Tai Chi courses and classes in Siem Reap
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.
Taiji Qigong follows a modular progression and is the development platform for all Taiji skills and all of the benefits Taiji is famous for can be found in this practice.
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.
While learning how to understand and express the energies it is essential to feel someone do them on us thus allowing us to know what to seek. Our practice incorporates partner practice to keep this authentic. We start our practice from function to form developing a very effective self defense tool as we learn more.
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. From here Cheng Man Ching 37 and our students can continue with this or start to learn Chen style.
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, Deng Er Li, Fu Nengbin, Wang Haijun and Wu Heng Dong to name the most famous. He has studied all aspects of Taiji and still considers himself to be a beginner even tho he has appeared on Chinese television demonstrating Taijiquan.