|About The Class: This beginner program in T’ai Chi and Qigong is a wonderful way of learning balance, improving overall strength and coordination, reducing stress and promoting general good health. These are excellent load bearing exercises and are also considered a form of moving meditation. Although careful attention is paid to honoring and understanding the traditional martial background to the art, we practice with slow movements and without any strain or tension.The syllabus is based upon the Yang style – including the 37-posture short form plus sword training, as experience advances. We also study the popular 24-form Simplified Form to illustrate the energetic principles behind T’ai Chi. Qigong work includes Baduanjin (“8-section brocade”) and some Zhan Zhuang (“standing like a tree”) exercises.
About The Teacher: Max began studying martial arts and meditation almost four decades ago, and has specialized in T’ai Chi since 1985. He qualified as a meditation instructor in 1979 and then opened his first school of T’ai Chi in Iowa in 1992. Teachers have included Master Edward Jardine (South Africa), Master Tseng Yun-Xiang (USA), and Grandmasters Duan Yu-Chang (Taiwan), Xiong Wei (Taiwan) and Zhao Zeng-Fu (China). In 2007, he published “Looking Through the Eyes of Nature: a T’ai Chi Player’s Guide to the Way Things Are” – an examination of T’ai Chi in the light of consciousness. Max is an ATCQA-certified T’ai Chi instructor.
International T’ai Chi Association of Arkansas國際太極會阿肯色分會