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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Who can learn from the videos?



Anyone can subscribe to our (ad-free) channel,


 there's lots for all to learn:



New beginners tutorials for you to learn in your own


 time at home if you're not attending any classes



Recaps of the movements that were


taught each week for between-class practice for


 our existing students



Meditations and mindfulness and over 20 different


 sets of Qigong exercises as follow me's for everyone



Just check with your doctor / health professional if


 you have a pre-existing health condition 


that it's safe to learn TaiChi & Qigong




How to view the teaching videos



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if you currently attend our classes in person or via zoom 



2. Click here for the Stand-Alone Video subscription 


if you DON'T attend any of our Zoom or face to face classes 



The password will be sent via email after you subscribe, this may take up to 12 hours if i am sleeping, teaching or stroking my cat... ;-P




Most of the exercises you'll learn in class are part of a 'Set'  


Each set appears under a centred heading and in a single colour for ease of navigation. 



Beginners can start with any set, but should not attempt Chen Style


 Taijiquan section without previous knowledge of Chen Taiji






Chinese Health Qigong 


 Yi Jin Jing




Note this is very different from the TRADITIONAL (Shaolin) version of the Yi Jin Jing and if you have previously learnt that set it is better to start the Health Qigong version with a clear mind, without referencing back to the Shaolin version




Introduction to CHQA Yi Jin Jing (5 mins - just watch once) NEW 3/2


Preparing - The Three Regulations Body, Mind, Breath  NEW 3/2


1. Wei Tuo presents Pestle 1  NEW 3/2


2. Wei Tuo presents pestle 2 NEW 3/2


3. Wei Tuo presents pestle 3 NEW 3/2


4. Pluck a star & exchange a star cluster NEW 4/2


5. Pulling nine cows by their tails  NEW 10/2


6. Displaying paw-like palms NEW 18/2

 

7. Ghosts Drawing Swords NEW 24/2


8. Three plates falling on the floor NEW 25/2


9. Black Dragon displaying claws NEW 5/3


10 Tiger springing  NEW 5/3


11 Bowing in salutation NEW 14/3


12 Wagging the tail & closing form NEW 20/3


Full Yi Jin Jing  set - follow me with music NEW 29/3




Nine Temple Qigong Exercises


This was taught in our Monday & Tuesday Qigong classes at

 Mytchett and Thursday pm / Friday am Zoom classes in January








4. Picking Fruit  NEW 8/1  










ShiBaShi 1st Set  - going deeper



Learn each movement first. Once the movement is familiar add the internal aspect of guiding the energy via intent and visualisation 



Movements 1 & 2                   


Movements 3 & 4               


Movements 5 & 6  


Movements 7 & 8 


Movements 9 & 10 


Movements 11, 12 & 13 


Movement 14 


Movement 15 


Movement 16 


Movements 17 & 18 


Follow me whole set with music






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 


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 these sets see relevant sections below.  Beginners should review the teaching videos first for safe practice and approach their practice slowly, without forcing or straining

For warm ups / loosening see top of next section (Individual Qigong Tutorials)



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 list of videos is not a 'set'. Each link is a 


 single, stand alone video


Warm ups / loosening videos


Loosening #5 (Feb 2020) zoom class warm up with music


Loosening #4 (Aug 2021 in garden) - Health Qigong warm up


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


Joint loosening #2 everyday routine- easy to follow 


Joint Loosening #1 - original 'shed' warm up - used in many of our classes 



Short Qigong Sequences



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) 


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 Complete Beginners 


The B24 section is particularly useful for anyone who is learning


 Beijing 24 Tai Chi in our Thursday class at St Marks or our 


Tuesday & Wednesday classes at Mytchett




 Getting Started with

Foundations and Technique 


Traditional Warm Up 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 





  Learning the first section of the Beijing 24 Tai Chi form:


In these 6 videos, the important aspects for beginners have 


been emphasised. 



 1. Opening Movement


2. Parting the Wild Horses Mane 


 3. White Crane Spreads Wings 


4. Brush Knee Press Forwards


5 Playing the Lute


6 Step Back Repulse Monkey



for remaining movements, see next section 

as the movements are the same







BEIJING 24 Tai Chi Chuan

Improvers and Intermediates



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  23 & 24  close-up,  cross hands & form closing movement 


Beijing 24  22  Turn press parry punch 


Beijing 24 - 21 Flash Through Back 


Beijing 24   20 Needle to Sea Bottom


Beijing 24   19 Fair Lady Working at Shuttles 


Beijing 24  17 & 18 Snake Creeps Down - 10 things to check and practice 


Beijing 24  15 & 16  Snake Creeps Down & Golden Rooster Stands on one Leg


Beijing 24   14 Turn, kick with left heel & prepare


Beijing 24  12 & 13  Box Ears and Right Heel Kick 


Beijing 24   11 High Pat on the Horse 


Beijing 24   9 & 10 Cloud Hands &  2nd Single Whip


Beijing 24   8  Single Whip 


Beijing 24   7 Grasp The Sparrows Tail L & R 


Beijing 24   6  Step Back Repulse Monkey 


Beijing 24   5  Playing the Lute


Beijing 24  4  Brush Knee Press Forwards 


Beijing 24   3  White Crane spreads wings 


Beijing 24   1 & 2: 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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