Sun LuTang's Baguazhang & Taijiquan - Seminars in Rochester NY with Tim Cartmell

  • 08 Aug 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 09 Aug 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Rochester NY USA

Sponsored by Rochester Chen Style Taijiquan 

and The Rochester T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center

(Each session limited to 18 people)

Sun Style Ba Gua Zhang 

Saturday, Aug 8th

Session 1: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Dragon and Bear forms

Session 2: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Ba Gua Circle Walking Entries (two-person drills)

Session 3: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – “Rou Shou” – (Kneading hands) – Ba Gua sensitivity training similar to push hands and sticky hands


Rochester Chen Style Taijiquan, at Matsunami Karate

1183 Bay Rd Penfield, 14580  

(Northeast suburb of Rochester, NY)

Cost: $40/session or $90 for full day

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Sun Style Taijiquan

Sunday, Aug 9th

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 5 PM – Traditional Sun Style Taijiquan, form, body mechanics, principles


Rochester Tai Chi Chuan Center

80 Rockwood PlaceRochester, New York 14610 

Sun Taiji Cost: $90 for full day

Contact:  Brian Bruning or 

The Rochester T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center


Cost for both days: $160


Sun Style Ba Gua sessions

You do not need to have attended prior Ba Gua Zhang seminars to attend these sessions

The Ba Gua Dragon form is a variation of the single Palm Change that involves walking the circle in an extended posture, designed to increase the strength and stamina of the arms, shoulders and upper back while establishing a connection from the hands to the hips during horizontal rotation.  Technically, the Dragon includes techniques that simultaneously attack an opponent's leg and upper body, creating various throws through the power of "splitting" in a horizontal rotation.

The Ba Gua Bear form is a variation of the Double Palm Change that involves bringing spiral energy from the center outwards while spinning on one leg.  Technically, the Bear techniques include simultaneous control of an opponent's head and leg ending in spiral takedowns as well as hand maneuvers for close quarters grappling.

Ba Gua Two-person drills

partner practice circle walking entries that people might like.  The drills teach the student how to correctly enter in to attack an opponent while maintaining constant motion, and how to follow up and strike or throw the opponent with no gap in movement using the connection and combined momentum of oneself and the opponent against him.

Traditional Sun Style Taijiquan

Sun style Taijiquan is the newest of the five major branches of Taijiquan. Sun Lutang, founder of the style, was one of the most famous martial artists of his time. His lifelong practice of the Internal, or Soft styles of martial art, including Taijiquan, Xingyiquan and Baguazhang, resulted in the unique combination of the best of these styles into the present day Sun style of Taijiquan. When practiced as originally designed, Sun style Taijiquan provides a profound study into correct methods of postural alignment, unified body use and coordinated movement, as well as a coherent method of building the health while uniting the body and mind.Tim Cartmell studied Sun style martial arts in Beijing with Sun Jianyun, daughter of the founder and Sun Baoan, grandson of the founder.

About Tim Cartmell

Tim Cartmell is one of the most sought after martial arts instructors in North America. He has over 30 years experience in martial arts such as San Soo, Xing Yi, Bagua, Taiji, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After spending over 10 years in Asia studying various martial arts and fighting full contact matches, Tim returned to the US to teach as well as study ground fighting under Cleber Luciano. Eight years later he become Cleber's first black belt, and has won numerous grappling tournaments including winning the Copa seven times, as well as taking silver in the 2005 Mundials (World Championships) in Brazil, and has twice won the gold at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pan American Games. Tim is also a very accomplished translator and author with his latest translation “Chin Na Fa” on bookshelves now; he has also translated “Practical Chin Na” by Zhao Da Yuan & “Method of Chinese Wrestling” by Tong Zhong Yi. Tim has also authored well respected books such as “Effortless Combat Throws," “Passing the Guard” w/ Ed Beneville, and “Xing Yi Nei Gong” w/Dan Miller. His latest projects include a series of DVD’s on Stand up Grappling and Ground Proofing. Tim teaches fulltime in Huntington Beach CA. where he has combined the stand-up fighting of Xing Yi, Bagua, and Taiji with the ground work of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to create his Shen Wu curriculum. For more details on Tim’s background go to 

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