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Nov
28
Mon
2016
Chansi Gong
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Chansi Gong set specifically develops silk reeling energy, a kind of spiral movement connecting through the entire body. Chansi Gong builds internal power and cultivates the eight energies. In addition to promoting good health, these movements all have practical martial applications.

Chansi or “silk-reeling” Gong is a set of exercises that train the spiraling movements unique to the Chen-style Taiji system. This set also includes joint opening exercises. When the dantian qi is full and the joints are open, the spiraling movements of silk-reeling convey qi throughout the channels to connect all of the eighteen joints of the body together as one. This generates the tremendous power and fluidity of movement that is the hallmark of Chen style.

This class available on Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays 7pm.

Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

This class also available on Monday 6pm, Thursday 10am, Thursday 8pm, Saturday 10am.

Taiji 13
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This form is a potent way to practice both internal cultivation and martial ability.
The Tai Chi 13 Form is comprised of the eight energies and five steps expressing the essence of Tai Chi Chuan.
Chen Taiji Quan
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for beginners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual

Bagua Zhang
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What is Bagua Zhang? 八卦掌

Bagua zhang is an internal system of martial arts similar to Taiji quan. The hallmarks of Bagua are its circular stepping and its marvelous development and utilization of special awareness both within and outside of the body.

Bagua zhang, like Taiji quan, is comprised of a comprehensive system of internal martial arts and meditative practices. Bagua zhang is philosophically related to the Yijing, or “Book of Changes”. In its basic practice, special stepping techniques are used to walk a circle, while various coiling methods are used to change direction around the circle. Bagua zhang is as challenging to learn as it is beautiful.

This class also available on Wednesday 9am, Saturday 8am.

Nov
29
Tue
2016
Hunyuan Gong
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Hunyuan Gong set combines Taoist internal alchemy and martial Qigong methods in an extremely effective and elegant system. This set is designed to combine prenatal and postnatal qi to supplement the essential qi of the body.

The most important of the Gong methods, Hunyuan Gong is designed to accumulate qi from the environment and use it to augment our prenatal qi (our genetic inheritance). This opens the qi-meridians of the body, forms the middle dantian (where qi is stored in the body) and thus promotes health, prolongs life, deepens stillness, and increases power.

Beginning Tai Chi
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

Chansi Gong
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Chansi Gong set specifically develops silk reeling energy, a kind of spiral movement connecting through the entire body. Chansi Gong builds internal power and cultivates the eight energies. In addition to promoting good health, these movements all have practical martial applications.

Chansi or “silk-reeling” Gong is a set of exercises that train the spiraling movements unique to the Chen-style Taiji system. This set also includes joint opening exercises. When the dantian qi is full and the joints are open, the spiraling movements of silk-reeling convey qi throughout the channels to connect all of the eighteen joints of the body together as one. This generates the tremendous power and fluidity of movement that is the hallmark of Chen style.

Chen Taiji Quan
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

Push Hands
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Push hands is a system of two person exercises that develop “listening” ability and continue to develop the internal energies cultivated in the Taijiquan form. These skills, developed in the solo forms, are expanded in push hands to include another person. Push hands is the basic training for martial application in Taijiquan.

Push hands is by permission only

Nov
30
Wed
2016
Chen 48 form- Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

Fang Song Gong
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Fang Song Gong

 

Fang Song Song– Releasing into Suppleness Gong – is one of the fundamental gong sets in the Hun Yuan System.

These seemingly simple movements are suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Fang Song Gong, originally a secret method, is regarded as the most advanced of the three primary gong sets.

New Class: Taiji Ruler
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stick & Ruler

IMG_2756Instructor: Harrison Moretz

This system of qigong is attributed to Chen Xiyi, a Taoist who lived on Hua Mountain in the Sung Dynasty. This version was transmitted from Hu Yaozhen through Feng Zhiqiang. The Ruler cultivates Qi, Spirit, and Essence as well as training the Taiji energies. The Stick strengthens the sinews and bones, and trains the silk-reeling Chan Si Jin and Qinna (joint locking) skills.

Stick & ruler sets are available to borrow during class or for purchase from the Bookstore.

Weapons
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jian 劍 (Double-Edged Sword)

The most refined and elegant of the weapons.

Dao 刀 (Saber)

When using the saber the silk reeling energies and storing and issuing qualities characteristic of the Chen system are readily apparent.

Spear 槍

The spear is learned during the advanced levels of training.

Qin Guniang Gun 棍

This rare staff method comes out of a branch of the mian quan 棉拳, cotton fist system. It contains components related to Chen taiji quan and Bagua Zhang.

Chen Style Yilu 83 Form
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 83 From is the source form of the 24 and 48 froms in the Hunyuan System and continues the progression of practice.

 

Prerequisite: 48 form

Dec
1
Thu
2016
New Class Swimming Dragon
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Swimming Dragon

Instructor: Shoko Zama

Every Thursday  from 9am till 10 am

Swimming Dragon is an elegantly designed Taoist qigong method from Hua Mountain.

As well as nourishing the qi and opening the channels it is especially good for the spine, the endocrine and lymphatic systems. With regular practice it strengthens the kidneys, promotes organ health, nourishes the skin and regulates weight.


Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan (Beginning)
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Chen Style Taiji quan is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taiji quan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice.

Hunyuan Gong
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hunyuan Gong set combines Taoist internal alchemy and martial Qigong methods in an extremely effective and elegant system. This set is designed to combine prenatal and postnatal qi to supplement the essential qi of the body.

The most important of the Gong methods, Hunyuan Gong is designed to accumulate qi from the environment and use it to augment our prenatal qi (our genetic inheritance). This opens the qi-meridians of the body, forms the middle dantian (where qi is stored in the body) and thus promotes health, prolongs life, deepens stillness, and increases power.

Chansi Gong
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Chansi Gong set specifically develops silk reeling energy, a kind of spiral movement connecting through the entire body.

Chansi Gong builds internal power and cultivates the eight energies. In addition to promoting good health, these movements all have practical martial applications.

Chansi or “silk-reeling” Gong is a set of exercises that train the spiraling movements unique to the Chen-style Taiji system.

This set also includes joint opening exercises. When the dantian qi is full and the joints are open, the spiraling movements of silk-reeling convey qi throughout the channels to connect all of the eighteen joints of the body together as one. This generates the tremendous power and fluidity of movement that is the hallmark of Chen style.

Beginning Tai Chi
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.