The last class was mostly spent running through sword form. It’s a lot faster than our normal (slow) form, and I found it difficult to keep up. But it was a heap of fun! 6 years ago
I’ve found that tai chi practise can stop my lower back from hurting at all (sciatica), but absolutely kills my upper back. After my 60 minute lesson each week my upper back/shoulder blades are extremely painful. I know I’m not over-extending my arms away from my body, or raising them above shoulder level (both of which could cause shoulder pain). Of course, I’ll stick with it, tai chi was highly recommended by a medical specialist.
So far I have memorised properly the sequence to single whip, halfway to the end of the first term (yang style, long form I think). Unfortunately the teacher doesn’t like to name the moves (I find it helps me to memorise the sequence). 7 years ago
My first class was a few weeks ago, and I’ve only missed one week out of four so far, even though the weather has been icy at night. Unfortunately my short term memory is not that good, so I’m not sure I’m practising correctly. I’ve tried to look for a video/book that covers the style (yang) and form (?) that I’m learning, but no luck so far. 7 years ago