|Friday, 13. 9. 2013||Practice in pairs||-|
|Saturday, 14. 9. 2013||Practice in pairs||Gala-evening|
|Sunday, 15. 9. 2013||09:00-12:00||13:00–16:00|
|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.
Biography: Has studied Asian martial arts for over 25 years, and is a student of Dan Docherty since 1998. He has lived, travelled, practiced and taught extensively in Europe, China and SE Asia, and spent thorough time in Malaysia and Singapore practicing with Wu-style family. Paul is an international tournament winner in forms, pushing hands and San Shou, and many of his students have also been successful on the international competition arena. He works professionally teaching and practicing Tai Chi Chuan, functional training and TCM acupuncture.
Topic: Five close quarter strategies in pushing hands:
- Mian – Softness
- Nian – Adherence
- Lian – Continuity and connection
- Sui – To follow/allow
- Bu Diu Ding – Not oppose and not letting go.
Working with these themes in Fixed and Moving Step scenario adding applications.
Student level – Beginner and up.
- Practical Tai Chi Chuan (home page)
- Wudang Practical Tai Chi Chuan Short Handform (video)
- Leg exercise in Holland (video)
- Basic Entry — Change & Turn (video)
Biography: Sasa Krauter did a master in sports and education, is a sports therapist (DVGS) and a Taijiquan and Qigong teacher (WCTAG, DDQT).
She is involved in the training of future sports therapists and Taiji instructors in Germany and Europe. Since the mid 80’s Sasa Krauter has developed an active interest in eastern philosophies, martial arts and in particular self-defense. Besides the martial aspect, she is especially interested in the therapeutic and mental sides of Taijiquan. She is also practicing Zazen.
Chen Taijiquan according to Chen Xiaowang has become her path, which combines health, mental development and martial art. She perceives Taijiquan as a possibility to educate body and mind. In her classes her objective is to transmit some of the richness of this art.
Push-hands helps us find a safe posture and practice determination. Everyone has the possibility to test one’s own structure and one’s own stand in a playful way through a sequence of methodically developed exercises.
This may include exercises like fixed-step Push Hands (Dingbu) as well as moving-steps Push Hands (Houbu) or also simple applications for self-defense. Thus, push-hands offers a joyful possibility to explore martial aspects of Taijiquan without risk.
Biography: Started his Tai Ji practice 1997 under leadership of prof. Mario Topolsek, later studied with masters Zhai Hong Yun, Zhai Jun, Zhai Feng and Dou Wan Chun. Since 2008 he began to follow the traditional taoist lineage in kung fu academy in Wudang, China. He was accepted as a member of 16th generation and school continuator there.
“My current practice incorporates the results of my cooperation with Emanuelle Pepin — the performer and dance professor from France.” Workshop description:
Topic: Importance of space perception, partner choice for tuishou, serching the common speach and cooperation expression. Differences between outer and inner manifestations within the practice.
- Floating clouds (home page)
- Wudang Kung Fu Academy for Traditional Taoist Internal Martial Arts
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
- 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.