I am physically disabled, injured, or in pain – will this help me?
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.
What age is this course best for?
Any age can actually gain benefit from the practice of Tai Chi and Chi Kung. It is believed that Tai Chi is only for “seniors” due to the gentle nature and low-impact movements. It is quite true that seniors get a great deal of benefit from this type of exercise; as it is most aligned with their bodily strength, balance, and endurance at this point in life. Younger adults will also benefit through an infusion of balance and life force, which compliments any regimen that you currently have; such as Karate, weight training, running, etc.
What style of Tai Chi is this – what is the basis or background?
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.
Do I need to know martial arts to learn this – or is it for anyone?
Tai Chi is often recognized as a martial art; as it is an exercise/movement system. Our course does not focus so heavily on learning traditional protocol, or other items that will not bring you the most benefit, in the simplest fashion. If you are a current martial artist, you will find comfort and recognition in the way that the patterns are formed at each level of the program. If you have never done martial arts, you will be able to follow along like any other fitness style program.
What countries do you ship to?
We ship to anywhere in the world. While checking out, our payment processor will accept your credit and debit card; and the purchase will be converted to your local currency without a problem.
How can I earn level certifications in Complete Tai Chi?
When you purchase the home study course, you will receive the DVDs, home study manual, & be enrolled as an official student. This means you have the ability to take level certification exams. Earning a level certification in Complete Tai Chi is similar to earning a belt in Karate, or completing a level of a yoga program. Be earning levels, you can eventually become a certified instructor as well. Please click here to learn about our unique Distance Training program, which allows you to test and progress from any where in the world along with Master Jon.
Do you offer an Instructor Certification program for Complete Tai Chi?
Yes. You must first pass each level (1-4) certification exam, and then a final instructor exam in order to qualify. But, we do offer the ability to do this. If you are already a martial arts instructor, or run your own school, this can be a good path to starting your own Tai Chi class.