This class is designed for students who just finished the “Advanced Tai Chi” class, and who had already gone through the “Advanced Tai Chi & Push-Hands” class. The 108-move Tai Chi Basic form will be further refined along with deep breathing exercises in each class. Emphasis will be on practicing and doing the moves correctly and with fluidity. Students will finish learning all 58 moves of the Tai Chi Sword form in this class. Sword is just the extension of our arm. The Tai Chi Sword form follows the same principles of the Tai Chi bare-hand form, hence is also a method of exercise that cultivates physical and mental harmony in movements. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes, such as flat sneakers.
Virginia Payne has been practicing the traditional Yang style Tai Chi long form since 1990, along with its complete suite of Tai Chi Push-Hands, Sanshou, Sword, and Saber. She has been teaching Tai Chi since 2001 at the Chinese Language School in Lexington on Sundays. She has also taught Tai Chi in Boston for a research project in MGH, and at various Health/Fitness Centers, including to the students at Jonas Clark Middle School in Lexington for their 2011 musical play production “Mulan”.