The traditional Yang-style Taijiquan 108 movement solo bare-hand routine is what started the modern taijiquan revolution. It is famous around the world and its variations are practiced endlessly. Many of the past masters emphasized the importance of another aspect necessary to mastering the long form, the by-now-almost-forgotten 37 Essential Forms (æÂÂå¼Âå¤ªæ¥µæÂ³ä¸ÂåÂÂä¸ÂéÂÂè¦Âå¼Â), that comprise the basis the traditional routine.
Saturday/Sunday we will explore the first paragraph of the Yang 108 form in depth focusing on the Essential Forms that appear through the first section, and on martial applications of the single forms. Your practice of the solo routine will improve greatly as you integrate this material. At once traditional and progressive, this highly principled approach to taijiquan study never fails to leave a lasting impression.
* It is recommended that participants know some variation of the long Yang form before the start date of this course.
Friday night we will look at the relationship between the 'Five stance-phases' (Wubu äºÂæ¥) and two 'Post-standing' (ç«Âæ¨Â) exercises, 'Horse-stance Post-standing' (mabu zhanzhuang é¦¬æ¥ç«Âæ¨Â) and 'River Post-standing' (chuanzishi zhanzhuang å·ÂåÂå¼Âç«Âæ¨Â). These practices are considered essential to the entire curriculum.
Schedule Fri. 7-9:30pm Sat/Sun. 10am to 6 pm
location to be announced
cost Full weekend $285
(Early bird price $260???payment deadline Sept. 20)
Friday night-only $50
Sat/Sun only $260 (Early-bird $245).
contact Michael Blackburn firstname.lastname@example.org (778) 228-3500
Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop