Thread: Taiji/Baji in Dresden - May
2/20/2007 12:02am, #11
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- W. Yorks, UK
I heard Dresden was a pretty popular destination in the 1940s...
Nope wait, I can't stand it anymore, sorry. FFS LEARN SOME HISTORY, YOU FUCKING HICK BITCHES!
2/20/2007 12:24am, #12
So... um, since I can't get to the amazing awesomeness of this event, would you care to enlighten me on what I am missing? [aside from the obvious answer of- a seminar on tai chi]
2/20/2007 12:54am, #13
Just based on what has gone on in past events I would expect......
- A chance to experience first hand freestyle taiji applications, get thrown on your ass Yang style, have joints nearly disocated (as long as you can make it clear through the translator how "real" you want him to get with you)
- Instruction and corrections on the Yang Chengfu form.
- Demonstrations and some instruction in the Kunwu sword.
- All your questions answered on Hebei Xingyi along with demonstrations on "What is a piquan" that should answer those vagueries once and for all.
- Potential for a glimpse at the very rare "baguataijiquan" that he teaches back in China. Seminar time limits prevent going into any depth on that though. He teaches more Yang Chengfu when he's abroad because most people already are pretty familiar with that so he doesn't have to start from square one.
- Introduction to and/or instruction in Yang style push hands training and applications.
- Possibly some Baji instruction and probably at least a little demonstration and explanation.
Master Li Suiyin is 65 years old and been training since he was 5. He learned Xiao Hong Quan as a child and then when still very young begain his training in Baji and later in Taijiquan under grandmaster and KMT general, Zhang Xiangwu. He has been living and training here in Xi'an for the past 60 years since then and has just in the past 3 or 4 started to teach openly and publically. Anyone who happens to be within a reasonable distance and says, "I have never seen anyone use just Taijiquan, especially yang style, to fight....." here is your chance to correct those ideas and get a bit more of a realistic idea about the style.
Here's a pic from his seminar 2 years ago:
2/20/2007 12:55am, #14
And no, I didn't blur out his face. He was just moving to fast for the camera.
2/20/2007 1:23am, #15
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
- Melbourne, AUS
- n/a (ex-Karate)
Gee, which Dresden...
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2/20/2007 5:40pm, #16
Originally Posted by DAYoung
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
- Bay Area
- Silat, New to Hsing- Yi
Thanks for the info Omar keep up the hard work."Its not important to be strong, its just important not to be weak."