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Antwerpen

Jubilee Weekend 35 Years TaoistStudies.org (CAC/TASC) May 2, 3, and 4, 2025

Jubilee Weekend 35 Years TaoistStudies.org & 50 Years of Chinese Martial Arts and Qigong Experience by Dan Vercammen

Jubilee Weekend 35 Years TaoistStudies.org (CAC/TASC) May 2, 3, and 4, 2025
Jubilee Weekend 35 Years TaoistStudies.org (CAC/TASC) May 2, 3, and 4, 2025

Time & Location

02 May 2025, 19:30 CEST – 04 May 2025, 15:00 CEST

Antwerpen, Ballaarstraat 114, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

About the event

Jubilee Weekend 35 Years TaoistStudies.org

&

50 Years of Chinese Martial Arts and Qigong Experience by Dan Vercammen

Our institute originated in 1990 as the fruit of the collaboration of Dr. Dan KJ Vercammen and An Woestenborghs. Its purpose was to offer high quality courses on Chinese Taoist Culture, based on Vercammen’s scientific research and authentic practice, transmitted by the old generations of the practices that we teach.

After 35 years “in the business” it is time to evaluate what we have been doing up till now and how things have evolved in the world since then.

We also want to give an insight in Dan Vercammen’s 50 years of Chinese Martial Arts practice and his 45 years of scientific research.

Dan will tell anecdotes from his martial arts life, talk about his motivations and realizations and share his view on the future of Chinese Martial Arts (CMA), Taoism, and Chinese Culture in general.

But, of course, we are also going to practice martial arts and qigong. On this occasion, we will focus especially on those practices we usually don’t teach, such as Nanquan or Southern Chinese Martial Arts (which was the first thing Vercammen started teaching in the early 1987s) and Wuxigong or the Practice of the Five Breathings, of which he became the first foreign master. Moving is one thing, but relaxation and quietude need to be included in one’s practice to obtain the best results, and so, we’ll start with this on the first day and continue to do this the next two days.

Friday May 2:

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Taoist Anqiao (Health Practices and Self-Massage) and Jingzuo (Quiet Sitting)

Saturday May 3:

  • 10 am – 12 am: talk on 35 years CAC/TASC (TaoistStudies.Org)
  • 1 pm – 3 pm: Qigong & Nanquan (Southern CMA) Practice; Jingzuo

Sunday May 4:

  • 10 am – 12 am: talk on 50 years of practicing CMA
  • 1 pm – 3 pm: Qigong & Shidaxing dagger practice (one of the short traditional weapons of the Ten Great Forms); Jingzuo

Practical information:

  • when: Friday 2, Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 May
  • where: China Arts College, Ballaarstraat 114, 2018 Antwerpen
  • time: Friday 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (door open from 7:15 pm), Saturday 10:00 – 3:00 pm (door open from 9:45 pm) & Sunday 10:00 – 3:00 pm (door open from 9:45 pm)
  • fee: Early bird: untill 1 April € 200,- after 1 April: € 225,-
  • register: via the button below
  • clothing and shoes: see terms & conditions
  • a pen and notebook for taking notes
  • You can bring your own lunch. There are several eateries or supermarkets in the immediate vicinity. Chinese tea is always available, but you can also bring your own drinks.

Professor Vercammen is an anthropologist-sinologist, an expert in Chinese Martial Arts, a Taoist doctor, an expert in Taoist Internal Alchemy, and an artist (Chinese & Western painting, calligraphy, poetry, design). He has published more than 30 books and articles on Chinese culture & Chinese Martial Arts.

Tickets

  • Early bird Jubilee weekend

    Sale ends: 01 Apr 2025, 23:50 CEST
    €200.00
  • After 1 April 2025

    €225.00
    Goes on sale: 02 Apr 2025, 14:55 CEST

Total

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