WHAT IS TAI CHI DIAGNOSTIC?
email us a short video clip of your chosen Chen
Tian Cai Fine Tuning Malisa's Sword Form.
Tai Chi experts will confidentially examine and
assess your video.
We will email reply with a free
"Bill of Health Report" report.
advises whether, in our humble opinion, your
Form is where it should be with due regards
to your present level of training.
get the "big tick" (i.e. we see a
"Clean Bill of Health") then consider
having another check-up in 12 months time.
If we strongly
feel unable to give you the "big tick"
you may at that point want to order our Comprehensive
Report as below.
you may want to order a
Comprehensive Report right from the start
if you want advice on particular issues you
are having with your Form.
Bill of Health Report, as above, is free.
IN THE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT?
The Comprehensive Report is a detailed
appraisal of your execution and grasp of the
Tai Chi basics (posture, alignment, mastery
of internal skills etc) with due regard for
your level of experience and training.
identify your strengths & weaknesses with
suggestions for future training emphasis.
We can also advise on any particular concern
you may have with your form.
If you practise one of our listed
Chen Forms (Small & Thunder Forms excluded)
we will also offer comment on your execution
of the steps if they are similar to our "Chen
Fake/Zhao Khui" style.
IS TAI CHI DIAGNOSTIC FOR?
DO I NEED IT?
It is for anyone who has
seriously trained in Chen style Tai Chi for
at least 6 months.
a Fresh, Confidential and Impartial Assessment.
eyes are better than one, especially if
you are not happy with your progress or
some aspect of your Form.
Be confident that your are "On Track"
and your hard training is not in vain but
actually going somewhere.
will learn more than we will
access to a good Teacher?
in an area without regular access
to a good Teacher? So who will keep
you on course? It won't be the mirror!
with any experience of learning
Tai Chi knows how quickly the rot
sets in if there's no-one around
to keep you honest.
you've been doing something wrong
for a long time its thrice the work
to correct it later. Get your "ounce
of prevention..." now if you
find yourself in this difficult
a Second Opinion?
time comes when the intelligent practicioner
starts to wonder if his/her Teacher's
corrections or refinements to their form/alignment
etc is actually "on the ball."
concern about one's Teacher's grasp of
particular points in your own case is
a natural stage in the journey of discipleship.
Usually a student's fears are unfounded.
Nevertheless when it comes to Medical
Specialists a "Second Opinion"
is quite acceptable. Why not do the same
with your TaiChi Health.
up those nagging doubts in a confidential
manner and restore confidence in your
But no one criticises my Form?
some practicioner's "ego"
is the great obstacle to efficient
unconscious isolation, sensitivity
or even pride (the ego) stops
us from really accepting or properly
hearing the advice that our Teacher
or colleagues politely attempt
to give us. Eventually people
may stop challenging us or even
give false praise instead. So
sometimes we naturally begin to
think that we are god's gift to
the martial arts ... while people
humbling fact for all of us is
that we all need correction to
progress so if this isn't happening
then something's not right.
a chance to test or maybe crack
that hard "ego shell"
for yourself in a helpful, independent
and confidential manner. Don't
be caught wearing "The Emporer's
Morning Summer Training
beyond your Teacher?
you feel you have progressed beyond the
skills of available Teachers in your locality.
Let our experienced teachers check out
your form and assist with any particular
concerns you may have.
the "ego" fools us into thinking
we possess unrecognised talent when really
we are going down a unique but ultimately
unrewarding path. Let us help you stay
on the Right Track.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
believe the following costs are very reasonable
considering the level of expertise applicants
are accessing and the time it takes to download
& store your video (dial up modem), view,
assess, write up and send off the associated
Bill of Health Report: Free
First Comprehensive Report: US$40
Successive Comprehensive Reports: US$30
(Payment is via the reputable "PayPal"
online system - no extra fees)
ARE THE "EXPERTS"? (click
here to inspect their lineage)
Malisa Ng is the primary assessor of your video
clip. If necessary she will draw on the considerable
technical learning & experience of our Club
Honorary Members listed below.
Malisa Ng - Certified (Chen Village)
Chen Style Teacher & Direct Disciple of
Master Zhu Tian Cai.
Tu-Ky Lam - Frequent contributor to "International
T'ai Chi Magazine" & Technical Advisor
to the Taichichen
Master Zhu Tian Cai - One of the internationally
renowned "Four Tigers" from Chen Village
where he is also a leading Teacher.