Complete Tai Chi For Beginners is a simple system of learning the fundamentals of Tai Chi and energy work in a straightforward building block method. There are four basic levels that build on each other progressively making it easy to follow and understand.
First, learn the Yang style elements, as well as some Shaolin style movements. Then, learn the Yang Style 24 Form.
Each level includes a warm up, elements, and a section of the form. Everything is taught with multiple angles and speeds.
The course includes complete Tai Chi and Qigong follow-along classes, that you can go back to again and again.
Earn Level Rank in Complete Tai Chi
Complete Tai Chi is broken down into four levels. After completing each level, you can film a rank exam video, which Master Hodge will grade, and return with feedback. Upon passing your level exam, the official certificate of rank will be issued. You also have the opportunity to become a Tai Chi Certified Instructor.
Level 1 is the perfect starting point for complete beginners. On this level, you will learn:
-Warm Up – 10 traditional stretching and warm up exercises
-Elements – 6 simplified Yang style movements
-Form – a basic pattern for practicing the level 1 elements
Level 2 builds upon the first level understanding and elements, while adding new new motions and a level 2 form.
-Warm Up – gentle, yet invigorating traditional warm up movements
-Elements – 7 simplified Yang style movements, & Chi Kung elements
-Form – a flowing pattern combining all elements learned to this point
Level 3 integrates new Yang style elements, as well as Chi Kung and eastern temple exercises.
-Warm Up – a complete set of eastern temple exercises to get moving
-Elements – new element combinations that create deep internal power
-Form – the level 3 form combines elements into a useful pattern
Moving into a full featured Yang Style 24 form, as well as thoroughly learning Shoalin 18 Lohan exercises.
-Warm Up – follow along with the Shaolin 18 Lohan simple warm up
-Elements – learn new advanced Yang style elements, along with review
-Form – practice and learn a Yang Style 24 Form, in a useful format
Heal Your Body with Tai Chi
A pick up and practice DVD which includes three complete follow-along classes (two Tai Chi, and one Chi Kung), as well as guided breathing exercises – all designed for directed healing:
-Fundamentals – What is Chi? / Proper Breathing / Five Power Principles / -Five Technical Flowing Elements
-Breathing Exercises – To develop deep breathing abilities. Level 1 and Level 2 guided exercises.
-Full Classes - Tai Chi Class 1 (18 minutes) / Tai Chi Class 2 (17 minutes) / Chi Kung Class (17 minutes)
Home Study Manual
By purchasing the Complete Tai Chi Course, you will receive the manual + be an officially enrolled student (which means you are eligible to earn level certifications if you would like to). Included in the manual:
-Background on Complete Tai Chi, the training concepts and methodology
-Step by step instruction with photos for each warm up and element practice
-Meditations, and spiritual guidance for total integration of the program
-Nutrition tips, workout plans, and more ideas for a successful experience
-Explains how Distance Training works, and how you can earn level certifications in Tai Chi
Take a Tai Chi Class Now and Feel the Benefits
IThis is a gentle, 18 minute easy tai chi class. You will be brimming with energy and power afterward. In this class, you will do eight elements: Warrior and Scholar, The Beginning, Part Horse's Mane, White Stork Cools Wings, Brush Knee, Grasp Bird's Tail, Pushing Away, Hands in Clouds, & The Five Elements.
I have studied Mr. Hodges' Tai Chi program for several months. The video instruction is very easy to follow and the health benefits are real. My blood pressure is significantly lower and arthritis is much better. It also helps me work through other fitness-related injuries. I'd give it 10 stars if I could.
I have only been studying with blackbeltathome now for a couple of weeks. I already have found great benefit to healing and what many would consider environmental stress. As I progress towards my first exam, I find different rewards from Tai Chi each day. Thank you Sensei Jon for sharing your method and techniques.
Master Hodge has produced another outstanding tai chi DVD. The breathing lessons are excellent. I feel this is a perfect supplement to his other Complete Tai Chi course. I've been practicing his Complete Tai Chi for two months and I use this one 3x weekly. I've used other Tai Chi DVDs but this is one of the best. Master Hodge really breaks down the techniques. I love the menus because I can work on individual techniques when I don't have much time. Many tai chi dvds teach a form but don't show multiple angles and they don't have warm-ups, Master Hodge has all of this in the dvd. It feels like a private lesson. I hope he makes more dvds in the
future so I can continue to practice his approach to tai chi.
” What Tai Chi Has Done For Me ”
“It is hard to put into words the mental, physical and spiritual rewards that can be achieved through the practice of these arts. No matter what talents, or career you have, Tai Chi and Chi Kung will bring about such a healthy pervasiveness that every aspect of your life will blossom and improve. I am sure that you are aware that achieving anything that is worthwhile in life takes dedication, discipline and focus. The work/return ratio in using Tai Chi and Chi Kung is amazing. One example comes to mind is high blood pressure. When I started using Chi Kung regularly I dropped my blood pressure from an average of 155/95 down to an average 118/78 in two weeks using Chi Kung every day for 15 to 30 minutes. The doctor told me back in that time I would be on blood pressure medications the rest of my life. My blood pressure is still normal today after 20 years. Another amazing effect of Tai Chi and Chi Kung is how I feel and my energy level. I am 55 years old and I feel like I’m in my 20’s. Daily practice, and thoughtful intent also helped me to overcome a nasty ankle injury. I wish these same positive results upon you, so that your life may also have balance and strength.”
Master Jon Hodge, Instructor
Immediately after purchasing, you can watch all videos in a browser on any device. Or, you can download the videos for offline viewing.
As a Legacy Black Belt at Home Course, your student enrollment is already included when you purchase the course. No need to pay for any additional enrollment for Complete Tai Chi.
Organized by Master Jon Hodge, Complete Tai Chi is a level based certification system for beginner through the master level of Tai Chi. This system utilizes the best parts of Yang, Sun and Chen styles in a simplified progression of learning for the western mind. Complete Tai Chi is all about the flow, utilization and delivery of Life Force that has long been hidden within the wonderful eastern martial and healing art of Tai Chi. The style also includes some elements of Chi Kung, such as Shaolin 18 Lohan.
Tai Chi is a physical movement which brings healing life force into your body. Have you ever taken a deep breath and felt more energy? Breathing, combined with thoughtful intent, and gentle (but purposeful) movements will set you on a path of self-healing. The movements in this course can be done by anyone, and even seated with some modifications.
We ship to any country in the world. If you are not certain about your local postal system, it might make more sense to purchase the digital edition.
Level 1 - $50, Level 2 - $50, Level 3 - $70, Level 4 - $70. Each exam includes a detailed grading, personal feedback, and the mailing of your official student certificate.
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