4 Push Hands Tricks, 8 Pieces of Brocade with Sam Masich - London ON Canada

  • 14 Oct 2016
  • 16 Oct 2016
  • London ON Canada

4 Push Hands Tricks, 8 Pieces of Brocade with Sam Masich - London ON Canada

London, Ontario 
Fri October 14 - Sun October 16
☯ Yang-style Taijiquan 'Eight Pieces of Brocade' #1 (Baduanjin 楊式太極拳八段錦) 

Friday evening: Four Push-hands Tricks
On this evening we will look at some fun and practical push-hands techniques that can be used for free style push-hands play. These 'tricks' are all based on the principles of jue-shou sensing-hands and
 will deepen our exploration of the 'four do's'??????sticking,' ???adhering,' ???connecting,' ???following??? (zhān nián lián suí 粘黏連隨), and the 'four don'ts'???'reaching,' 'skewing,' 'losing,' resisting' (dǐng piān diū kàng 頂偏丟抗).
Saturday & Sunday: Yang-style Taijiquan 'Eight Pieces of Brocade' 
Chen Yanlin's bookTaijiquan is often described as 'meditation in motion' but meditative and energetic aspects of the art often take a back seat to the outer movements of the form. Learning this type of 'taiji qigong' (太極氣功) will transform your understanding of the art and add depth to your practice. Fragments of the Yang-style Taijiquan 'Eight Pieces of Brocade' (Baduanjin 楊式太極拳八段錦) have been passed down through various sources but it is not common to find instruction in the entire set. The material wasconsidered by early Yang masters to be an essential part of internal training. While parts of this neigong practice have appeared in print, for example in Chen Yanlinʼs (陳炎林) 1943 book 'Taiji Boxing, Sabre, Sword, Pole, Sparring Compiled', to date there is no full rendering of a Yang 'Eight Pieces of Brocade' in English.

In this class we will learn, in detail, the first three sections of the Yang Taijiquan Baduanjin???Section 1: Peng and An; Section 2: the 21 gesture 'Taijiquan Fundamental Strengthening Body and MobilizingQi Method' (太極拳初步健身運氣法); and Section 3: The Waist and Spine. We will continue to learn the next five sections of the Yang Baduanjin as well how to apply this neigong to other practices in the next two sessions in May and October 2017.

Schedule Fri. 7-9:30pm Sat/Sun. 10am-5:30 pm

location The Epiphany Memorial Hall (19A Holborn Ave.)
cost Full weekend $285 (Early bird price $275???payment deadline Sep. 20)
        Friday night only $50
        Sat/Sun $250 (Early-bird $235)
contact Chuck Stratton info@londontaijiquan.ca 519-550-2709  

Type of Event:  Internal Arts Workshop

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