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Chinese Martial Arts Intermediate Form

at Great River Taoist Center - Annandale

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3543 Marvin Street
Btwn Wayne Dr & Valleycrest Blvd
Annandale, Virginia 22003
Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this sports & games lesson:

Once students have an elemental understanding of the basic principles that underly the short form, they enter the Intermediate Form class to study a variety of topics, including:
  • Investigating the martial applications of each posture through partnered drilling.  This practice enables the student to imagine more effectively the usage of each posture while executing the form.
  • Further refining one's understanding of movement principles like "separation of weight" and fangsong (lit. "let loose, unclench", to release the muscles while moving from the bones and ligaments)
  • Adding the proper sequence of breathing to the form, which is closely related to each movement's application.
  • Learn the proper method of qi circulation will enhance the internal aspect of form work.  Qi circulation in taijiquan is specific to the art and should not be taken from other forms of qigong.

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School: Great River Taoist Center


Great River was founded in 1984 by a circle of serious Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) practitioners. For nearly three decades, the center has been focused on presenting the complete art, in all its aspects from the meditative to the martial. As such, Great River offers classes in the complete system from...

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