What to expect
Tao Chi by Si-Jo Haas
Tao Chi Health Concept
The hollistic Concept
Our unique concept is based an three basic pillars:
- Philosophy (Tao)
- Energy (Chi)
- physical practice through classic Wing Chun
These elements condition and permeate each other. Just as they make the system a holistic concept, you will be taught in our schools or by our trained instructors.
The founder of the system is Si-Jo K. Haas.
What to expect
All students are taught and trained using a comprehensive student degree system. With increasing qualification, more and more aspects from the area of Chi and philosophy flow into the training. So there is also a mental education of the students.
Traditionally, there is a corresponding dress code for training in a martial art. The uniform changes according to the different graduations. Thus the respective level of knowledge on which the student moves is represented. New beginners start with black long trousers and white shirt.
Students initially achieve 12 student grades. Student grade 6 initially qualifies them as instructors. This means they start to lead the training independently and can participate in the instructor training. Additionally the shirt color changes from white to grey. The achievement of the 12th student grade marks the advancement to Instructor. Here the shirt changes to black with white logo.
After the student degrees follow 4 teacher degrees, the so-called technician degrees (TG). When the 1st TG is reached, the white logo changes to red. In addition, the training starts with the long stick and the wooden dummy.
The graduations following the technician degrees are the practitioner degrees. They confirm that the title holder can put the techniques and principles learned into practice PRACTICALLY without having to think about them further. There are usually between 8 and 10 practitioner degrees.
Within the technician and practitioner degrees there is the possibility to be appointed Si-Fu.
Si-Fu (Sensei; Master) freely translated means fatherly master/teacher.
The following titles are also structured in the same family way of classical Wing Chun.
Dai-Sifu means great fatherly master or teacher.
Si-Gung means grandfather in a similar sense.
Si-Jo means Great-Grandfather of the system.