SamMasich.com Main Header
 
 register  lost password  login:  password:  remember:
Intensives Archive

Current special intensives, practice collectives and inspiring classes from the past.

UPCOMING INTENSIVES



NOTABLE PAST INTENSIVES


Sam Masich Summer Push Hands Camps
The Sam Masich Summer Push Hands Camps have a long history. Currently the camps are held in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. An archive page is in progress but will take some time as the the event has been going now for twenty years.



五段太極拳
2009 • 5 Section Taijiquan
Full Curriculum Intensive

Madrid, Spain
Nov. 20—Dec. 14, 2009
(Español)

The fourteen participants in this course studied the 5 Section Taijiquan curriculum in its entirety! Instruction included: the five 5 Section Taijiquan forms, Jue-shou and Jue-jian partner practices and Core Principles. Each class member received a participant's certificate and skill evaluation assessment.

Angel Bedia
Ángeles Buergo
César Diaz de la Cruz
Francisco Javier
Ivan Urteaga Almeida
Javier Arnanz
Maribel Brito
Marta Fernández Miró
Paloma Botejara
Ricardo Paris
Sergio Aguilera
Simon Robinson
Stephan Moratti
Virginia Navascués

2009 Yang Style Taijiquan
Full Curriculum Intensive
揚式太極拳
Jan.12 through Mar.28 2009
in
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

In this intensive will we focused on the Yang-style Taijiquan curriculum in its entirety. The eleven participants showed outstanding dedication and discipline and joined the rare ranks of Taijiquan experts with a grasp of the entire Yang syllabus.

Javier Arnanz
(Madrid, Spain)
Erik Baez Morosini
(México City, México)
Karin Collins
(Ballard WA, USA)
Ed Cooper
(Vancouver BC, Canada)
Trude Smoor
(Painted Post NY, USA)
Declan King
(Vancouver BC, Canada)
Tony Galis
(Santa Cruz CA, USA)
Dorian Gregory
(Sunderland, MA, USA)
Mary Hansell
(Campbellville ON, Canada)
Bobby Kaplan
(San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
Simon Robinson
(Brighton, UK)

The Full Circle
(Practice Collective: 2004-2007)
This self-initiated group started meeting in 2004 when several graduates of the 2001-02 Yang Style Taijiquan full curriculum intensive decided they wanted to take their training a step further—and in the process, have a lot of fun. The format evolved by consensus and the group operated democratically in all aspects. I have a great deal of admiration and respect for this group of excellent practitioners and feel honored to have worked with them. I encourage serious students to take this approach in forming practice collectives.


The 'Original Full-Circlers':
Gary Armstrong, Art Baner, Michael Blackburn, Matthew Case, B Cacaci, Lil Cacaci, Tony Galis, Jason Halm, Jayeson Hendyrsan, Jim Madras, Mary Lynn Lewis, Greg Miller, Jan Parker

The 'Full-Circlers v2.0':
Art Baner, Michael Blackburn, Matthew Case, Ed Cooper, Lois Harle, Jayeson Hendyrsan, Tony Galis, Dorian Gregory, Kelly Maclean, Jim Madras, Anna Michael, Jan Parker

Inspired by the Full Circle group's dedication, other practice collectives have arisen in Massachussetts, Utah, Minnesota and in other parts of BC, Canada.



This six-week 5 Section curriculum intensive and instructor certification ran four days-per-week from Nov. 9 through Dec. 17, 2007 in Vancouver BC, Canada. The fourteen participants in this course studied the 5 Section Taijiquan curriculum in its entirety! Instruction included: the five 5 Section Taijiquan forms, Jue-shou partner practices, Core Principles and pedagogy. Each of the fourteen class members received a instructor's certificate and skill evaluation assessment.

Intensive Participants:
Adriaan Blaauw
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)

André Couture
(L'Îsle-de-la-Madeleine, PQ, Canada)

Bobby Kapp
(San Miguel de Allende, MX)

David Amador
(San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Ed Cooper
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Erica Anderson
(Eugene, OR, USA)

Javier Arnanz
(Madrid, Spain)

Jill Heath
(Oakville, ON, Canada)

Karin Collins
(Seattle, Washington, USA)
Matthew Case
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Michelle Livaja
(Bowen Island, BC, Canada)

Réal Lalande
(Gatineau, PQ, Canada)

Susan Dubois
(Clearwater, BC, Canada)

Trude De Jong
(Painted Post, NY, USA)


This four-month intensive was an unforgettable experience for Sam and eleven dedicated students:

Art Baner
Peter Branson
Cage Campbell
Leslie Farella
Lois Harle
Jayeson Hendyrson
Mary Lynn Lewis
Jim Madras
Anna Michael
Paul Nicollazo
Jan Parker
Covering the entire curriculum of traditional Yang Style Taijiquan was no small feat. The participants worked hard to earn their certificates, training for a year in preparation for the three month, 35 hour a week intensive. At the end of the course they gave one of the best Taijiquan demonstrations ever captured on film.

A page devoted to pictures, video clips and student writings is under construction so stay tuned!

Yang Style Taijiquan Full Curriculum Intensive certificate