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Tai Chi Class for the Public

CCS offers English Taught Tai Chi Classes.

Course Description

Wu Style Tai Chi class — Learners will gain a fundamental understanding of Tai Chi and be able to perform the entire routine of 30-form Wu Style Tai Chi independently.

Tai Chi Sword Class –Learners will learn 32 Tai Chi Swordplay based on the Yang Style Tai Chi. With the sword, learners will do different movements which require the body and limb’s co-ordination in a more definition of movement. This swordplay is simplified from he traditional forms which is easier for beginners.

Tai Chi Competition Sword Class –Tai Chi Sword 42 form is recognized as the competition form. Sword forms are the extension of bare-handed Tai Chi practice. It consists of movements derived mainly from the Yang and Wu style Tai Chi Sword routines.

Course Outcome
The Wu Style Tai Chi, founded by Master Wu Jianquan (吴鉴泉宗师), is the second most popular form of Tai Chi in the world today. The Simplified 30-form Wu Style Tai Chi, with its elegant, graceful, and circular movements, allows learners to relax while building harmony, coordination and balance in the body. The Tai Chi Sword Class and Tai Chi Competition Sword Class support learners to develop more strength and skills in Tai Chi application.

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Invitees: ALL CUE students, faculty, staff, and public learners.


Course Fee
This course is free for CUE students, faculty, staff and public learners.

Course Hours:
15 hours (1 hour/week, for 15 weeks, offering in Fall semesters and Winter semesters)

Course Schedule:
Every Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Credit value: Non-credit

Master Ken Chui (Wai Keung Chui), a certified instructor for Tai Chi and Qigong, who has over 10 years’ experience teaching in Hong Kong and Canada.

Classroom: Tegler Student Centre, CUE

Open Seats: 25

Required Resources:

• flat shoes – No runners because they are not flat. Cross training shoes are acceptable because they are flat.
• comfortable pants — No jeans. Elastic pants or shorts are acceptable.
• comfortable coats – Elastic coats or shorts are acceptable

Additional Contacts and Services

Email: extension@concordia.ab.ca
Phone: (780) 378-8445
Office: HA 213

Schedule of Events (such as Chinese New Year Celebration Showcase on Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Fan): Will be provided to learners but is subject to change if the instructor or program director deems necessary and is in the best interests of the students.