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Learn to teach the Tai Chi 24
Forms, Qigong Warm-ups &
Partner Exercises in 200 hours
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The Teachings of Yang Chengfu

The sword is executed by lightness,
The spear is like a swimming dragon
The sword is like a flying phoenix
100 days of barehand training
1000 days of spear training
10,000 days of sword


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Yang Style Taijijian
Double-edge Straight Sword
30 Hours Private Course

Beginner to Intermediate Level
Tai Chi Double-edge Straight Sword
Tai Chi Sword Etiquette & Ethics
Tai Chi Sword Philosophy & Theory
Yang Style 13 Sword Techniques
Detailed instruction of the 13 Forms
Sword Warm-ups & Training Drills
Sword Qigong & Walking Meditation
30 Hours (10 x 3 hrs)
+ Ebook & Video

USD 895

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Meals & Accommodation not included
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Yang Style Taijijian
Double-edge Straight Sword
120 Hours Private Course

Advanced Level
Tai Chi Double-edge Straight Sword
Tai Chi Sword Philosophy & Theory
Yang Style 13 Sword Techniques
Detailed Instruction of the 54 Forms
Energy Circulation & Extension
Tai Chi Sword Partner Exercises
Martial Application
120hrs (40 x 3 hrs)
+ Ebook & Video

USD 2990

This course is payable by International
Guarantee Bank Transfer directly to our
Tai Chi Bali bank account in Bali, Indonesia.
Meals & accommodation not included
Advanced payment required
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Tai Chi Sword (Taijijian) is an ancient healing practice created by Taoist monks as a spiritual practice for health and self-defence that advances your Qi training beyond the hand forms, into a beautiful series of techniques for health and energy extension. The 3 days course introduces the fundamental techniques of Yang style Simplified Sword 9 Form and Sword Qigong for health and well-being. The advanced course teaches the traditional Yang Tai Chi Sword 54 Forms, advanced sword training and partner exercises consisting of 13 traditional sword techniques to release, circulate and extend internal energy for health or self-defence.

Tai Chi Sword has developed its own path in internal martial arts in accordance with the principles of Tai Chi Chuan. It offers a valuable source of concepts to circulate and extend Qi for good health and meditation, and promotes the development and application of inner energy. The movements of the sword are bright and beautiful, upright and elegant; the momentum is light and agile, firm and steady with the Qi penetrating onto the sword. The connections are smooth and natural; the force is soft with hardness, and the speed is slow, tender and changeable. These flowing graceful movements merge the sword, body and mind into one.

The peaceful practice of Tai Chi Sword incorporates all the fundamental techniques of the hand forms and pushing hands, which is why it is not usually taught to beginners until they have a basic understanding and experience of Tai Chi. Your experience and level of training of the hand forms, qigong meditation or other physical/martial training will be extremely valuable. Sword students are first taught fundamental sword exercises to strengthen and prepare the mind and body for the Tai Chi Sword Form. Like practicing a bare hand sequence, you must learn to coordinate all the forms with deep gentle abdominal breathing until it occurs naturally with the expansion and contraction of the movement, the Yin and Yang phase of the form. The sword forms must be done slowly at first in order to get the fullness of this elegant and ancient weapon sequence. With patience and practice, the practitioner can make the Tai Chi Sword sequence a useful and beautiful series of techniques for health or defense.

For self-defence, due to the construction of the narrow blade sword and the techniques emphasized by Tai Chi stylists, there are several specialized methods for using the sword as a weapon, and depends on which part of the sword you use. The first third of the blade near the handle is thicker and stronger and used for blocking. The middle section of the blade is used for intercepting and sometimes cutting. But the third section of the blade towards the tip is thinner and weaker. It the sharpest and most dangerous part of the sword and is only used for cutting. The bottom of the handle, or pommel, can also be used for striking. These four sections of the sword are used in various combinations depending on how you move according to your opponent’s movements. Most of the motions are done with fluidity and extreme speed. But to properly use each movement of the sword, you must be capable of smooth inner structural locomotion, which is traditionally perfected in the hand form before sword training can begin.

Course Information


We specialize in Private Courses on the dates you come to Bali. You can have 1 or 2 people for this price, but you need to bring your own friend/partner to accompany you. Training takes place at the Tai Chi Bali Healing Arts Centre next to The Caz Bali Hotel in Desa Bengkel, South Tabanan.

We have a large shaded area for Tai Chi & Qigong training and a large 2nd floor sun lounge for sunrise and sunset practice. All courses take place from Monday to Friday and must be completed within the specified number of days/weeks. No classes on Saturday & Sunday.

All courses are 1-to-1 with British instructor Dave West, and consist of 5 hours per day private classes. Due to the tropical heat we only practice 3 hours in the morning 9am-12, and 2 hours at sunset 4-6pm. The rest of the time is yours to enjoy our Balinese culture and lifestyle.


Transport, accommodation and meals are not included in the price. Please make your own arrangements according to your budget. The Caz Bali is the closest hotel, just 2 minutes walk to the Tai Chi Bali Centre.

There are also several mid-range hotels in Kedungu, Tanah Lot and Yeh Gangga areas of South Tabanan, with prices ranging from USD 30 to USD 200 per night including breakfast, and a few budget hotels and homestay rooms from USD 15 to USD 30 per night with long stay discounts. Meals are generally inexpensive depending on local or western restaurants.


The Caz Bali
Kubu Kedungu
Kedungu Surf Camp
Zen Rooms
Villa Puspa
D’sawah Villas
Waka Ganga


For all courses please email your dates and TaiChi/Qigong/Yoga resume to senior instructor Dave West and wait for confirmation of availability before making your payment.

All payments are in advance via Paypal with your Credit or Debit Card. Your booking is confirmed as soon as I receive your advanced payment. See below for cancellation policy. Advanced booking required Contact Us


Tai Chi Bali Healing Arts Centre
Jalan Caz Villa Hotel, Telengis, Desa Bengkel Kawan,
Tanah Lot, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82115 Indonesia.


+62 81236467324

Cancellation Policy

* Tai Chi Bali hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience in Bali.
* Please read carefully before making your payment.
* All courses require advanced booking and advanced payment with Paypal.
* Your booking is confirmed as soon as we receive your payment.
* Tai Chi Bali strongly advise that you obtain full visitor information from your Indonesian Consulate before departure from your country of residence regarding your stay in Indonesia, i.e. travel warnings, travel documents, tourist visa, length of stay, vaccinations, etc.
* Tai Chi Bali strongly advise that you purchase adequate travel/medical insurance before departure from your country of residence.
* Tai Chi Bali is not liable for any injury, illness, accident, delay, cancellation, loss or damage of valuables, or other unscheduled events or changes before, during or after your course.
* If you cancel your course for any reason at least 7 days before the start date we will reschedule or send you a 50% refund via Paypal. You can reschedule only one time and your new rescheduled date must be no later than 6 months from the original retreat date.
* If you cancel your course for any reason after 7 days before the start date there is no reschedule and no refund.
* If Tai Chi Bali cancel the course for any reason we will reschedule or send you a full refund via PayPal. Your new rescheduled date must be no later than 6 months from the original retreat date.


24 Forms Tai Chi Teacher Certification Course
6 Weeks Private Course

USD 4500

Course 1 – 30hrs – Qi Gong Foundation Course
Course 2 – 30hrs – Tai Chi Foundation Course
Course 3 – 30hrs – Tai Chi 24 Forms Course
Course 4 – 30hrs – Tai Chi Pushing Hands Course
Course 5 – 80hrs – Tai Chi Teacher Training

Total 200 hours Private Course
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