Three-Circle Stance

This is a private webpage meant for students of Shaolin Wahnam Institute. Those who have not undergone any Taijiquan courses with Sifu Wong may not be able to understand the content because the material, presented in a very concise manner, is not meant to explain Taijiquan to the public, but is meant to remind initiated students what they have learnt or will learn. What is obvious is that the Taijiquan taught in Shaolin Wahnam Institute is vastly different from what most people conceptualize Taijiquan to be.

Programme for Regular Classes -- Wahnam Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan)

Level 1: Fundamentals of Taijiquan

Form: Stances. fundamental footwork and basic Taijiquan forms.
Application: Taijiquan techniques to overcome simple combat situations.
Force: Wuji Stance, Lifting Water, Three-Circle Stance, and Grasping Sparrow's Tail, Leg Stretching
Philosophy: Dimensions, aims and brief history..


Level 2: Basic Taijiquan Set

Form: "Cloud Hands" (Previously it was "White Crane Flaps Wings")
Application: Pushing Hands and simple combat application.
Force: Induced energy flow.
Philosophy: Taijiquan for health and for combat.


Pushing Hands

Level 3: Techniques of Pushing Hands

Form: "White Snake Shoots Venom".
Application: Pushing Hands and Combat Application.
Force: Flow of movement, Sensing ability, Using the opponent's strength.
Philosophy: Principles of internal force training.


Level 4: Tactics of Pushing Hands

Form: “Green Dragon Shoots Pearl”.
Application: Combat application from “Green Dragon”.
Force: Flowing with the opponent.
Philosophy: Difference between techniques and tactics.


Striking Hands

Level 5: Da Shou or Striking Hands

Form: “Black Bear Sinks Hips”.
Application: Combat application from “Black Bear”.
Force: Breath co-ordination and energy flow.
Philosophy: Principles of attack and defence.


Level 6: Cultivation for Health, Combat and Spiritual Development

Form: "Carry Tiger Back to Mountain".
Application: Combat application of “Carry Tiger”.
Force: Abdominal Breathing.
Philosophy: Use of Strategies.


Level 7: Flowing Water Floating Clouds

Form: Flowing Water Floating Clouds Set.
Application: Combat application of Flowing Water.
Force: Solo performance as well as sparring with picture-perfect form, force and speed but without panting.
Philosophy: Principles of weapon combat.


Wudang Sword

Level 8: Wudang Sword

Form: Wudang sword set.
Application: Combat application of Wudang sword.
Force: Channelling energy to the tip of a sword.
Philosophy: Principles of weapon combat.


Level 9: Taijiquan Sabre

Form: Taijiquan Sabre set.
Application: Application of Taijiquan Sabre.
Force: Accuracy and power of chosen weapon.
Philosophy: Characteristics of major weapons.


Level 10: Unarmed against Armed

Form: Empty Hands Enter White Blade.
Application: Unarmed against dagger, staff and knife.
Force: Countering feign moves.
Philosophy: The principles and practice of Apparent and Real.


Level 11: Single Unarmed against Multiple Unarmed

Form: Tiger Enters Herd of Sheep.
Application: Single unarmed against multiple unarmed.
Force: "Bamboo Man" or "Through the Woods".
Philosophy: "Back-wall battle" and "Dodge-hit battle".


Level 12: Single Unarmed and Armed against Multiple Armed

Form: Dodge Hit.
Application: Single unarmed and armed against multiple armed.
Force: Dodging skills and using enemy as shields.
Philosophy: "Catch the Leader First" and "Break Through the Weakest".


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