Yang-style Taijiquan ‘Eight-section Brocade’: Part 1/3 + 'Push-hands Games'
with Sam Masich
Friday evening: Push-hands Games
On this evening we will explore push-hands and sensing-hands in ways that are fun and challenging. Learn free-style push-hands skills and sensing-hands response games that bring your taijiquan to another level.
Saturday and Sunday:
Taijiquan is often described as 'meditation in motion' but meditative and energetic aspects of the art often take a back seat to the outer movements of the form. Learning this type of 'taiji qigong' will transform your understanding of the art and add depth to your practice. Fragments of the Yang-style Taijiquan 'Eight Pieces of Brocade' (Baduanjin) have been passed down through various sources but it is not common to find instruction in the entire set. The material was considered by early Yang masters to be an essential part of internal training. While parts of this neigong practice have appeared in print, for example in Chen Yanlin's 1943 book 'Taiji Boxing, Sabre, Sword, Pole, Sparring Compiled', to date there is no full rendering of a Yang 'Eight Pieces of Brocade' in English.
In this first of three weekend sessions, we will learn, in detail, sections one, two, and three of the Yang Taijiquan Baduanjin.
With this seminar series we celebrate 10 Years of the Deutschland Taiji Project!
Session 1, March 2-4, 2018
Section One: Peng and An
Section Two: 21 Form Neigong
Section Three: The Waist and Spine
Session 2, November 23-25, 2018
Section Four: The Arms
Section Five: The Legs
Section Six: Zhan Zhuang
Session 3, June 28-30, 2019
Section Seven: Fajin and Chansijin
Section Eight: Caituigong
Times: Freitag 19:00-21:30—Samstag/Sontag 10:00-17:30
Cost: Full Weekend €215. Friday only: €40. Samstag/Sontag: €190
Location: Note: the locations have changed.
Freitag: Buergerschule Nordstadt
Samstag/Sonntag: Weidendamm 28, 30167, Hannover.
Contact: Oliver Rust