Tai Chi On Paper
Tuesday/Thursday 11:50-1:35, Admn 208
Professor Sid Olufs, firstname.lastname@example.org
153 Xavier Hall
Office Hours: TBA
What is tai chi? What happens in our bodies as we learn tai chi? In this course we explore tai chi movements, and write about them. The benefits experts have claimed for tai chi include improvements in health, mindfulness, and self-defense. Assignments include learning Yang Family long form postures, writing and editing descriptions of the movements, developing a research paper on medical investigations of tai chi, and analyzing some self-defense applications.
We are using three books:
á Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan, by Fu Zhongwen (trans. Louis Swaim), Blue Snake Books, ISBN: 978-1-58394-152-2
á Richard Bullock, Michal Brody and Francine Weinberg, The Little Seagull Handbook, 2nd. ed., Norton, ISBN 978-0-393-93580-6
á Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, They Say / I Say," 3rd ed., Norton, 2014, ISBN 978-0-393-93584-4
á Additional material will be accessible through Sakai.
Here is a web page that supports the study of tai chi.
Here is the class assignments page.
[last updated November 2014]