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Tai Chi

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$120 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Dance Studio, room 349, Fine Arts Building

Tai Chi is a kind of Chinese Wushu (meaning “martial art”), and is a part of China's rich cultural heritage. A wonderful physical exercise, Tai Chi can cultivate a sense of balance within the human body. It can also improve one's physical coordination and help the body defend against disease to promote a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of practicing Tai Chi are long-lasting.

Course content: 16 Types of Simplified Yang-Style Tai Chi.

Tai Chi Sword

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$120 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Thursdays, 5:50 p.m. - 6:40 p.m.
Dance Studio, room 349, Fine Arts Building

Tai Chi Sword is one of many Tai Chi routines. It is a kind of traditional Chinese swordplay, and is a combination of Tai Chi principles and fencing techniques. Like Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword is has many health benefits. It is also a beautiful and entertaining demonstration of Chinese heritage. This class is designed to provide students with a foundation in basic Tai Chi sword.

Course content: 16 Actions in the 32-Type Yang-style Tai Chi Sword.

Long-style Fist

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$120 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)

Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Dance Studio, room 349, Fine Arts Building

Long-style Fist(Chang Quan)is one of the international martial arts competition routines,  and is a part of China's rich cultural heritage. Its content includes basic techniques and movements. There is a certain amount of boxing, palm method, elbow flexion law and straight swing, sweeping turn, smack in different groups of leg skills, jumping, or servant and roll movements.
 
Course content: Five steps fist, Mantis fist,16 actions in the  Long-style fist.

Chinese Calligraphy

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$120 
(UK Students & K-12 Chinese Teachers free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. in the Bradley Hall basement

This is an elementary course in Chinese calligraphy. Students will learn the basics of Chinese calligraphy, including technical skills, artistic styles, historical development, etc.


Course Content:
1. A systemic introduction of Chinese calligraphy, including historical development, basic technical skills, artistic styles, etc.
2. A study of the general rules and techniques of writing Chinese calligraphy and the common instruments used in the process.

Introduction to Chinese Characters

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$120 
(UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Mondays from 5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. in the Bradley Hall basement

This course will teach students to recognize Chinese characters, understand rules in writing Chinese characters, and the correct stroke order in which to write them. Additionally, students will use writing exercises to practice many different standard and artistic Chinese characters. This course will teach more than 100 Chinese characters and words used in daily life.