Syllabus

The Tai Chi Qigong Centre learning program encompasses progressive stages based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine five elements: Fire, Earth, Wood, Water and Metal. Please click on any section below to find out more.

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Fire Red (Enrollment Stage)

Step One and Club Badge.

(Automatic on joining) Element Fire / Colour Red

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Earth Yellow (Intermediate Stage)

Second Step Badge

Element Earth / Colour Yellow

To achieve this stage you should have covered the following:

  • Yang Cheng-fu Taiji Long Form
  • 8 Strands of Silk Brocade Qigong – Baduanjin
  • 18 Tai Chi Qigong set – Shibashi
  • Fragrant Buddha Qigong – Level One
  • Zhang Zhuang five Postures – Standing Meditation – Three Circle Qigong
  • Understanding the basic principles of Yin & Yang
  • Comprehend the three basic elements covering Tai Chi, Qigong & Relaxation.

Assistants Merit Badge

Element Qi / Colour Purple

This stage is by appointment only. Once a student has achieved the Intermediate stage and shown club commitment
they are entitled to wear the assistant instructors merit badge after the prescribed trial period of six months

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Wood Green – (Advanced stages 1 and 2)

Third Step Badge

Element Wood / Colour Green

There are two levels to this step: level 1 and level 2

Level one:

This level will qualify for the green step badge.

To achieve this stage you should have covered the following:

  • Refinements and Advanced Yang Cheng-fu Form Movement
  • Appreciate Martial Applications
  • Completed the First 64 set of Dayan Wild Goose Movements
  • Appreciate the Dayan Qigong Accupoints
  • Understanding and applying Sung’ and ‘Fa-Jing’
Level two:

Level two supplement skills go towards the fourth step / blue badge instructor modules.

Level two consists of level one plus the following:

  • Completed the Yang Taiji Stick Form
  • Completed the Yang Taiji Broad Sword Form

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Water Blue – (Instructor Stage)

Fourth Step Badge

Element Water / Colour Blue full Instructors Badge once all six modules have been achieved.

They must also have level 1 and 2 of the third step green badge.

The Modules are as follows:

  • Module 1. Yang Cheng-fu Long Form
  • Module 2. General Qigong covering:
  • (2a) Baduanjin Eight Strands of Silk Brocade
  • (2b) Shibashi Eighteen Tai Chi Qigong
  • (2c) Five Posture Zhan Zhuang Qigong Standing Meditation
  • Module 3. Yang Taiji Stick Form
  • Module 4. Yang Taiji Broad Sword Form
  • Module 5. First 64 of Dayan Wild Goose
  • Module 6. Second 64 of Dayan Wild Goose

Once all six modules are achieved a full instructors blue badge will be awarded

The full Instructor qualification will include: outstanding club attendance, achieved all six instructor modules, good teaching / coaching technique and demonstrate advanced techniques of individual module skills in line with the TCQC instructor requirements and be conversant with and understand the TCQC Terms and Conditions, Aims and Objectives.

Ongoing requirements:

Once the Instructors certificate and badge has been awarded, the instructor must have once yearly proficiency checks by a Principal Instructor in order to maintain a level of teaching in accordance with the Tai Chi Qigong Centre teaching requirements; he/she must also maintain good attendance, show continuing commitment and support for the TCQC at all times to hold the instructors certificate of competence.

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Fifth Step Badge

Element Metal / Colour Silver

To achieve this stage candidates should have completed all five of the Instructors blue badge Modules plus six extra modules as follows:

  • Module 6. Second 64 of Dayan Wild Goose
  • Module 7. Yang Walking Stick Form
  • Module 8. Observed social skills
  • Module 9. Yang LuChan Taiji Long Form
  • Module 10. Understand and apply Qi Transference Therapy
  • Module 11. Emergency First Aid

Acquire a recognised Teacher Qualification such as Adult Further Education, City & Guilds 7306 / NVQ level 3 or equivalent certification.

Also have knowledge of the following:

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Histograms & Hexagrams hence the I Ching Book of Change and the five element theory

Devise and teach his/her own session schedule program in line with TCQC guidelines

Able to apply administration skills at club level