Tai Chi Foundation Courses - location - Siem Reap Cambodia.
Tai Chi study
Tai Chi Chuan forms study requires a commitment of at least one month as this practice is detail and nuance rich and requires time to grasp. The training includes Qigong, Foundation training, forms and applications.
A sequence of drills is practiced every morning, these drills open up and reset the body and all metabolic functions. Deeper development of joints, connective tissue, muscles, organs all occurs in this practice. Specific Tai ji transitions are all built on top of this, so it needs to be a daily practice. People feel amazing and the medicinal applications of Qigong are applied at this stages and all of the benefits Taiji is famous for can be found in this practice, which is practiced every morning at 6.
Our training provides a strong grounding in the essential principles and postures. First we need correct structure and deep relaxation and to train the intent to guide the movement while developing and cultivating our Qi.
All styles of Tai Chi or Taiji are based on these kinetic principles and the 13 essential postures. Chen style was first with subsequent formation of Yang and other derived styles. Modern styles of Taiji do have a lot to offer and are much easier to learn than Chen style.
We start beginners as follows, 8 energies exercises, Yang style 8 form moving to the Yang 24 which has a lot to offer and does not take years to grasp, then start to learn Chen style. Taij requires a lot of attention and practice, it IS NOT easy to learn. Kung Fu means hard work.
The Teachers lineage and associations
The teacher has been practicing and teaching for decades in both Yang and Chen style Taijiquan with Chen being the main practice for the last decade or so.
Thomas Ogram's teachers include Dr Lin, student and friend of Cheng Man Ching. Deng Er Li, a descendant, through his mother, of Yang Lucan. Chen style, Fu Nengbin, Wang Haijun and Wu Heng Dong all close students of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei.
Thomas has a very good ability with the application of the subtler aspects of Taiji principles of Taiji yet still considers himself to be a beginner even tho he has appeared on Chinese television demonstrating Taijiquan.