About Exploring Taiji

Exploring Taiji is in its basic form a 2,5 year (the basic curriculum) journey in the world of taiji guided by sifu Torben Bremann. After that you will have the option to join the extended curriculum where you dig even deeper into the very advanced training.

You will be guided through the foundation loosening exercises, standing meditation, taijiforms from different systems to speed up the learning process, partner exercises, important solo practices and much more. The inner core of the program is the system of Master Sam Tam.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Foundational exercises

    • 1. Loosening & warm up exercises

    • 2. Wuji and basic connection Exercise

    • 3. Loosening Exercise 1 (Song Gong 1)

    • 4. Standing meditation: A foundation for movement

    • 5. Loosening exercise 3 (song gong 3)

    • 6. Up and down movement

    • 7. Loosening exercise 5 (song gong 5)

  • 2

    Huang Xiangxian's Taijiform: First section

    • 8. Introduction and opening of the taiji form

    • 9. Left ward off

    • 10. Grasp sparrows tail: part 1

    • 11. Loosening exercise 4 (song gong 4)

    • 12. Grasp sparrows Tail: Part 2

    • 13. Single whip

    • 14. Partner exercise 1: Learning to let go

    • 15. Raise hands and shoulderstroke

    • 16. Loosening exercise 2 (song gong 2)

    • 17. White crane spreads its wings and brush knee

    • 18. Play guitar and brush knee

    • 19. Step up, parry and punch

    • 20. Walking exercise - traditional taiji walking

    • 21. Apparent close, cross hands and closing of the sequence

    • 22. First section of master Huang Xiangxian's Taijiform - the whole section

    • 23. Partner exercise 2: Pushing shoulders and hips

    • 24. Partner exercise 3: Double shoulder roll

    • 25. Partner exercise 4: Slow push

  • 3

    Sam Tam's Taijiform: First section

    • 26. Setting the shoulders

    • 27. Standing meditation

    • 28. Stepping: The way we do it in Master Sam Tam's form

    • 29. Soaring crane Qigong 1: Opening the shoulders and shouldergirdle

    • 30. Introduction to the Taijiform of Master Sam Tam and opening of the form

    • 31. Left ward off and right ward off

    • 32. Grasp sparrows tail, roll back, press and push

    • 33. Sensing and sinking the Qi

    • 34. Single whip

    • 35. Raise hands and shoulder stroke

    • 36. White crane spreads its wings and brush knee

    • 37. Play guitar and brush knee

    • 38. Apparent close, cross hands and closing of the sequence

    • 39: First section of Master Sam Tam's form

  • 4

    Sam Tam's Taijiform: Second section

    • 40. Carry the tiger over the mountain, grasp sparrows tail and diagonal single whip

    • 41. Fist under elbow

    • 42. Repulse monkey and diagonal flying

    • 43. Wave hands and single whip

    • 44. Second section of Master Sam Tam's Taijiform

  • 5

    Sam Tams's Taijiform: Third section

    • 45. Snake creeps down and golden rooster

    • 46. Separate the legs and brush knee

    • 47. Needle at the bottom of the sea and fan through the back

    • 48. Elbow stroke, punch, roll back and low punch

    • 49. Grasp sparrows tail, single whip and third section of Master Sam Tam's Taijiform

  • 6

    Sam Tam's Taijiform: Fourth section

    • 50. Fair lady works shuttles / four corners

    • 51. Left ward off, grasp sparrows tail and single whip

    • 52. Snake creeps down and single whip

    • 53. Step up to seven stars and retreat to ride the tiger

    • 54. Turn body, sweep lotus step, bend bow and shoot the tiger

    • 55. Step up, parry and punch, apparent close, cross hands and closing of the sequence

    • 56. Sam Tam's Taijiform: The whole form

  • 7

    Foundational exercises 3

    • 57. Soaring crane 2: Part one

    • 58. Chen style Taijiform: First routine, part one

    • 59. Basic connection exercise revisited

    • 60. Four corner short form with focus on Qi: Part one

    • 61. Four corner short form with focus on Qi: Part two

    • 62. Standing meditation revisited

    • 63. Loosening exercise 1 (song gong 1): Level 2

    • 64. Special exercises to work on the midsection: Tantien, yao and qua

    • 65. Loosening exercise 6 (song gong 6)

    • 66. Loosening exercise 7 (song gong 7)

    • 67. Soaring crane 3: Part one

    • 68. Taijiball

    • 69. Fajin: Release of energy

    • 70. Taijibang

  • 8

    Partnerwork

    • 71. Loosening exercise 6 (song gong 6): With a partner

    • 72. Loosening exercise 7 (song gong 7): With a partner

    • 73. Standing meditation: Using the Taijibang

    • 74. Bouncing exercises

    • 75. Standing meditation: Advanced

  • 9

    Sam Tam's Taijiform: Focus on Qi

    • 76. Soaring crane Qigong: The full set

    • 77. Master Sam Tam's form with focus on Qi: Part one

    • 78. Yielding: Like a ball on water

    • 79. Master Sam Tam's form with focus on Qi: Part two

    • 80. Single movement practice: Diagonal flying and roll back

    • 81. Master Sam Tam's form with focus on Qi: Part three

    • 82. Partner exercise: Ward off

    • 83. Master Sam Tam's form with focus on Qi: Part four

    • 84. Dynamic pushhands

    • 85. Master Sam Tam's form with focus on Qi: Part five

    • 86. Reverse breathing

    • 87. Master Sam Tam's form with focus on Qi: Part six

    • 88. Standing meditation revisited

    • 89. Master Sam Tam's form with focus on Qi: Whole first section

  • 10

    Foundational exercises 4

    • 90. Breathing exercise

    • 91. Yielding: Firm

    • 92. Solo exercise: Focus on Qi

    • 93. Partner exercise: Use the structure

    • 94. Single movement practice: Repulse monkey, slanted flying and wave hands

    • 95. Partner exercise: Focus on roll back and sticking

    • 96. Partner exercise: Connect to the tension using the shirt

    • 97. Baduanjin: Focus on Qi and opening of joints

    • 98. Partner exercise with a ball

    • 99. Standing meditation: "Shrinking the bones"

    • 100. Soaring crane 3: The full set

    • 101. Partner exercise: Connect with both arms to the partner

    • 102: Bouncing exercise revisited

  • 11

    Foundational exercises 5

    • 103. Five animals Qigong: The bear, part one

    • 104. Five animal Qigong: The bear, part two

    • 105. Five animal Qigong: The bear, part three

    • 106. Basic connection exercise revisited

    • 107. Basic connection exercise revisited: With a partner

    • 108. Turning and opening

    • 109. Sitting meditation

    • 110. Turning and opening: With a partner

    • 111. Pole exercises: For power

    • 112. Qinna

    • 113. Baduanjin: Applications

    • 114. Push exercise: Focusing on Qi

    • 115. The canoe exercise

  • 12

    Taiji Sanshou form

    • 116. Taiji Sanshou form: Part one

    • 117. Taiji Sanshou form: Part two

    • 118. Taiji Sanshou form: Part three

    • 119. Taiji Sanshou form: Part four

    • 120. Taiji Sanshou form: Part five

  • 13

    Foundational exercises 6

    • 121. Loosening exercise 3 (song gong 3): Focusing on Qi

    • 122. Taiji punch: The mechanics and energetics

    • 123. Standing meditation revisited

    • 124. Power exercises

    • 125. The final session

CHEN TRADITION

Torben has learned directly from Master He Gong De and can teach and demonstrate the applications of the Chen tradition.

Learn:

– Yilu
– Erlû
– Zhan Zhuang
– Tui Shou
– Long pole
– Hunyan Qigong
– Standing meditation
– And more …

HUANG XIANGXIAN TRADITION

Torben’s main teachers have been Master Yek Sing Ong and Master Wee Kee Jin and he can teach and demonstrate the inner core of Huang Xiangxian’s tradition.

Learn:
– Zheng Manqijng shortform
– Huang Xiangxian refined taijiform
– Tui Shou
– 5 (7) loosening exercises
– Standing meditation
– And more…

SAM TAM TRADITION

Since 2005 Torben has been studying under the guidance of Master Sam Tam and has been encouraged to teach in his tradition.

Learn:
– Sam Tam taiji form
– Sam Tam sword form
– Saber
– Stick
– Tui Shou
– Sanshou
– 5 animals qigong
– Soaring Crane qigong
– Standing meditation
– And more…

Bonus material

Our courses give you access to so much more!

  • Written instructions

    In addition to the video courses, you will get access to a number of written instructions that will help you deepen your practice.

  • Facebook group

    As a subscriber on exploring taiji or exploring qigong you get access to a closed facebook group where you can ask questions directly to Torben.

  • Bonus videos

    Each of our courses also contains bonus material from Torbens extensive video library of training sessions with his teachers.