This course will give you an introduction to some of the core principles of Tai Chi and the Internal Arts.
This incudes the basics of Clear’s Internal Push Hands which is the fastest way to build internal skill and power that Sigung Clear has seen in over 35 years of research and study.
It is designed to be studied along side a full Tai Chi curriculum like Clear’s Tai Chi Online or you can use it to enhance your existing Tai Chi training.
You can ask questions & keep us updated about your progress in the Forums.
Internal Power is basically about training to hit harder and harder with less and less effort.
Internal Skill can mean a lot of things but for this course we’re mostly talking about the interesting things you can do with the power you develop.
This course will take around 6 months to complete.
You will learn the fundamentals of building a powerful internal engine that will greatly enhance your practice no matter what art you do (if you’re willing to do the work.)
- Your movement will become more powerful.
- Your hits will be harder and penetrate deeper.
- Your throws will be stronger (and countering throws will be easier.)
- and much more…
- There are even a lot of health benefits that come from this practice.
If you’re new to the Internal Arts you may run into some funny words or descriptions. Don’t worry about it. There is nothing mystical or magical in what we do. We simply have a specialized lingo to help us better communicate about the skills and qualities we are working on building.
For those of you with previous internal arts experience here are some of the skills we are going to work on over the next 6 months.
- Listening skill – the ability to perceive what is happening inside your self and inside your opponent. This skill is absolutely critical to reaching intermediate and advanced levels of the arts and we’ll teach you some very effective ways to build it.
- Rooting & ‘Sinking the Qi’ – These are body states / skills that are often talked about but very rarely trained in a functional way or to a moderate level of skill. With a little (lot) of hard work this will add a whole lot of power to everything you do and we’ll show you how to get there.
- You’ll also learn neutralization skills and get a solid introduction to building skills and qualities like Internal Iron Body, The 3 powers, Steel wrapped in cotton, Fajing & dimmak, whole body breathing
- and more…