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

10am till 5pm (with one hour for lunch)

Yang Lu Chan's Taijiquan form and Push Hands.
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.  We will train both the form as well as applications. 
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. 

For the push hands lesson we will be looking into details like how to effortlessly destabilize your partner by finding their centre, as well as how to move your centre when it is found so you can take your partners force and re route it through your body and down to the ground so your structure is not broken. 
Push Hands is not fighting, but it teaches principles that can be used in fighting, as well as greatly enhancing your understanding of the Taiji form, due to learning how to properly move from the centre under pressure. 

Suitable for both beginners and advanced.

10th 10am till 2pm (with a short break at 12pm)

Here we will be looking at self defence training methods and applications, you will pair up with another student to practice.
We will learn 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. 
The Da Lu is a training method, not a fighting application. 
We will however also be looking at practical fighting applications, taking principles of Taiji and freeing them up into a more practical useful form.
In everything we do we will look at the folding principal, this 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 also use mitts for striking. 
Suitable for both beginners and advanced.

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.