TaiJi Quan Program


Join Damo Mitchell as he leads you systematically though the internal processes of the Huang and Yang style TaiJi Quan traditions. Study authentic and classical martial arts in this ongoing program.

TaiJi Quan Program


  • Weekly tuition and supportive materials
  • Ji Ben Gong (foundation) drills and internal development exercises
  • Huang 37 form and advanced Yang family sequences
  • Key classical principles, such as Song () , Ting () and Fa (發)
  • Partner exercises, pushing hands drills and Taiji applied principles
  • Theoretical lectures on the inner-workings of Taijiquan
  • Integration of Taijiquan with Nei Gong, medical and alchemical work
  • Taiji weaponry training



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Taijiquan Forms Practice
  • Huang Taiji 37 Sequence
  • Advanced Yang Style Sequences
  • Yang Taiji Jian Sequence
  • Tang Dynasty Long Quan Taiji Method


Foundation Drills and Inner Development
  • Standing Exercises for Transforming the Body
  • Loosening the Joints and Mobilising the Qi
  • Taiji Moving Drills and Sequences
  • Drills from Various Yang Methods of Practice
  • Development of the Eight Key Jin through Drill Practice


Health and Alchemical Practice
  • ‘Eight Gua in the Arms’
  • ‘Five Elements Under the Feet’
  • Harmonising the Body’s Qi
  • Zang Fu Release Process of the 37 Postures
  • Medical and Alchemical Theory
Partner Work
  • Numerous Pushing Hands Drills
  • Partner Principles of Jin
  • Sensitivity and Awareness Drills
  • Applications Training and Boxing Drills
  • Taiji Sword Drills
Theoretical study
  • A Complete Study in Internal Theory
  • Taijiquan Theory
  • Medical and Alchemical Theory
  • Understanding the Internal Arts

Moving Meditation

One of the most famous aspects of Taijiquan is that it is a form of ‘moving meditation’. Though this claim may seem strange to many, those who move deep into the style may come to understand how this is the case. Both alchemical meditative principles derived from Daoism and absorption methods derived from Chan Buddhism are incorporated into and necessary for mastery of Taijiquan. Through consistent training, a student of Taijiquan may learn how to stabilise their awareness within the moving form of the body and to understand the nature of conscious release via the vehicle of the body. Within Chinese culture they have long understood that the root of many internal diseases is the quality of a person’s mind; though it is true that the bodywork of Taijiquan is greatly beneficial to a person’s health, the greatest changes to a person’s overall well-being can be found through evolution of their mental state.

Lotus Nei Gong’s
TaiJi Quan

Within Lotus Nei Gong, the Taijiquan taught is largely taken from the Yang family lineages though Damo Mitchell has also studied the Chen, Hunyuan, Wudang and Longmen systems of practice. Beginners begin with the Taiji of Huang Xingxian which is heavily focused upon the process of inner-release; through loosening and mobilising the Qi, the Huang method helps to teach the Jin mobilisation methods of the Yang method. More advanced students study the Yang methods of other lines which focus on mobilisation of Qi and Jin through more complex mechanics. The final and highest stages of training include training the straight sword (Jian) and staff.

Luann Barndt - Neigong Teacher

“Damo Mitchell’s passion for the Daoist Arts is contagious. Though decades of personal dedicated practice, with humour and humility, Damo skilfully leads his students to cultivate our own effective practice. Damo’s teaching style combines an underlying care and compassion armoured with challenging motivation, inspiring students to develop beyond our aspirations.”


  • Weekly tuition and supportive materials
  • In depth principles and teachings on Nei GongMeditation and Taijiquan
  • Weekly training classes
  • Exploration of Classical methodologies, terminologies, and Classic texts
  • Yang Sheng Fa (life nourishing principles), including Sleep preparation, Food therapy, and daily habits to support your practice.
  • Introduction to Chinese medicine concepts
  • Access to exclusive online community areas
  • Access to ‘The Library’, containing regularly updated lecture videos, Damo’s course lectures, and selective articles and writings.