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Berlin, Germany
Thu August 20 - Sun August 23
☯ 4th Annual Berlin Summer Taiji Weapons Intensive ☯ 5 Section Taiji Partner Sword Form

五段太極拳對練劍
Four Days of Partner Sword Training!
with Sam & Yanira Masich

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. Please bring both a wooden and metal sword if possible.
*Upon completion of the full course students will receive a certificate acknowledging the training. Suitable for both early and advanced practitioners.

About the Berlin Summer Taiji Weapons Intensive
This four-day event is the fourth in a series of summer workshops dedicated to the the study of taiji weapons: taijidao (sabre), taijijian (straight-sword), taijiqiang (spear) and taijiji (halberd).

5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form

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cost/Kosten: 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-Müllerstr. 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
Accommodations available at (Mögliche Unterkünfte unter): Das Andere Haus 8
Contact: Huberta (für nähere Informationen kontaktieren.) Anreise/Directions

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


Hannover, Germany
Sat October 3 - Sun October 4
☯ Deutschland Taiji Projekt 2015: Interim Training #2 ☯ Trainingstreffen #2

Contact: Oliver Rust (taiji-im-park@mail.de) for this weekend's Interim training subject, location and times.

*Deutschland Taiji Projekt*
 Program 2015
 

•  20.-22. November Four-hands Changes Workshop #3—Göttingen (with Sam) (c.auerbach@dao-schule.de)  

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Milton, Ontario, Canada
Fri October 16 - Sun October 25
2015 • 5 Section Taijiquan Full Curriculum Intensive (part 2—October) 五段太極拳

In this intensive we will be focusing on the 5 Section Taijiquan curriculum in its entirety with the purpose of developing high level practitioners and instructors.

Learn the entire 5 Section Taijiquan curriculum!
including:
• All five 5 Section Taijiquan forms (Tao lu)
• Sensing-hands bare-hand partner practice (Jue-shou)
• Sensing-Sword sword partner practice (Jue-jian)
• 5 Section Taijiquan Core Principles & Five Words

Participants will advance greatly in all practical and theoretical aspects of the 5 Section Taijiquan curriculum and, for those doing the instructor training be well prepared to share the material with others. Upon satisfactory completion, each class member will receive either a 5 Section Taijiquan Full Curriculum certificate or a 5 Section Taijiquan Full Curriculum Instructor certificate.

Eligibility: This course is designed for students who wish to complete the entire 5 Section Taijiquan syllabus as taught by the program’s founder Sam Masich. To be eligible for participation students must have studied approximately 60% of the technical material prior to the start date of the class.* Ideally, this will have been with Sam or his advanced students but work with other teachers will be taken into consideration as well. Students must be willing to commit to the schedule of training and meet financial commitments.

Framework:
• This is the second part and will be held in Milton, Ontario, Canada from October 16-25.
This second part was to have place in London but has been changed to Milton.

• Classes will take place in four day blocks running Saturday through Tuesday (Wednesday break) and Thursday through Sunday.
• To allow some participation of outside students these subjects will be taught in seminar format.
  The 5 Section Chen form
from May 22-24. (The class begins on May 22 at 7pm)
  The 5 Section 2 person sword from October 16-18 (This class begins on Oct. 16 at 7pm)
• Class times will be: 9:30am-12:30pm; 2:30-5:30pm each day.
• Sun/Mon and Fri/Sat evening instructor’s sessions 7:30-9:30.
 
2015 5 Section Taijiquan Intensive
 
Workshop application
form (PDF)

Financial: Information can be found in the application above. The cost includes both the May and October sessions.

*Prior to this intensive Sam and other instructors may offer courses or tutelage in topics which support the curriculum eligibility requirement. Candidates may apply for this intensive if they have the intention of boosting their knowledge of the syllabus to 60% (i.e., three of the forms and/or jue-shou practices).

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Milton, Ontario, Canada
Fri October 16 - Sun October 18
SPECIAL EVENT ☯ 5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form 五段太極拳對練劍

This is a unique opportunity to study alongside the excellent members of the '2015 • 5 Section Taijiquan Full Curriculum Intensive' during the 5 Section Partner Sword portion of their training. There will be taiji players from Germany, England, Italy, México, USA and Canada!

The 5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form brings a new dimension to both sword study and to taijiquan partner training. Along with gaining a deeper understanding of the many fascinating skills particular to the sword, taiji 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 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.

Study of the Wuduan Taijiquan Duilian Jian demands a clear understanding of taijiquan core-principles and allows taiji players to apply their experience in new and dynamic ways. This intermediate-advanced partner sword form can function as an excellent preparation for sword and other apparatus training found in traditional styles of taijiquan.

schedule: Friday night 7-9:30pm. Saturday/Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm (break from 1-3pm)
cost: Full weekend $285 (Early bird price $260—payment deadline Sept. 16. CTF members by Sept. 23). You can pay by cheque, cash or email transfer.
location: Milton Tsuruoka Karate Dojo 761 Main St. E. Unit 3, Milton, Ontario
This class was to have taken place in London but has been changed to Milton
contact/preregister: Jill Heath <jillmheath@earthlink.net> (905) 467-8180

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Gatineau, Canada
Fri October 30 - Sun November 1
☯ Maitrise du Pousse-mains : Dalü ☯ Push Hands Mastery: 'Large Rollback'—Dalü

Maitriser le Curriculum complet de pousse-mains traditionnel Yang!
Au cours de cette fin de semaine, nous étudierons le « Grand Rouler à l’arrière » (Dalü) qui est le prolongement du travail à quatre mains (Sizheng Tuishou).

Le « Dalü »  est le prolongement de la séquence peng, lu, ji, an avec la différence que « cai/lie »  est substitué à lu et que « zhou/kao »  est substitué à ji. La séquence dynamique des déplacements du « Grand Rouler à l’arrière » démontre la combinaison d’agilité et d’enracinement présente dans le taijiquan. 

Il y a un groupe d'étudiants qui travaille chaque semaine sur ce sujet au Centre de tai chi Gilles-Vaillant. Vous pouvez contacter Réal Lalande (information ci-dessous)

L'expérience du pousse-mains avec Maître Raymond Chung (né en 1913)
« À un certain moment Maître Chung m'indiqua que je pouvais pousser plus profondément dans son centre. Ce que j'ai trouvé était incroyable! Comme j'explorais différents angles et différentes approches, j'ai eu l'impression que je poussais dans  une mousse épaisse et douce – vivante et accueillante – mais attachée à quelque chose de très solide. C'était comme si son centre était une pierre de sa taille mais enfouie dans le sol. C'est alors que j'ai réalisé tout le travail qu'il me restait à faire pour accomplir de véritable progrès dans cet art et le peu de puissance que je possédais comparé à ce vieil homme. » – Sam Masich 1985
(Brien Gallagher, qui fut le premier professeur de Sam a appris ce matériel dans les années 1960 du Grand Maître Raymond Chung (né en 1913)


Master the traditional Yang-style Taijiquan Push Hands Full Curriculum!
 On this weekend we will study the 'Large Rollback' (Dalü) which is an extension of Four-hands (Sizheng Tuishou).

'Dalü' an extension the peng, lü, ji, an method but with 'cai'/'lie' substituting for 'lü' and 'zhou''/'kao' substituting for 'ji'. The dynamic stepping patterns of the Large Rollback highlight the combination of agility and rootedness in taijiquan.

There is a group of practitioners working weekly on review and preparation at the Centre de Tai Chi Gilles-Vaillant. Contact Réal Lalande (info below)
 


On pushing hands with
Master Raymond Chung (鍾蔭民 b.1913)
'At some point Master Chung indicated that it was okay for me to probe more deeply into his centre. What I found was incredible! As I explored various angles and approaches I had the feeling of pushing into soft, thick moss—alive and giving—but attached to something very solid. It was as if his centre was a stone his same height yet buried deep into the earth. It was then I realized how much work I had to do if I wanted to make real progress in the art—how little power I had compared to this old man.' —Sam Masich 1985
(Sam's first teacher Brien Gallagher learned this material in the 1960's from Grandmaster Raymond Chung (b. 鍾蔭民 1913).
This is a tradition passed down hand-to-hand over a period of 80 years!)


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—Apr. 29)
Fin de semaine (whole weekend): $275
($250 si pré-enregistré—if pre-registered—Apr. 29)
***Participez-vous également aux atelier de Milton?
Vous vous qualifiez pour une réduction de 15%!
 ***Are you participating in 2015 • 5 Section Taijiquan Full Curriculum Intensive in Milton?
Then you qualify for a 15% discount!
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

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Brighton. England
Sat November 14 - Sun November 15
☯ 13 Power Taiji Sabre 十三勢太極刀

This weekend we will study of the 13 Power Taiji Sabre (Shisan Shi Taijidao 十三勢太極刀). This is one of the least known components of Yang-style Taijiquan. We will use solo and partner work, including some light fencing, to illuminate the concepts of this fascinating work. Recommended equipment is listed below. The class will be adapted to how participants are outfitted.
 
Please bring:
Mandatory—a wooden sabre (a japanese style 'katana' is fine)
Not mandatory but suggested—a metal sabre; protective glove for your sabre hand.
Any 'soft' sabre/swords you can bring will also be helpful.

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

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Göttingen, Germany
Fri November 20 - Sun November 22
☯ Four-hands Changes—Sizheng Tuishou 2


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

Friday evening: Four Push-hands Tricks
On this evening we will look some fun and practical push-hands techniques that can be used for free style push-hands play. These 'tricks' are all based on the principles of jue-shou sensing-hands.

Saturday & Sunday:
Four-hands Changes 
'Four-hands' practice,
known also as 'peng, lü, ji, an', provides the foundation for a solid understanding of the taijiquan theory.
In 2015 we will study four-hands push-hands twice.

On this weekend we will study the eight changes of the 'Four-square Push-hands' (sizheng tuishou). These changes allow players to operate the circle smoothly and hold the key to many of taijiquan's martial applications. During the weekend we will also review the
'backward' and 'forward' timings and how the 1-8 preparatory exercises relate to four-hands. 

On pushing hands with Grandmaster Raymond Chung (鍾蔭民 b.1913)
'At some point Master Chung indicated that it was okay for me to probe more deeply into his centre. What I found was incredible! As I explored various angles and approaches I had the feeling of pushing into soft, thick moss—alive and giving—but attached to something very solid. It was as if his centre was a stone his same height yet buried deep into the earth. It was then I realized how much work I had to do if I wanted to make real progress in the art—how little power I had compared to this old man.'
—Sam Masich 1985

(Sam's first teacher Brien Gallagher learned this material in the 1960's from Grandmaster Raymond Chung (b. 鍾蔭民 1913).
This is a tradition passed down hand-to-hand over a period of 80 years.)


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.dewww.dao-schule.de

This event is part of the
  *Deutschland Taiji Projekt*

Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop


Daqingshan Mountain, Shandong Province, China
Fri July 1 - Mon August 15
Yang-style Taijiquan Full Curriculum Intensive (II)

       馬希奇内家拳法揚式太極拳总课程 
 2016 Yang-style Taijiquan Full Curriculum Intensive (II)
• Advanced Curriculum & Inner Structure of Yang-style Taijiquan
• Certificate in Vital Method Yang-style Taijiquan

Daqingshan Mountain, Shandong Province, China  
with Master Sam Masich

The 2016 Yang-style Taijiquan Full Curriculum Intensive Level II is a certification class for taijiquan players already versed in the full curriculum of Yang-style Taijiquan as taught by Master Sam Masich.

Objectives of the course: This intensive will focus on the energetic and theoretical substructure of the full curriculum of Vital Method Yang-style Taijiquan. It is expected that participants will advance to master level understanding in all practical and theoretical aspects of the Yang-style Taijiquan curriculum. Upon satisfactory completion, each class member will receive a Yang-style Taijiquan Full Curriculum Certificate signed and seal-stamped by Master Samuel A. Masich.
 
For more information and to apply.





Type of Event: Internal Arts Workshop