There is much information on Tai Chi (Taiji) and Qigong now available on the internet and the different styles, each with their many variations, often causes confusion. The following links have been selected to provide direct access to resources which are relevant to our practice and studies:
Tai Chi Medical Research Library at www,worldtaichiday.org. The most popular resource of its kind as used by health, government and educational institutions worldwide. Look up 100 common health issues to find reports and medical research showing how Tai Chi and Qigong may help those conditions.
18 Forms Tai Chi Qigong (Taiji Qigong Shibashi) Set 1 at www,taichi18.com. Includes video clip of the whole routine by Master Wing Cheung. One of the easiest to learn Qigong set, it incorporates the best movements of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and hence provides a good introduction to Tai Chi. All our new beginner students commence with learning this routine which later becomes a part of their warm-up regimen for Tai Chi Chuan.
24 Forms Simplified Yang Style Taijiquan Routine instructional video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSAkSB00FUo with narration by Professor Li Deyin who is the highest authority on this routine. To complement the video, and essential reading for all students, The Definitive Guide to 24 Step Simplified Yang Style Taijiquan a www.deyin-taiji.com/info/?page_alias=24-step-yang-style-taijiquan by Master Faye Yip - Professor Li Deyin’s daughter.
Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) at www.yangfamilytaichi.com Includes Ranking Theory Tests Study Material on the history, philosophy and theory, Yang Chengfu’s Ten Essential Principles of Tai Chi Chuan, plus online video seminars by Master Yang Jun (6th Generation Yang Family).
Health Qigong at http://www.ihqfo.org/en/. Health Qigong introductory video produced jointly by the IHQF and CHQA at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve79OgdV6pk. Health Qigong consists of health preserving regimens, based on traditional Qigong exercises, and scientifically developed to meet the needs of modern day practitioners.
Wushu (Chinese martial arts) as a competition sport at www.wushu.org.nz. Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is one the primary divisions of sport Wushu. National and international Taolu championship events feature optional routines, standardised routines, traditional routines as well as group routines in the various styles of Tai Chi Chuan.