Below is a list of events generally hosted by one of our teachers that we are thinking of attending, or think that you might like to attend. Please follow the links in the event description to find out more or register - do not contact us.
Saturday-Sunday: 5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form & Sensing-hands
The 5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form (Wuduan Taijiquan Duilian Jian) brings a new dimension to both sword study and to taijiquan partner training. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the many fascinating skills particular to the sword and learn to apply their understanding of taijiquan core-principles in new and dynamic ways. In China, masters of the sword (jian 劍) had a profound effect on almost every aspect of life and were instrumental in shaping the country's history, folklore and performance culture. In terms of self-cultivation, the sword master sees one edge of the weapon as cutting through worldly folly and the other as cutting through self illusion. As we learn the form we will also deepen our practice of the sensing-sword.
Friday night: Sensing-hands & Sensing-sword
On Friday night we will review the basic skills of sensing-sword in the context of sensing-hands. Sensing-hands develops the ability to 'listen', 'understand' and 'receive' and these qualities are directly transferable to jue-jian.
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