Schedule 2016


Date/Time 10:00-13:00
15:00-18:00 19:30-22:00
Friday, 9. 9. 2016 Practice in pairs
Saturday, 10. 9. 2016 Practice in pairs Gala-evening
Sunday, 11. 9. 2016 Practice in pairs
  • Workshops – Experienced teachers will present their methods of work in Tai Chi Chuan and push hands.
  • Practice in pairs – Participants will individually agree on how they want to practice in pairs. They will practice in 10-minute rounds. Participants will agree on the type of practice (free push hands vs. form push hands, with steps vs. without steps). The level is always adjusted to the practitioner with less experience.
  • Gala-evening – Space for presentations of styles, schools and forms as well as a friendly meeting.


Ceciel Kroes

Biography:Ceciel Kroes
Ceciel is a professional artist who lives in Amsterdam.
She is practising tai chi chuan since 1992, Yang style lineage: the Body Mechanics of grandmaster William C.C.Chen. She became a certified teacher in 2002 and received her master diploma in 2013. Still studying at grandmaster William C.C.Chen she also takes regularly classes from Maartje van Staalduijnen and Rob and Erich Völke. She also followed numerous workshops in Europe with various well-known teachers. Since 2000 Ceciel teaches weekly private students and groups, gives regular international workshops and is active as an international judge at competitions. She joined the Dutch STN board committee from 2008 till 2012 as head of judge policy and foreign contacts. Since 2011 she is Executive Committee member of the TCFE.


Consciousness exercises

  1. Training mind-awareness and flexibility of your physical reaction.
    How you perceive the real intention of your opponent and your response in push hands contact. When is it still ‘a game’ and when is it ‘getting serious’…
  2. How to recognize and use your personal energy.
    When under pressure…: your mind must realize relaxation.
    Your individual energy must be clear when you need to react.
  3. Introduction of the Body Mechanics.

The interpretation of TCC principles of grandmaster William C.C. Chen :
‘3 nails’, ‘bird’, ‘double heart’ and more,

How to practise those in Form-movements and how to use its energy in push hands.

* These workshops are suitable for all levels.


Paul Renall

Biography:Paul Renall
Founder of the Taiji School, Paul Renall, started training Taiji in the year 2000, which led to teaching one year later.

He was fortunate enough to meet and train with Wee Kee-Jin in New Zealand. Through long intensive training Paul eventually became a certified teacher of Jin’s “Taijiquan School of Central Equilibrium”. He then went to Europe with Jin, assisting in his workshops and camps.

For the last six years Paul has been taking his own workshops and residentials in and around Europe.

In the last six years, Paul has spent extended periods of time in Taiwan, learning from some exceptional teachers there. During this time Paul has had many hours personal instruction from notable Masters Jeng, Shen, Hsu, Zhou and Wu, especially in the areas of Push Hands.

Paul’s practice and learning has also been enhanced with instruction from Master Kim (Bagua) and Sam Tam (yiquan).

He is now fulfilling his intention to establish a concentrated environment by founding The Taiji School.



Roland von Loefen

Biography: Roland von LoefenRoland started his Taijiquan – prac­tice 1988 with Helmut Bauer, Barbara Schmid-Neuhaus and Toyo Kobayashi in the tradition of Cheng Man Ching. In 1998, Roland met master Yek Sing Ong and his current teacher Wee Kee Jin. Through long intensive training he eventually became a certified Instructor and Teacher of Wee Kee Jin’s “Taijiquan School of Central Equilibrium”. In 2013 he founded and organized the 1st international push hands meeting in Haßfurt am Main.


Topic: We want to work on yielding, pushing with a relaxed force. If you can yield, you have the ability to neutralize the opponents force. Our exercises are fix push hands and semi-free push hands. The advantage of Semi-free Pushing Hands is, that you can learn to listen and sense how your partner behaves. Winning is only secondary as you change roles after 5 minutes.
We are using 3 different stances for this kind of pushing hands.


Tomasz (Thomas) Nowakowski

Biography: Tomasz (Thomas) Nowakowski living in London, visual and martial artist. He has studied different martial arts since 1966 and has been teaching T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Qi Gong since 1982. During last 30 years Thomas has taught Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong in many countries: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Taiwan and United Kingdom. He has lead workshops at his own school as well as for different companies, cultural and educational institutions. Thomas was a judge at Open National Championship of Taiwan in 2004. He is co-founder The Centre of Taoist Arts Golden Hill (Zlaty Kopec) in Prague, International Push Hands Meeting in Prague and founder Tai Chi Art Centre London. In 1990 he met his current teacher Dr Ming Wong C.Y. and has studied his family style Tai Chi, Tai Ki Kung San Fung and some techniques and theory of Chinese medicine. Thomas is the author of “Shapes of Balance” system (structured development of perception).

The application of “Shapes of Balance” system (structured development of perception) into practice with partner.
We will be working with “Listening” (ting jin) and “Interpretation” (dong jin), feeling, conscious of:

  • balance of structure
  • mind intention
  • timing
  • emission 13 Basic Tai Chi forms of kinetic energy (internal force),

in different level tuishou and applications.
The work­shop is open for beginners and advanced.


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