Keep Your Training on Track & Develop Further!
Gain Greater Understanding and Benefits from Refining Your Movements
For Students who have Completed Level 4, the whole Hun Yuan 24 Form
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In this Tai Chi online course, each video lesson has the following structure.
(1) Warm-ups to get the body moving: a series of simple yet effective joint loosening exercises which help to relax stiff muscles and joints, increasing their flexibility.
(2) Qigong (Chi Kung): an ancient technique for calming the mind and relaxing the body. It improves posture, increases energy levels and trains us to maintain centredness. Qigong connects us with the calmness within.
(3) Refining individual movements of the Hun Yuan Tai Chi 24 Form to further strengthen the legs, improve flexibility, develop a deep calm and enhance energy circulation.
(4) Practising the Tai Chi form. Experience meditation in motion through the flow and unique characteristics of Hun Yuan Tai Chi.
(5) Training tips.
With each Tai Chi video lesson, you enjoy the best of both worlds. The setting of the warm-ups and Qigong, in a lovely park with tall trees, is calming and revitalising. Then, the setting for learning the individual Tai Chi movements and practising the form is in a studio with a wall of full length mirrors. You will be able to follow Fontane while seeing her movements clearly from the mirrors. In fact, students in physical classes have never seen the movements as clearly as on these videos! You now have the best spot in class!
This Tai Chi online course is excellent in value! By subscribing to the Module 1 course for AUD$166 (GST included), you will receive the following:
- 10 weekly lessons plus 2 bonus lessons, so a total of 12 lessons delivered weekly
PLUS, these 5 video bonuses which help you to develop a greater understanding and further assist your training:
- Bonus 1, Rowing the Boat to generate movements from the feet
- Bonus 2, Walking to Strengthen Legs & Develop Sit
- Bonus 3, Martial Applications
- Bonus 4, Short Warm-ups & Qigong – use this for a quick pick-me-up refresher on its own or with Bonus 5
- Bonus 5, Complete Form 3 rounds – this will come in handy on days when you simply wish to do the Form with Fontane and nothing else. Sometimes, you might want to do your own warm-ups and Qigong but would like to do the Form with Fontane, as many rounds as you wish.
The Tai Chi video lessons vary from approximately 1 hr 10 mins to 1 hr 46 mins. However, you can always make the lesson shorter by replacing the Warm-ups and Qigong in each individual lesson with Bonus 4 (Short Warm-ups & Qigong).
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Brett’s and Fontane’s Tai Chi Refinement Courses?
Fontane’s course focuses on helping students to build a strong foundation for further development.
In Brett’s course, if you find what he shows look easy but is very challenging to do, it indicates that there are aspects missing in your foundation. You will benefit by doing some of the modules in Fontane’s course.
Brett also explains the martial art applications of movements in each lesson.
How do I access this online Tai Chi course?
The Tai Chi online course videos are available through streaming. You will be able to view the videos anywhere, anytime, as long as you have internet access. You will be able to do so on all your devices: smart phone (iPhone and Android), tablet, laptop, computer and smart television. Some people might wonder about the capability of their devices. If you are able to watch youtube videos on your devices, you will be able to view our video lessons.
As well as through the lesson notification email, you can access your account anytime by clicking on the Login on the top far right corner of this page (follow the link), https://learn.taichiacademy.com.au/tai-chi-refinement-with-fontane-module-1
How do I stream the Tai Chi video from my smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer to my television?
The most common devices people use are Google Chromecast and Apple TV (AirPlay) which are widely available in stores. Chromecast is a very affordable, small dongle which plugs into the HDMI port of your television and streams the content from your device (smart phone – iPhone or Android, tablet, laptop or computer) to the television via your home Wi-Fi network. It makes an older television smarter. There is a good youtube clip that shows you how to set up Chromecast.
If you use Chromecast on a desktop, make sure you open the Tai Chi video lesson link in the Chrome browser. Click on the 3 vertical dots at the top right corner. Select Cast from the drop-down menu.
If you wish to cast from your mobile phone, open the Google Home App. See these pages for Android and iPhone. Also, look into the Replica App for casting from iPhone or iPad.
How often will I receive the Tai Chi video lessons?
As soon as you subscribe to this course, the first Tai Chi online lesson with the 4 bonuses will be delivered to your account ready to use. Then subsequently, every 7 days, a new video lesson will be available to you until the course is complete. Be sure that you opt-in to accept emails from us when you signup for an account. Then, you will receive email notification once a new lesson is delivered to your account. All the previous lessons will continuously be available for you to use during the course.
What happens once the Tai Chi online course finishes?
Once the course (12 weeks) comes to an end, you may choose to subscribe to the same course again or to a new course. As long as you keep your subscription current, all the courses to which you have previously subscribed will also be available in your account for viewing. Once your subscription has lapsed, none of the courses will be available in your account anymore.
Why is this a streaming service?
The Tai Chi video lessons are for streaming only, not for download. Please respect that the skills and expertise that Brett and Fontane have developed have taken many years of effort and dedication. Brett has been teaching Tai Chi, Qigong and internal martial arts with great passion full time for 39 years. Fontane has been teaching for 31 years full time in the Academy. This is their profession and livelihood.
The Tai Chi online course is already excellent in value! The videos are now for continuous viewing and learning throughout the course; no more forgetting the finer details once you get home after a physical class. Your subscription, an investment in your physical health and mental well-being, will be returned many times over. The benefits you receive are invaluable in terms of enhancing the quality of your life.
Who can use my account?
The video lessons in your account are for your own personal use. They are not meant to be shared with others. Each user should have his/her own account and subscribe to the course he/she wishes to learn.
If I live in Canberra or when I visit Canberra, is it possible that I might receive some training support?
Once you have subscribed to an Tai Chi online course, you are welcome to attend free support classes in Canberra conducted by Chief Instructor Brett Wagland and Fontane. See details further down the page.
What payment platform does the Tai Chi Academy use and is it secure?
We use Stripe which is certified to the highest industry standards and has obtained regulatory licences around the world. Like PayPal, Stripe is a trusted secure worldwide online payment system. However, Stripe welcomes more payment options than PayPal. As well as major debit and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, JCB), Stripe also accepts digital wallets (Apple Pay, Ali Pay, Google Pay, Microsoft Pay, Masterpass by Mastercard, Visa Checkout, WeChat Pay). Millions of companies in over 120 countries use Stripe, such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Kickstarter, Spotify, Expedia, Booking.com, Uber, Deliveroo, Unicef, National Geographic and many others.
May the practice of Tai Chi continue to enrich your life!
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