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Curriculum

Modern and Traditional Wushu Basic to Advanced Levels

The Yin and Yang changes as its soul practice; using the balance of the living universe as its philosophy for guidance; improving internal and external strength; integrating the theory and principle into practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the rich heritage and evolvement of Chinese martial arts
  • To present an elemental exposure to competition formats and regulations
  • To learn the following Wushu components: basics, forms, applications (by explanation from teacher) and weapons; different styles place varying emphasis on each practitioner.
  • To respect Martial Morality 武德
  • To learn ethics, such as humility 谦虚; Sincerity 诚实; Politeness 礼貌; and Trust 信。
  • To develop courage 勇敢; endurance恒心 and perseverance 毅力; good will 志向, and patience 忍让

Internal Curriculum

Taijiquan (Tai Chi)

Contemporary:

  • Taiji Qigong
  • The Essence of Tai Chi movement basics 8 drills
  • Essence of Tai Chi short form (13 Movements of Yang Style)
  • 24 movements of Yang Style Taiji form
  • 42 movements of Yang Style Taiji form
  • Essentials of Combined Movement in depth
  • Cultivation of Tai Chi internal strength
  • Combined Internal (Taiji application)
  • International Taiji forms

Traditional Yang style:

  • 80 (108) Hand set (Yang jia slow set)
  • Martial applications

Weapons:

  • Taiji Dragon Fan
  • Taiji Double Fan
  • Taiji Broadsword
  • Taiji Straight sword
  • Taiji Spear

Pushing Hands (Tui Shou) (Taiji Sparring):
Pushing hands will be taught in conjunction with the various levels of classes.

Rooting Pine Energy and Meditation:
This is an essential component of Tai Chi. Students will be introduced to the qi gong exercises of rooting pine.

Qigong

  • Shu Jin Huo Xue Gong
    (Relax muscles and enliven blood)
  • Daoyin Yangsheng Gong
    (Daoist breathing excecise)
  • Ba Duan Jin
    (Eight set movements)
  • Taiji Qigong
  • Taiji Zhang
    (Eight sets of qigong staff)
  • Xu-Shi Qigong
    (Theoretical and practical qigong)
  • Qigong Zhuang
    (Qigong palm foundation)

Yin style Baguazhang

  • Warm up exercises
  • Standing qigong
  • 8 energies circle walking
  • Yin Fu style Pao Chui
  • Dai Ling Zhang
  • Tui Tuo Zhang
  • Form changes
  • Linear drills
  • Martial applications
  • Seven Star Staff
  • Deer Horn Knives
  • Kan Dao
  • Da Dao
  • Straight Sword
 

 

External Curriculum

The Foundation of Wushu:
All students looking to study the external styles are required to learn the following:

Wushu Basic:
Body Conditioning, Balance and Flexibility Training:

  • Stretch drill
  • Five basic stances
  • Basic punches
  • 10 sections of kicking
  • 6 sections of jumping drill
  • 4 short combination movements
  • Five Stances short form

Wushu Intermediate:

  • Basic Long Fist form
  • International Standard Long Fist form
  • Basic short weapons form

Wushu Advanced:
Upon completion of the above basics, a student is welcome to study more intermediate level forms, and weaponry.

Individual Preference Forms based on their body type, Level I & II Wushu skills and strength:

  • Students start to develop their individual forms based on above qualifications.
  • Long Fist
  • Short Weapon: Dao (broad sword) or Jian (straight sword)
  • Long Weapon: Gun (single staff) or Qiang (single spear)

Traditional Forms:
Southern Shaolin fist; Northern Shaolin fist; Chaquan

  • Traditional Weapons: Pudao;  Double broad sword; Double daggers; Long tassel straight sword.
  • Fighting Techniques: Single and pair fighting techniques (empty-handed or armed with Wushu weapons such as broad sword fighting long spear)

Hawaii Wushu Team for US and International Wushu Competition around the US and the world.

  • When students reach to the advanced level, they will represent Hawaii attend US or region international Wushu competitions.
  • If the student achieves the highest level during the US national competition, she/he may be selected as part of the US Wushu team member for the World Wushu Competition.

Contact Us at info@hawaiiwushucenter.org or (808) 457-5844