THURSDAYS

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Taoist Sanctuary

(back-area classroom)

4229 Park Blvd

San Diego, California

VETERANS TAI CHI SAN DIEGO

CURRICULUM

Novice Level 

Veterans Health Form- Tai Chi 13 Set 

(Modified Dr. Lam Form) 

Beginner Level 

Veterans Health Form- Tai Chi 13 Set – LEFT & RIGHT versions

(Modified Dr. Paul Lam Form) 

Veterans for Life Form- Tai Chi – SUN SET 24

Advanced Level 

Yang Beijing 24 step

(Chinese Sports Committee 1956, Fu Zhong-Wen form)

Yang Family 37 Set- Chen Man-Ching Form

(Zhenmanjing form)

Eight Pieces of Brocade

Expert Level 

Yang Family 108

(Yang Chen-Fu form)

Master’s Level 

Sun Family Traditional 97 step Form

(Sun Lu-Tang Form)

VETERANS’ TAI CHI

ARTHRITIS 13 Step Form

1.    WU JI POSTURE

2.    TAI JI POSTURE

3.    OPENING HANDS – CLOSING HANDS (Kai-He)

4.    SINGLE WHIP LEFT

5.    CLOUD HANDS LEFT

6.    OPENING HANDS – CLOSING HANDS (Kai-He)

7.    BRUSH KNEE TWIST STEP RIGHT

8.    HANDS STRUM THE LUTE

9.    ADVANCE STEP, DEFLECT, PARRY AND PUNCH

10.  APPEARING TO SEAL AND CLOSE

11.  EMBRACE TIGER AND PUSH MOUNTAIN

12.  OPENING HANDS – CLOSING HANDS (Kai-He)

13.   SALUTE   

 VETERANS’ TAI CHI

SUN SET 24

1.            WU JI POSTURE

2.            TAI JI POSTURE

3.            LAZILY TYING BACK THE CLOTHES

4.            OPENING HANDS

5.            CLOSING HANDS

6.            BRUSH KNEE TWIST STEP LEFT

7.            HANDS STRUM THE LUTE

8.            ADVANCE STEP, DEFLECT, PARRY AND PUNCH

9.            APPEARING TO SEAL AND CLOSE

10.          EMBRACE TIGER AND PUSH MOUNTAIN

11.          OPENING HANDS

12.          CLOSING HANDS

13.          BRUSH KNEE TWIST STEP RIGHT

14.          LAZILY TYING BACK THE CLOTHES

15.          OPENING HANDS

16.          CLOSING HANDS

17.          SINGLE WHIP

18.          LIFT HANDS AND STEP UP POSTURE

19.          WHITE SWAN COOLS ITS WINGS

20.          CLOUD HANDS

21.          HIGH PAT ON HORSE

22.          UNITING YIN AND YANG

23.          RETURNING TO THE SOURCE OF WU JI

24.          SALUTATION

THE SILKWEAVER’S EXERCISES

EIGHT PIECES OF BROCADE

1.  TWO HANDS HOLD THE SKY AND HARMONIZE THE TRIPLE WARMER

2.  SEPARATE HEAVEN AND EARTH TO HARMONIZE THE SLEEN AND STOMACH

3.  WISE OWL GAZES BACK TO PREVENT DISEASE

4.  BOUNCE ON THE TOES SEVEN TIMES TO CALM THE QI

5. DRAWING THE BOW LEFT AND RIGHT TO SHOOT THE VULTURE

6.  SQUEEZE THE FISTS TIGHT WITH ANGRY EYES TO RELEASE LIVER- FIRE

7. WIGGLE YOUR TAIL AND SWAY YOUR HEAD TO BALANCE THE HEART

8. GRAB YOUR TOES TO STRENGTHEN THE KIDNEYS AND WAIST

Veterans Tai Chi is a free class supported by the

generosity of the Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego.

Donations to the Veterans Tai Chi Class are accepted and applied only to overhead cost of providing this community service