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2009 Yang Int. Reference

2009 Yang-style Taijiquan Full Curriculum Intensive
Reference materials:

This page provides a guide to recommended learning aids which support the 70% curriculum qualification for the 2009 Yang-style Taijiquan Full Curriculum Intensive.

JanJimJam
Yang-style Taijiquan Push-hands Reference
This material will be part of the 2009 intensive.
This is a fabulous push-hands reference CD from two of Sam's top Yang-style Taijiquan students. Jan and Jim, both graduates of the 2002 Yang intensive, have compiled all of the Yang bare-hand partner curriculum in an easy-to-use reference CD to be used in your computer. The disc can purchased from their website. Part of the proceeds go to the Sam Masich Internal Arts Library fund.



Tai Chi in Performance
The 2002 Yang Taijiquan Intensive Graduate’s Demo on Bowen Island
This material will be part of the 2009 intensive.
The 11 graduates of the three month 2002 Yang Style Full Curriculum Intensive present the entire curriculum we will be studying in the 2009 intensive. (More detailed info or to order)

LP Official Bootleg Series vol.1
Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 108

This material will be part of the 2009 intensive.
The entire long 108 movement Yang style bare-hand routine is  performed here, with Sam leading the class, at a slow pace, narrating through the sequence. The form is titled posture by posture. Some class discussion and explanation follows. (More detailed info or to order)

LP Official Bootleg Series vol.2
Traditional Yang Style Taijijian 54

This material will be part of the 2009 intensive.
The entire Yang 54 straight-sword routine is performed with Sam solo and leading the class at a slow pace. The form is narrated throughout and titled posture by posture. Class discussion and explanation follow along with several sword performances designed to clarify free-style sword practice. (More detailed info or to order)

Push Hands Video Manual vol. 1 ‘Four Hands’
This material will be part of the 2009 intensive.
This DVD looks in detail at preparatory drills, moving and stationary ‘Si Zheng’ Push Hands (Four Hands), and applications. (Part of the Sam Masich Video Classics Collection) (More detailed info or to order)

Push Hands Video Manual vol. 2 ‘Da Lu’
Sam Masich & Eston Hospedales

This material will be part of the 2009 intensive.
The Push Hands Video Manual Vol. 2 features Da Lu, the ‘Large Roll-back’, an important core Push Hands study. (Part of the Sam Masich Video Classics Collection) (More detailed info or to order)

5 Section Taijijian vol. 2 (Two Person Sword Form)
Sam Masich & Chantal Fafard

This material supports qualification for the 2009 intensive.
Although we will not be studying this form as such in the intensive, knowledge of it will be considered foundation enough for Yang two-person sword material.
(Part of the Sam Masich Video Classics Collection) (More detailed info or to order)

5 Section Taijiquan vol. 2
Sam Masich & Chantal Fafard

This material supports qualification for the 2009 intensive.
Although we will not be studying this form as such in the intensive, knowledge of it will be considered foundation enough for Yang Taiji San-shou. (Part of the Sam Masich Video Classics Collection) (More detailed info or to order)
 

Guidelines for qualification
Yang-style Taiji
Full Curriculum
Intensive 2009
in San Miguel de Allende
Jan. 12 through Mar. 28 2009

This course is designed for serious students of Yang-style Taijiquan who wish to complete the entire syllabus of the art as taught by Sam Masich. To be eligible for the course, students will have studied approximately 70% of the material prior to the start date of the class. Ideally this will have been with Sam but studies with Sam’s advanced students and with other teachers will be taken into consideration as well.

Here are some other approaches to the Yang material that would likely support qualification.

Yang forms and drills learned from the lineages of teachers such as: Yang Zhenduo, Yang Jun, Yang Jwing Ming, Fu Zhongwen, Fu Shengyuan, James Fu, Raymond Chung, Gin Soon, the Dong family, Chen Weiming and others may be considered as part of the 70% needed for qualification. Study of the required material from Sam's students or the learning aids suggested on this page will also be considered.

Material from the Zheng Manqing (Cheng Man-ch'ing) lineage, other taiji styles (ie. Chen, Wu, Sun etc.) or from sources such as Beijing and competition standardized routines (ie. 24, 48, 42, 42 sword etc.) will be taken into consideration as support material only but not counted in the 70% needed for qualification.

This qualification standard is necessary as the intensive covers an enormous amount of material in the 3 month period.