The Tai Chi Fan is a dynamic form that includes movements that resemble the styles of Yang and Chen style Taijiquan, or Baquazhuang. It is a very beautiful practice that both men and women will enjoy and be positively challenged by its ability to enhance body awareness, improve focus, balance, dexterity and poise.
Important note: This class has been on-going since September 2022 and only students with experience with the form may join in the January to March 2023 session. All new classes will open up for Newbies in April.
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Learning a Fan Form is a great first step in learning how to extend the qi through to your fingers, as an extension of your own body.
Think of learning the Fan as a pre-requisite to learning the Taiji Sword. Principles and concepts you learn in this Fan class will help you when you take on learning the mighty Taiji sword. Practicing with the Fan helps you become one with it, moving it to not just where you want it to go, but where you want to go. You will learn how to wield the Fan effectively, powerfully, and confidently and those feelings will transfer into other daily activities.
This class will emphasize the Fan’s ability to challenge your fitness, flexibility, and flowing movements.
The Fan has been around for thousands of years, and was first used as a practical tool, for such things as fanning the fire, being used as a deterrent from insects, or helping cool the body during the heat of the day. Later it was shown off as a decorative home ornament or was worn as a status symbol or fashion statement.
While both functional and beautiful, with many uses, most don’t realize the Fan was used as a weapon by both men and women in feudal China and it was often carried by the Samurai in Japan. A martial artist could easily carry a fan in the hand or conceal it in their clothing, thereby posing one minute as a scholar or the next, a deadly fighter.
From a weapon’s point of view, in close quarters, the open fan can be used to distract, shield or cut, while a closed fan can be used to deflect or block other weapons, strike, stab or bludgeon. It was also used to visually confuse one’s opponent and could help conceal other weapons. With just a flick of the wrist the loud noise created by a fan opening or closing can create surprise, scaring and confusing the opponent.
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Refund Policies – Video Policies – In-Person Covid Policies – On-Zoom Policies – Waiver 2022
1) Requests must be submitted in writing by email and is effective the date of the email.
2) Refunds will not be given after the 3rd class unless it is for medical reasons.
3) If you must stop class because you have contracted Covid 19 please contact us immediately.
4) Refunds provided will be calculated in the following manner – Classes already taken will be converted to a Drop-In Rate of $15.00/class, plus an added administration fee of $10.00. The balance will be refunded and sent to you by Interac or by mail.
5) Please note that if locations close due to Covid restrictions then all classes will continue on Zoom.
6) Some In-Person locations have special event days where all classes will either be On-Zoom or In-Person at an alternate location. No credit for class missed will be provided.
Whether On-Zoom or In-Person the registered student understands that the North Shore Tai Chi Spirit & Chinese Health Qigong organization has a strict no-video-of-the-Instructor or the Assistants without express written consent. Additionally, all students agree that any videos sent to them by the Instructor are for “your eyes only” and should never be shared with any other person or posted, in full or in part, on the Internet.
IN-PERSON COVID POLICIES (as of April 2022)
North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit & Chinese Health Qigong wants to create a safe place for indoor tai chi and qigong group practice. Many of our classes are both In-Person and On-Zoom at the same time.
In accordance with the Provincial Health Authority wearing a mask will be a personal choice at this time. However, we will continue to require that all In-Person students practice social distancing.
If a shut-down to all In-Person classes is mandated by the Provincial Health Authority, then all classes will continue on Zoom. No credit will be given to students unless they do not have adequate access to the Internet.
IN-PERSON OPTIONS FOR ZOOM
Anyone signing up for In-Person classes will always have the option to be on Zoom where that option is available at that location. Some classes do not have the Zoom option.
Any In-Person registration means that you are guaranteed a spot in the class. When and if the need arises: if you are not feeling well , if you are out-of-town, or if you are running late; On-Zoom is an option for you.
WAIVER FOR ALL STUDENTS
Thank you for your registration.
In registering for this class our Instructor assumes you have talked to your doctor before starting this health and fitness regime. If you have any medical conditions or physical concerns please participate at your own pace and also let your Instructor know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability:
I (referring to the student, the undersigned) voluntarily supply my contact information so that representatives of the North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit (& Chinese Health Qigong) can contact me regarding class changes, cancellations, course updates, and tuition reminders, and special event updates. Participation in tai chi & qigong classes involves exercise. Exercise can result in accidents or injuries. I assume the risk connected with participation in tai chi & qigong classes and represent that I am insufficiently good health and condition and do not suffer from any physical or mental impairment which would put me or anyone at risk of injury while receiving tai chi & qigong instruction from representatives of the North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit. I understand that North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit is a management company only. All Instructors represent themselves. I specifically agree that the North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit, the general manager, volunteers, and instructor(s) of any In-Person or Zoom classes I am participating in, and/or his associates, shall not be held liable for any claim, demand, cause of action of any kind, resulting from or related to my use of the facilities or instruction.
I have read the above release and waiver of liability, as well as the refund policies, On-Zoom policies, In-Person policies, Covid policies, and fully understand their contents. I voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above. I verify that all answers in my Registration are true.