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August 29-September 1, 2024

Lake Cowichan, Vancouver Island, Canada 

3rd Vancouver Island Taijiquan Camp (Week Two)

13 Powers Partner Work: Taiji Push Hands, Dagger & Sabre


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. This year we are focusing on push-hands, dagger, and sabre. 

(You can bring a wooden or metal dagger & sabre or use ones provided by Sam)
 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 (send 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 ($25 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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