Sword Form Course

Event Details

This event is running from 11 March 2018 until 25 November 2018. It is next occurring on 11/03/2018 10:30 am

  • Venue: Ashton Park School
  • Upcoming Dates:

5 Sundays across 2018:- 11 March, 20 May, 17 June, 23 Sept, 25 Nov

Practice of the Sword Form develops the balance between concentration and relaxation in both body and mind and this straight sword form provides an ideal introduction to Taiji weapons. It improves strength and suppleness in the lower body, enabling the joints to become more open and developing sinking ability. The weapon becomes an extension of the body, following the same Taiji principles as empty hand forms. It invigorates the Shen (spirit) whilst teaching how to extend the Qi beyond the body through the weapon, a skill set invaluable to Acupuncturists and Healers.

This Sword form consists of around 60 postures and studying it involves absorbing a significant amount of information as well as learning and practising the postures. It comes from the lineage of Cheng Man Ching with refinement by his student Dr. Chi Chang Tao, who was the direct teacher of John Kells and Alan Peck until his death in the early 90’s.

Classes consist of appropriate warm-up exercises and sword drills before learning the sword form postures. Students will require some prior Taiji experience, preferably being able to complete a form and will need to attend every lesson and to practice regularly as well.

It is also enjoyable to practice, so come and try it with us:

Level: Some experience required

5 Sundays across 2018:- 11 March, 20 May, 17 June, 23 Sept, 25 Nov

10am – 4.30pm: 1 hr Lunch break approx. 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Advance Payment in full before 23rd Feb £250

Advance Payment on 11th March £300

£200 deposit on the day plus a further £100 to be paid in instalments

Fee per day (Sword Only) £70 Half Day £40

Tea is provided but you must B.Y.O. lunches or go out for lunch


VENUE: Ashton Park School, Blackmoors Lane, Bower Ashton, Bristol BS3 2JL


PHONE: 01737 353149