Invorio, Lago Maggiore, Italy

37 Essential Forms of Taijiquan 

Sanshiqi Danshi Lianfa 三十七單式練法

with Javier Arnanz

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


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


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Javier Arnanz (Madrid, Spain).

'Indoor student' ( tudi ) of  Sam Masich and the Internal Arts Metod.
"I started taijiquan for health reasons but found that it helped me to grow as a person in so many ways. As a martial art it is a way of self expression and it has taught me how to fight the most powerful enemy—myself." Javier Arnanz started studying taijiquan in 1998. He began his training with Sam Masich in 2005. He trains and teaches Yang-style Taijiquan in all it's dimensions—for health, meditation and martial application. He was accepted as an indoor student on July 13, 2016 (
tudi ) of Sam Masich and the Internal Arts Masich Method.

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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