History of Club
Established in early 2014, the WCTC Society is an independent, non profit, non religious society, teaching, and practicing the Tai Chi forms developed by Master Moy Lin Shin to promote health and vitality by experienced, qualified, volunteer instructors.
Full Tai Chi Set
The full Tai Chi set is an ancient Chinese exercise that consists of 108 graceful and slow movements that relax and strengthen body and mind. Many of the movements are repeated in the set. Muscles, joints and ligaments are stretched gently, without tension, thereby making them more flexible. The full set is taught progressively over a period of several weeks.
Lok Hup is a shorter form with a variety of intricate movements to enhance your Tai Chi and improve your circulation. It is known as the Cadillac of the internal system, because of the internal movements associated with this form, the body and internal organs repair and renew themselves.
Sabre, is one of the shortest forms of Tai Chi. The extra weight of the sabre in your hand and the shape of the movements in the set, promote optimal turning of the spine. eye/hand coordination is enhanced as well as balance and strength. This form is taught in both the seated and standing form.
The Seated Form of Tai Chi (for Balance Recovery and Strength as well as Postural Awareness)
Recognizing that Master Moy had some students with health issues and limited mobility, a form of Tai Chi was developed that incorporates the movements of the standing form in a seated form.
Classes begin with seated exercises, to strengthen the legs for mobility and balance. Optimal spinal turning occurs with the seated form to stretch the back and spine for flexibility and strength. The 108 Tai Chi Set and the Sabre set are explored. Movements are adjusted for personal needs and ability. Standing exercises are included for transitioning positions from seated to standing, as well as extending neuro-reflex development for balance, centering, grounding, gravity, and stability.
The Seated Form is an excellent way to understand posture, movement, body awareness, and enhancing movement patterns. All students are welcome to attend these classes.
You can see examples of the exercises on our Demonstration Videos page.