Tai Chi for Health
Foundational Course via Zoom
with Sifu Thomas Apfel
9 weeks from 20. January 2022, Thursdays at 18:30 (6:30 pm) CET
Practicing Tai Chi regularly, you'll gain
the robust health of a lumberjack,
the suppleness of a child, and
the peace of mind of a sage.
Tai Chi is Harmony in Motion
Tai Chi has a long tradition and fascinates in particular with its calm and powerful movements, which are performed in a balanced and even manner.
The resulting free flow of energy leads to a profound relaxation of body and mind.
By now, the healing qualities of Tai Chi have been well researched medically and are documented in many cases.
Recent studies show that Tai Chi can help to
improve both lower- and upper-body muscle strength,
build better balance,
strengthen your heart,
lower blood pressure,
slow the onset of dementia,
help relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia
and so much more.
Harvard Health Publishing
Tai Chi in the Tradition of Master Lam
In the foundational course you'll learn the basics of Tai Chi in the tradition of Master Lam, including the Small Circle Form.
This method has been developed by Master Lam and builds on the classical Tai Chi styles. It is characterized by high effectiveness and requires only a minimum of space and time.
Unlike other Tai Chi forms, the Small Circle Form can be learned in a compact 9-week program. The depth and effectiveness of the classical long forms, which typically take several years to learn, are well preserved.
Another distinctive feature of Tai Chi in the tradition of Master Lam is its close connection to Zhan Zhuang, "Standing like a Tree", and Shi Li, "Power Testing".
Through these Chi Kung exercises, Tai Chi attains a unique fullness, inner power and strength.
The Tai Chi Foundational Course
During the 9 weeks of the course we'll meet every Thursday at 18:30 (6:30 pm) CET.
During this time you'll learn the basics of Tai Chi in the tradition of Master Lam - including the Small Circle Form and some Chi Kung elements, which are necessary to develop the full potential of Tai Chi.
Aspects of the philosophical background, application of individual movements in the martial arts, and references to Chinese medicine complete the foundational course‑program.
As an accompanying book I recommend the classic by Master Lam "Step by Step Tai Chi".
During the course, we'll jointly build the Learning-Key of the Small Circle Form. This simple diagram will help you remember the sequence of the form elements and will ease your learning.
In addition to practicing in the class, the course includes an individual coaching session with Sifu Thomas Apfel.
Please note that the exercises can be physically demanding and challenging. Participation in the course is at the participants own responsibility.
The course will be held in English with translation into German. Each lesson will take about 60 minutes.
Your Teacher: Master Lam Kam Chuen
Master Lam has dedicated his life to strengthening and healing human energies. He is a successful author of numerous books and the TV series "Stand Still - Be Fit!".
Through his bestsellers and classics "The Way of Energy", "The Way of Healing", "The Way of Power" and "Step by Step Tai Chi", the art of Chi Kung and his Tai Chi style became well known in the West.
In March, Master Lam will teach one hour of the Tai Chi foundational course.
Master Lam succeeds time and again in ensuring
that all participants discover something new and valuable
- no matter how long they've been practicing."
Michael de Campos, HR Manager, Munich
Your Teacher: Sifu Thomas Apfel
Sifu Thomas is the founder of the Chi Kung Academy in the Tradition of the Masters, and has been teaching Chi Kung and Tai Chi for 25 years.
He is a student of Master Lam since 1993 and belongs to his inner circle.
Sifu Thomas teaches 8 hours of the basic course and supports you with an individual coaching session, which is included in the course.
"Sifu Thomas is a wonderful teacher,
clear and radiant.
The art he’s teaching is profound!”
Richard Levine, writer, director, actor and producer in Los Angeles, California
Registration and technical details
Course fee and registration
The price for the 9-week course, including the Learning-Key and the individual coaching session with Sifu Thomas Apfel, is 135,00 EUR.
We anticipate high demand and therefore kindly ask for an early registration. Please use the button below.
Subsequently, you'll get a confirmation message, and you can download the Zoom dial-in data and additional information.
Your 100 % Guarantee
If you cancel before the start of the second lesson on 27. January, payments already made will be reimbursed in full and without delay - no questions asked.
For this course, we'll use Zoom meetings. These are private video conferences where all participants can see and hear each other.
Therefore, in order to safeguard personal rights, it is not allowed to record video conferences in any form (audio, video).
To participate in the course via Zoom, it is recommended to install the Zoom software on a smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer beforehand. Registration with Zoom is not necessary.
Furthermore, access to a reliable internet connection should be guaranteed.
Yes, I'd like to participate in the Tai Chi course via Zoom.
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