Tai Chi Weapons Class

 


Tai Chi Weapons Class                      



8.00pm to 8.30pm - Short Stick & Knife

The Tai Chi Short stick is about the length of the arm and is used primarily against knife attacks. There are 12 Forms which can be practiced in a solo fashion but should mostly be done with a partner who also uses a short stick.
The Forms and techniques are practiced stick against stick as your training partners stick usually represents his arm and therefore the attacking knife etc.

The Tai Chi Knife used here is a small hand held knife. Rubber practice knives are used for obvious safety reasons.
As with the Short Stick there are 12 Knife Forms which can be practiced solo but mostly with a training partner who also uses a knife. Also there are some empty handed methods practiced to help learn about defending against a knife (or other type of weapon) attack when you are unarmed, which is of course the more likely situation. 

I have some spare weapons for use in class. Weapons can also be purchased through the club.