Classic Chen Taiji, Laojia Yi Lu Double Workshops

Dates: 25 September + 2 October 2021

In Venue + Online hybrid workshops with Shifu Liu Quanjun

Times: 13:00-16:00

Laojia Yi Lu has 75 movements and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that have this as their underlying structure, you can see the references in the sequence of other Chen hand routines.

It is characterised as Yin with many soft, smooth twining movements indispersed with fajing, energy releases such as a punches or kicks. 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.

There will be a refreshment breaks.

Suitable for all levels with experience

Please see the Bookwhen workshop booking link for fees and to book your place and pay: https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops/e/ev-ssor-20210925130000
The online Zoom link will be sent out with the acknowledgement of booking email. Thank you

Classic Chen Taiji, Laojia Yi Lu Double Workshops

Dates: 25 September + 2 October 2021

In Venue + Online hybrid workshops with Shifu Liu Quanjun

Times: 13:00-16:00

Laojia Yi Lu has 75 movements and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that have this as their underlying structure, you can see the references in the sequence of other Chen hand routines.

It is characterised as Yin with many soft, smooth twining movements indispersed with fajing, energy releases such as a punches or kicks. 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.

There will be a refreshment breaks.

Suitable for all levels with experience

Please see the Bookwhen workshop booking link for fees and to book your place and pay: https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops/e/ev-ssor-20210925130000
The online Zoom link will be sent out with the acknowledgement of booking email. Thank you

Chen Taijiquan 19 Form Workshop: In Venue + Online

Shifu Liu in the 19 Form
Shifu Liu in the 19 Form

Taught by Shifu Liu, this taiji routine was created by Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang in response to demand from students for a short routine suitable for beginners to learn. This workshop will be live in venue and online Zoom.

The 19 Chen Taijiquan routine is composed of 19 movements, divided into four sections. The simplicity of the form’s choreography makes it easy to learn for new students, yet offers the experienced practitioner room to express and develop the basic principles, energies and techniques of the style.

Instructions

Please wear comfortable shoes and loose clothes for training, and wear masks to the venue, sign in for track and trace, use the gel etc, and please be aware of others and maintain a safe distance.

There will be rest breaks and Q&A opportunities throughout the session

Booking and payment on : https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops/e/ev-ssqd-20210918130000

The online link will be sent out with acknowledgement email after booking, thank you.

Chen Foundation In-Depth Workshop: In Venue + Online

Foundation training with Shifu Liu

Starting off our autumn term with Chen Foundation training. The standing and silk reeling practice are the roots of Chen Tai Chi (taiji) movement and forms, taught by Tai Ji Circle’s renowned London Chen-style master Liu Quanjun. Learn how to benefit health through practical training that both relaxes the mind and body and improves strength, balance and coordination. We also help to demonstrate postural corrections so that you can see what problems to look out for in your own practice.

Time: 13:00-16:00

Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall
Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG

There will be rest breaks and Q&A

Suitable for everyone for every level.

For Tickets and Booking go to

https://bookwhen.com/taijicircle-workshops/e/ev-skt1-20210904130000

29-30 August: Da Bei Qi Gong Masters Seminar 3 with Shifu Liu

Shifu Liu will be teaching the theory and practice of qi gong energy work in this 3rd Masters Da Bei workshop. It is not possible for this workshop to be given online. Topics covered include:

  1. Theory of generation and sensing energy
  2. Qi production and method
  3. Practice, generating energy in a group
  4. Transmission of energy
  5. Guanyin Fingers
  6. Ling Yuan Da Fa – practice
  7. Healing Sounds

Timetable for both days:
10.00-11.00 Theory
11:00-13:00 Practice
13:00-14:00 Lunch break and Treatments
14:00-17:00

For more details see the Luckydragontcm Bookwhen booking site. Any queries please email us. Thank you.

TJCs Summer Training Classic Chen Taiji with Shifu Liu. In Venue + Online

Shifu Liu’s 5 hour workshop will consolidate practice of classical Chen Taijiquan in venue at St Paul’s in Camden, and Online Zoom.

Shifu Liu will teach a mixed workshop of the Chen Taijiquan syllabus, to revise various forms and give students an opportunity to try out some of the routines that they have not yet begun to learn.

SUMMER WORKSHOP IN VENUE and ONLINE with Zoom.

Saturday morning there will be preliminary Foundation training of standing practice, with five element silk reeling exercises. The second part practice will be the 19 Step Form.

Morning: 10:00-12:30

Lunch 12:30-13:00 (bring your own food or we could order food/pizza)

Saturday afternoon working with Laojia Yi Lu, the Chen Old Frame form, which is the ‘keystone’ of the Chen style and we will also practice Chen fan and Laojia Er Lu.

Afternoon: 13:00-15:00

There will be short refreshment breaks, and Q&A

Suitable for different levels and those with Chen taiji experience.

Saturday – 14 August • Times: 10:00–15:00

In Venue Fees: Member Seminar Fees: £70 • Non Member Seminar Fees:  £85

Online Fees: Members Seminar Online £60 • Non Member Seminar Fee: £75

email us with any queries: [email protected]

We will still be careful with Covid-19 and ask you to wear masks to the venue and treat each other with care and space. If the weather is good we can picnic in the garden.

NB. We are unable to set this workshop with Zoom links so Chris will email the joining link after you have booked.

Tai Ji Circle classes are back in Venue

Now that government guidelines have changed we are teaching live on Zoom and In Venue Tai Chi Classes and workshops with Shifu Liu. In venue we ask students to wear masks and continue social distancing to ensure that everyone in class stays safe and avoids catching Covid-19. In the photo you can see that Shifu Liu is wearing Chinese medicine herbs around his neck as an alternative to wearing a mask.

We are sorry but we do not now accept drop-in students nor do we accept cash at classes and workshops. All bookings and class payments are to be made in advance online through our Bookwhen site or through Eventbrite for our workshops.

We thank all our students and friends for your cooperation and support through these difficult times of transition.

24 July: Chen Taiji Laojia Yi Lu Workshop 3, In Venue & Online

Classic Chen Taijiquan, Laojia Yi Lu with Shifu Liu Quanjun. At St Paul’s Church Hall, and online with Zoom.

Dates: 24 July 2021

Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG and Online Zoom

Times: 13:00-16:00

Shifu Liu will teach the last sections of Laojia Yi Lu, (Old Frame) continuing from the previous workshop. This is the classic form of Chen Taijiquan, covering routine, checking movements and posture. In venue has the opportunities for careful postural correction and Shifu will also advise those online too.

Laojia Yi Lu has 75 movements and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that have this as their underlying structure, you can see the references in the sequence of other Chen hand routines.

It is characterised as Yin with many soft, smooth twining movements indispersed with fajing, energy releases such as a punches or kicks. 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.

There will be a refreshment breaks.

Suitable for all levels with some experience

Please book and Chris will send out the online Zoom joining link the day before the workshop. Thank you.

19 June: 3rd Chen Fan Taijiquan London workshop – In-Venue + Online

3rd Chen style Taiji fan workshop with Shifu Liu in-venue and online Zoom. Fan is a Taiji weapon routine created by Master Chen Ziqiang.

Chen style Taiji fan with Shifu Liu is our third workshop learning the fan routine in which we will revise and finish the whole routine. It is held in our St Paul’s venue with limited numbers and safety with masks and also online with Zoom.

Taiji fan is part of the Chen Taiji weapon series. The form is based on the Chen foundation practice incorporating the characteristic techniques of the Taiji sword form. The practice is aimed at improving health, enhancing coordination and balance.

The opening and closing movements of the form combine the techniques of softness/flexibility and strength, it can be used to attack or to defend. The movements are graceful and elegant, performed with ease and surety.  It is a pleasure to watch, and effective as an physical exercise.

It is best to wear lose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and not to eat a very heavy meal just before training. Remember to follow all government Covid-19 safety guidelines when entering and using our venues.

There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions. Please bring your own cup or flask for refreshment breaks and maintain 2 metres distance indoors.

Suitable for all levels with taiji experience

WORKSHOP FEES:

In-Venue Fee: £42 TJC Members, £54 Non-Members

Zoom Online Fee:  £36 TJC Members:   Non-members: £45

Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, Top end of Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG

Booking in advance on Eventbrite only, no drop-ins or cash accepted.

Eventbrite is not able to combine online and in-venue events so Chris will email you the online link when receiving your booking and payment. Any queries please email us.

If you wish to purchase a fan you can get in touch with Tai Chi Link.

5 June: Chen Fan Taijiquan 2nd London workshop – In-Venue + Online

Chen style Taiji fan 2nd workshop with Shifu Liu in-venue and online Zoom. Taiji fan is a weapon routine created by Master Chen Ziqiang.

Chen style Taiji fan with Shifu Liu is our first workshop available in our St Paul’s venue with limited numbers and safety with masks and also online with Zoom.

Taiji fan is part of the Chen Taiji weapon series. The form is based on the Chen foundation practice incorporating the characteristic techniques of the Taiji sword form. The practice is aimed at improving health, enhancing coordination and balance.

The opening and closing movements of the form combine the techniques of softness/flexibility and strength, it can be used to attack or to defend. The movements are graceful and elegant, performed with ease and surety.  It is a pleasure to watch, and effective as an physical exercise.

It is best to wear lose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and not to eat a very heavy meal just before training. Remember to follow all government Covid-19 safety guidelines when entering and using our venues.

There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions. Please bring your own cup or flask for refreshment breaks and maintain 2 metres distance indoors.

Suitable for all levels with taiji experience

WORKSHOP FEES:

In-Venue Fee: £42 TJC Members, £54 Non-Members

Zoom Online Fee:  £36 TJC Members:   Non-members: £45

Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, Top end of Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG

Booking in advance on Eventbrite only, no drop-ins or cash accepted.

Eventbrite is not able to combine online and in-venue events so Chris will email you the online link when receiving your booking and payment. Any queries please email us.

If you wish to purchase a fan you can get in touch with Tai Chi Link.