Surrey and Hants Tai Chi and Qigong

Surrey and Hampshire's authentic Tai Chi and Health Qigong school

Classes for beginners and above near Aldershot Farnham Farnborough Camberley

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It's best to focus on one category at a time, starting by clicking the


  bottom video in that section and working your way to the top. The


 sets are listed more or less in order of difficulty with the easiest 


sets and sequences nearer the top of this page



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New Videos 



Autumn 2021 



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New Autumn 2021 Warm Up routine


New Loosening / Stretching / Warm Up routine for everyone 





Beijing 24 Complete Beginners foundation exercises



Posture & basic TaiChi stepping,  plus meet my cat ;-P  


Empty Step and simple White Crane exercise 


Changing Direction, using the 'rock-step'  


Adding Rolling the Ball arms to the rock step 


Beginning to build the form: 


 1. Opening Movement 


2. Parting the Wild Horses Mane - NEW 2/10


 3. White Crane Spreads Wings - in full 


note that the video for the class on 30/9 is second from bottom, above





The B24 section is particularly useful for anyone who is learning Beijing 24 Tai Chi is particularly useful to the new Thursday 2.30pm and Wednesday 12.15pm  St Marks classes.  Videos will be added weekly to cover what was taught in class, aiding accurate practice at home





ShiBaShi 1st Set - Including The Internal Aspect


Taking each movement and going deeper. 

These videos will teach you to lead the energy via mind intent move by move.


 If you aren't familiar with ShiBaShi you can use the videos which will be published below throughout September to learn the movements first, then add the intent / visualisations later


 Introduction and movements 1 & 2 


Movements 3 & 4  


Movements 5 & 6 coming next




Chinese Eye Health Exercises


By exercising the eye focus / gaze we can improve eyesight and also influence the health of the whole body


The mind is used to lead the energy in this internal set of exercises which is based upon the 5 Element theory of Chinese Medicine


Each movement includes exercise for the body and for the eyes




1. Wood Exercise to smooth the Liver & Gall Bladder Qi Flows 


2. Fire Exercise to activate the Heart & Small Intestine Qi Flows 


3. Earth Exercise to support the Stomach & Spleen Qi Flows 


4. Metal Exercise to adjust the Lung & Large Intestine Qi Flows 


First 4 FOLLOW ME 


5. Water Exercise to lubricate the Kidney & Bladder Qi Flows 


6. Daoist Acupoint massage to harmonise the 5 Flows 


Full set follow along - British Health Qigong Association NEW 7/10






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Continue below for Completed Sets 


and all other



videos posted before Autumn 2021




Taoist Yoga


A short floor based routine in 3 parts


Always practice all three parts to form one routine


 supplement your Taoist Yoga practice with the Taoist Qigong Meditations in the meditation section



Introduction and background info (a short 3 minute watch)  


Part 1 - Preparing and Ingesting the Elixir of Immortality 


Part 2 - Massage to warm the body and activate Qi


Part 3 - stretches 1


Part 3b- stretches 2 



 


Follow-me Qigong sequences and sets



Various Qigong sequences and sets in a FOLLOW ALONG format
For the teaching breakdowns for some of these sets see relevant teaching sections below.  Beginners should review the teaching videos first for safe practice and approach their practice slowly, without forcing or straining


Mon Fri Zoom class recording Daoyin Yang Sheng Gong & ShiBaShi 1 


One hour Zoom class recording - Shaolin exercises: seated / standing


Joint loosening with music -12 mins - from a recent Zoom class

 

Spinal Stretches in the snow - follow me sequence with music


Dragon Qigong exercises - follow me sequence with music


Tiger Qigong exercises - follow me sequence with music


Bird Qigong exercises - follow me with music

 

Yang Sheng Gong full set with music


Yang Sheng Gong -13,14,15  


Yang Sheng Gong -10,11,12 


Yang Sheng Gong - 7,8,9 


Yang Sheng Gong - 4,5,6 


Yang Sheng Gong 1,2,3 


Shi Ba Shi Second set - 18 Movement Taiji Qigong -whole form 


Shi Ba Shi, SECOND Set: 18 Movement Taiji-Qigong- first half only 


Shi Ba Shi, First Set: 18 Movement Taiji-Qigong 


Traditional Yi Jin Jing - Muscle Tendon Metamorphosis


Ba Duan Jin - 8 Sections of Brocade / 8 Pieces of Gold / 8 Precious Treasures


Wudang 13 Yang Sheng Gong- Wudang Life Force-Nourishing exercises 


Qigong mixed-sequence from 2017 classes


Brushing the Shoes, Separating Heaven & Earth, Phoenix Heralds the Dawn 



Individual Qigong TUTORIALS 


This group of videos is not a 'set'. Each link is a 


 single, stand alone exercise


Joint loosening #3 (December 2020) - some new exercises


Joint loosening #2 everyday routine- easy to follow 


Seated 5 Animals -  one exercise for each animal


Five movement Qigong sequence using movements from ShiBaShi2 


MaWangDui Opening Movement - great for soothing the mind


Returning to Mountain- Energy boosting set part 2 


Embracing Tiger - Energy boosting set part 1 


What is Qi, Qigong & Tai Chi (a talk) 


Chair Based Meditative Stretches for all


Joint Loosening Exercises / warm up - everyday practice


Ben's Qigong- we often finish our classes with this lovely soothing set


Lung Qi Fortifying Exercises



Tracing the 12 Meridians / The Meridian Clock 


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Tracing the 12 with affirmations to balance body / energy / spirit


Tracing the  12 Pathways (no affirmations)


11 & 12 Gall Bladder and Liver 


9 & 10 Pericardium and Triple Burner


7 & 8 Bladder and Kidney


Follow me and trace the first 6 Meridians


5 & 6 Heart & Small Intestine Meridians


3 & 4 Stomach & Spleen Meridians 


1 & 2 Lung & Large Intestine Meridians


Introduction - please watch this one first 





Shi Ba Shi Taiji-Qigong 


1st Set


This is an easy set to follow along to, i'm in the process of making in depth tutorials for all movements, see very top of this page. . Take it easy and slow, within your personal limitations



Follow Me ShiBaShi Taiji-Qigong 1st Set 



Presenting the Lotus at the Temple - Shaolin Qigong


A short  (single video) sequence for the purpose of connecting and cultivating  one's Jing (Essence) Qi (Energy) and Shen (Spirit) 



Tutorial and follow me (mixed with start of Yi Jin Jing) 


 


BEIJING 24 Tai Chi Chuan

Beginners and Improvers



The following videos below teach the whole 24 form, in order


Start from the bottom of the list 




Beijing 24 - Whole Form with Cherry plus voice prompts and music 


Beijing 24  Apparent close-up & cross hands & form closing movement 


Beijing 24   Turn press parry punch 


Beijing 24 - Flash Through Back 


Beijing 24   Needle to Sea Bottom


Beijing 24    Fair Lady Working at Shuttles 


Beijing 24  Snake Creeps Down - 10 things to check and practice 


Beijing 24   Snake Creeps Down & Golden Rooster Stands on one Leg, L & R


Beijing 24   Turn, kick with left heel & prepare


Beijing 24   Box Ears and Right Heel Kick 


Beijing 24   High Pat on the Horse 


Beijing 24   Cloud Hands &  2nd Single Whip


Beijing 24   Single Whip 


Beijing 24   Grasp The Sparrows Tail L & R 


Beijing 24   Step Back Repulse Monkey 


Beijing 24   Playing the Lute


Beijing 24   Updated version of White Crane NEW 28/9/21 


Beijing 24   White Crane Spreads Wings & Brush Knee Press Forwards


Beijing 24   Opening & Part Wild Horses Mane




Beijing 24 - Full form practice / demos and other B24 stuff


Click here for the names of each movement in English and Chinese  THEN click the arrow at the end of each name to hear the Chinese pronunciation


Beijing 24   Whole Form - Back View - Master Tary Yip


Beijing 24   Whole Form - Front view - Master Faye Yip 


Beijing 24 - Cherry & teacher in China 2011 - notice his different style 


B24 Form Practice at Mytchett 18/3/20


B24 Form practice 2018 - notice the improvement since then ;)


Three Common Taiji mistakes in Beijing 24 




Joint loosening / stretches #3 


Joint loosening / warm up exercises #2


Joint Loosening / warm up exercises #1


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Tai Chi Single Fan Form (Yang Style) 


For more Taiji weapons demos see Chen Taiji section just below



CHEN STYLE TAIJIQUAN 


For experienced learners only


Do not attempt movements from this section unless you have taken 

corresponding Chen Style Taijiquan lessons



Chen Taiji Weapons


The Thirteen Techniques Of Chen Straight Sword 


These videos will help students to identify which technique is which, along with the Chinese name. They should give students a broad idea of the requirements of each technique. A more in depth look at each technique can then be provided in class, building on these basics:



Part 1: Stab (Ci), Scoop (Liao), Hang (Gua), Supporting block (Jia) 


Part 2: Lift (Tuo), Point (Dian), Neutralise (Hua), Slice (Mo) 


Part 3: Jie (Intercept), Pi (Cut), Sao (Sweep), Tui (Push), Zha (Plunge) 


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Chen Taiji Straight Sword (Jian) demo 



Chen Broadsword / Sabre (Dao) Form - A slow walk and talk through

 


Chen Double Fan Form Demo 



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Chen Taiji Hand Form Videos



(See section above for Tai Chi Principles) 


Laojia Yi Lu music with spoken form names in Chinese 


Chen Juan - Chen TJQ Ba Fa chan si jin (8 methods silk reeling)

 

Cloud Hands


Farnborough Seminar (Nov 2015) 


Xie Xing - Diagonal Posture


High Pat on Horse - Gao Tan Ma 


Flash Through Back 


Shan Tong Bei - Flash Through Back 


Green Dragon out of the water


Form demonstration (Feb 2018) 



NEW Joint loosening / warm up routine, for a change


London Tai Chi Competition - Silver Medal Group Form - SHTC Students


London Tai Chi Competition - Gold Medal Group Form - Cherry & Chums


Cloud Hands - supplemental info- watch first before the one below


Cloud Hands corrections from my WHJ notes (but these principles apply in so many other places!) - 25 mins


Silk Reeling- Peng Lu Ji An- follow me 


First 5 movements of Laojia Follow me slowly 


A peek inside my notebooks #1: Body requirements and standing meditation


Joint Loosening Exercises / warm up - everyday practice


More Energetic Basics


A Brief History of Chen Taiji and a peek at my practice space (2013)







 RETREAT 5/11-1/12 

These fun videos were made by Cherry one a day during the second Lockdown of 2020, to help keep students entertained, occupied and to perhaps try something that you wouldn't otherwise try, because variety and using the brain in different ways is good to keep it agile and young and laughing is so good for us! 





























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