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Yang Style 108 Workshop - Downton

Yang Style 108 Workshop - Downton

If you are serious in your pursuit of Tai Chi (taijiquan) knowledge, then sooner or later you will have to begin your study of the traditional forms, which contain all the details passed on through the Tai Chi family lineages.

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It is generally acknowledged that modern Yang style Tai Chi comes from Yang Cheng Fu, the grandson of Yang Lu Chan (1799-1872), who founded the style. The lineage continues to this day through Grandmaster Yang Jun, Cheng Fu's grandson. Our study of the 108 hand form comes from our teacher Sam Masich, founder of MIAM (the Masich Internal Arts Method). Master Masich is a formal disciple of Grandmasters Liang Shou-Yu and Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, with other important early influences including Jou Tsung Hwa and Yang Zhenduo (Yang Cheng Fu's son).

Now available online!

Following cancellation of our workshops during the COVID-19 lockdown, we can now offer this study as online videos and live sessions.  DO NOT register for the workshop here, but use  this form. Open to beginners, though some Tai Chi form experience would be useful.

This course is taught by Patrick Foley, who has nearly 30 years of experience in traditional Taiji and Neigong practices. He was taught Wu style by Brian Cooper (Senior instructor of Master Bruce Frantzis) and Yang style by Master Sam Masich (to whom he is Indoor Student).



Saturday / Sunday 10am - 4pm (1hr for lunch)

  • Sat morning: introduction to the basic stance work required to study Yang style.
  • Sat afternoon: beginning to study the form.
  • Sun: continuing study of the108 form, with an overview of the 1st Section (there are 3 Sections in total).

Cost £96 - a £16 advance deposit will secure your place.

Who can attend

  • Any Taijiquan practitioner who has some form experience, either studying with us or another teacher.
  • Any absolute beginner but we would like you to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. first to make sure this workshop course is suitable for you.

Travelling from further away?

The are several accomodation possilibilities in and around Downton village, and we can accept a limited number of people willing to 'rough it' in the house or camp in comfort in the garden. Please  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need more information.

Event Properties

Event Date Fri 24th Jul 2020 - 10:00 am
Event End Date Sun 26th Jul 2020 - 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Downton, Memorial Hall

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