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Taijiquan Complete on Monday evening 7:15 - 10:15 pm

NEW! A complete program on Monday evening; special 3 hour classes with all the best Taijiquan can offer in one evening!

Taijiquan Complete on Monday evening 7:15 - 10:15 pm
Taijiquan Complete on Monday evening 7:15 - 10:15 pm

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25 Nov 2024, 19:15 – 22:15 CET

Antwerpen, Ballaarstraat 114, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

About the event

Monday evening classes Taijiquan Complete;  7:15 - 10:15 pm from September 9, 2024 till June 30, 2025

Mobility training, stances & sequences, tuishou, sparring and jinggong/quiet practice, all of this in 3 hours.

We practice Yang Tradition Taijiquan. Within the Yang Tradition several sub-styles developed during the 20th century. Our method comes from Shanghai during the first half of the 20th century, when this city harboured a flourishing Martial Arts world and several big names played an important role in the development of Taijiquan. We owe our practice to grandmasters Dong Yingjie and Tian Zhaolin, who were both well-known masters closely involved in the spreading of the Yang Style Taijiquan initiated by Yang Chengfu. They both taught in Shanghai when Yang had left the city to return north. Prof. Dr. Dan KJ Vercammen's most important teacher, Dr. Fu Qinglong, was trained by Tian Zhaolin himself and by Yue Huanzhi, a friend and disciple of Dong Yingjie. In our Taijiquan we teach studens all aspects of Taijiquan: health practices, stances/postures and sets, energy and focus development, martial applications, weapon practice (straight sword and sabre, long staff, lance, halberd and fan), theory and philosophy and the specific alchemical applications that only we teach. Don't expect fanciful, useless gymnastics types of practices, but authentic martial and health training.

In the evening classes on we emphasize:

  • learning Daoyin (circulation of qi and opening up the body)
  • enhance mobility & flexibility in your training
  • how to move in a Taijiquan way? (learning about relaxation, moving as one, etc.)
  • how to use the body in a healthy way, how to improve your health and stay healthy
  • learning about the content of the movements (no empty form; integrate martial applications)
  • learning fundamental (un)armed techniques with and without partner(s)
  • learning sets and sequences (combine movements into short sets and longer sets).
  • applications of the Taijiquan movements with partner(s)
  • fundamental martial arts training (evade, attack and defense, sparring, “soft” hardening, punching/pushing/kicking techniques, ...)
  • tuishou (pushing hands): fundamental sensitivity and martial training with partner(s) using the 9 essential techniques and extra elements
  • sanshou (spreading hands): standard and free applications of all Taijiquan techniques and other techniques (applied in a Taijiquan way).

We teach the practice of the Yang Style (Yue Huanzhi and Tian Zhaolin lineages) sets during weekend workshops

Schedule:

7:15 am till 8:45 pm: 1st part of the training

  • Daoyin
  • Mobility & Flexibility training
  • Stances & Sequences
  • tea break / leaving of the people who don't attend the second half of training

8:55 am till 10:15 pm: second part of the training

  • Taijiquan traditional & free applications
  • Tuishou/Pushing Hands
  • Partnerwork & sparring
  • Other relevant training, such as conditioning of the body
  • Jinggong training (meditative/quiet practice)

Practical information:

  • when: Monday evenings 
  • where: China Arts College, Ballaarstraat 114, 2018 Antwerpen
  • time: 7:15 – 22:15 pm (door open from 7:00 pm)
  • fee: € 30,- if you only attend the first part then € 20,-
  • register: fill out the registration form and pay the fee
  • shoes: see terms & conditions
  • for all

You can bring your own drinks.

Intended for anyone interested in Taijiquan.

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

  • Taijiquan Monday evening

    From €20.00 to €750.00
    • €20.00
    • €30.00
    • €190.00

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