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March 7th-8th 2020
A weekend workshop with Eli Montaigue (Head of the WTBA)

Form Day:

Saturday, 9th 10am till 5pm (with one hour for lunch)
Yang Lu Chan's Taijiquan form. This is the original Old Yang Style form, still mostly slow moving like modern forms, but the original form also includes explosive energy (Fa-jing) movements, these powerful energetic movements give this form a far greater balance of yin and yang. Also included are dim mak application, not the mystical dim mak you see in the movies, real world practical applications all aimed at the physiological dim mak points on the body.  
Taiji principles of movement. This can be applied to any Taiji form you are practicing, though we will be using the Yang Lu Chan Form, taking postures from this form and having a look into the body mechanics of how to move, to create power, from a balance of structure and flow, also looking at how the correct muscular activation in the form is how we channel the energy. 

Suitable for both beginners and advanced.

Martial Day:
Sunday 10th 10am till 2pm (with a short break at 12pm)
Here we will be looking at self defence training methods, you will pair up with another student to practice.
We will learn the beginning of the Small San Sau fighting form, this form takes postures from the slow form and puts them into a fast powerful fighting set that can be performed both solo as well as with a partner throwing attacks at you. 
We will also be taking certain techniques from the internal martial arts, and applying to them the folding principal. 
The folding principal teaches you what to do when your technique does not work, your defence may be countered, so we show you how to best make that flow into something else, your attack may be blocked, go with it and come back at another angle. 
This is one of the most important areas of practice for any martial art. The training methods will teach you how to stay loose under pressure, how to adapt with out thinking first, but learning to let your body simply react. 
We will be practicing solo, with a partner and with use of mitts for striking. 
Suitable for both beginners and advanced.

Who is Eli Montaigue...
Eli Montaigue is the son of world renowned Taiji Master Erle Montaigue. 
He began his Taiji training at the age of 4, but then got seriously into it at age 14 when he started training every day with his father. 
His father Erle was one of the very few people and to our knowledge the only person outside of China to be taught the Old Yang Style Taiji system.
His main teacher was Chang Yiu Chung, who was the student of Yang Shou Ho, who was the grandson of Yang Lu Chan himself. 
Erle named Eli as his sole successor and handed him the system making him head of the WTBA a few years before he died in 2011. 
Since then Eli has fully taken over and become a world renowned teacher in his own right, travelling all over the globe to give workshops. 
Go here for more info about Eli 

Contact Jordi Joan Serra to book your place:
[email protected]

UBK-Ki Dojo Catalunya
C/ Acàcies, 17
Barcelona 08027

Cost of workshop:
€80 For first timers (A first Timer is someone who has never trained with Eli Before)
€90 For Members of UBK-Ki Dojo
€100 For WTBA Active Members
€110 For Everyone Else.