Tai Chi Chuan

Level: Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Tai Chi Chuan – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Become a Registered BSY Tai Chi Chuan Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

The course provides a thorough introduction to the martial art and the internal method of physical and mental relaxation. Students will find it helps to prevent illness and improve recovery after ill-health, using a philosophical system of thought with a practical emphasis on both movements and mental exercises so that students are able to apply T’ai Chi principles to everyday life situations. This course is ideal for practitioners of yoga, meditation and relaxation therapies.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • History
    • Preparation for Doing the Form
  • Lesson Two
    • T’ai Chi for Health
      • Chi
      • The Five Elements
    • Form Practice
  • Lesson Three
    • Yin and Yang
    • Taoism
    • Form Practice (Continued)
  • Lesson Four
    • Taoist Writings
    • Form Practice (Continued)
  • Lesson Five
    • Form Practice (Continued)
    • Taoist Writings (Continued)
  • Lesson Six
    • Taoist Philosophy
      • Discussion on Making all Things Equal
      • The Turning of Heaven
      • Perfect Happiness
    • Form Practice (Continued)
  • Lesson Seven
    • The T’ai Chi Classics
      • Cheng San Feng’s Treatise on T’ai Chi
      • The Treatise of Wang Chung Yueh
    • Form Practice (Continued)
  • Lesson Eight
    • The T’ai Chi Classics (Continued)
    • Form Practice (Continued)
  • Lesson Nine
    • T’ai Chi Martial Principles
    • Form Practice (Continued)
  • Lesson Ten
    • Points for Practice
    • Form Practice (Continued)

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.