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A weekend workshop with Eli Montaigue, head of the WTBA
March 9th-10th 2024

Eli is not the type of teacher whom only stands up front giving instructions. 
He will do this to start a session and for anything he feels will benefit the whole group. 
However, most of your learning will come as he makes his way through the class as you train, giving individual advice to each and every student.

Saturday:
Martial Training, here we look at some of the martial training methods from Taiji.
The focus of this class will be to understand structure and movement, not so much getting into the really rough fighting stuff.
However, anyone would would like to see how something works in a full pressure fighting situation, this can still be shown, just ask. 

The main focus will be Push Hands & Che Sau. Two excellent training methods done with a partner. 
Both teach about reading skills and sensitivity, but one through structure and grounding, the other through softness evasion.
Putting these two skill together will give you a great understanding of Yin and Yang, for personal development as well as for the use in the self defence area. 

In push hands we will learn how to maintain our balance and structure no matter which direction the push is coming from, as well as learning how to find the weak points in our partners structure. 

In Che Sau we will learn how to disappear, being totally soft, never resisting the force, always folding away, giving your partner the feeling that you are not there.  
 
Sunday:
Yang Lu Chan Taiji form. This time we will be covering the concept of silk reeling within the form, this is where the form changes from being circular, to spirals. All movements in the form eventually spiral out from the centre. This is how the Qi flows, so it is how the body should move. 
The basics structure will also be shown if there are any beginners in the group. 

With the spirals, in each posture we do, we will first cover those spirals that are simpler, even a beginner can get this. 
Then for those more experienced in the group, you will be shown some of the more subtle spirals. 

Training times:
10am till 3pm each day, with a short break for lunch.


Prices:

One Day.
€65 First timer training with Eli
€80 WTBA Active Members.
€85 Non members.
Students in full time education receive a 30% discount.
Teenagers receive a 50% discount.


Two Days
€115 First timer training with Eli
€140 WTBA Active Members.
€155 Non members.
Students in full time education receive a 30% discount.
Teenagers receive a 50% discount.

Contact:
Marsja Haanstra,
[email protected],
+31613012710 (WhatsApp)

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