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August 24-27, 2023

Lake Cowichan, Vancouver Island, Canada 

2nd Vancouver Island Taijiquan Camp (week 2)

13 Powers Partner Work: Barehand & Taiji Dagger


In this four-day workshop we will look at push-hands and martial-arts applications according to the 'thirteen-power theory' of taijiquan. The barehand thirteen powers include eight kinetic forces (ward, roll, squeeze, and press; pluck, split, elbow, and lean), and five 'stance-phases' (advance, retreat, left-side gaze, right-side look, and central settle. But this concept can guide the practice of taiji dagger, sabre, sword and spear as well.
 If one does not accord with these requirements, it will all be a waste of time and energy and leave a legacy of lament.

—from the Thirteen Powers Song (Shisan Shi Ge)

Times: 10.00-17.30 daily (13.00-15.00 break)

Cost: $575 CDN (To reserve your place, send a non-refundable deposit of $150 by August 1)

          Coming to both camps? $975 (end a non-refundable deposit of $300 by August 1)

Location: 462 Point Ideal Drive, Lake Cowichan, B.C., Canada, V0R 2G0

Contact: Sam Masich +1-250-883-2121

Accommodation: There is limited indoor shared accommodation available at the house ($15 per night per bed) and space for a few tents. Also, Lakeview Campsite is only a short walk to the workshop venue.

Payment Information: 





Name:  Samuel Masich

Bank: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Branch: 00600, InstItution: 010, Account: 66-85099


Pay by bank transfer

Account holder: Samuel Arden Masich
IBAN: GB68 TRWI 2314 7035 2968 89

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