Introductory Tai Chi: Learn the "Easy" way!

Enjoy learning a centuries old Chinese tradition of maintaining your health, fitness, and flexibility.
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Instructed by Sui Huang Health & Fitness / Yoga
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  • Lectures 26
  • Contents Video: 5 hours
    Other: 4 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

For the last 2 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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What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What is the target audience?

  • 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.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:39

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

04:32

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

Section 2: Benefits of Tai Chi
4 pages

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.

08:11

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.

09:56

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

Section 3: Preparations for Learning the Easy Tai Chi Forms
13:06

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.

04:00

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.

19:28

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.

06:21

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

Section 4: The Easy Tai Chi Form
10:41

Learn how to start the forms.

10:18

Learn to execute this form.

17:27

Learn to execute this form.

12:02

Learn to execute this form.

09:18

Learn to execute this form.

17:47

Learn to execute this form.

14:53

Learn to execute this form.

12:03

Learn to execute form.

11:33

Learn to execute this form.

10:58

Learn to execute this form.

22:23

Learn to execute this form.

12:03

Learn to execute this form.

17:34

Learn to execute this form.

13:47

Learn to execute this form.

09:38

Learn to execute this form.

Section 5: Course Wrap-up
13:43

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.

03:42

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

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Instructor Biography

Sui Huang, Sui: Tai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor and Performer

Sui Huang:

Sui began her Yang Style Tai Chi [also known as Taiji in China] training in the 70's beginning with participating in public group exercises. Living and training in FoShan, China (her hometown), she reached a high level of competence. In 1990, Sui moved to Miami, FL and became an American citizen. She studied and furthered her training in Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Master Wei Lun Huang. She later moved to Venice, FL.

Holland America Cruise Lines employs her as a "Guest Tai Chi Instructor" on their annual Grand Cruises. She has completed 2 cruises with them. In 2014 there was a 68 day trip around South America and down to the Antarctic and in 2015, a 90 day round trip from Rotterdam, down to the Far East and back again. In 2016, she is scheduled for a 60 day trip to the Mediterranean.

Sui is an energetic, ebullient and gregarious person who is very creative and artistic. She enjoys performing at events and gatherings to encourage people to see the beauty of the forms and make them aware of the benefits that Tai Chi can bring to their lives.

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