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Tai Chi stepping 7

Tai Chi stepping 7 – Choose your direction freely! (Active stepping)

Active stepping:

👉🏼 Forget all stepping patterns that you might have memorised for practising leg mobility and partner forms.

👀 Adjust your foot position and the length of your steps to your intention. Free stepping follows the guidelines for movement you learned in the Tai Chi form, but it is not limited to a closed set of stepping techniques.

🧠👣 Train your brain: Systematically, when moving in free space, you can differentiate between 8 directions:

  • Straight forward / forward left / forward right
  • Straight backwards / backwards left / backwards right
  • Stepping to both sides

Practice all eight directions until your foot movements become natural. – Don’t forget to train the brain connection to both legs!

Video Tai Chi stepping 7

⭐️ Congratulations! Now you are “free to go” – free to improvise with secure and intentional stepping!

Have fun moving around Tai Chi style!

Author: Gabi Kannenberg
Images: Nils Klug and Taiji Forum
German version of this series

Push Hands Autumn 2023

Beside the Push Hands workshop in Crete Nils Klug will be offering seminars in Italy, south of Germany and in his school in Hannover.