Tai Chi Training
Cheng Fu long form
Yang Lo Chan long form
• Tai Chi Chuan - the moving forms
Qi Gong (a.k.a. Chi Kung) - standing postures
Basic push hands
Therapeutic principles of Qi Gong healing
Healing principles of Tai Chi - use of Tai Chi postures
as Qi Gong
is a true, internal martial art and it is taught from
that point of view at Ranna Tai Chi. This Tai Chi
training approach is anchored
in traditional principles. The therapeutic aspects
of Tai Chi are taught in parallel to the martial aspects.
The martial and therapeutic aspects of Tai Chi are
orders what is changeless in change so that one
may thoroughly know transformation."(Yang
Cheng Fu, c.1930; trans: Swaim, L., 2005, p. 97.)
[Li = Principles.]
TRADITIONAL TAI CHI APPROACH
Tai Chi is communicated person-to-person, by example.
Traditional Tai Chi training at Ranna Tai Chi is not
affiliated with any organization or hierarchy. Training
is conducted as in traditional times in China. Participants
gather to train in Tai Chi for the love of this internal
energy art. The challenge is the Tai Chi itself. In
keeping with the fact that Tai Chi is an internal energy
art, students at Ranna Tai Chi are encouraged to approach
their Tai Chi practice as a commitment to themselves,
not to externals such as hierarchies, associations,
belts or gradings. The motto at Ranna Tai Chi is "Let
the Tai Chi teach you itself."
Tai Chi training is conducted at a private, retreat-style
location in the VA area of Frederick
County, and periodic workshops in the Blue
Mountains, Australia (Springwood).
the gate and being led to the path, this must
come from oral guidance. To ceaselessly exert
oneself in the method is self-cultivation."
(Yang Cheng Fu, c.1930; trans:
Swaim, L., 2005, p. 437.)
(Instructor Black Belt/
8th degree, 1986.)
Lachlan first trained with Sifu Ian Garbett, a true
exemplar of the "warriror's way": not known
widely but superior in all aspects of his martial arts
prowess. She was later granted black belt/ 8th degree
Instructor status by Master Erle Montaigue in 1986 (Montaigue
School of Tai Chi & Bagua, Australia), and teaches
Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Qi Gong) in the USA and Australia.
Lachlan is also a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner,
which explains the inclusion of the healing aspects
of Tai Chi and Qi Gong in training at Ranna Tai Chi.
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