Chen Style 36 Form
The 36 Forms were created in 1983 by Professor Kan Gui Xiang. It is based on the original 83 Forms as taught by the great Chen Fake and is the basis of the 56 National Competition Forms.
Chen-style Tai Chi is characterized by Silk reeling (chán sī jìn; 纏絲勁), alternating fast/slow motion and bursts of power (fa jin; 發勁) This competition set is suitable for those who are experienced in Tai Chi or would like a more dynamic set to work with.
YANG STYLE TAI CHI
Tai Chi is one of the ‘gentle or internal’ martial arts developed by the ancient Chinese. It is practiced increasingly in the West as a means of stress management and exercise. Tai Chi is a series of slow, controlled movements or postures, which date back more than 700 years. Central to Tai Chi is the belief in the life essence, or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), that flows through invisible channels or meridians in the body. When the flow of Qi is disrupted, illness is the result. The regular practice of Tai Chi is said to strengthen and improve Qi, therefore aide the bodies ability to cope with stress and ward off illness. According to scientific studies, Tai Chi is an effective healing tool for a range of disorders, particularly chronic (for example, arthritis and heart disease) and stress related conditions.
At Silk Dragon Chinese Martial Arts, Yang Style 108 form, 32 form, Yang Sword and Yang Fan form as well as Chen 36 form are taught and performed in our classes. Yang style is characterised by upright posture, smooth, gentle flowing movements and is the most widely practiced Tai Chi style in the world today
Qigong is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine dating back over 2400 years. It uses gentle and subtle movements and breathing techniques to balance and strengthen the bodies self healing mechanisms by balancing the 12 primary Acupuncture channels and 2 extra meridians. Qigong's great appeal is that anyone can benefit from practicing it, regardless of their level of physical fitness, whether they are young or old, what belief system they hold, or life circumstances.
There are a wide variety of Qigong practices. They vary from the simple, internal forms to the more complex and challenging external styles. They can interest and benefit everyone, from the most physically challenged to the super athlete.
Sifu Jason has studied in Yang style Tai Chi & Qigong since his very early teens and has been teaching the healing and meditative aspects of this art since 1997. Silk Dragon Academy teaches classes in Yang style Tai Chi, 32 form and 108 form as well as various Qigong sets.