Tips for Unit 4 Assignments 


Please remember to combine 4.1 and 4.2 into one essay.

4.1 Analyse the background and the history of the movements. Try to cover the main players involved in the development of Shibashi but relate it to other styles of Tai Chi. You may find it useful to give an overview of where Shibashi fits into the Tai Chi world and where and how it is developing to this day.

4.2 Discuss the Theoretical purpose of Shibashi movements. Talk about the reasons we do Shibashi and the results we get in the body. Make sure you cover the basic mechanics and the reasons behind this. Try to bring in a couple of the Shibashi postures as examples to bolster your discussion. Remember to include the basics as well - relaxation!