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7+21.9.19 + 5.10.19: Chen Old Frame One, 3 Taiji Workshops with Shifu Liu
September 21, 2019 @ 13:30 - 17:30
An event every month that begins at 13:30 on day 21 of the month, repeating until October 5, 2019
In this three-part London workshop, Shifu Liu will take an in-depth look at Laojia Yi Lu, the classic Old Frame, the seminal form for Chen style Taijiquan. We will study it in three parts, the 1st on 7 September, the 2nd on 21 September and the last on 5 October.
For those who aren’t familiar with the routine, it has 74 movements and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that have this as their underlying structure and once you remember it, you can see the references in the sequence of moves in the other Chen forms. It is characterised as ‘Yin’ with many soft, smooth twining movements indispersed with fajing, energy releases such as a punch or kick. Laojia Yi Lu was created by Chen Changxing in the 19th C, from the original sets of tai ji originator, Chen Wanting, a general of the Ming dynasty in China. It is the oldest tai ji routine from which many modern tai ji styles originate, such as Yang and Wu styles.
Shifu Liu has said that these workshops will be accessible to all who are familiar with Chen Foundation practice and encourages them to come along, as movements from the 19 Form and much of the 38 Form are covered within this root practice. He will teach the routine with posture and movement correction, covering different aspects and techniques of the whole form over three workshops. There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions.
Suitable for all levels
Dates: 7 + 21 September + 5 October 2019
Times: 13:30 – 17.30
Single workshop £65 (non-member), £50 for TJC Members
Treble Workshop £150 (non-member), £135.00 TJC Members
Advanced booking on Eventbrite only available until 7 September as Eventbrite cannot do multiple events. Payment can be made in advance in class or by BACS. Email for info.
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St Paul’s Church Hall, Top end of Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG