I am working long hours to get this website working properly. I was about to say “I shall not rest until the problems are fixed.” However, rest is a powerful weapon, and I try to get a few hours sleep evry night or two. I can say that almost all of my waking hours are spent on this website. I have great hopes for this site. I ask for your patience, and I thank you for your support. – Ian Sinclair
The goal fo this site is to present 4 decades worth of tai chi experience in a comprehensive and coherent manner. It will take many months to produce the lessons, so I will not be charging for access to the site until I have added a suitable amount of content. But this is more than a full-time job, and I will depend on voluntary support from visitors. Please click here to find out how you can help support this project.
There are many challenges to a one-person operation such as this. For one thing, the fact that I am self-employed means that my boss is a relentless jerk. Also, since my school is a hierarchy of one, it offers many examples of the Peter Principle, Parkinson’s Law and Hofstadter’s law.
I am working very hard to produce lessons and to learn how to manage this kind of website efficiently. It involves learning new software, website design, and honing my video editing skills. Compared to all that, writing lessons, designing curricula, and refining the adaptive pedagogy is easy (ahem). I will get there. This site will change from day to day.
Videos and Articles
INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI
- What is Tai chi?
- What is Tai chi made of?
- What does Tai chi mean?
- What is Qi?
- What kind of martial art is Tai chi?
- The magic of alignment
- Levers, love, and the biomechanics of systemic stupidity
- 6 degrees of freedom and the role of the legs
- Centripetal engagement
- MORE TO COME
- Arm movements
- Waist movements
- Hip movements
- Footwork and leg movements
- Integrated movement patterns
- Pivot points
- Ball training
- Silk reeling
- Core power
TAI CHI WORKOUTS
- Complete workouts that include warmups, basics exercises, forms/routines, etc.
- workouts will vary to accommodate various fitness levels, skill levels, and experience
- workouts of different lengths, from 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 2 hours, and 3 hours.
- There will be comprehensive workouts as well as those that focus different goals
- self defence
FORMS / ROUTINES
NEIGONG / QIGONG