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Tai Chi for Self Defence


Once a month, we conduct a self-defence class that helps our students channel their tai chi internal power for practical self-defence situations.

This class works on training the eight internal energies (八劲), namely:

1. Ward off (掤)

2. Rollback (捋)

3. Squeeze/shove (挤)

4. Press (按)

5. Pull/Pluck (採)

6. Split (列)

7. Elbow Strike (肘)

8. Shoulder Strike (靠)

Tai Chi for Self Defence

At the same time, you will learn to harness

Throwing power (抛掷手)

How to redirect opponent’s power and return it to him

Locking power (缠丝手)

How to lock the joints and disable the opponent’s movement

Internal injury power (杀伤手)

How to harness your internal power to injure an opponent

Tai Chi Self Defence Class syllabus

Tai Chi Sanshou (太极散手)- application of using the three major tai chi internal power for practical self-defence

Tai Chi Push Hands (太极推手) application of using the tai chi eight internal energies using tai chi rules

Tai Chi free sparring- using a combination of both the three major tai chi internal power and eight internal energies for practical street fight situations

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Note: Nam Wah Pai’s Tai chi Self Defence Class is conducted once a month and is only open for existing students and graduates of our Signature Qigong class.

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  • Avatar Audrey Tong ★★★★★ a week ago
    Classes are taught in an open and spacious environment, which is conducive for learning and also by remarkably passionate instructors who are very willing to share their knowledge! I particularly appreciate the prompt responses given during … More times I had to make different arrangements for my classes or when I have any queries 👍🏻
  • Avatar Richard Heng ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    The masters are very professional and systematic in their teaching. Any doubts on the lessons are clarified. Nam Wah Pai is truly full of 武林高手
  • Avatar Johnny Yeo ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Practicing Qigong with very experienced Masters at Nam Wah Pai has helped provided me lots of pain relief from my shoulder ache and backache that has been ever-present for more than 20 years. Practicing Taichi now has helped bring much … More calm to my mind. I highly recommend Nam Wah Pai to all that has been suffering from some kind of joint pains, try out the Qigong beginner course to experience it yourself.
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  • Avatar Evelyn Ghazali ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I have been training with Nam Wah Pai for 4 years and enjoy the classes. I used to be anemic. After 8 months of training with NWP the anemia cleared up, and now i train just coz I love it. The improved muscle strength, flexibility and balance … More is a bonus 🙂