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Traditional T’ai Chi Forms That We Teach

This traditional Yang style long form was the first one that Trevor learnt many years ago, initially as introduced to the UK and taught by Gerde Geddes in the 1960’s.


It is a beautiful and graceful form to practice and is a great “stress-buster”. Split into three sections, advanced students are encouraged to progress and eventually learn all three parts.

All our students are encouraged to learn traditional Sun forms. Sun Form is often referred to as “Nimble T’ai Chi” as a special characteristic of the style is that the legs closely follow each other when advancing and withdrawing. This introduces a spring-like, balanced step, and makes the movements rounded, alive and natural.Sun Form is used as the primary form basis for Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health.


Trevor has has been trained in traditional Sun Style with several T’ai Chi Masters. He was taught the 73 competition form by a 6 times gold medal winner Master Kam Lau Fung,

and also became a Deyin Taijiquan Institute Sun style 13/38 instructor in 2012.

108 Yang
Form

13, 38, 42, 73 & 97 Sun Form

Yang & Sun
Sword & Sabre Forms

(or our walking stick form)

These intermediate/advanced forms are beautiful, interesting and graceful forms to practice. They provide an excellent adjunct to hand form by extending existing T’ai Chi balance & movement range.

We teach sword form  for these values, and often a walking stick is substituted for the sword by those who dislike the weapon association.



Fan Form “Moving Stillness”

 Click here to read Trevor’s account of learning fan form
at a  Dr Lam Workshop

This intermediate level fan form was passed verbally by  its creator to my teacher Sifu Dan Jones .


Although T’ai Chi Fan forms are primarily weapon  forms, this version with its graceful, centred  movements, and its predominant use of the “praying” position  supplemented by thrusts and strikes, clearly reflects the opposites and harmony of Yin and Yang.

With an upright posture, its rotating arm and balancing movements provide complete exercise, and a powerful increase in Chi experience.