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INTERNATIONAL BAJI & TAIJI SEMINAR IN PRAGUE
July 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - July 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
MASTER LÜ BAOCHUN’S BAJIQUAN AND CHEN TAIJI INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
FRIDAY 10.7 – SUNDAY 12.7.2020
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
This event is CANCELLED because the coronavirus
Welcome to our international baji and taiji seminar in the beautiful city of Prague!
Our seminar will include five hours of training per day.
The workshop is divided into two groups: one group will be training Chen-style Taiji and the other Bajiquan. Master Lü Baochun will alternate between instructing both of these groups throughout the day.
The focus for Chen-style Taiji will be posture, movement and breathing combined for internal training, based on the Yi Lu -form.
For Bajiquan we will focus on the small form, the first four Jingang Bashi and relevant applications, as well as pair-training and fighting.
Those who are interested in training only Baji or Chen-style Taiji will have the opportunity to continue training for the entire duration under the instruction and supervision of students selected by Master Lü, whom he has prepared for this task. It is acceptable to switch between Taiji and Baji according to one’s own interests or, for example, if you want to spend as much time as possible learning directly from Master Lü.
(with small drink breaks)
Training will be in Základní Škola Průhonice – https://goo.gl/maps/j4qC1So5sDUsJWGs7
Early bird prices are available if you register before May 1st.
From May 2nd onwards the prices will be higher. If you want the early bird prices, please make sure your registration & course payment is in our association’s bank account before May 2nd; Please be mindful that international bank transfers can take up to a week, depending on your country and bank!
Early bird pricing, before May 1st: (accomodation not included)
Full 3 days = 200 €
2 days = 170 €
1 day = 95 €
Prices after May 1st: (accomodation not included)
Full 3 days = 230 €
2 days = 190 €
1 day = 110 €
To apply for the seminar, fill out the application form provided below.
Please register before 31.5.2020.
Click the following link to register:
IBAN: FI78 3131 3002 4255 77
Reference text: [Your Name] Prague [Amount of days you are planning on attending, e.g. 1 day, 3 days]
So an example reference text would be [”Matt Smith Prague 3 days”]
For accommodation we have found three good alternatives. These can be found in both Google Maps and Bookings.com. Please make your own reservation. We recommend one of the following:
These are all close to the training place (400-600 metres). Master Lü will be staying in the Pension Coloseum. If possible, we recommend sharing a room to save on costs!
About Master Lü
Master Lü Baochun (1956-) is a living legend of traditional Chinese martial arts. He stands out amongst his generation of martial artists as someone who through his diligence and hard work had the opportunity to learn as an indoor student from some of the 20th century’s greatest martial artists. Master Lü is internationally recognized for his deep understanding of the principles and application of Taiji as well as his raw fighting ability and incomparable speed, power and body movement in Bajiquan. Lü Baochun has lived and taught in Helsinki, Finland for the past 15 years, where he is the main teacher of the Baji Association.
This workshop is a culmination point between two of Master Lü’s central interests in martial arts: Bajiquan, taught to him by renowned Baji masters and fighters Zhang Xuchu and Han Longchuan, and Chen-style Taiji, taught to him by the legendary Feng Zhiqiang.
These masters belong to the generation that is widely known as the last generation of it’s kind in China to produce a variety of extremely capable fighters, who still had the martial spirit that made Chinese systems of hand-to-hand combat famous around the world.
Master Lü Baochun has taught dozens of workshops all over Europe, and his firm grasp of the English-language has made him a favourite for those practicing traditional Chinese martial arts who want to learn the meaning of “true gongfu”.
For both Chen-style Taiji and Bajiquan master Lü has selected some of his oldest students to help him teach each style when he is focused on the other.
If you want more information or you have any questions about the seminar, please send an email to Kari Järvinen, spokesman (at) baji . Info