Join us for these exciting workshops with Sam Masich (July 22-25 & 27-30) in Vancouver BC! Note that the pre-registration deadline for the Sam camps is May 15.
July 22-25: Sam Masich, 10am-6pm, Trout Lake. 21st Vancouver Push Hands Camp! Push Hands Integration
Master the traditional Yang-style Taijiquan Push Hands Full Curriculum!
Over the past few summers we have studied the '1-to-8' preparation push-hands drills; 'four-hands' push-hands with forward and backward timing, fixed and moving step variations; applications from eight-changes of the four-hands circle; and the 'long-rollback' or 'dalu.'
In this this four-day event we will review and integrate material from the past years' events seeing how the curriculum interrelates and improving our ability to work smoothly and firmly with all aspects of the basic push-hands curriculum.
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)
July 27-30: Sam Masich, 10am-6pm, Trout Lake. 3rd Vancouver Summer Taiji Weapons Camp: Thirteen Power Taiji Dagger & Taiji Linking-fist
In this unique four-day event we will alternate between the two very different but related subjects—13 Power Taijijiandao, the dagger, and TaijiLianhuanquan, linking-fists. Following the traditional taijiquan thirteen-power theory, the taiji dagger (taijijiandao) creates a bridge between bare-hand training and traditional weapons work.
A dagger differs from a knife in that it has no sharp cutting edge—only a point. Study of the taijijiandao includes solo and partner work that follows the same 'four-square, four-diagonal, five-phase' format found in the thirteen-power approach to taijiquan, taijidao, taijijian and taijiqiang.
Past generation masters practiced linking-fist (lianhuanquan) methods as a preparation for push-hands training. Linking-fist exercises are part of the study of 'hitting hands' (dashou) which builds directly on pushing-hands (tuishou) skills. The training is dynamic yet safe and will bring your understanding of taijiquan to a whole new level. Past generation masters practiced linking fist (lianhuanquan) methods as a preparation for push-hands training.
Please bring a wooden or plastic dagger/knife.
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)
I look forward to enjoying these exceptional teachers with you in beautiful Vancouver!
Contact Michael Blackburn, organizer, by clicking on his name.