Tuesday, August 23, 2011

PUSH HANDS WORKSHOP with Master Su Zifang and Master Zhao Yun

We are very excited to announce that our 1st Yi Shui Push Hands Workshop will be held in September 2011 in Hawthorne California. This workshop aims to introduce Push Hands to experienced Taiji Quan practitioners who has none or little experience of doing it.

After reviewing feedback from our previous "Thirteen Principles" seminars, we have decided Push Hands to be our next topic. Below are the details of this workshop.

Why Push Hand?
Grandmaster Sha Guozheng used to say "Push Hands is a good way to examine our Taiji Quan quality". If we use language study in comparison, learning the Thirteen Principles of Taiji Quan is like studying characters and grammar; practicing Push Hands is like constructing sentences. To check our standards, get to know Taiji Quan applications and train our skills, Push Hands is a good tool and an important step.

What's included?
This workshop will have 3 classes, and each one will be held on one Saturday afternoon for 4 hours. Master Su will teach us a total of 12 basic practice routines including single hand and double hands basics, fixed-step (static) and moving-step (dynamic) practices, as well as the "Thirteen Principles". These routines are common entry-level practices and have been widely promoted in China by Chinese Martial Arts Association.

Part 1:

* Brief intro of Push Hands, its meaning, purpose, and practices
* Study of basic single-hand and basic double-hands routines in fixed steps

Part 2:

* Study of simple moving-step routines
* Practice with different partners

Part 3:

* Study of more complicated moving-step routines
* Practice with different partners

Time and Location
Part 1: September 10, 2011; 12:30pm to 4:30pm; Activity Room in the church (south side of 130th)
Part 2: September 17, 2011; 12:30pm to 4:30pm; Big Hall in the school (north side of 130th)
Part 3: September 24, 2011; 12:30pm to 4:30pm (pending on availability)

Trinity Lutheran Church & School of Hawthorne
4783 W.130th St, Hawthorne, CA90205

$240 for all 3 sessions.
$180 for 2 sessions
$100 for 1 session

Please register with Yun through email or in class. We look forward to seeing you and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you.

Zifang Su
Yun Zhao