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23 January 2016: Foundation Chen Tai Chi London Workshop with Shifu Liu
January 23, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Ji Circle’s Chen style tai chi Foundation workshop with 6th Duan Shifu Liu, will work with standing, and silk reeling exercises which are the basic essentials and foundation for Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) training. Specifically improving the standing and stepping silk reeling exercises and some martial applications, teaching Chen Xiao Wang’s Nine Part Form if there is time.
Standing practice, (called Zhan Zhaung), begins the process of internal discovery, relaxes, realigns and strengthens the body to improve your posture. Silk reeling exercise training improves coordination and leads you to sense the energetic changes that take place in the body through the accurate alignment, placement and movement of the body, as well as reflecting the martial, medical and philosophical aspects of the training such as weight changing and the exchange of yin yang in movement (eg. light/heavy or open/close). If there is time we will also teach a short Chen Form or practice some martial techniques during the workshop.
This will be a practical workshop, Shifu Liu will correct your body posture and movements, and we hope that you will gain a better understanding of the requirements and the underlying principles of tai ji training. It is best to wear lose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and not to eat a very heavy meal just before training.
As it is a five hour workshop, there will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions.
Suitable for all levels and new students to Chen Taijiquan.
Drop-in Fee: £55 Members, £70 Non-Members (Cash or cheques only on-the-door)
Paid in advance: TJC Members: £50 Non-members: £65
Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, Top end of Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG
Any queries email: [email protected]
Tai Ji Circle are members of the Chen Xiao Wang World Taijiquan Association, the BCCMA and the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain