

Learn the correct way to "Hold the Ball" which is the first movement in the "Part the Horse's Mane" and other forms.

Learn the "Hold the Ball" Position
06:21
+ The Easy Tai Chi Form
15 lectures 03:22:25

Learn how to start the forms.

The Opening
10:41

Learn to execute this form.

1st and 2nd Forms: Part the Horse’s Mane – Right and left
10:18

Learn to execute this form.

3rd and 4th Forms: Brush Knee - Right and Left
17:27

Learn to execute this form.

5th Form: Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail – Right
12:02

Learn to execute this form.

6th Form: Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail – Left
09:18

Learn to execute this form.

7th Form: Cloud Hands - Left
17:47

Learn to execute this form.

8th Form: Single Whip - Right
14:53

Learn to execute form.

9th Form: Cloud Hands - Right
12:03

Learn to execute this form.

10th Form: Single Whip - Left
11:33

Learn to execute this form.

11th Form: Play Guitar - Left
10:58

Learn to execute this form.

12th Form: Turn Body and Push: (Four Corners)
22:23

Learn to execute this form.

13th Form: Play Guitar - Right
12:03

Learn to execute this form.

14th and 15th Forms: Step Back With Strike - Left and Right
17:34

Learn to execute this form.

16th Form Cross Hands
13:47

Learn to execute this form.

The Closing
09:38
+ Course Wrap-up
2 lectures 17:25

Summary of the course with a practice session of the complete form for you to follow along with Sui. Also a demonstration of how she practices the complete form with Chinese music.

Follow Sui in practicing all the forms together. See how she practices Taiji.
13:43

A fond farewell and preview of coming attractions and say Goodbye.

Goodbye!
03:42