English Taught Tai Chi Classes
Wu Style Tai Chi class – You 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 – You will learn 32 Tai Chi Swordplay based on the Yang Style Tai Chi. With the sword, you will do different movements which require the body and limb’s co-ordination in a more definition of movement. This swordplay is simplified from the 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.
Every Wednesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, September 8 – December 8, 2021
Every Wednesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, January 12 – April 13, 2022
Total Hours: 15 hours (1 hour/week, for 15 weeks, offering in Fall semesters and Winter semesters)
Course Fee: Free
Location: Ralph King Athletic Centre, 7128 Ada Boulevard NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
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.
• 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
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.