Threes, Beginners

Beginner’s Tasks

 Physical, Learn Shoulder Width Stance

  Energy, Feel Hands

  Mental, Memorize First Three TC Principles

First Three Tai Chi Principles

  Relax and Sink

  Suspend Upright and Open

  Center Leads

Feet

  Location

  Orientation

  Sensation

Check From Ground Up 

  Feet

  Knees

  Waist

Well Rounded

  Class Work / Play

  Home Practice / Play

  Daily Life Principles / Play

Center Leads

  Side to Side, e.g., the Bear

  Forward and Backward, e.g., Press to Push

  Both at Same Time, e.g., Going into Left Ward-Off  

Weight Shifts

  Going Rearward, Always go to 100%

  Going Forward, Always Go to 70%

  Going Forward, 70% sometimes followed by 100%

Centering Inwardly

  Waist Leads, Physical, Right Neighborhood

  Belly Breathing, Energetic, Correct Street

  Heart / Mind / Qi in Tan Tien, Home Driveway

Hands, Energy Awareness

 Warmth, Tingle

 Finger with Extra

 Heart of Palm

Posture #2, Beginning

  Physical, Hands Float Up through Water

  Energetic, Time Movement with Breathe

  Mental, Hands Change with Wrists’ Changes

Beginner’s Set

  Postures 0 – 7, Bird’s Tail

  Postures 7 – 14, Getaway Room

  Postures 14 – 17, Closing Set 

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