This course teaches the 16 form set. You will learn each form from four perspectives:
1 – Footwork/stance
2 – The arms/hands
3 – The breath
4 – The energy
Additionally, the last lesson covers a basic application for each of the 16 forms. Understanding the martial applications will infuse energy into your forms if completed with the proper intent.
When these teachings are consolidated with the fundamentals you will have everything you need to start a rewarding tai chi practice.
In the year 2000 Sifu Rod changed his focus from a lifetime of external martial arts training to internal arts training and began taking steps toward the pursuit of self mastery. After a multi-year apprenticeship under the tutelage of a senior instructor recognized by the Canadian Taijiquan Federation Rod was the only participant in the program to be awarded his instructor honours. In 2010 the Barrie Tai Chi & Qigong training club was opened and started accepting students. The curriculum of the club reflects Sifu Rod’s passion for teaching all aspects of taijiquan training including the healing, martial, energetic and esoteric aspects.
Sifu Rod is a Qigong Master and a 5th Duan Master of Taijiquan Fa. He has taught hundreds of students basic Tai Chi and Qigong and was recently named Internal Arts Master of the year for 2014 by the AMAWW. Sifu Rod is also in the process of training new instructors in order to spread the benefits of these wonderful internal arts.