Vancouver Workshops: Sam Masich July 30-August 7
July 30 - August 2: Sam Masich, 10am-6pm, Trout Lake. The annual push hands camp, this year focusing on dalu!
Over these four days we will study the 'Large Rollback' (Dalü) which is an extension of Four-hands (Sizheng Tuishou). 'Dalü' an extension the peng, lü, ji, an method but with 'cai'/'lie' substituting for 'lü'and 'zhou''/'kao' substituting for 'ji'. The dynamic stepping patterns of the Large Rollback highlight the combination of agility and rootedness in taijiquan.
August 4 - August 7: Sam Masich, 10am-6pm, Trout Lake. The annual weapons camp, this year focusing on Sam's two-person sword form!
Study of the 5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form brings a new dimension to both the sword and to taijiquanpartner training. Along with gaining a deeper understanding of the many fascinating skills particular to the sword, players can improve their ability to sense and respond to a partner using taijiquan principles.
In China, masters of the jian (sword) had a profound effect on almost every aspect of life and were instrumental in shaping the countrys history, folklore and performance culture. In the class we will learn and enjoy the sword as a form of art and self defense. Please bring both a wooden and metal sword if possible.
*Upon completion of the full course students will receive a certificate acknowledging the training. Suitable for both early and advanced practitioners.
Vancouver Push Hands Camp: July 30-August 2. 10am to 5:30pm.
Vancouver Weapons Camp: August 4-7, 10am - 5:30pm
cost: $650 (Early Bird: $600 if registered by May 15)
Push Hands Camp + Taiji Weapons Camp together $1200 ($1100 if registered by May 15 )
$200 nonrefundable deposit* by May 15 ($400 both camps)
location: TROUT LAKE (We will meet at the south end of Trout Lake, just south of the beach.
Trout Lake is centrally located in East Vancouver, just two blocks east of Commercial Drive. You can get there by SkyTrain (Commercial Station) or by several bus-routes, including the 99 B-line from UBC.
contact: Michael Blackburn firstname.lastname@example.org (778) 228-3500
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