NOTE: These videos are meant as support for students enrolled in specific Empire Tai Chi classes. They are not meant to
be used as an independent learning tool.
Class Support Videos: Empire Tai Chi, Westchester's Tai Chi Center, is committed
to providing its students with the highest level of Tai Chi & Chi Kung, class support materials. Empire has long provided
free, illustrated books for every class we teach. We are now committed to providing free Class Support Videos as well.
We invite you to check back often as we will be adding new videos on a regular basis.
Wu Chi - Tai Chi
an introductory form
Wu Chi Tai Chi is a traditional, adaptive Tai Chi Form for students new to Tai Chi
Learning and practicing this 8 movement form allows the new student to spend more time concentrating on
the basic, qualitative, core principles that make Tai Chi so effective.
This form serves as the gateway into
Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi for training
Endless Circle - Qigong
Endless Circle Qigong designed to warm up all of the bodies major muscles, ligaments, tendons and
joints. We gently take the spine through rotational and flexion movements and massage the bodies internal organs. This is an
excellent Qigong to use as a warm up for any physical activitity. It is especially beneficial for those with Osteoarthritis.
A great way to start the day. .
A,B,C,D Traditional, Yang Family Style Short Form is the most widely practice Ta Chi Form in the world. Empire teaches
this 37 movement Tai Chi Form in four sections (see below), with a detailed review after each segment. When the initial instruction
for this form is completed, a final review called "corrections " is done and a specific breathing pattern is introduced.
A) Section 1
Preparation through Single Whip
B) Section 2
Single Whip through Conclusion of the first half.
C) Section 3
Crossing Hands through Single Whip
D) Section 4
Snake Creeps the Down Mountain
Taught in Designated Classes & Workshops Only
Ji Ben Qigong and Wu Xing or Five Element Qigong:
These Qigong sets are taught as part of Specific Empire
Tai Chi classes. The videos supporting these specific set can be found at Empires Student Corner'
CLICK HERE to
view Ji Ben Qigong and 5 Element Qigong demonstrated by Damo Mitchell.
Tai Chi for Balance PLUS:
Click on Blue play button to the LEFT to see the latest version of Golden Tai Chi.
8 Pieces of Chinese Silk Brocade, Qigong:
Demonstrated by Empire Tai Chi, Senior Assistant Teacher. Lisa Rawson.
set is normally performed with 8 repititions. For the purpose of this class support video, it is repeated 3 times, one time showing
the breathing pattern.
The oldest documented Medical Qigong.
Essential Tai Chi: This is the first Tai Chi form we teach. It serves as an introduction to basic principles such as stepping
under control, moving from the center and functional relaxation. This often will be the new Tai Chi students first
experience with meditation in motion and lays the ground works for moving into progressively more complex forms.
in being demonstrated by Senior Assistant Teacher, Lisa Rawson
Tai Chi Walking Drill - Level 1
1,2,3,4 or Getting Ready to Take 1 Step