Invorio, Lago Maggiore, Italy

37 Essential Forms of Taijiquan 

Sanshiqi Danshi Lianfa   三十七單式練法

Part 5th

with Sam Masich

We continue our study of traditional Yang-style Taijiquan principles, push-hands, and application with the study of the ‘37 Essential Forms of Taijiquan.’

Part 5th. 

In his 1931 book, 'Taijiquan Method and Application' Master Yang Chengfu (楊澄甫 1883-1936) described thirty-seven core forms. He suggested that these are essential to the understanding of martial application. After listing all the forms within the long form he states, "The full sequence is comprised entirely of thirty-seven distinct forms." Described thirty-seven core forms. 

Sam Masich's extensive work in this area has stimulated breakthroughs in the theory of the taijiquan, helping to push the art forward. His principled approach breaks the thirty-seven forms into thirteen 'families' allowing for a deeper understanding of taiji's underlaying structure


Upon completion of the full Traditional Yang-style Taijiquan Push Hands Curriculum students will receive a certificate acknowledging the training.

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Times:     Saturday 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-18:30. Sunday 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:00
Cost:       Full weekend €220 (€185 se confermato entro il 1 marzo con acconto

              di €100—€185 if confirmed before March 1st with a €100 deposit).

              Saturday/Sunday only €195. (€165 se confermato entro il 1 marzo con acconto

              di €100—€185 if confirmed before March 1st with a €100 deposit) 

              Friday night only €35.

Location: Via Vergante 49 (between Lago Maggiore and Lago d'Orta)
Contact:  Francesco Cerrato     


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