|Testimonials - Tai Chi Form, page 2
“I love learning the Hun Yuan Tai Chi. Its
movements are beautiful and dynamic. There is a strong emphasis on
relaxation throughout the form which allows space for your body to be
actively relaxed. I find the movements refreshing and energising. They
have a lovely flow and rhythm to them.”
Hun Yuan Tai Chi form and its Qigong movements have been a delight to
study. There is a definite sense of activation of the meridians and
their related organ systems, as well as the cultivation of qi. The
movements develop fluidity, strength and balance and contribute to a
foundation for martial effectiveness. I’m looking forward to further
opportunity to study this form!"
James, Acupuncturist / Chiropractor
took up Tai Chi in 1994 after I heard about its benefits for ones health and general
well-being. Although I believe that learning Tai Chi is a life long journey, I have found
the learning itself to be especially enjoyable and have made new friends in the process.
Already, I feel my health, posture and self-awareness have improved. The Academys
instructors are highly skilled and patient. The training is delivered at a deceptively
gentle pace but is also a good grounding for those interested in developing self defence
Klaus, Public Servant
"I commenced Tai Chi 2 years ago and since then I have
found my arthritis significantly improved. Benefits include joint pain relief, improved
circulation, flexibility and feeling of well being."
Jan, Retired - former Clinical Nurse
"I am very impressed with the changes which have taken
place in me during the two years which I have been doing Tai Chi. My blood pressure has
dropped, and I am much more relaxed both physically and mentally. I can recommend it
Peter, Computer Consultant
"I never thought that it could start with the soles of
my feet. From there on up, sheer relaxation. My knees are stronger and my posture is
correct. I never thought that I could rebuild myself!"
"I have found Tai Chi and Qigong induce relaxation and
a sense of inner calm which are very valuable.
Even if I am tired at the end of the day, I always go to
class. I am always pleased afterwards that I had done so."
"Some of the benefits I felt from Tai Chi after one
A sense of inner calm
Reduction or elimination of joint and muscle stiffness
(particularly neck, shoulders and hips)
Much better integration of upper and lower body (arms now
swing when walking)
Stronger back (easier getting in and out of the car)"
the gentle art of Tai Chi has given me improved health, a greater level of fitness and a
more relaxed attitude towards life. Some of the health benefits I
have gained include - no more migraines, no more neck problems and no
first introduced to Hun Yuan Tai Chi about a year ago. I was impressed
by what appeared to be a series of smooth, circular arm movements that
followed gentle, continuous turning of the waist and body. Twelve
months further on, I am now very glad that I am learning this Tai Chi
system. It is very deep, yet very simple in its philosophy. It is
teaching me what turning the waist really means, what transferring the
weight really feels like, and what true coordination really is! The
movements themselves bring a sense of calm and balance along with better
health, through the continuous gentle turning of all of the joints of
"I started Tai Chi in my sixties and it has helped me to
be stronger, more flexible and free of aches and pains, especially in my hip joints. I am
now enjoying my Tai Chi times as they combine physical effort with a feeling of
tranquillity. I particularly enjoy doing my routine outside in my garden. I can recommend
Tai Chi to anyone at any time in their lives."
"Tai Chi is the best treatment for RSI I have found. It
relaxes inside the joints where no massage can ever reach. When I do Tai Chi, I find I
forget any pain I have. The main improvement I have noticed is that the pain that I do get
goes away more quickly. I also have learnt to relax shoulder tension that I accumulate
from the normal stresses of office work."
Kim, Public Servant
"The Tai Chi form, especially when combined
with Qigong meditation, gives a sense of physical well being and peace of mind which increases
with practice under supervision."
don't think I really thanked you guys before I left Canberra, for what you've given me.
Tai Chi, true Tai Chi taught well, is such an extraordinary gift. You guys are making so
many peoples' lives so much better by what you're doing ... THANKS! Keep it up!"
Simon, University Student
"I have found Tai Chi very relaxing both physically and
mentally. Another benefit is an increase in strength and flexibility.
Practice and reference to the Tai Chi videos enable me to obtain the maximum benefit from
formal classes. Each Tai Chi movement is explained and demonstrated simply and
"My name is Len and I have been following your program
on the Lifestyle channel, 'Lets Get Fit'. I think I have learnt the Tai Chi form to where
you do the Single Whip. I absolutely love it and wish I could do it with you in Canberra.
I have been following your shows now for about four months. Until then, I was suffering a
bit of depression due to lack of employment. Also, I had been diagnosed with
osteoarthritis. It was so bad that my wife was massaging my neck, middle back and
shoulders every night with arthritis cream. It is incredible that after about three weeks
of doing your Tai Chi exercises, I realised that I no longer needed my massage.
I still get the odd twinge but nothing to what I had. I must tell you how easy I have
found following your Sat and Sun sessions. I am doing the exercises every day and really
love the Qi Gong part of it. I have been wanting to do some Qi Gong for quite some time
but have been unable to find anything in my area.
Brett, you and Fontane have brought me back from the depths of depression and I have even
given up smoking. I did a form of Tai Chi years ago, which I learnt from my friend's
mother. But I love your style heaps more. I can feel myself getting fitter. It is like
when I was young and doing Aikido with my brother-in-law. Isn't it funny for a person who
enjoyed physical fitness to let themselves go so much? I would dearly love to train with
you two personally, so who knows, one day I might get to Canberra.
It would be great if your style was in my area. The locals don't know what they're
Anyway, I'd better go. Once again, thanks heaps for giving me the opportunity to learn a
great style. Oh! before I forget, I felt the qi the other day for the first time. I have
always wanted to develop my qi but never could. Now when I start exercising, I feel the
warmth in my hands."
"Since taking up the practice of Tai Chi in February 1995, I have noted a
significant improvement in my health. The slow and low impact appearance of the movements
hides its true strengths. As I learn more about this wonderful art, I have begun to
understand that it really does work, and it's great fun as well. I would highly recommend
Tai Chi to people of all ages and abilities."
Craig, Public Servant
Hun Yuan Tai Chi form is enjoyable to learn and very relaxing to
practise. The large circular movements involving waist, arms and
shoulders have really helped improve my flexibility."
Yuan has given me new insight into the nature and practice of Tai Chi.
opening and closing of body movements
given me a heightened appreciation and sensation of the generation of
power through the hips, torso and into the arms."
large, open arm movements and relaxed upper body postures of Hun Yuan
Tai Chi help me to keep my shoulders relaxed throughout the form. This,
combined with the flowing, circular movements of the Hun Yuan form, has
also helped me remain mindful of upper body relaxation during
martial arts practice."
gentle, flowing nature of the Hun Yuan Tai Chi form makes it very
enjoyable to learn and a joy to practise. The open, expansive movements
really emphasise using the waist and relaxing the upper body. The Hun
Yuan form has helped me get more in touch with my body and the internal
feelings generated by Tai Chi and Qigong. I would encourage all Tai Chi
players to give it a go. You'll be surprised by the results!"
Stephen, IT Consultant
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