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Hannover, Germany
Fri February 10 - Sat February 11
Deutschland Taiji Projekt 2017 Trainingstreffen #1 mit Yanira Masich (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.

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

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

Between Saminar Training Meetings

Finding the time for practicing and reviewing the material we learn in the Deutschland Taiji Project.

roject 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: Freitag 19:00-21:30 Samstag/Sontag 10:00-17:30

contact: Oliver Rust <taiji-im-park@mail.de>


Coming up next in 2017
 
10.-12.03.17 Goettingen
Workshop with Sam Masich
Four-hands Integration
 
5.-7.05.17 Goettingen
Trainingstreffen #2 with Yanira Masich 
Four-hands Integration Review

9.-11.06.17 Hannover
Workshop with Sam Masich
Two Person Sword & Sensing-sword

19.-22.07.17 Berlin
8th Annual Berlin Push Hands Camp
The 25 Energies of Taijiquan #1
 
24.-27.07.17 Berlin
6th Annual Berlin Summer Taiji Weapons Camp
13 Power Taiji Sword 
 
29.10-01.11 Hannover 
Trainingstreffen #3 with Yanira Masich
Taiji Sword
 
24.-26.11.17 Goettingen
Workshop with Sam Masich 
Large-rollback (Dalu)

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Brighton, England
Fri February 17 - Sun February 19
Yang-style Taijiquan 'Eight Pieces of Brocade' (Baduanjin) #3

Chen Yanlin's bookTaijiquan is often described as 'meditation in movement' but meditative and energetic aspects of the art often take a back seat to outer form. Learning this type of 'Taiji Neigong/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 last year's classes we looked at the the first five parts of the Yang Baduanjin: Section 1 Peng and An, and Section 2 the 21 gesture 'Taijiquan Fundamental Strengthening Body and Mobilizing Qi Method', Section 3, the Waist and Spine, Section 4, The Arms, and Section 5, the Legs. This weekend we will continue with the final three sections: Section 6, 'Standing Post' (Zhan Zhuang), section 7, 'Issuing' and 'Coiling' (Fajin and Chansijin), and section 8, 'Trample Stepping' (Caituigong). On Friday evening we will review sections 3-5.


 

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

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Salamanca, Spain
Sat March 4 - Sun March 5
Las 37 Formas Esenciales del Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan 37 Essential Forms)

El Maestro Yang Chengfu (1883-1936) describió treintisiete  formas principales en su libro de 1931 `Tai Chi Chuan, Método y Aplicación.´ Sugirió que éstas eran esenciales para el entendimiento de la aplicación marcial. Después de enumerar todas las formas dentro de la secuencia larga, declaró: "Toda la secuencia de las setenta y ocho posturas está compuesta únicamente de treinta y siete formas distintas".

El vasto trabajo de Sam Masich en esta área ha estimulado un auténtico progreso en la teoría del Tai Chi Chuan, ayudando al arte a seguir avanzando. Este enfoque, al mismo tiempo tradicional y progresista, basado profundamente en los principios, divide las 37 formas en "familias" permitiendo una comprensión más profunda de la estructura subyacente del Tai Chi.

Master Yang Chengfu (1883-1936) Described thirty-seven core forms in His 1931 book, 'Taijiquan Method and Application' He Suggested That These are essential to the understanding of martial application. After listing all the forms have Within the long form states, "The full seventy-eight posture sequence above is Comprised entirely of thirty-seven distinct forms."

Sam Masich's EXTENSIVE work in real-esta area has stimulated breakthroughs in the theory of the taijiquan, helping to push the art forward. At the same time traditional and progressive, highly principled approach esta breaks the 37 forms into 'families' Allowing for a deeper understanding of the Taiji's underlaying structure.

Download PDF study!

David Gomez

 

schedule / schedule: Saturday and Sunday 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:30
price / cost: € 140
location / location:  JUYS GYM, C / Bolivia, 20. 37003 Salamanca, Spain.
contact / preregister: David Gomez eldavides@yahoo.es +34 652457933

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Goettingen, Germany
Fri March 10 - Sun March 12
4 Haende Integration - Four-hands Integration

Das vollständige traditionelle Yang-Stil Taijiquan Push-hands Curriculum meistern! 

 

Die „4-Hände“ (sizheng tuishou) zeigen als Trainingsmethode klar die im Herzen des Taijiquan angesiedelten Kräfte peng,lu, ji, anSie können in einem vorwärts-orientierten, rückwärts-orientierten und auch anderem Timing, sowie mit Richtungswechseln und Anwendungen praktiziert werden.

Schrittübungen, mit festem Schritt (ding bu) und bewegtem Schritt (huo bu), lassen sich zudem im Wechsel üben, während all die Veränderungen im Zusammenspiel der Hände stattfinden.

An diesem Wochenende werden wir die Verbindungen dieser vielen 4-Hände-Methoden erkunden und versuchen zu meistern.

 

Der Workshop ist für alle Taiji-Spieler offen!


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

'Four-hands' (sizheng tuishouclearly demonstrates the peng, lü, ji, an method at the heart of tajiquan. It can be practiced with forward, and backward and other timings as well as with directional changes and applications. Stationary (ding bu) and moving-step (huobu) four-hands practices interhange even while changes take place above in the hand play. On this weekend we will explore the the mixing and mastering of these many four-hands methods.

This workshop is open to all taiji players!

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



Coming up next in 2017
 
5.-7.05.17 Goettingen
Trainingstreffen #2 with Yanira Masich 
Four-hands Integration Review

9.-11.06.17 Hannover
Workshop with Sam Masich
Two Person Sword & Sensing-sword

19.-22.07.17 Berlin
8th Annual Berlin Push Hands Camp
The 25 Energies of Taijiquan #1
 
24.-27.07.17 Berlin
6th Annual Berlin Summer Taiji Weapons Camp
13 Power Taiji Sword 
 
29.10-01.11 Hannover 
Trainingstreffen #3 with Yanira Masich
Taiji Sword
 
24.-26.11.17 Goettingen
Workshop with Sam Masich 
Large-rollback (Dalu)

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Vancouver, Canada
Fri March 17 - Sun March 19
'Eight Pieces of Brocade' (Baduanjin) #3 + Taiji Lianhuanquan 'Linking Fists!

Friday evening: Taiji Lianhuanquan

Past generation masters practiced 'linking fist' (lianhuanquan) methods as a preparation for push-hands training. The study and practice of lianhuanquan will help bring your push-hands up to the level of meaningful self defense. The training is dynamic yet safe and will bring your understanding of taijiquan to a whole new level.

Saturday/Sunday: Yang Taiji Baduanjin

Taijiquan is often described as 'meditation in movement' but meditative and energetic aspects of the art often take a back seat to outer form. Learning this type of 'Taiji Neigong/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 last year's classes we looked at the the first five parts of the Yang Baduanjin: Section 1 Peng and An, and Section 2 the 21 gesture 'Taijiquan Fundamental Strengthening Body and Mobilizing Qi Method', Section 3, the Waist and Spine, Section 4, The Arms, and Section 5, the Legs. This weekend we will continue with the final three sections: Section 6, 'Standing Post' (Zhan Zhuang), section 7, 'Issuing' and 'Coiling' (Fajin and Chansijin), and section 8, 'Trample Stepping' (Caituigong).

 
Schedule Fri. 7-9:30pm Sat/Sun. 10am to 6 pm
location First Church of the Nazarene, 998 19th Ave. Vancouver
cost Full weekend $285 (Early bird price $260 payment deadline Feb. 20)
Friday night-only $50 Sat/Sun only $260 (Early-bird $245).

contact Michael Blackburn m_l_blackburn@yahoo.ca (778) 228-3500

 

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Fri March 24 - Sun March 26
5 Secciones de Taijiquan Forma de Espada en Pareja - 5 Section Taiji Partner Sword Form

¡Entrenamiento de Espada en Pareja!
Partner Sword Training!
con Sam & Yanira Masich

El estudio de la Forma de Espada en Pareja de Taijiquan trae consigo una nueva dimensión, tanto en la espada como en el entrenamiento con una pareja, así como en la adquisición de un entendimiento profundo de las muchas y fascinantes habilidades de la espada. Los practicantes pueden mejorar sus habilidades sensoriales y de respuesta al trabajo en conjunto, utilizando los principios del taijiquan.

En China, los maestros de jian (espada) tuvieron un profundo efecto en casi todos los aspectos de la vida y fueron fundamentales en la configuración histórica, folclor y desenvolvimiento cultural. En esta clase aprenderemos a disfrutar la espada, su arte y defensa personal.

* Al completar el curso, los estudiantes recibirán un certificado que reconoce la formación.


Study of the 5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form brings a new dimension to both the sword and to taijiquan partner training. Along with gaining a deeper understanding of the many fascinating skills particular to the sword, players can improve their ability to sense and respond to a partner using taijiquan principles.

In China, masters of the jian (sword) had a profound effect on almost every aspect of life and were instrumental in shaping the country's history, folklore and performance culture. In the class we will learn and enjoy the sword as a form of art and self defense.
*Upon completion of the full course students will receive a certificate acknowledging the training
 
5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form
visit DVD page

download form names
 

Horarios: Viernes 19:00- 21:30 Sábado/Domingo 10:00 - 17:30
Costo:  todo el seminario Viernes a Domingo: $3,350.00 (mexican pesos)
sólo Viernes: $670 sólo sábado o Domingo: $1340
Ubicación (location): Por confirmar
Contacto: Ricardo Buenaventura quzaribu@hotmail.com 55 1651 7844
o Yanira Masich masich.internal.arts@gmail.com

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Invorio, Lago Maggiore, Italy
Fri April 7 - Sun April 9
Taiji Four-hands Eight-changes (Sizheng Tuishou Ba Diandao) + Five-section Neigong


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

Friday evening: Five-section Brocade (Neigong)
For those students seeking qigong to support their taijiquan practice, the 'Five Section Brocade' or 'Wuduanjin' is ideal. 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.

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. On this weekend we will begin the study of the eight reversals (ba diandao) of the 'Four-square Push-hands' (sizheng tuishou).

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

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. During the weekend we will also review the 'backward' and 'forward' timing.

This workshop is open to all taiji players!

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 May 5 - Sun May 7
Deutschland Taiji Projekt 2017 Trainingstreffen #2 mit Yanira Masich (Four-hands review)

 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.

On this weekend we will work on the all of the ''four-hands' (sizheng tuishou) material including forward and backward timing, the four-hands changes and moving-step four-hands.

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

Between Saminar Training Meetings

Finding the time for practicing and reviewing the material we learn in the Deutschland Taiji Project.

roject 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 all of the ''four-hands' (sizheng tuishou) material including forward and backward timing, the four-hands changes and moving-step four-hands.

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

come.

times: Samstag/Sontag 10:00-17:30
location: Sporthalle MPG II, Lange Geismarstrasse 81, 37073 Goettingen
contact: Christian Auerbach tel: 05594-261 c.auerbach@dao-schule.de www.dao-schule.de

 


Coming up next in 2017

9.-11.06.17 Hannover
Workshop with Sam Masich
Two Person Sword & Sensing-sword

19.-22.07.17 Berlin
8th Annual Berlin Push Hands Camp
The 25 Energies of Taijiquan #1
 
24.-27.07.17 Berlin
6th Annual Berlin Summer Taiji Weapons Camp
13 Power Taiji Sword 
 
29.10-01.11 Hannover 
Trainingstreffen #3 with Yanira Masich
Taiji Sword
 
24.-26.11.17 Goettingen
Workshop with Sam Masich 
Large-rollback (Dalu)

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Brighton, England
Fri June 2 - Sun June 4
Taiji Linking Fists (Taiji Lianhuanquan) Plus: Four Push Hands Tricks

Taijiquan Lianhuanquan—Applications Training!
Past generation masters practiced linking fist (lianhuanquan) methods as a preparation for push-hands training. This exciting four day event will help bring your push-hands up to the level of meaningful self defense. The training is dynamic yet safe and will bring your understanding of taijiquan to a whole new level.

PLUS: Friday evening
Four Push Hands Tricks
Studying form, theory and drills is all well and good. But sometimes success in push-hands comes down to having just the right trick for the situation at hand. Learn some of Sam's favourite masterhand techniques for getting things moving with your push-hands.

 

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

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Vancouver, Canada
Sat July 22 - Tue July 25
21st Vancouver Push Hands Camp! Push Hands Integration

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

Over the past few summers we have studied the '1-to-8' preparation push-hands drills; 'four-hands' push-hands with forward and backward timing, fixed and moving step variations; applications from eight-changes of the four-hands circle; and the 'long-rollback' or 'dalu.' 

In this this four-day event we will review and integrate material from the past years' events seeing how the curriculum interrelates and improving our ability to work smoothly and firmly with all aspects of the basic push-hands curriculum.

Upon completion of the full course students will receive a certificate acknowledging the training.

 
Schedule Fri. 7-9:30pm Sat/Sun. 10am to 6 pm
location Soon to be announced
cost Full weekend $285 (Early bird price $260 payment deadline Feb. 20)
Friday night-only $50 Sat/Sun only $260 (Early-bird $245).

contact Michael Blackburn m_l_blackburn@yahoo.ca (778) 228-3500

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Madrid, Spain
Sat August 12 - Tue August 15
Tuishou meets Dashou - 10 Campamento de 4 dias de Empuje de Mano

The 10th Annual Madrid Push Hands Camp
Four Days of Applications Training!


Past generation masters practiced linking fist (lianhuanquan) methods as a preparation for push-hands training. This exciting four day event will integrate 'push-hands' (tuishou) and 'hitting-hands' (dashou).

Using traditional and progressive push-hands methods and 'linking-fist' (lianhuanquan) exercises as a basis will help to bring your push-hands up to the level of meaningful self defense. The training is dynamic yet safe and will bring your understanding of taijiquan to a whole new level. We will TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN!

Madrid is a fun and dynamic city! Puerta del Sol, the Reina Sofia Museum and of course tapas!

 

horario/times: de 10 a 18:30
lugar Escuela Superior Serrato Calle Almansa 47,28039 Madrid, Espana (Zona Cuatro Caminos)
precio/cost 375. 350 para reservas confirmadas antes del 15 de junio.
contact: Javier (+34) 647 69 79 52 jarnanz@yahoo.es aprendetaichi.com

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Berlin, Germany
Sat August 19 - Tue August 22
8th Annual Berlin Push Hands Camp. The 25 Energies of Taijiquan #1

Taijiquan can be expressed through various physical forms and practices, but fundamentally it is an art of ‘energies’ (jin). An important aspect of traditional Yang-style Taijiquan is the study of twenty-five energies identified in early taijiquan literature. The twenty-five energies—'sticking', 'listening', 'understanding', 'receiving', 'neutralizing', 'enticing', 'seizing', 'issuing', 'borrowing' 'opening', 'closing', 'rising', 'sinking', 'peng', 'lu', 'ji' 'an', 'cai', 'lie', 'zhou', 'kao', 'long', 'intercepting', 'drilling' and 'lofty-soaring—can be employed practically in partner connection, body movement and martial strategy studies.

In the last seven years, the Berlin Push Hands Camp has focused on the push-hands curriculum of Yang-style Taijiquan. Over the next few years we will work methodically through the 'Twenty-five Intrinsic Energies' using 'sensing-hands' (jue-shou), 'four-hands' (sizheng tuishou) and 'large-rolling' (dalu) exercises.

cost: 450€ (425€ if preregistered by July 15. Bei Voranmeldung bis 15. Juli)
***875€ for Berlin Push Hands Camp+Taiji Weapons Intensive together (825€ if preregistered by July 15. Bei Voranmeldung bis 15. Juli)***
location: Erich-Muellerstr. 12 Berlin, Lichtenberg (Rummelsburger Bucht)
times: 10.00-17.30 daily (13.00-15.00 break)
contact/Anmeldung: Yanira Masich +49 (0)171 1105866 masich.internal.arts@gmail.com

Bank Transfer Information: 
Name: Samuel Masich
Bank: Commerz Bank
Account/Konto: 0447113100
IBAN: DE89 1008 0000 0447 1131 00
 

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Berlin, Germany
Thu August 24 - Sun August 27
6th Annual Berlin Summer Taiji Weapons Camp. 13 Power Taiji Sword

Graceful and profound, taiji straight-sword (taijijian) has it roots in the famed fencing skills of Wudang Mountain, home of mystical sage Zhang Sanfeng. Taijijian is the most popular of the weapons in taijiquan curriculum. The main focus of this weekend will be thirteen-power sword and it's 'eight gates and five-phases' taiji straight-sword drills. The practical simplicity of the thirteen-powers concept brings the sword to life, enlivening solo forms and partner practices.

The foundation for thirteen-power taiji straight-sword is found in the thirteen-power taiji sabre . The straight-sword makes elegant the coarse simplicity of the taijidao and clears a path for later study of taijiquan's thirteen-power spear. This straight-sword class will include a review of the thirteen power sabre to better understand the relationship between the two weapons.

Please bring:
Mandatory: a wooden taiji straight-sword.
Not mandatory but suggested: A wooden taiji sabre (a japanese style 'katana' is fine), a metal sword; a protective fencing mask; protective glove for your sword hand. Any 'soft' sabre/swords you can bring will also be helpful. Upon completion of the full course students will receive a certificate acknowledging the training.

cost: 450€ (425€ if preregistered by July 15. Bei Voranmeldung bis 15. Juli)
***875€ for Berlin Push Hands Camp+Taiji Weapons Intensive together (825€ if preregistered by July 15. Bei Voranmeldung bis 15. Juli)***
location: Erich-Muellerstr. 12 Berlin, Lichtenberg (Rummelsburger Bucht)
times: 10.00-17.30 daily (13.00-15.00 break)
contact/Anmeldung: Yanira Masich +49 (0)171 1105866 masich.internal.arts@gmail.com

Bank Transfer Information: 
Name: Samuel Masich
Bank: Commerz Bank
Account/Konto: 0447113100
IBAN: DE89 1008 0000 0447 1131 00

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop