March & April 2012
Taiji 13 Postures ~ A Short Course in Taiji (Tai Chi) Quan
St. Thomas Church Hall, Campground Road, Rondebosch
During March and April 2012, ten students successfully completed a five workshop short course in the Taiji 13 postures, as developed by Shouyu Liang. Alongside the Taiji set, we learned and practised a few Qigong sequences - Gathering the Stars, Long Life, 3 Circles and Silk Reeling. The Qigong and Taiji practices were explored and practised through four themes. These were Rooted to the Earth and Rising to the Sky, Moving Like Water, The Three Arrivals, and String of Pearls.
28 November to 1 December 2011
Reddam House College Taiji workshops
Two groups of seven high school students took part in an introductory Taiji training at the Reddam House campus in Tokai, Cape Town. They learned and practised Stick Qigong, Silk Reeling, and learnt the complete Simplified 13 Posture Taiji form, as developed and taught by Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang. Some of the students even managed to do the form on the other side of the body!
19 November 2011
Richard has three classes studying Liu He Ba Fa in Cape Town. These three groups came together at Erin Hall, Rondebosch, Cape Town, to practice Liu He Ba Fa Part 1.
August 20, 2011
Moving like Water - A Tai Chi Workshop
Faith & Richard held a 3-hour workshop at Alan Kessler’s Karate Center in Billerica, Massachusetts.
Drawing from the practices of Silk Reeling and Liu He Ba Fa (Water Style) this workshop explored a meditative internal martial arts practice that echoes the moving patterns of water. When we imitate and accompany movements in nature we connect with natural rhythms inside ourselves helping to enhance our sense of well-being.
Richard and Katja hosted Max Weier of Switzerland to Cape Town for a Qigong workshop. He taught Ba Duan Jin, Dynamic Eight Pieces or Brocade and Sitting on Tiger, The Manchurian Movements.
On Thursday evening, Max taught the Ba Duan Jin, a new dynamic version of he Eight Pieces of Brocade. This is a graceful medical qigong that stretches the muscles and tendons and stimulates the meridians and organs to improve health and vitality.
Over the weekend, Max taught Sitting on Tiger. These powerful and dynamic exercises are designed to stimulate the balance the flow of Qi in the five organs and the corresponding energy centres and subtle channels. The focus of the movements is to heal, balance and energize the body. Gentle and meditative practices from Taoist Wudang Qigong were also incorporated into the workshop to deepen the experience and awareness of Qi.
The weekend classes were held at the beautiful Erin Hall on Rondebosch and was enjoyed by the many students who attended the event.
October 5, 2009
Faith taught a class in Subtle Energy and Movement of Tai Chi & Qigong to 90 students enrolled in the Pharmaceutical College at the University of Hawai’i, Hilo as part of their Complimentary Medicine Program