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International Chen Taiji & Baji seminar in Beijing 14-19.6.2019
June 10 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm
Baji Association Present:
MASTER LÜ BAOCHUN’S BAJI AND CHEN TAIJI SEMINAR IN CHINA
FRIDAY 14.6.- WEDNESDAY 19.6.2019
The day by day calendar for event will be the following:
10.6. Monday: Finnish Taiji & Baji group arrives to Beijing
11-13.6. Tuesday-Thursday: Sightseeing in Beijing
International Bajiquan and Chen Taiji seminar
14.6. Friday: Training in Honghe International Sports (Beijing)
15.6. Saturday: Training
16.6. Sunday: Training
17-19.6. Monday-Wednesday: Culture trip to Handan and Zhengzhou
20-22.6. Thursday-Saturday: Day trips and sightseeing (Beijing)
23.6. Sunday: Event ends
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 second half 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 Baji Association.
This seminar is a culmination point between two of Master Lü’s central interests in martial arts: Bajiquan as taught to him by renowned Baji masters and fighters Zhang Xuchu and Han Longchuan and Chen-style Taiji as 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 seminars all over Europe and his firm grasp of the English-language has made him a favourite of those practicing traditional Chinese martial arts who want to learn the meaning of “true gongfu”.
This seminar will take place in the Honghe International Sports in Beijing, China.
The focus of the Chen-style Taiji portion will be on posture, movement and breathing combined for internal training, on the basis of the Yi Lu form.
In the Baji portion we will focus on the small form, the first four jingang bashi and relevant applications/pair training and fighting.
A more detailed schedule will be announced later.
The seminar is divided into two groups: one group will be training Chen-style Taiji and the other group will be training Bajiquan. Master Lü Baochun will alternate between instructing both of these groups throughout the day. Generally speaking, Master Lü will teach one group in the morning and the other group in the afternoon.
Those who are interested in ONLY training 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 completely acceptable to switch between Chen-style and Baji according to one’s own interests or, for example, if you want to spend as much time learning directly from Master Lü as possible.
Seminar price is 485€ and it is to be paid on site. Price includes 3 days of workouts, meals, 2 nights stay at 4-star hotel and training clothes.
Culture trip price to Handan and Zhengzhou is 155€, which includes accommodation, meals and transportation. Handan is the home village of taiji master Yang Luchan. The international cultural community in Zhengzhou has called us for guests.
To apply for the seminar you have to fill the application form. Please register before 1.4.2019.
INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS
If you want more information or you have anything to ask about the seminar, please send a email to Kari Järvinen, spokesperson (ät) baji.info.