Push Hands with Master Chen

14 April 2019

CHALK FARM • LONDON

On our last day with Master Chen Ziqiang we will study Chen Push Hands and martial applications at Haverstock School Sports Hall in Chalk Farm, Camden.

The practice of Tui Shou (Push hands) is the application of different forms with a partner under different conditions. The aim is to understand the other person’s internal qi (energy), how it moves, their balance and coordination, constantly restructuring your own balance and coordination accordingly. It teaches sensitivity to an opponent and is a preparation for martial applications and techniques by improving reactions to attack. Master Chen is an exceptional practitioner and teacher of martial techniques.

The son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Family Taijiquan, the Chief Coach of the prestigious Chenjiagou Taijiquan School and a renowned tai ji champion in China and worldwide.

All students of Taijiquan are welcome

Chen Ziqiang’s London Seminars


14 April: Push Hands 10:00 – 17:30 (lunch break 12:00-14:00)

Sports Hall, Haverstock School, 24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London NW3 2BQ Chalk Farm Underground (Edgware branch of the Northern Line)


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to enrol.

If you would like to attend any of the seminars, please download the Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf link below, fill in all your details and return to Tai Ji Circle as requested. Many thanks.

Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf document. Please retain pages 1-2 for your information, and return pages 3-4 to Tai Ji Circle.

If you have any queries please get in touch by email.
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For online payment by credit card or Paypal and information about his other workshops please go to Chen Ziqiang In London 2019
Seminars with Master Chen include warm-up exercises to prepare the body for training.

12-13.04.19: Double Swords with Master Chen

Wall painting from the temple in Chenjiagou
Wall painting from the Chen Temple in Chenjiagou, China, depicts a wrathful figure with weapons used for combat, including the double swords at the top.

12-13 April 2019

CHALK FARM • LONDON

We are very fortunate to be able to learn the exciting Chen Double swords form with Master Chen over two days, from Friday afternoon to evening and all day Saturday at Haversack School Sports Hall in Chalk Farm, Camden.

Double Swords is a beautiful and powerful weapon form containing many circular defensive and attacking techniques. After a much practice each attack and defence should be executed with speed and force. Weapons routines aim to help us learn how to integrate the movement of the weapon/s so that it feels as if it is part of the body, controlled from the energy and movement of the internal dantian. It is advisable to  have had some previous weapons experience.

The son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Family Taijiquan, the Chief Coach of the prestigious Chenjiagou Taijiquan School and a renowned tai ji champion in China and worldwide.

All students of Taijiquan are welcome

Chen Ziqiang’s London Seminars


12 April: Double Swords 15:00 – 20:30 (break 18:00-18:30)
13 April: Double Swords 10:00 – 17:00 (lunch 12:30-13:30)

Sports Hall, Haverstock School, 24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London NW3 2BQ Chalk Farm Underground (Edgware branch of the Northern Line)


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to enrol.

If you would like to attend any of the seminars, please download the Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf link below, fill in all your details and return to Tai Ji Circle as requested. Many thanks.

Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf document. Please retain pages 1-2 for your information, and return pages 3-4 to Tai Ji Circle.

If you have any queries please get in touch by email.
Email Us

For online payment by credit card or Paypal and information about his other workshops please go to Chen Ziqiang In London 2019
Seminars with Master Chen include warm-up exercises to prepare the body for training.

Taiji Ball with Master Chen

11 April 2019

CAMDEN SQUARE • LONDON

On the evening of Thursday 11 April at St Paul’s Church Hall and is the Chen Taiji Ball workshop. The aim is to keep the ball moving smoothly all the time, the way the ball moves reflects your body movement. We need to use silk reeling/Chansi Gong techniques when practicing the routine.

Hold the ball on the palm without bending the fingers to grasp it. Use the body to move the ball, while the ball is supported by the weight on the opposite leg to the side it is being held. When accustomed to the routine you can use a weighted ball with weight up to one kilo.

This is a short routine which can be practised for health and well being, it is both easy and fun to learn.

The son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Family Taijiquan, the Chief Coach of the prestigious Chenjiagou Taijiquan School and a renowned tai ji champion in China and worldwide.

All students of Taijiquan are welcome

Chen Ziqiang’s London Seminars


11 April:  Chen Taiji Ball   18:30 – 21:30 All levels

St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, London NW1 9XG
Camden Town Underground, 253 or 29 bus from outside Sainsbury’s up to the Torriano Avenue stop (next to sports field). Cross over Camden road and walk through the passage way to the top of the square.


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to enrol.

If you would like to attend any of the seminars, please download the Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf link below, fill in all your details and return to Tai Ji Circle as requested. Many thanks.

Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf document. Please retain pages 1-2 for your information, and return pages 3-4 to Tai Ji Circle.

If you have any queries please get in touch by email.
Email Us

For online payment by credit card or Paypal and information about his other workshops please go to Chen Ziqiang In London 2019
Seminars with Master Chen include warm-up exercises to prepare the body for training. Silk Reeling and Dajia Yi Lu and Chen Ball are all suitable for students with less experience.

Master Chen’s Dajia Yi Lu Form

9 April 2019

ARCHWAY • LONDON

The second of Master Chen’s seminars is on the evening of Tuesday 9 April at the Islington Chinese Association and is Dajia 1st Routine. It is a simplified form based on a combination of several traditional Chen routines. The form is mostly practiced to cultivate and replenish qi, so as to improve physical constitution and to promote health. This routine uses mind to direct qi and qi to shape the form, resulting in form and breathing in harmony. It is easy to learn, and suitable for all ages to practice. This is also known as Chen-style Taiji Health Routine.

The son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Family Taijiquan, the Chief Coach of the prestigious Chenjiagou Taijiquan School and a renowned tai ji champion in China and worldwide.

All students of Taijiquan are welcome

Chen Ziqiang’s London Seminars


9 April:  Chen Dajia Yi Lu – Health Routine   18:30 – 21:30 All levels

Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
Archway Underground (High Barnet branch of the Northern Line), Upper Holloway overground


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to enrol.

If you would like to attend any of the seminars, please download the Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf link below, fill in all your details and return to Tai Ji Circle as requested. Many thanks.

Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf document. Please retain pages 1-2 for your information, and return pages 3-4 to Tai Ji Circle.

If you have any queries please get in touch by email.
Email Us

For online payment by credit card or Paypal and information about his other workshops please go to Chen Ziqiang In London 2019
Seminars with Master Chen include warm-up exercises to prepare the body for training. Silk Reeling and Dajia Yi Lu and Chen Ball are all suitable for students with less experience.

Master Chen, Foundation Workshop

Chen Taijiquan Seminars

8 April 2019

ARCHWAY • LONDON

The first of Master Chen’s seminars is on the evenings of Monday 8 and at the Islington Chinese Association. The first workshop is in Foundation Chen Training including Silk Reeling practice, Zhang Zhuang standing practice and posture adjustment.

The son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Family Taijiquan, the Chief Coach of the prestigious Chenjiagou Taijiquan School and a renowned tai ji champion in China and worldwide.

All students of Taijiquan are welcome

Chen Ziqiang’s London Seminars


8 April:  Chen Foundation Silk Reeling   18:30 – 21:30 All levels

Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
Archway Underground (High Barnet branch of the Northern Line), Upper Holloway overground


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to enrol.

If you would like to attend any of the seminars, please download the Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf link below, fill in all your details and return to Tai Ji Circle as requested. Many thanks.

Chen Ziqiang Booking 2019 pdf. Please retain pages 1-2 for your information, and return pages 3-4 to Tai Ji Circle.

If you have any queries please get in touch by email.
Email Us

For online payment by credit card or Paypal and information about his other workshops please go to Chen Ziqiang In London 2019
Seminars with Master Chen include warm-up exercises to prepare the body for training. Silk Reeling and Dajia Yi Lu and Chen Ball are all suitable for students with less experience.

 

Foundation Silk Reeling and Standing Practice
Silk Reeling exercises (Chansi Gong) the essential foundation practice to improve posture and movement in longer routines They are aimed at regulating the whole body into a relaxed, comfortable and natural state, through rhythmical relaxation of all the parts of the body.

9 + 16.03.19: Chen Old Frame One, Taijiquan Workshop with Shifu Liu

In this double 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 two parts, the first on 9 March, the second on 16 March. The last two hours of the second workshop Shifu Liu will teach relevant applications from the form.


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 interdispersed 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 will teach the routine with posture and movement correction, covering different aspects and techniques of the form. There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions.


Suitable for all levels


Dates: 9 + 16 March 2019


Times: 13:30 – 17.30


Seminar Fees:
Single workshop £65 (non-member), £50 for TJC Members
Double Workshop £125 (non-member), £95.00 TJC Members


Advanced booking on Eventbrite only available until 9 March.


email us with any queries: [email protected]


http://www.taijicircle.com


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

Great Free Tai Ji In the Park with Shifu Liu

Last week’s free session in Camden Square was great fun, and the sun came out for the hour of our training with Shifu Liu, we covered some of the important Foundation training, standing and silk reeling practice followed by the very first of the martial applications for defence and attack as you raise your arms up to shoulder height…

2.02.2019: Chen Taijiquan Single sabre and Tai Ji Ball workshops

Double workshop of Chen Single Sabre and Tai Ji Ball  forms with Shifu Liu Quanjun.


The short Tai Ji Ball form can be practised for gaining smooth fluid movements and for enhancing well-being, it is simple to learn for beginners to tai ji and practiced as a health exercise. At a more advanced level the ball can be larger and weighted to help with strengthening the whole body.


The traditional single broadsword is usually the first Chen Taijiquan weapon form taught, it is very lively, and dynamic routine, using the waist and dantian as axis and has 23 movements which can be learnt quite quickly. It needs a degree of relaxation to perform at speed and keep the movements flowing and smooth.


Suitable for all levels


Workshop Costs:

Drop-in Fee: £55 Members £70 Non-members (cash or cheque)

Paid in advance: £50 Members £65 Non-members


email to book: [email protected] or Register and pay by credit card through Eventbrite


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

26.01.19: Chen Taijiquan 19 Form workshop with Shifu Liu

Chen 19 Part Form with Shifu Liu Quanjun


Saturday

26 January 2019


Time: 13:30 – 17:30


Created by Chen Xiao Wang in response to demand from students for a short routine suitable for beginners. The form 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.


This is the first workshop for the 19 Part Form to be given by Tai Ji Circle this year, for those who have done it before it is an opportunity to revise, or learn from scratch, and increase understanding of the movements and requirements of this beginners form, practice some fajin (energy releases) and martial techniques contained within each movement.


We will supply a sheet with the movement names in Chinese Pinyin and English translation.


Open to all levels


All workshops have time for refreshment breaks


Seminar Fee

Drop-in Fee: £55 Members          £70 Non-members (cash or cheque only)

Paid in advance: £50 Members   £65 Non-members


Booking essential, queries please email: [email protected]


Venue

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