Tai chi

Taichi is a traditional exercise method. It passes from Ancient times. The character is slow, peaceful, regulator notion. It requests to balance Yin & Yun, Tonify Qi. It is suitable for aging people, youth, and even children. There are lots of medical benefits from Taichi.

Taichi is very helpful for insomnia. The opinion of Chinese Herbal Medicine theory was that Taichi benefits the kidney functions, helping to store essence & govern growth, development and reproduction. It dominates water metablisition and regulates secretion system. Thus, if you practice Taichi, it not only strengthens your bodys mental power, improves your sex ability, backpain, tiredness, but also solves problems such as insomnia, and dreaming while sleeping. It improves your sleep quality.

One of the methods of Taichi playing is abdominal breathing? It helps to extend the area of breast by changing the pressure of breast, causing
blood flow rates to go faster. Because of the regulating motion of abdominal pressure, all the organs blood circulation will be faster. This is why Taichi can help to prevent constipation. The research of scientists shows that the regulating contraction & extension of Taichi playing is very helpful for whole body blood circulation. On the other hand, the motion of breast muscles strengthening the coronary heart vessels leads to more circulation of blood & more oxygen in the heart. This is why Taichi is able to prevent coronary heat disease, even for the skin & hypertension, preventing strokes.

Otherwise, Taichi is one of the best exercises for the central nervous system. It can relax your mind and alleviate depression, thus balancing your body.

In Australia, theQueensland government has supported research about Taichi exercise. After 3 months experiment by Queensland University the result have shown that Taichi can kill or improve many kinds of diseases eg. diabete, arthritis, depression, hypertention etc.

Acutally Taichi already has used in healthcare in hundreds of years in China, and it hold a very good reputation

Teaching information for Taichi

Taichi Class: (About one hour)
Individual Lesson: $ 110/lesson
Group Lesson ( at least 5 persons ): $ 60/lesson

Special Taichi Course:
1) Wu style Taichi form (48 patterns)  $1200
  Wu style Taichi form (108 patterns)  $2000
2) Chen style Taichi form (39 patterns)  $1200
      Chen style Taichi form(first form 83 patterns/ second form 71 patterns) $2000
3) Yang style Taichi form (24 patterns)  $600
4) Wu style Taichi form (18 patterns)  $500

Ba Gua

The Famous Internal Style Martial Art-Ba Gua Palm

Ba Gua palm is recognised as one of the three orthodox "internal" styles of Chinese martial art( the other two being Xing Yi Quan and Tai Ji Quan). Ba Gua literally translates to Eight trigrams. These trigrams are symbols which are used to represent all natural phenomena as described in the ancient Chinese text of divination, the Book of Yi Jing. Ba Gua Palm as a style of martial art, which emphasizes the use of the open hand in preference to the closed fist. Ba Gua Palm, as a martial art, is based on the theory of continuously changing in response to the situation at hand in order to overcome an opponent with skill rather than brute force.

Although there are several theories as to the Origins of Ba Gua Palm, recent and exhaustive research by martial scholars in Mainland China conclude without reasonable doubt that the Art is the creation of a single individual, Dong Hai Chuan. Dong was born in Wen An County, Hebei Province about 1813. Dong practiced local martail arts (which reportedly relied heavily upon the use of open hand palm techniques) from his youth and gained some notoriety as a skilled fighter. At about 40 years of age, Dong left home and traveled southward. At some point during his travels, Dong became a member of the Chuan Zhen (Complete Truth) sect of Daoism. The Daoists of this sect practiced a method of walking in a circle white reciting certain mantras. The practice was designed to quiet the mind and focus the intent as a prelude to enlightenment. Dong later combined the circle walking mechanics with the martial arts he had mastered in his youth to create a new style based on mobility and the ability to apply techniques while in constant motion.

Dong Hai Chuan originally called his art "Zhuan Palm" (Turning Palm). In his later years, Dong began to speak of the Art in conjunction with the Eight Trigrams (Ba Gua) theory espoused in the Book of changes (Yi Jing). When Dong began teaching his Zhuan Palm in Beijing, he accepted as student only those who were already accomplished practitioners of other martial arts. Dong's teachings were limited to a few "palm changes" executed while walking the circle and his theory and techniques of combat. His students took Dong's forms and theories and combined them with the martial arts they had studied previously. The result is that each of Dong's students ended up with different interpretations of the Ba Gua Palm art.

The most distinctive trait of Ba Gua Palm is that movement imitates the Taoist Ba Gua symbol of the Yi Jing (Book of Changes). Techniques are demonstrated while walking low in a static circle. This technique of circular walking has three intentions: 1) confuse the opponent, 2)exhaust the opponent, and 3) absorb natural Qi evenly from all directions. The health benefits of this circular Qi cultivation ensures that longtime masters are not only excellent fighters but also live extremely long lives.

All Ba Gua movements are intended to be smooth and coordinated, with the body employed as a whole. No realiance is placed on using muscle power generated from a single portion of the body. The source of power in Ba Gua Palm is the Dantian, or lower part of the abdomen two inches below the navel. The Dantian is considered to be the "receptacle" for Qi in the body.

Ba Gua training begins with basic walking and palm change techniques. The next phase is the Ding Shi Ba Palm or Fixed Eight-Palm Set. This sets the basic foundation for all other hand and weapons forms to follow. Training in Ding Shi Ba Palm relies heavily on long hours of circle walking. Once Ding Shi Ba Palm is mastered, which traditionally took at least one year, Old Eight-Palm training begins, Old Eight Palm (in some schools Eight Mother Palm) is a more advanced level of training that involves multiple palm- and direction-changes. The seventh palm change of this set is particularly dizzying.

Ba Gua Palm Courses

1. Eight basic Ba Gua Palms skills: $800
2. Main Ba Gu Gua Palms From (Old Eight Palm): $2000
3. Ba Gua Palm dragon form: $2000