These are classes to begin to learn the partner work as taught by Wolfe Lowenthal in the spirit of Cheng Man-ching's teaching. In each class we will study the fixed step sensing hands pattern of Cheng Man-ching, and the moving step da lu patterns. In addition we will study other exercises that may aid our understanding of the physical and energetic content of these practices.
The attitude in which partner work is taught is a meditative one, based in non-competition and non-aggression. The partner work may be considered to be a physical and energetic conversation, in which the 'desperate will to win' is overcome in aid of a study of what Wolfe Lowenthal has called 'the greatness of the chi.'
It is recommended that you wear comfortable loose fitting clothing, and flat soled shoes if you have them (tai chi slippers are ideal but not essential).