Center for Internal Arts 5757 Montoya Drive, El Paso Texas, 79932 915-5844730 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAI CHI WEAPONS
TAI CHI FAN
At the center for Internal Arts we teach a beautiful 30 movement Tai chi form using a metal fan. This is an energetic short form using all the core principles of Tai Chi Chuan. This form contains many effective martial techniques for the metal fan.
TAI CHI SWORD
The double edged Tai Chi sword is a refined and subtle weapon. The sword becomes an extension of your body as you extend your Chi to the tip and edges of the sword.
We offer instruction in the Mao Style double edged sword which is a finely balanced shorter form
and the Traditional Wu Style long sword form.
TAI CHI STAFF
We use the short staff which is approximately 4 feet in length. It is an excellent tool with many uses. We use it for martial techniques, stretching, strengthening, meditative work, aerobic training, self massage, acupressure and enjoyment
We also teach a partner form with a slightly shorter staff called the Three Powers Walking Staff Form
TAI CHI SPEAR
We offer training in the traditional Wu style spear power training exercises and the Wu style Thirteen Methods spear form. This form can also be practiced with a staff. Spear training is an integral component of Tai Chi practice. It is used to develop body unity and relaxed power with the ability to release power for practical purposes. It strengthens the waist and the wrists and is used for aerobic conditioning. It is a great compliment to the empty handed slow form. The spear form teaches the practitioner to relax when there is resistance and to mobilize the mind and body to move the spear or staff. This is a traditional Wu style Tai Chi Form passed on from Grand Master Wu Chen Chuan the founder of the Wu Style to Grand Master Ma Yueh Liang. Gerald Sharp learned this as an indoor student of Ma Yueh Liang. I learned it from Master Gerald Sharp
TAI CHI BROAD SWORD
The Tai Chi broad sword or saber is a single edged weapon and is heavier that the double edged sword. We offer classes in the traditional long Wu Style saber form.This is a very complete form with about 100 flowing circular powerful movements. The exrta weight gives the practioner an opportunity to further develop whole body connection and the smooth flowing circular movements are excellent for loosening up the shoulders, upper back and neck This is a traditional Wu style Tai Chi Form passed on from Grand Master Wu Chen Chuan the founder of the Wu Style to Grand Master Ma Yueh Liang. Gerald Sharp learned this as an indoor student of Ma Yueh Liang. I learned it from Master Gerald Sharp