Photographed in YunNan China by Mr. Yau-Sun Tong
An excellent internal Kungfu style for those who are interested in
lifelong benefits. Also short as "BaGua", this system of traditional
Chinese martial art has drawn many followers with it's uniqueness and
effectiveness, also known for the beauty of looks when performed.
For details description on BaGua, please contact by email below.
Taiji Theory Seminar
This is an 8 hour workshop based on
Master Gu Liu-Xin's teachings. There are 8 topics:
An excellent workshop for people who have had some TaiChi experience, and are interested in becoming better. It is essential to know taiji theory in order to advance one's practice!
Mister Tong poses with Master Gu
many years ago.
Chen-Style Taiji Sword Play Workshop
This will be a 20 to 40 hours or longer workshop depending on the participant's level and ability, and is a wonderful form of exercise and art form as well as a great martial art. Chen style Taiji sword play is an important part of weapons in the Chen style Taiji system, with a long history, carefully refined and deep in technique, it draws great interest from Tai Chi practitioners worldwide, and is a treasure amount the rich cultural heritage in China.
Chen style Taiji sword play is an apparatus form that was developed by the great masters based on Chen Style Tai Chi (TaiJi-Quan) which is the original and father of all styles of Taiji. The whole form contains 58 moves, including more than twenty kinds of sword techniques, and body as well as footwork methods. During the practice of Chen style Taiji sword play, it requires mind-body harmony, with the mind leading the body, footwork follows the hand works, circle spirals, hardness and softness well blended, internal Jin (energy) leading. The whole set of movements needs to be firm and nimble, forward and backward spiraling. When one moves, the complete body moves in harmony together, rhythmic in motion, linking without breakage. This set of sword play is therefore unique with its own characteristics. By learning and practicing this sword form, one will benefit from good physical health, knowing the technique and application of the sword, and also benefit from enjoying and projecting the beauty of this unique art form.
Names of moves in sequence:
1. Preparation 30. Swallow dips for mud 2. East summit holds the Sun 31. Turn body jabbing downwards 3. Immortal points the way 32. Eagle and bear battle of wits 4. Flower hides under leaves 33. Swallow dips for mud 5. Sword towards the Sun 34. Civet cat preys the rat 6. Ne-Zha ventures the sea 35. Golden rooster shakes its wings 7. Blue dragon out of water 36. Scooping the moon from sea bottom 8. Guarding knee both sides 37. Ne-Cha ventures the sea 9. Sword of closing the gate 38. Rhino gazes up on the moon 10. Blue dragon out of water 39. Gale blows down the grass 11. Turn and split 40. Slanting flying 12. Come around thrust sword 41. Left holding thousand pounds 13. Slanting flying 42. Right holding thousand pounds 14. Phoenix spreads the wings 43. Cut wrist left 15. Phoenix nods the head 44. Cut wrist right 16. Spread open grass to seek the snake 45. Sweeping away army of thousands 17. Golden rooster stands on one foot 46. Golden needle over hangs 18. Ne-Cha ventures the sea 47. Bumble bee dips into the flower 19. Covering in circles 48. White ape presents the fruit 20. Old tree with gnarled roots 49. Drop flowers 21. Hungry tiger springs on the prey 50. Upward jabbing 22. Rolling wheels both sides 51. Downward jabbing 23. Step back and intercept both sides 52. Slanting flying 24. Wild pony leaps over ravine 53. Reach out and jab 25. White snake strikes out its tongue 54. Python tosses 26. Two dragons play with a pearl 55. Wasp strikes out of nest 27. Empty step with sword on top 56. Sword of turning mill stone 28. Step up and thrust slantingly 57. Golden needle points south 29. Black bear flips its back 58. Closing
Chen Style taiji sword play names of move in sequence in Chinese
Characters as calligraphied by Master He Bin-Quan
given to Mr. Yau-Sun Tong. This sword play is demonstrated by Master He
Bin-Quan in Mr. Tong's
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MASTER HE BIN-QUAN'S HANDWRITTEN TRANSMISSION:
Taiji short stick Workshop
Traditional training methods: Taiji short stick.
Photo: Yau-Sun Tong
Taiji Long Staff Training Workshop
A half day workshop for those who are interested in learning one of the
traditional old ways to training increase the overall ability, an excellent
exercise as well. Usually using a 8 to 10 feet long staff (best with
the "white wax wood" staff from China).
Taiji QiGong Workshop
An excellent workshop to learn the traditional methods of Taiji QiGong
to increase the ability in Taiji (TaiChi) overall. One or two day
Taiji Pushing Hands Workshop - TuiShou
Students learning push-hands basics.
Photo: Yau-Sun Tong
Taiji Reeling Silk Movements Exercises Workshop
A half day workshop to learn the most important movements in TaiChi:
"spiral movements" to develop the reeling-silk energy (Chan-Si Jing). A
particular great workshop for beginners, as well as for those who desire to attain higher levels in taijiquan.
Southern Style Kung-Fu Staff Training Workshop(Single with Double Ends style)
This workshop may take 15 to 30 hours to complete depending on the
individual. The form consists of five parts total of 59 movements,
is a great style of staff form, with strong martial arts application
and is a great exercise for developing a strong and
flexible body. This staff training has the best of
the two popular Southern staff styles, the double end
style and the single end style. This style requires
a staff with a length of about 2.2-2.5 meters.
Self-defense Training Workshop - ChinNa (Qin-Na)
Practicing capture and counter-capture
Photo: Yau-Sun Tong