Canadian Tai Chi Academy
Tai Chi Sword
Our tai chi sword form is usually taught to interested students after they achieve some level of proficiency in the bare hand form. The addition of the weapon facilitates extending the energy and intention out further from the body, accentuates the strengthening of the arms and has been reported to help restore the range of motion in the hands.
After learning the basics of the form, this form is normally performed in a more lively fashion than the bare hand form. As with all supplemental forms Master Moy taught, he often would use its initial instruction to put the student back into the role of a beginner. Here the training was less on the physical form and more on the mental and emotional states. He would encourage the student to bring that new freshness to the next correction he gave them. He would not consider your sword practice a success unless it reflected in your bare hand form.