Sunday 19th May Reigate, Surrey
INSTRUCTOR: Paul Brewer
All the Taiji Practice you do on your own; how does it work with a partner?
Just as with pushing hands, the Interactive aspect of Tai Chi can be of concern or off-putting to many students, who have for that reason never practised it. Interactive practice is taught so that a particular exercise addresses a particular set of circumstances safely and under control so that no one need come to harm whilst studying these relationships.
This workshop provides access to internal meditative techniques coupled with basic interactive skills like sticking, listening & yielding so students can start to understand and control the space, size and distance relationship between them and others.
The point of a workshop like this is not to learn how to fight, but to learn the basic skills and Taiji principles underlying the use of Taiji as a martial art, in order to enrich and enhance the whole practice. Many modern Taiji practitioners trace their studies back to the famous Chen Man Ching and know that one of his famous sayings was to “invest in loss”. This is essential since the primary purpose is to learn how to correctly harmonise your posture and actions with your partner such that they work in the most efficient and effective manner.
This understanding radically improves the practice of almost any Taiji form or practice that considers the understanding of the balance of yin & yang to be as important as the appearance of short term success gained by force.
It is also enjoyable to practice, so come and try it with us. The day is open to all, but advance booking to ensure places is recommended for non-college students.
Fees: £30 per session (am or pm) or £60 / day – payable on the day:
Times: 10am ≈ 1pm: Lunch break ≈ 1pm – 2pm 2pm ≈ 4.30pm
Bring a blanket for floor exercises and /or Meditation:
Tea is provided but you must B.Y.O. lunches or go out for lunch
Map – click here
PHONE: 01737 353149