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The Teachings of Yang Chengfu

The standard Yang set today is Yang Chengfu’s final revision of 85 postures, which he demonstrated in his book published in 1936. Most of the other books published since then, including many Western ones, are either variations or reflections of the author’s own personal expression of the set. One should note that right from its creation, Yang Taijiquan has always been combat-oriented. Yang Chengfu always emphasized that the set should be practiced with its martial applications in mind.
The Complete Yang Taijiquan System by Alex Yeo

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Intermediate to Advanced Level
Tai Chi Theory & Tao Philosophy
Detailed instruction of the 85 Forms
10 Principles of Yang Chengfu
Inner Structure of Yang Tai Chi
8 Energies & Martial Application
120hrs private classes
40 × 3hrs + Ebook & Video

USD 2990

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Meals & accommodation not included
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Yang style Tai Chi Chuan (Yang Taijiquan) is the most popular of all Chinese martial arts, and is loved by millions of practitioners around the world. Rooted in Tao philosophy, health and self-defence, Yang Style Tai Chi is a great low impact exercise from ancient China for improving the flow of energy throughout the mind, body and spirit, leading to an overall sense of well being. This course explores the teachings of Grandmaster Yang Chengfu, one of the great Tai Chi pioneers of the early 20th century. Experience the principles of Tai Chi Chuan with moving meditation, focusing on developing the Ten Essential Principles of Yang Chengfu. The Traditional 85 Forms (which can also be counted as 88, 153, 158 or 150 depending on repetitions and style variations) harmonizes the mind and smoothes the Qi flow, repairing and strengthening the physical and energetic system for health and self-defence.

This private course is designed to help you study and practice the internal healing art Tai Chi Chuan which was originally created in a monastery by Taoist monks as a spiritual practice for health and self-defence. In perfecting these arts you develop your relationship with universal energy and the Tao, and in so doing begin to perfect yourself as a human being, healing your anger, hatred, greed, jealousy and worry, perfecting yourself on all levels. This is not just in the classroom, but also making gradual changes that have positive effects on your health, personality and lifestyle, developing loving kindness, wisdom and compassion. This is the deeper wisdom of Tai Chi as a spiritual practice and the ultimate goal of spiritual enlightenment. This is the way of Tai Chi.


1. The spirit of vitality lifts the top of the head, while the feet are rooted into the earth

2. Contain the chest and slightly round the upper back

3. Relax the waist and move from the center

4. Sink the shoulders and drop the elbows

5. Separate empty and full

6. Use intent rather than force

7. Synchronize upper and lower body

8. Match up inner and outer

9. Practice continuously and without interruption

15. Seek stillness within movement

The Ten Essential Principles of Yang Chengfu provide a framework for a lifetime of comprehensive study. In many ways they are like a formula or recipe for correct practice. Rather than a series of abstract concepts, the Ten Essential Principles are the summation of generations of inquiry into the nature of mind, body, and motion. Each principle is dynamically linked to a practical result, and when all the points are accurately represented, the outcome is the marvelous expression of grace, power and balance present in Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. This course will focus on providing a framework for the Tai Chi student to organize and work on the Ten Essential Principles. Each principle results in a practical refinement that gives a special quality to the performance. Rather than explaining the meaning of each point, these refinements in posture, motion and mental activity will be examined. What is of importance is that the principles enter one’s practice and affect the performance of the forms. The main point for practitioners is to follow the basic principles in a way that they are dynamically expressed in the whole body. They cannot remain disembodied ideas. Without these principles you will not succeed. Especially for the beginning student, this can seem a daunting task. Turning theories into practical experiences can take years of practice. Patience, perseverance, and an organized study plan can help with the complexity of Tai Chi’s many theoretical requirements.


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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.

All courses are 1-to-1 with British instructor Dave West, and consist of 5 hours per day. Due to the tropical heat we only practice 3 hours in the morning 9am-12 and 2 hours at sunset 4-6pm. No classes on Saturday and Sunday, which gives you time to rest and 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
Cokelat Guest House
Sekar Arum Guest House
Kedungu Surf Camp
Kubu Kedungu Villa
Zen Rooms
Silversand Villa
Villa Puspa
Bali Japan Village
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

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

Group Course 5-in-1 Tai Chi Teacher Training 200 Hours
USD 2500 for 1 person 23 April to 01 June 2018

Private Course 5-in-1 Tai Chi Teacher Training 200 Hours
USD 4500 for 1 or 2 person Email your preferred dates

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