Tai Chi The Tai Chi Syllabus

What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi Syllabus
Tai Chi Hand Form
Tai Chi Sword Form
Tai Chi Sabre Form
Tai Chi Double Sword Form
Twin Stick Training Routines






Ray Pawlett Ki-Ways


The style of Tai Chi taught at Ki-Ways is the Yang style as taught by Yang Zhen Ji.  This form was taught to Ray by Master Christopher Pei who learned it directly from Yang Zhen Ji.  Yang Zhen Ji was taught Tai Chi by his father, Yang Cheng Fu who was the originator of this version of the Yang style Tai Chi. 
This lineage shows that the Tai Chi taught is both traditional and effective.  The Ki-Ways approach to coaching means that you will learn traditional Tai Chi at your own pace whether it be fast or slow and with the emphasis that is correct for YOU.
At Ki-Ways, we teach the following:-

All aspects of the forms can be learned at Ki-Ways.  These include:-

  • The form – bare-hand or weapon.
  • Body alignment and posture testing – ensuring that the mechanics of your Tai Chi is correct
  • Energy building (Chi Gung) – learning how to cultivate Chi
  • Breathing techniques – to connect your internal and external movement
  • Pushing hands – fixed step and moving step progressing to “free form” pushing hands
    • With weapon training a version of pushing hands is taught to defend from weapon attacks.  This also makes your bare hand pushing hand more effective.
  • Applications – there are many applications for all the moves.
  • The Ten Essences – see blog are for more information
  • Yin and Yang – the basis of Tai Chi!  More information in the blog zone.
  • Eight Energies – all movements in Tai Chi can be understood as combinations of the eight basic energies of Tai Chi
    • The eight basic Energies of Tai Chi can be connected to the eight basic energies of the I-Ching.  See blog zone for more information
  • Training drills – to condition and train your body and at the same time expand your Tai Chi experience and increase your skill level
  • Blindfold training – for intermediate to advanced students to increase inner awareness and improve balance and coordination
  • Different speeds – very slow movement teaches you how to connect to your inner energies whilst high speed training tests the integrity of your Tai chi movement.

This list is by no means definitive and is continually being added to.



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