Holland: Nieuwegein A weekend workshop with Eli Montaigue, head of the WTBA March 14th-15th 2020
Saturday: Martial training, Da Lu, this is a training method from Taiji to teach us about going with the flow, we use a series of applications where we deliberately let ourselves be knocked off balance in order to learn what to do when this inevitably happens in a fight. The main thing about this is learning how to stay neutral under any situation. Push Hands, the old way of push hands, for self defence training. Here we take the training method of Push Hands to learn how to use yin and yang force. Push Hands is not fighting, but it teaches you many principles that can help you in a fight.
Yang Lu Chan Taiji form, covering both the physical and internal aspects of the form, but with a focus on the physical mechanics, as this is the main area of training in the beginning. It's doesn't matter how much of the form you know, even if you know none, as Eli simply takes a few postures from the form to teach you principles of movement. Qigong will also be covering.