We now have a youtube channel where we document many aspects of Wudang Tai Chi, including the form, freestyle grappling and applications.

Introduction to Taijiquan by Dave Baker (Instructor)
At the end of each class we practice hand form. The form acts to stretch muscles, increase core strength and perfect technique.

Since there is usually a variety of ability in the university classes, we often split into groups of beginners and the more advanced.

Here, beginners are taken through the first steps of the form in the foreground while, in the background, Dave leads the next segment of the form with the more experienced students.
Moving step freestyle grappling in our Tuesday class. The aim is to push the opponent out of the area or throw them on the mat. >
Classes almost always include a session where students punch pads for 3 minute stints. This improves muscle strength, hand-eye coordination, stamina and technique.
Padwork Striking Combos. We start slow and build up speed and power. >
Opening scene of the Shaw Brothers' movie 'The Shadow Boxer', performed by Cheng Tin Hung (founder of the Wudang style). >
Sword form with Dave's teacher, Dan Docherty. >

Oxford University Taijiquan Association

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