Tai Chi Study Programs in China
-Study and train at one of top schools or institutes in China
-Learn and train with professionals and famous masters
-Courses available from 1 week to 1 academic year
-Choose from a regular or intensive course
-Suitable for both beginners and advanced learners
-Private and advanced classes to improve your skills and techniques
-Part time Evening and Weekend Program
-Many course-related activities and services also offered
-Sightseeing and local culture experiences of China
-Learn other cultural subjects such as Chinese Language, Medicine and Calligraphy
-Option to combine your course by training in different styles and locations.
Study and train in Tai Chi (Taiji Quan) under respected masters and qualified instructors at one of the top Tai Chi (Taiji) Institutes, schools and professional teams in China! Tai Chi Quan is a traditional Chinese martial art that was originally practiced for self defense, but today is primarily practiced for its health benefits. Unlike many martial arts, tai chi is characterized by soft, slow, flowing movements that emphasize yielding to an attack, rather than using brute strength.
The SCIC Tai Chi (Taiji Quan) Course is designed for both beginners and advanced learners. Our beginner's course focuses on learning basic hand forms, stances and step works, body techniques and co-ordination, as well as learning some simplified forms etc. Our advanced course concentrates on correcting students' basic movements, enhancing students' technical condition, introducing new techniques and studying new competition forms.
Instructors & Coaches
Learn and train under the guidance of some of China's prominent Tai Chi (Taiji Quan) instructors and past national champions. These coaches are highly experienced and dedicated to providing high quality training for all students no matter the level of skill -- from total beginners to participants competing in national competitions. More Info >>
Training Venues & Facilities
Our training venues are equipped with indoor training halls, outdoor training grounds and a fully functional gym for weight and physical conditioning training. Other training facilities include mats, carpets and weapons. More Info >>
All participants will be presented with a prestigious certificate of the course they attended, which is recognized by SCIC Chinese Martial Arts Academy and the Chinese Wushu Association.
Available Styles and School Options
Chen Style Taiji Quan (Tai Chi)
Tai Chi was founded in the 16th century in Chen Village in Henan Province. Chen-style Taiji is considered to be the parent form of the other major styles. It is known for a dynamic blend of slow, graceful movements and sudden releases of explosive power, known as fajing. Chen-style Taiji also includes the use of many weapons, such as the jian (straight sword) and the qiang (spear). This style of Taiji is considered to be the most martial of the five major styles.
1. Chen Village (Chenjiqgou) Tai Chi School- Full Time
2. Chen Zhenglei Taiji Quan- Zhengzhou Branch- Full Time
3. Chen Zhaosen Taiji Quan School - Full Time
4. Wenxian Chen Erhu Tai Ji and Wushu School- Full Time
5. Chen Xiaowang U Taiji- Shanghai Branch - Part Time / Evening and Weekend Course
6. Chenxiaowan Taiji Quan School - Beijing Branch - Part Time / Evening and Weekend Course
7. Chen Zhenglei Sense Taiji Quan School Shanghai- Part Time / Evening and Weekend Course
8. Chen Zhenglei Taiji Quan - Guangzhou Branch- Part Time / Evening and Weekend Course
9. Chen Zhenglei Taiji Quan - Beijing Branch -Part Time / Evening and Weekend Course
10. Beijing Chen Qingyuan Tai Chi School- Part Time / Evening and Weekend Course
Competition Style of Taiji Quan
Besides the five main family styles there is also the Yang 24-step, which is a simplified version of the longer Yang routines. It is suitable for beginners as it contains all the essential Taiji principles while still retaining a distinctive family flavour. There are also various competition forms, both empty-handed and with weapons. For example, the combined 42-step competition form was created in 1989 and combines elements from the Chen, Yang, Wu and Sun styles. It is now the standard Wushu competition form. There are also several well-known weapon forms such as the 32- and 42-step standardized sword forms.
1. Beijing Sport University / Taiji Depqrtment- Full Time
2. Capital Institute of Physical Education / Taiji Department- Full Time
3. Shanghai Xie Yelei Taiji Quan Club - Part Time / evening and Weekend Classes
4. Henan Taiji Quan Professional Team - Full Time
5. Yunnan Taiji Quan Professional Team - Full Time
6. Yunnan Sha Guzheng Tai Ji Center- Part Time
Wudang Tai Chi (Taiji Quan)
Wudang Taiji is an internal training system that was created by the great Daoist priest and immortal, Zhang San Feng at Wudang Mountain. Generally when people discuss “Taiji” they are referring to Taijiquan, or the forms practice involved in Taiji. However, in Wudang, Taijiquan is considered a part of the greater 'Taiji System'. The Taiji System is composed of 3 parts: Wuji, Taiji, and Liangyi. Each of these three parts contains their own practices, purposes, and methods of training. Although the Taiji System is separated into three parts, they are all integrated and complementary to the others.Based on the Taoist philosophy of Yin & Yang, the system seeks to promote harmony in the physical and mental state of the student.
Other Styles of Tai Chi
Yang Style Taiji Quan (Tai Chi)
Yang-style Taiji was created by Yang Luchan, who studied at Chen Village. After learning the Chen system he modified the art, removing many of the overt expressions of power and the more complex movement such as jumping and stamping. Yang-style is known for its softness, grace and gentleness, and is mostly practiced for health reasons. In his time, however, Yang was known as 'Yang the Invincible'. Yang-style is the most popular style of Taiji practiced today.