Qigong and Taiji Classes
San Bao Martial Arts Taiji classes also teach the art of Qigong including the very popular Taiji Shibashi Qigong system. Our classes are fun and relaxed with everybody learning at their own pace. There is no rush, no pressure and no competition.
Taiji Quan is the most popular of all the Internal martial arts forms around the world with Yang Family Style being the most prolific. The meaning of Taiji is Grand Ultimate Fist or Supreme Ultimate Fist – this is not an egotistical claim to be the best martial art, it refers to the Taiji symbol, (more commonly known as the Yin/Yang symbol), which itself symbolizes the Universe (past, present, and future). As with all other arts, Taiji has become much more diverse as it different families and teachers, through the millennia, have influenced the moves/application/style. But through all this, even with the diversity of styles, the essence of the Internal Art must remain for any of these styles to be truly called Taiji.
The natural way of movement of Taiji is only achieved when there is harmony between the movement of the body, mind and spirit. The carefully structured patterns of the Taiji form reflect the Taoist views of the universe. Throughout the form, and indeed throughout life when one lives within the principals of Taiji, the Shen is lifted, making the upper body light and flexible, while the Qi is sunk, and feet are planted solidly on the earth. In Taoist philosophy, this is seen as symbolizing man’s position standing between the heavens and earth.
Taiji classes details
- Location – Stewartfield Community Centre, East Kilbride, G74 4TT.
- Day – Thursday.
- Time – 8.00 till 10.00 pm.
- Type – Taiji and Qigong
- Details – This class concentrates on learning the Taiji form in depth. Along with this, students are taught various Qigong sets and Qi awareness, push hands and some basic applications from the form.
The syllabus includes:
- Taiji forms
- Weapons forms
- Instructor – Des Lawton
- Further information – ‘Phone Des on 01355266011 or use the form on the Contact Us page.
Exercising your internal power is akin to refining iron into the purest steel. Then nothing can not be destroyed.