|| Wushu at Stanford
Stanford Wushu is a student club that began practicing in 1997. With Taiji as a sister club, Stanford Wushu has a large membership that grows with each year.
Our Instructors ---
In contemporary wushu, there are a number of empty hand and weapons forms
that are commonly learned and used in competition. At Stanford Wushu,
our practice includes training in the following styles and weapons:
In our class we practice predominately Yang-style taiji (also spelled as "taichi"), excepting a scattering of non-Yang movements that are found in the 42 combined-style forms. The following forms are taught consecutively: Yang 24, Combined 42, Yang 32 sword, Combined 42 sword. The number associated with each form is the number of movements it contains. New students may spend 6 months to a year on each form before learning the next.
Some students in our class like to train competitively, though others practice taiji for its own sake. Members of Stanford Taiji have participated in such tournaments as the Wushu Collegiates, UC Berkeley CMAT, and US Team Trials.