Yang Style Workshop - Downton
Based on Yang style Tai Chi, these regular full day workshops allow us to teach both the external postures and applications as well as the internal energy components (Neigong) that make your Tai Chi reach the next level.
If you main interest is an active and robust activity that is both stimulating and enjoyable, and includes partner connection practices, then this style is for you. The workshop has a flexible format with morning and afternoon sessions tailored to what our students need. Content is varied and includes popular forms like the 24 Step as well as partner hand and weapon forms.
Morning session 10am to 12.30pm £30
Afternoon session 1pm to 3.30pm £30
Full Day 10am to 3.30pm (inc 30 min lunch break) £45
Guidelines for the day's teaching:
Warmups based on the Yang family BaDuanJin (Eight Brocade)
Learning forms and applications from the 5 Section Taijiquan or traditional Yang family curriculum (E.g. Sanshou 88)
1pm - 3.30pm:
Learning forms and applications from the 5 Section Taijiquan or traditional Yang family curriculum, with particular focus on sword study and advanced partner work (25 Energies and the 88 Sanshou).
5 Section Taijiquan
The Five Section Taijiquan is a modern routine created by Master Sam Masich. Having trained and taught for more than thirty years, he has been included as one of the 100 Extraordinary Chinese Martial Arts Practitioners in the world today by the International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association and is an awarded eighth degree master.
It is part of a comprehensive curriculum which includes:
- The basic five section tai chi solo form
- Five Section two person tai chi
- Five Section tai chi sword
- Five Section two person tai chi sword
- Five Section Chen style
- intermediate to advanced practices with sensing hands (Jue Shou) and energy work (Qigong).
Forms and exercises from '5 section taijiquan' (wuduan taijiquan in Chinese) have been adopted by Tai Chi schools around the world. The program has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary recreational taiji groups and to prepare committed students for traditional taijiquan training.
About Yang Style
A Tai Chi form can be either large, medium or small "frame", which dictates the amount of space required to perform it as well as the actual physical extensions involved. It can also be "short" or "long", which simply describes the number of individual movements the form contains. Yang-style forms are traditionally medium to large frame and develop very high quality martial skills and chi gung (internal subtle energy work).
|Event Date||Sat 8th Dec 2018 - 10:00 am|
|Individual Price||Morning £30 Full Day £45|
|Location||Downton, Memorial Hall|