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.
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).
For the first time, we will begin teaching the traditional Yang style Long Form (108), which we started to introduce during our very successful Wu 108 workshop last July. This workshop introduces you to the principles of Tai Chi movement and begins the study of the Long Form; future workshops will be in a one or two day format and held every 4-6 weeks, and the study is likely to take several sessions to complete, depending on student ability.
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.
Travelling from further away?
|Event Date||Sat 25th Apr 2020 - 10:00 am|
|Event End Date||Sun 26th Apr 2020 - 4:00 pm|
|Location||Downton, Memorial Hall|