Classes are in three modes: in-person, internet and remote.
The difference between internet
mode and remote mode is in internet mode a student uses the
internet to follow a live class
while in remote mode the student is following a recording
of a class. We prefer that students
not participating in a live class film themselves daily, or
at the very least once per week, and
transmit the file for grading.
A typical live class session
Students usually arrive either independently, by public
conveyance (often a bus), in a private
auto or by school van.
We use biometrics (a fingertip
swipe) to check students, aides and
teachers in and out. If a student is missing we contact
parents and the student's last known
location. It saves a lot of bother if someone tells us of a
planned absence or tardiness.
|Then students are paired up with
|There are four kinds of days for us:
|1. Sometimes we will travel to film
at a particular location or to give an exhibition. On those
|days we hand out bags, swipe out
load up our vehicles.
exhibition days or when we are welcoming a special guest
students will be dressing in
|silks with formal shoes. Normally,
the clothes, shoes and any needed accessories will be laid
|out on work tables by the teachers
|3. On weekly filming days
students will be dressing in semi-formal black cotton
|4. Usually four days per week
students may need to change clothes and shoes.
We find that
students shoes (as opposed to just socks or bare feet) are a
good idea as there are far
|fewer stubbed toes, worn-out
socks and irritated soles of feet. Tai Chi Chuan turns on
|very frequently so socks without
shoes are subject to a lot of wear.
|Just before entering the
training area students tap a portrait of
Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei
|If we are
being visited by a distinguished
guest his or her portrait will also
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