Yang Baduanjin Workshop
The Masich Internal Arts Method Yang-style Baduanjin (8 Silk Brocade Neigong)
"Taiji Baduanjin was originally created by the Yang family as a training method for mobilising qi and training jin. Like other forms of baduanjin there are 8 sections, but the movements are not the same. It can be distingushed by its 'forging and smelting' of the sections and joints of the body and strengthening the internal organs and their way of functioning."
- Yang Taiji Real Power, Sun Yizhao
It should be understood that there have been many variations of baduanjin throughout history. The Yang-style Taijiquan Baduanjin was never published directly by the Yang family themselves. Their practice is known to us through the lineage of Tian Zhaolin who was a live-in disciple of Yang Jianhou (Yang Chengfu's father). Tian shared part of the practice with Chen Yanlin (the second section that we are discussing, and parts of other sections) and this is what we see in Olsen's translation. In Chen's book he describes the twenty-one qigong-like exercises as 'Taijiquan Preliminary Strengthening Body and Mobilizing Qi Method' (tàijíquán chūbù jiànshēn yùnqìfǎ 太極拳初步健身運氣法). Although this is a part of the larger Yang baduanjin set, it is often presented (due to the popularity of Chen's presentation) as a stand-alone routine.
Following cancellation of our workshops during the COVID-19 lockdown, we can now offer this study as online videos and live sessions. Open to all newcomers, this is currently a FREE online session available to all, with donations accepted.
Once registered, you will be invited to join a Zoom session, which you can diary for each session. You can attend as much or little of the session as you wish.
Each session is 120 mins - you can also join 15 mins before to setup your camera etc.
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|Event Date||Sun 23rd May 2021 - 2:00 pm|
|Individual Price||Free Session. donations accepted|
|Location||Downton, The Dragon House|