6th Annual Berlin Summer Taiji Weapons Camp • 13 Power Taiji Sword
Shisanshi Taijijian 十三勢太極劍
Graceful and profound, taiji straight-sword (taijijian) has it roots in the famed fencing skills of Wudang Mountain, home of mystical sage Zhang Sanfeng. Taijijian is the most popular of the weapons in taijiquan curriculum. The main focus of this weekend will be thirteen-power sword and it's 'eight gates and five-phases' taiji straight-sword drills. The practical simplicity of the thirteen-powers concept brings the sword to life, enlivening solo forms and partner practices.
The foundation for thirteen-power taiji straight-sword is found in the thirteen-power taiji sabre . The straight-sword makes elegant the coarse simplicity of the taijidao and clears a path for later study of taijiquan's thirteen-power spear. This straight-sword class will include a review of the thirteen power sabre to better understand the relationship between the two weapons.
Please bring: Mandatory: a wooden taiji straight-sword.
Not mandatory but suggested: A wooden taiji sabre (a japanese style 'katana' is fine), a metal sword; a protective fencing mask; protective glove for your sword hand. Any 'soft' sabre/swords you can bring will also be helpful.
Upon completion of the full course students will receive a certificate acknowledging the training.
Times: 10.00-17.30 daily (13.00-15.00 break) Cost: cost: 450€ (425€ if preregistered by July 15. Bei Voranmeldung bis 15. Juli)
***875€ for Berlin Push Hands Camp+Taiji Weapons Intensive together (825€ if preregistered