The T'ai Chi Centre

TA LU

Learning the solo Ta Lu form.


The Ta Lu is a form of partner-work with active stepping and dynamic yielding. With practice we develop an intuitive and energetic sense of space and distance with regard to another. We explore spirals (silk-reeling), the 5 'elements' - step forward, step back, look left, look right, central equilibrium. Also the 4 'corners' - pull-down, split, elbow, shoulder. Combined with the 4 'sides' of pushing-hands we have the 13 postures/energies of T'ai Chi.

Practice with a partner.