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Tai Chi Sword Sequence

Series 1 | Course 6 — Focus: Movements #20-25 & Basic Techniques (All Levels Welcome)

TCM Time Course | January 15th-February 19th, 2022 | 6-week course | Saturdays 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

  • Tai Chi Sword is practiced to achieve higher and more profound levels of Qi. The theory of Tai Chi Sword is much deeper than that of barehand Taijiquan, and the techniques are consequently also more difficult to train and master.
  • An ancient Chinese martial arts proverb says: "It takes 100 days to master barehand, 1,000 days the spear, 10,000 days the sword.
  • The Tai Chi Sword Qigong set will be trained in this class as a preparation for the Tai Chi Sword Sequence classes.
  • Students will be introduced to the classical Yang Style Tai Chi Sword (楊氏太極劍, yángshì tàijíjiàn) form, which consists of 54 movements.
  • Note: A sword will not be necessary for this class, but it can be helpful to order a wooden or metal sword for future classes
  • Suggestions: a long umbrella, a long ruler, a toy wand, a long shoe horn, a short rod, or even a paper towel roll would work — anything that gives you an extension of your arm.
  • Recommendation: Wood Training Sword | YMAA - https://ymaa.com/publishing/training-equipment/wood-training-sword

Tai Chi Sword Qigong Set:

  • 1. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword
  • 2. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword Coil and Turn
  • 3. Sink the Qi to the Dan Tian
  • 4. Left and Right Expand the Bow (Push the Mountain)
  • 5. Left and Right Coil and Turn
  • 6. Arc the Arms for Embracing (Eagle Attacks Its Prey)
  • 7. Double Fingers Point Forward
  • 8. Forward and Backward Coil and Turn
  • 9. Upward and Downward Yin and Yang
  • 10. Fairy Points the Way

Tai Chi Sword Basic Techniques & Sequence (Focus: Movements #20-25)

  • 10. Spirit Cat Catches the Mouse
  • 11. Dragonfly Touches Water
  • 12. Swallow Enters the Nest
  • 13. Phoenix Spreads Its Wings
  • 14. Right Whirlwind
  • 15. Little Chief Star
  • 16. Left Whirlwind
  • 17. Wait for the Fish
  • 18. Open the Grass In Search of the Snake
  • 19. Hold the Moon Against the Chest
  • 20. Send the Bird to the Woods
  • 21. Black Dragon Waves Its Tail
  • 22. Wind Blows the Lotus Leaf
  • 23. Lion Shakes Its Head
  • 24. Tiger Holds Its Head
  • 25. Wild Horse Jumps the Stream
  • Next course: Tai Chi Sword Sequence (Movements #25-30)

Purchase this Course:

$40
(Series 1: Course 6)

Purchase this Series:

$180
(Series 1: Courses 1-6 Bundle)

Tai Chi Sword Sequence

Series 1 | Course 5 — Focus: Movements #15-20 & Basic Techniques (All Levels Welcome)

TCM Time Course | October 9th-November 13th, 2021 | 6-week course | Saturdays 12:00PM-1:30PM EDT

  • Tai Chi Sword is practiced to achieve higher and more profound levels of Qi. The theory of Tai Chi Sword is much deeper than that of barehand Taijiquan, and the techniques are consequently also more difficult to train and master.
  • An ancient Chinese martial arts proverb says: "It takes 100 days to master barehand, 1,000 days the spear, 10,000 days the sword.
  • The Tai Chi Sword Qigong set will be trained in this class as a preparation for the Tai Chi Sword Sequence classes.
  • Students will be introduced to the classical Yang Style Tai Chi Sword (楊氏太極劍, yángshì tàijíjiàn) form, which consists of 54 movements.
  • Note: A sword will not be necessary for this class, but it can be helpful to order a wooden or metal sword for future classes
  • Suggestions: a long umbrella, a long ruler, a toy wand, a long shoe horn, a short rod, or even a paper towel roll would work — anything that gives you an extension of your arm.
  • Recommendation: Wood Training Sword | YMAA - https://ymaa.com/publishing/training-equipment/wood-training-sword

Tai Chi Sword Qigong Set:

  • 1. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword
  • 2. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword Coil and Turn
  • 3. Sink the Qi to the Dan Tian
  • 4. Left and Right Expand the Bow (Push the Mountain)
  • 5. Left and Right Coil and Turn
  • 6. Arc the Arms for Embracing (Eagle Attacks Its Prey)
  • 7. Double Fingers Point Forward
  • 8. Forward and Backward Coil and Turn
  • 9. Upward and Downward Yin and Yang
  • 10. Fairy Points the Way

Tai Chi Sword Basic Techniques & Sequence (Focus: Movements #15-20)

  • 1. Beginning
  • 2. Step Forward and Close with Sword
  • 3. Fairy Shows the Way-1
  • 4. Three Rings Envelope the Moon
  • 5. Big Chief Star
  • 6. Swallow Dips its Beak in the Water
  • 7. Left Sweep, Right Sweep
  • 8. Little Chief Star
  • 9. Yellow Bee Enters the Hole
  • 10. Spirit Cat Catches the Mouse
  • 11. Dragonfly Touches Water
  • 12. Swallow Enters the Nest
  • 13. Phoenix Spreads Its Wings
  • 14. Right Whirlwind
  • 15. Little Chief Star
  • 16. Left Whirlwind
  • 17. Wait for the Fish
  • 18. Open the Grass In Search of the Snake
  • 19. Hold the Moon Against the Chest
  • 20. Send the Bird to the Woods
  • Next course: Tai Chi Sword Sequence (Movements #20-25)

Purchase this Course:

$40
(Series 1: Course 5)

Purchase this Series:

$180
(Series 1: Courses 1-6 Bundle)

Tai Chi Sword Sequence

Series 1 | Course 4 — Focus: Movements #10-15 & Basic Techniques (All Levels Welcome)

TCM Time Course | August 7th-September 11th, 2021 | 6-week course | Saturdays 11:30AM-12:30PM EDT

  • Tai Chi Sword is practiced to achieve higher and more profound levels of Qi. The theory of Tai Chi Sword is much deeper than that of barehand Taijiquan, and the techniques are consequently also more difficult to train and master.
  • An ancient Chinese martial arts proverb says: "It takes 100 days to master barehand, 1,000 days the spear, 10,000 days the sword.
  • The Tai Chi Sword Qigong set will be trained in this class as a preparation for the Tai Chi Sword Sequence classes.
  • Students will be introduced to the classical Yang Style Tai Chi Sword (楊氏太極劍, yángshì tàijíjiàn) form, which consists of 54 movements.
  • Note: A sword will not be necessary for this class, but it can be helpful to order a wooden or metal sword for future classes
  • Suggestions: a long umbrella, a long ruler, a toy wand, a long shoe horn, a short rod, or even a paper towel roll would work — anything that gives you an extension of your arm.
  • Recommendation: Wood Training Sword | YMAA - https://ymaa.com/publishing/training-equipment/wood-training-sword

Tai Chi Sword Qigong Set:

  • 1. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword
  • 2. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword Coil and Turn
  • 3. Sink the Qi to the Dan Tian
  • 4. Left and Right Expand the Bow (Push the Mountain)
  • 5. Left and Right Coil and Turn
  • 6. Arc the Arms for Embracing (Eagle Attacks Its Prey)
  • 7. Double Fingers Point Forward
  • 8. Forward and Backward Coil and Turn
  • 9. Upward and Downward Yin and Yang
  • 10. Fairy Points the Way

Tai Chi Sword Basic Techniques & Sequence (Focus: Movements #10-15)

  • 1. Beginning
  • 2. Step Forward and Close with Sword
  • 3. Fairy Shows the Way-1
  • 4. Three Rings Envelope the Moon
  • 5. Big Chief Star
  • 6. Swallow Dips its Beak in the Water
  • 7. Left Sweep, Right Sweep
  • 8. Little Chief Star
  • 9. Yellow Bee Enters the Hole
  • 10. Spirit Cat Catches the Mouse
  • 11. Dragonfly Touches Water
  • 12. Swallow Enters the Nest
  • 13. Phoenix Spreads Its Wings
  • 14. Right Whirlwind
  • 15. Little Chief Star
  • Next course: Tai Chi Sword Sequence (Movements #15-20)

Purchase this Course:

$40
(Series 1: Course 4)

Purchase this Series:

$180
(Series 1: Courses 1-6 Bundle)

Tai Chi Sword Sequence

Series 1 | Course 3 — Focus: Movements #5-10 & Basic Techniques (All Levels Welcome)

TCM Time Course | June 5th-July 10th, 2021 | 6-week course | Saturdays 11:30AM-12:30PM EDT

  • Tai Chi Sword is practiced to achieve higher and more profound levels of Qi. The theory of Tai Chi Sword is much deeper than that of barehand Taijiquan, and the techniques are consequently also more difficult to train and master.
  • An ancient Chinese martial arts proverb says: "It takes 100 days to master barehand, 1,000 days the spear, 10,000 days the sword.
  • The Tai Chi Sword Qigong set will be trained in this class as a preparation for the Tai Chi Sword Sequence classes.
  • Students will be introduced to the classical Yang Style Tai Chi Sword (楊氏太極劍, yángshì tàijíjiàn) form, which consists of 54 movements.
  • Note: A sword will not be necessary for this class, but it can be helpful to order a wooden or metal sword for future classes
  • Suggestions: a long umbrella, a long ruler, a toy wand, a long shoe horn, a short rod, or even a paper towel roll would work — anything that gives you an extension of your arm.
  • Recommendation: Wood Training Sword | YMAA - https://ymaa.com/publishing/training-equipment/wood-training-sword

Tai Chi Sword Qigong Set:

  • 1. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword
  • 2. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword Coil and Turn
  • 3. Sink the Qi to the Dan Tian
  • 4. Left and Right Expand the Bow (Push the Mountain)
  • 5. Left and Right Coil and Turn
  • 6. Arc the Arms for Embracing (Eagle Attacks Its Prey)
  • 7. Double Fingers Point Forward
  • 8. Forward and Backward Coil and Turn
  • 9. Upward and Downward Yin and Yang
  • 10. Fairy Points the Way

Tai Chi Sword Basic Techniques & Sequence (Focus: Movements #5-10)

  • 1. Beginning
  • 2. Step Forward and Close with Sword
  • 3. Fairy Shows the Way-1
  • 4. Three Rings Envelope the Moon
  • 5. Big Chief Star
  • 6. Swallow Dips its Beak in the Water
  • 7. Left Sweep, Right Sweep
  • 8. Little Chief Star
  • 9. Yellow Bee Enters the Hole
  • 10. Spirit Cat Catches the Mouse
  • Next course: Tai Chi Sword Sequence (Movements #10-15)

Purchase this Course:

$40
(Series 1: Course 3)

Purchase this Series:

$180
(Series 1: Courses 1-6 Bundle)

Tai Chi Sword Sequence

Series 1 | Course 2 — Focus: Movements #1-5 & Basic Techniques (All Levels Welcome)

TCM Time Course | April 10th-May 22nd, 2021 | 7-week course | Saturdays 11:30AM-12:30PM EDT*
*Class will start 1 hour later Saturday April 17th 12:30-1:30PM EDT to accommodate for YMAA Latin America Virtual Camp: Chinese Medicine & Taijiquan Class with Kathy Yang

  • Tai Chi Sword is practiced to achieve higher and more profound levels of Qi. The theory of Tai Chi Sword is much deeper than that of barehand Taijiquan, and the techniques are consequently also more difficult to train and master.
  • An ancient Chinese martial arts proverb says: "It takes 100 days to master barehand, 1,000 days the spear, 10,000 days the sword.
  • The Tai Chi Sword Qigong set will be trained in this class as a preparation for the Tai Chi Sword Sequence classes.
  • Students will be introduced to the classical Yang Style Tai Chi Sword (楊氏太極劍, yángshì tàijíjiàn) form, which consists of 54 movements.
  • Note: A sword will not be necessary for this class, but it can be helpful to order a wooden or metal sword for future classes
  • Suggestions: a long umbrella, a long ruler, a toy wand, a long shoe horn, a short rod, or even a paper towel roll would work — anything that gives you an extension of your arm.
  • Recommendation: Wood Training Sword | YMAA - https://ymaa.com/publishing/training-equipment/wood-training-sword

Grand Circulation Qigong & Breathing:

  • Wuji Breathing (Dan Tian)
  • Lao Gong Breathing (Pericardium PC-8)
  • Yong Quan Breathing (Kidney KI-1)
  • Four Gates Breathing (PC-8 & KI-1)
  • Secret Sword Breathing (Pericardium & Large Intestine Channels)

Tai Chi Sword Qigong Set:

  • 1. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword
  • 2. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword Coil and Turn
  • 3. Sink the Qi to the Dan Tian
  • 4. Left and Right Expand the Bow (Push the Mountain)
  • 5. Left and Right Coil and Turn
  • 6. Arc the Arms for Embracing (Eagle Attacks Its Prey)
  • 7. Double Fingers Point Forward
  • 8. Forward and Backward Coil and Turn
  • 9. Upward and Downward Yin and Yang
  • 10. Fairy Points the Way

Tai Chi Sword Sequence (Focus: Movements #1-5):

  • 1. Beginning
  • 2. Step Forward and Close with Sword
  • 3. Fairy Shows the Way-1
  • 4. Three Rings Envelope the Moon
  • 5. Big Chief Star
  • 6. Swallow Dips its Beak in the Water
  • 7. Left Sweep, Right Sweep
  • 8. Little Chief Star
  • 9. Yellow Bee Enters the Hole
  • 10. Spirit Cat Catches the Mouse
  • Next course: Tai Chi Sword Sequence (Movements #5-10)

Purchase this Course:

$40
(Series 1: Course 2)

Purchase this Series:

$180
(Series 1: Courses 1-6 Bundle)

Tai Chi Sword Sequence

Series 1 | Course 1 — Focus: Tai Chi Sword QigongQi Circulation (All Levels Welcome)

TCM Time Course | January 16th-February 27th, 2021 | 7-week course | Saturdays 11:30AM-12:30PM EST

  • Tai Chi Sword is practiced to achieve higher and more profound levels of Qi. The theory of Tai Chi Sword is much deeper than that of barehand Taijiquan, and the techniques are consequently also more difficult to train and master.
  • An ancient Chinese martial arts proverb says: "It takes 100 days to master barehand, 1,000 days the spear, 10,000 days the sword.
  • The Tai Chi Sword Qigong set will be trained in this class as a preparation for the Tai Chi Sword Sequence classes.
  • Students will be introduced to the classical Yang Style Tai Chi Sword (楊氏太極劍, yángshì tàijíjiàn) form, which consists of 54 movements.
  • Note: A sword will not be necessary for this class, but it can be helpful to order a wooden or metal sword for future classes
  • Suggestions: a long umbrella, a long ruler, a toy wand, a long shoe horn, a short rod, or even a paper towel roll would work — anything that gives you an extension of your arm.
  • Recommendation: Wood Training Sword | YMAA - https://ymaa.com/publishing/training-equipment/wood-training-sword

Qi Circulation:

  • Governing Vessel
  • Conception Vessel
  • 12 Primary Meridians

Breathing:

  • Wuji Breathing (Dan Tian)
  • Lao Gong Breathing (Pericardium PC-8)
  • Yong Quan Breathing (Kidney KI-1)
  • Four Gates Breathing (PC-8 & KI-1)
  • Secret Sword Breathing (Pericardium & Large Intestine Channels)

Tai Chi Sword Qigong Set:

  • 1. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword
  • 2. Tai Chi Peng with Secret Sword Coil and Turn
  • 3. Sink the Qi to the Dan Tian
  • 4. Left and Right Expand the Bow (Push the Mountain)
  • 5. Left and Right Coil and Turn
  • 6. Arc the Arms for Embracing (Eagle Attacks Its Prey)
  • 7. Double Fingers Point Forward
  • 8. Forward and Backward Coil and Turn
  • 9. Upward and Downward Yin and Yang
  • 10. Fairy Points the Way

Purchase this Course:

$40
(Series 1: Course 1)

Purchase this Series:

$180
(Series 1: Courses 1-6 Bundle)

Tai Chi Sword Sequence Series

Sharpen your mind and achieve higher levels of Qi with these 54 movements of the Yang Style Tai Chi Sword Sequence with training in basic sword techniques and Qigong.

Series 1: Course 8
Review Movements #20-25 & Basic Techniques

Tai Chi Sword Sequence | TCM Time Course
April–June 2024 (5 classes)
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Past Recordings

Series 1: Regulate the Body & Breath

Series 1: Course 1
Tai Chi Sword Qigong—Qi Circulation

Tai Chi Sword Sequence | TCM Time Course
January–February 2021 (7 weeks)
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Series 1: Course 2
Movements #1-5 & Basic Techniques

Tai Chi Sword Sequence | TCM Time Course
April–May 2021 (7 weeks)
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Series 1: Course 3
Movements #5-10 & Basic Techniques

Tai Chi Sword Sequence | TCM Time Course
June–July 2021 (6 weeks)
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Series 1: Course 4
Movements #10-15 & Basic Techniques

Tai Chi Sword Sequence | TCM Time Course
August–September 2021 (6 weeks)
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Series 1: Course 5
Movements #15-20 & Basic Techniques

Tai Chi Sword Sequence | TCM Time Course
October–November 2021 (6 weeks)
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Series 1: Course 6
Movements #20-25 & Basic Techniques

Tai Chi Sword Sequence | TCM Time Course
January–February 2022 (6 weeks)
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Series 1: Course 7
Review Movements #1-20 & Basic Techniques

Tai Chi Sword Sequence | TCM Time Course
January–March 2024 (5 classes)
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