April 18, 2004
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Valley Spirit T’ai Chi Ch’uan
Red Bluff, California
Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo
Effective January 2002
Level 1 Ranking
Valley Spirit Taijiquan
continuously for 1 hour on a flat track
and walk a distance of 3 miles in one hour
(i.e., 20 minutes per mile rate).
2. Participate in Valley Spirit
Taijiquan group classes or private
lessons on a regular basis.
3. Demonstrate 4 movements of The Bear from the Five Animal Frolics.
4. Lead a class in doing the Eight Treasures Qigong.
5. Perform the Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail Taijiquan Drill.
6. Demonstrate the 24 Form, Yang Style, T’ai Chi Ch’uan Short Form.
25 questions correctly out of 30 multiple choice questions
about Taijiquan and Qigong. All questions and answers are
available on the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Standing Bear
Questions and Answers webpage.
Mr. Garofalo will judge the performances, demonstrations and tests.
Students who complete all seven requirements will receive a certificate
acknowledging their hard work, dedication, and accomplishments;
and, certifying that they have qualified for The Standing Bear, Level 1
Ranking, from Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan.
Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Training Programs
The Standing Bear, Beginning Program, Level 1
The Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2
The Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3
The Dashing Deer, Intermediate Program, Level 4
The Clever Monkey, Intermediate Program, Level 5
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P. Garofalo's E-Mail
Spirit Tai Chi Chuan Club
Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern California, U.S.A.
Cities in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City, Orland, Corning,
Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Tehama, Gerber, Manton, Cottonwood,
Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, and Redding, CA
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Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan