Yang-style 32 Taijidao Sabre form + 5 to 24 to 108
with Sam Masich
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Fri October 13 - Sun October 15
Please note: this weekend was originally scheduled for 27-29 October. Due to the end of website software support / updates, this is still showing on the Centre's website as 27-29 Oct 2017.
Master the traditional Yang-style Taijiquan Weapons Full Curriculum!
This unique three year long series covers the weapons curriculum of Yang-style Taijiquan and includes TaijiSabre (Dao), Taiji Straight-sword (Jian), and Taiji Spear (Qiang). Learn the traditional forms and the thirteen -power concept for each weapon. Sam's approach to this subject will provide students with deeper insights into taijiquan's concepts of health, self defence and self-cultivation.
Saturday/Sunday Yang-style 32 Taijidao Sabre form 'Chen Yanlin form'
It is almost impossible to find instruction today on this early 32 movement of Yang-style taijidao routine. The form expresses sabre principles simply and elegantly and functions as an ideal preparation for Yang-style weapons training. This sabre sequence first appeared in print in Chen Yanlin's 1943 book 'Taiji Boxing, Sabre, Sword, Pole, Sparring Compiled'. For many masters Chen's manual stood as the definitive handbook of Yang-style Taijiquan. The names of the 32 sabre forms are augmented with a beautiful 16 line 'Taijidao Name Song'.
Please bring a wooden or metal taiji sabre. A Japanese style katana will work. Excellent taiji sabres can be purchased from the Yang Family website here.
From 5 to 24 to 108
On the Friday evening we will compare movement from within the 5 Section Taijiquan solo Form (Yang), 24 Movement Taijiquan, and the traditional Yang 108 Long Form. You will observe and feel how postures such as Peng-Lü-Ji-An, White Crane, Parting Kick, Snake Creeps Down, etc, evolve and mature within these forms.
Vendredi soir (Fri. eve): 19h00 à 22h00 seulement: $50
Samedi ou Dimanche (Sat or Sun): 10h00 à 17h00) seulement (only): $130
Samedi et Dimanche (Sat and Sun): $250 ($235 si pré-enregistré. if pre-registered Sept. 29)
Fin de semaine (whole weekend): $275 ($250 si pré-enregistré. if pre-registered Sept. 29) Location: Centre de tai chi Gilles-Vaillant, 109 rue Wright, Gatineau, Québec
Contact: Réal Lalande (819) 778-0147
or Jacques Michaud: (819) 772-4769