Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sifu Amin Wu @ Google - The Yang 24 Form (Part 1)

In a previous post, I mentioned that last fall I arranged to have Sifu Amin Wu come to Google and teach an 8-week Tai Chi session. The class went so well that I was able to arrange to have her to come back and give another 8-week session in the winter. The class filled up within a day of being announced - even faster than the previous session (which was really cool to see).

The winter session focused on the Yang-Style 24 Form. While 8 weeks is not enough time to teach the entire 24 Form, Sifu Wu was able to get through the first half of the form without overwhelming the students. As with the fall session, I once again took a group photo after the final class:

Sifu Wu will return to Google in the spring to hold a third session that will review the first half of the 24 Form and teach the second half of form.

I wasn't sure how well splitting the form across two sessions would work out and, honestly, I still don't know - this is all new territory for me and I'm figuring it out as I go - but I have confidence that Sifu Wu will teach a great class no matter the circumstances.