This week is a full moon and we'll be finishing the class with a little bit of Qigong.
Most people believe that Taiqichuan is only a form of gentle exercise but it is, in fact, a fully-fledged martial art. In our class we tend to train only the softer side but we do, occasionally, demonstrate some of the practical application. Being a martial art, it means that Chen Style Taiqichuan also includes some weapons training. Here is an example of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei (when he was quite young) doing the Chen Style Taiqichuan “Pear Blosson” Spear form.