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Berlin, Germany
Sat September 16 - Sun September 17
Self-care and the Yijing Part one

Self-care and the Yijing

with Sam and Yanira Masich

(Three part series)

 

The Change Classic or Book of Changes (Yijing or I Ching) is one of the ‘Thirteen Classics of Confucious’. As a literary work, the Yijing is rich in content and it has informed people of Asian lands for more than two thousand years. Organized by a series of symbols called ‘hexagrams’ (gua 卦), the Yijing is now used throughout the world as a divinatory tool, usually as an aid to decision making.

 

This series of workshops will focus on how to use the Yijing as a tool in self-care, in meditation, and in taijiquan practice. Using the Richard Wilhelm translation as a basis, we will explore the symbols, concepts, and potential of the Book of Changes with an eye toward making it relevant in your daily life.

 

1. The Yijing: Methods and Motives Sept. 16-17, 2017 10am-5:30pm

Sam and Yanira will explore the ‘what,’ ‘why,’ and ‘how’ of the Book of Changes. We’ll cover Yijing history, philosophy, and methods for practical usage, especially, ‘The Yijing Bead Reading Method.’ As we’ll look at the basic trigram and hexagram structures and relationships. As well, we’ll work with various ‘body-loosening’ practices derived from traditional qigong/neigong. By the end of the weekend, participants can begin to use the Yijing as a guide in self-care and self-cultivation.

 

2. The Yijing and Meditation Dec. 16-17, 2017 10am-5:30pm

This session will be an ideal counter-balance to the holiday-season frenzy! We will delve into the relationships between mind and body, the life-cycle and the eight-trigrams, and how the Yijing relates to meditation practice, especially the ‘Breath Placement Method.’ By the end of the weekend, participants will have a method for deepening self-care through meditation that both supports taijiquan practice and aids in understanding the Yijing . Winter is the ideal time for contemplation and meditation.

 

3. The Yijing, Taijiquan and Yangsheng April 14-15, 2018

The philosophy that has come to shape and define Taijiquan have emerged from the Yijing. Taijiquan practices, concepts and values are also congruous with those of ‘yangsheng’ ‘nourishing-life’ practices which deal with physical exercise, meditation, diet, and the replenishing of the ‘three treasures’—‘essence,’ ‘vital energy,’ and ‘spirit’ (jing, qi, shin). We’ll explore how Yijing, Taijiquan and Yangsheng can come together to create a dynamic living philosophy for self-care and self-cultivation.

 

Chinese Elegant Evenings Friday Sept, 15, Dec. 15, 2017, and Apr. 13, 2018

On the Friday night before each of the Yijing weekend events we will have an ‘Chinese Elegant Evening’ with themes that include Chinese poetry, tea, music, philosophy, language, history, and maybe a bit of acupuncture!

 

location: Berlin Studio. Erich-Müllerstr. 12, Berlin, 10317

cost per weekend: €150 (Elegant evenings free!). Pre-reregister for all three sessions €400

contact: Yanira Masich +49 (0)171 1105866 masich.internal.arts@gmail.com

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Hannover, Germany
Sat September 30 - Sun October 1
Deutschland Taiji Projekt 2017 Trainingstreffen #3 mit Yanira Masich (5 Section Schwert Partnerform mit dem Spuerenden Schwert - 5 Section Two Person Sword & Sensing-sword)

 Gegenseitig unterstützendes Training der von Sam gelernten übungen 

Es ist wichtig, sich Zeit zu nehmen, um das in der Seminarreihe des Deutschland Taiji-Projektes gelernte Material zu üben und zu wiederholen - wollen wir im Curriculum vorwärts kommen und das Material verstehen. In diesen Zwischen den Seminaren Trainingstreffen können wir wiederholen und uns auf das, was als nächster Lernschritt ansteht, vorbereiten.

An diesem Wochenende arbeiten wir an der „5 Section Schwert Partnerform“ und dem „Spürenden Schwert.“

Yanira Masich studiert die Masich Internal Arts Method als Meisterschülerin (tudi) von Sam Masich.

Between Seminar Training Meetings

Finding the time for practicing and reviewing the material we learn in the Deutschland Taiji Projekt workshop series is important if we want to keep moving forward with the curriculum and our understanding of the material. In these 'Between Seminar Training Meetings' we can review and prepare for the work to come.

On this weekend we will work on the 5 Section Two Person Sword & Sensing-sword.

Yanira Masich is an 'indoor student' (tudi) of Sam Masich and the Masich Internal Arts Method.

times: Samstag/Sontag 10:00-17:30

location: Samstag/Sonntag: Weidendamm 28, 30167, Hannover.

contact: Oliver Rust <o.rust@mail.de>


Coming up next in 2017
 
24.-26.11.17 Goettingen
Workshop with Sam Masich 
Large-rollback (Dalu)
Unterstützendes Training zum Deutschland Taiji-Projekt mit Christian Auerbach
Deutschland Taiji Projekt support events by Christian Auerbach
9. December. 

 
Jeweils 10:00-17:30 Uhr.
Info: Christian Auerbach, 
Tel. 05594-261, 
mail C.Auerbach@DAO-Schule.de www.dao-schule.de
 
 

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Fri October 13 - Sun October 15
Forme des 32 energies + De la forme de 5 sections à la 24 et à la 108 / Yang-style 32 Taijidao Sabre form + 5 to 24 to 108

Maitriser le Curriculum complet des armes du Tai chi chuan traditionnel de style Yang

Cette série unique de trois ans couvre le curriculum des armes du tai chi chuan de style Yang et inclut le sabre (Taiji Dao), l’épée (Taiji Jian) et la lance (Taiji Qiang). Vous apprendrez les formes traditionnelles et le concept des treize énergies pour chacune des armes. L’approche adoptée par Sam pour ce sujet apportera aux étudiants une vision plus approfondie des concepts du tai chi chuan reliés à la santé, l’auto-défense et la connaissance de soi.

Samedi/Dimanche  Forme au sabre de style Yang de 32 mouvements de Chen Yanlin 

Il est presqu’impossible de trouver aujourd’hui l’enseignement de cette ancienne séquence de 32 mouvements de sabre de style Yang. Cette forme exprime simplement et élégamment les principes et les fonctions du sabre et constitue une préparation idéale pour une formation aux armes de style Yang. Cette séquence est apparue pour la première fois dans le livre de 1943 de Chen Yanlin intitulé: « Taiji Boxing, Sabre, Sword, Pole, Sparring Compiled ». Pour de nombreux maîtres le livre de Chen constitue le manuel de référence par excellence du tai chi chuan de style Yang. Les noms des 32 mouvements de cette forme sont enjolivés par les 16 vers d’une belle « Chanson des mouvements du sabre du tai chi ».

Vendredi soir De la forme de 5 sections à la 24 et à la 108
Le vendredi soir nous comparerons les mouvements contenus dans la forme solo de 5 sections (Yang), la forme de 24 mouvements et la forme longue traditionnelle Yang de 108 mouvements. Vous pourrez observer et expérimenter comment des mouvements tels que Parer, Rouler à l’arrière, Presser et Pousser (Peng-Lü-Ji-An), la Grue blanche, le Serpent rampe, etc, évoluent et se transforment à travers ces formes. 


Master the traditional Yang-style Taijiquan Weapons Full Curriculum!

This unique three year long series covers the weapons curriculum of Yang-style Taijiquan and includes Taiji Sabre (Dao), Taiji Straight-sword (Jian), and Taiji Spear (Qiang). Learn the traditional forms and the thirteen -power concept for each weapon. Sam's approach to this subject will provide students with deeper insights into taijiquan's concepts of health, self defence and self-cultivation.
 

Saturday/Sunday Yang-style 32 Taijidao Sabre form 'Chen Yanlin form' 

It is almost impossible to find instruction today on this early 32 movement of Yang-style taijidao routine. The form expresses sabre principles simply and elegantly and functions as an ideal preparation for Yang-style weapons training. This sabre sequence first appeared in print in Chen Yanlin's 1943 book 'Taiji Boxing, Sabre, Sword, Pole, Sparring Compiled'. For many masters Chen's manual stood as the definitive handbook of Yang-style Taijiquan. The names of the 32 sabre forms are augmented with a beautiful 16 line 'Taijidao Name Song'. 

Please bring a wooden or metal taiji sabre. A Japanese style katana will work. Excellent taiji sabres can be purchased from the Yang Family website here.

Friday evening

From 5 to 24 to 108
On the Friday evening we will compare movement from within the 5 Section Taijiquan solo Form (Yang), 24 Movement Taijiquan, and the traditional Yang 108 Long Form. You will observe and feel how postures such as Peng-Lü-Ji-An, White Crane, Parting Kick, Snake Creeps Down, etc, evolve and mature within these forms. 

 

 


 Download
PDF Sabre Handout!
Horaire/Frais:
Vendredi soir (Fri. eve): 19h00 à 22h00 seulement: $50
Samedi ou Dimanche (Sat or Sun): 10h00 à 17h00) seulement: $130
Samedi et Dimanche 
(Sat and Sun): $250 ($235 si pré-enregistré. if pre-registered Sept. 29)
Fin de semaine (whole weekend): $275 
($250 si pré-enregistré. if pre-registered Sept. 29) Location: Centre de tai chi Gilles-Vaillant, 109 rue Wright, Gatineau, Québec
Contact/Pré-enregistrement: Réal Lalande (819) 778-0147 centretaichigillesvaillant@yahoo.ca
ou (or) Jacques Michaud: (819) 772-4769

Coming up next in the 2016-2019
Yang-style Taijiquan Weapons Full Curriculum

Curriculum complet des armes du Tai Chi Chuan de style Yang

Mai 2018 Forme de 54 mouvements de l’épée
Octobre 2018 Les 13 énergies de l’Épée de tai chi chuan + Vendredi: Les contacts de l’épée
Mai 2019 Quatre jours de pratique solo et avec un partenaire: Les treize énergies de la lance du tai chi

Traditional Yang-style Taijiquan Weapons Full Curriculum

May. 2018 Yang 54 Taijijian Straight-sword form
Oct. 2018 Thirteen-powers Taijijian solo and partner training + Friday evening Sensing-sword
May. 2019 Thirteen-powers Taijiqiang Spear Training FOUR DAY solo and partner training

 
 
 

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Milton, Ontario
Fri October 20 - Sun October 22
13 Power Taiji Dagger +

Saturday/Sunday 13 Power Taiji Dagger (Taijijiandao) 

Following the traditional taijiquan thirteen-power theory, the taiji dagger (taijijiandao) creates a bridge between bare-hand training and traditional weapons work. A dagger differs from a knife in that it has no sharp cutting edge—only a point. Study of the taijijiandao includes solo and partner work that follows the same 'four-square, four-diagonal, five-phase' format found in the thirteen-power approach to taijiquan, taijidao, taijijian and taijiqiang.

Please bring a wooden or plastic dagger/knife.

Friday evening: Five-section Brocade (Neigong)
This 20 minute long, five part neigong routine brings together the Five Words of Self-composure with taijiquan core-principles and can function as a warm-up or cool-down for your taijiquan practice. In this class we will go deeper into greater depth with this internal practice.

The five sections of the Five Words Brocade are designed to progressively loosen up and energize the practitioner, preparing her or him for taijiquan practice. They are: Section 1. The Spine; Section 2. The Arms; Section 3. The Legs. Section 4. The Energies; Section 5. Five Words Neigong.  

cost: Full weekend $275 (Early bird price $250 deadline Sept. 20)
Sat/Sun $250 (Early-bird $235). Friday night-only 7-9:30pm $50
location: To be announced
contact/preregister: Jill Heath (905) 467-8180

 
 
 

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Brighton, England
Fri November 10 - Sun November 12
Thirteen Power Taiji Dagger + Yang Baduanjin Review

Over the past two years we have studied the eight sections of the Yang Taiji Baduanjin. On Friday evening we will do a follow-along review of the entire Yang Baduanjin. If you haven't learned any or all of the sequence you can still come and follow.

Section One: Peng and An
Section Two: 21 Form Neigong
Section Three: The Waist and Spine
Section Four: The Arms
Section Five: The Legs
Section Six: Zhan Zhuang
Section Seven: Fajin and Chansijin
Section Eight: Caituigong

Saturday & Sunday: A dagger differs from a knife in that it has no sharp cutting edge—only a point. Following the traditional taijiquan thirteen-power theory, the taiji dagger (taijijiandao) creates a bridge between bare-hand training and traditional weapons work. Study of the thirteen-power taijijiandao includes solo and partner work and follows the ‘4-4-5’ format essential to taijiquan, taijidao, taijijian and taijiqiang.

Please bring a wooden or plastic dagger/knife.

times: Fri. 6-9pm. Sat/Sun 10:30am-5:30pm
cost: Full weekend £165. Sat/Sun only £135. Fri. only £35
location: Middle Street Primary, Middle Street, Brighton (The entrance gate is the tall green one opposite Oasis on Middle Street.) MAP
contact: Simon Robins taichiwisdom@gmail.com 07825 410967 / 01903 369501

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Invorio, Lago Maggiore, Italy
Fri November 17 - Sun November 19
Taiji Four-hands Eight-changes #2 (Sizheng Tuishou Ba Diandao) + Five-section Neigong

Master the traditional Yang-style Taijiquan Push-hands Full Curriculum! 

Friday evening: Five-section Brocade (Neigong)
This 20 minute long, five part neigong routine brings together the Five Words of Self-composure with taijiquan core-principles and can function as a warm-up or cool-down for your taijiquan practice. In this class we will go deeper into greater depth with this internal practice.

The five sections of the Five Words Brocade are designed to progressively loosen up and energize the practitioner, preparing her or him for taijiquan practice. They are: Section 1. The Spine; Section 2. The Arms; Section 3. The Legs. Section 4. The Energies; Section 5. Five Words Neigong.  

Saturday & Sunday: Four-hands Changes 
'Four-hands' practice, also known as peng, lu, ji, an, provides the foundation for a solid understanding of the taijiquan theory. Each of these the reversals changes the direction of the circle allowing players to operate the four-hands exercise smoothly and creatively. The reversals also hold the key to many of taijiquan's martial applications. This weekend we continue the study of the eight reversals (ba diandao) of the 'Four-square Push-hands' (sizheng tuishou) with a greater emphasis on martial application.

 

The Eight Reversals

1. Summit Reversal
2. Substitute Spiral Reversal
3. Rowing Reversal
4. Sitting Wrist Reversal
5. Hinder Spiral Reversal
6. Lower-hand Slip Reversal
7. Chop Reversal
8. Folding Palm Reversal

 

orario/times: dalle 10 alle 17:30
location: Via Vergante 49 (between Lago Maggiore and Lago d'Orta)
cost: Full weekend €220 (€185 se confermato entro il 1 marzo con acconto di €100—€185 if confirmed before March 1st with a €100 deposit).                                                        Saturday/Sunday only €195. (€165 se confermato entro il 1 marzo con acconto di €100—€185 if confirmed before March 1st with a €100 deposit) 
Friday night only €35.

contact: Francesco Cerrato <francescocerrato1973@gmail.com>

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Goettingen, Germany
Fri November 24 - Sun November 26
Large Roll-back (Dalu)

Master the traditional Yang-style Taijiquan Push-hands Full Curriculum!

The 'large roll-back' or dalu is the diagonal extension of 'four-hands' (sizheng tuishou). Dalu takes moving-step four-hands (huobu sizheng tuishou) a step further to complete the basic traditional push-hands training concept. Based on the energies cai, lie, zhou, kao, this training  develops agility, flow and coordination and introduces several important martial arts concepts.

Friday evening: Jue-shou or 'sensing-hands' is based on five simple operations which are the first five of twenty-five jin or 'kinetic energies' employed in taijiquan. Sensing-hands supports and complements four-hands training, making it much easier to understand and master. On this Friday evening we will explore the relationship between 'sensing-hands' and 'perceptual movement,' an important but little discussed concept in traditional taijiquan.

times: Freitag 19:00-21:30—Samstag/Sontag 10:00-17:30
cost: Full Weekend €200. Friday only: €35. Samstag/Sontag: €175.
location: Sporthalle MPG II, Lange Geismarstrasse 81, 37073 Göttingen
contact: Christian Auerbach tel: 05594-261 c.auerbach@dao-schule.de  www.dao-schule.de


Unterstützendes Training zum Deutschland Taiji-Projekt mit Christian Auerbach
Deutschland Taiji Projekt support events by Christian Auerbach

9. Dezember
Jeweils 10:00-17:30 Uhr.
Info: Christian Auerbach, 
Tel. 05594-261, 
mail C.Auerbach@DAO-Schule.de www.dao-schule.de

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop