Buddha Zhen reads further into his book TAI CHI BEGINNER, written in 1992.
Buddha Zhen reads the TABLE OF CONTENTS to elaborate on the entire semester of 16 sections. Each section is one week of classes.
Each semester is also a semester of progression. Over the four semesters of the Shaolin Chi Mantis BEGINNER PROGRAM students learn to develop physically in balance and coordination during first semester. Second semester is Qigong breathing and meditation advancement. In third semester self-defense, push hands and sticky hands…
Each section of the first semester has a theme.
Buddha Zhen stresses that lying destroys credibility between you and yourself. “It will poison you…”
“Shyness is a disease,” elaborates Buddha Zhen.
“Pride… In this school you are learn to have lots of pride. You are going to develop a huger ego… Then we can counterbalance it with humility… I’m going to give you an ego.”
“You have to have some ego to have confidence…”
“Physical and mental balance with an awareness of chi energy flow…”
The requirement for this first semester to graduate is to videotape and upload you the student performing the ENTIRE Yang Tai Chi Chuan Short Form of Shaolin Chi Mantis.
Every month students of the Shaolin Chi Mantis ONLINE KWOON have to submit videos of their Tai Chi Chuan progress.
“Seek the truth as it pertains to your life,” says Buddha Zhen. “You should practice between every class.”