Dan Docherty (G-B)
Workshops 1+2 : Inner form

Dan Docherty

Dan Docherty studied martial arts since 1971 and Tai-Chi Chuan since 1975 with Cheng Tin-Hung. In 1980 he has won the championship in the open weight full contact division of the South-East Asian martial art championship. Dan has a university diploma in Chinese. Presently he teaches Tai-Chi Chuan throughout Europe and is the author of several books on Tai-Chi Chuan.

Workshops 1+2 : Inner form

The Inner Form consists of techniques inside other techniques in the form, many of the names for these techniques are forgotten, they will be demonstrated and explained through applications with a partner.


Jean-Marie Grandadam (France)
Workshop 1 : Qi-gong "the breath of the wind" Workshop 2 : The gaze in taijiquan

Jean-Marie Grandadam

Jean-Marie Grandadam is a Tai-Chi Chuan and QIgong instructor licensed by FFKAMA. He has been studying the Yang style of Master Chen Liang Chao with Song Arun for 12 years.

Workshop 1 : Qi-gong "the breath of the wind"

Workshop 2 : The gaze in taijiquan

Josué Häfliger (Switzerland)
Morning Exercices

Josué Häfliger

He is 25 years old and passioned by martial arts. He is practicing
essentially Tai-Chi Chuan (Combined Tai-Chi Chuan). He is not looking
for titles nor glory in Tai-Chi Chuan but "only" for his personal path.

Morning Exercices

It is important in the morning to prepare one's body and mind in order to start the day in good shape! In fact, there is nothing quite like getting into shape in a gentle way after a good night's sleep. This
workshop is suitable for everybody and will be divided into two parts.

Harald Hasenöhrl (Germany)
Workshop 1 : Tai Ji sword / Workshop 2 : 18 movements 2nd part

Harald Hasenöhrl

Has been studying tai-chi chuan, qigong, wushu, meditation and kinesiology for 16 years. His teachers are Prof. Qingbo Sui, Lena Du Hong, Xuer MaiJin, He Lin , Zhang WanFu, Grethe Fremming. He runs the educational project "Tai-Chi – the peaceful warrior" for children and adolescents. He is co-founder of "in balance", center for kinesiology – tai-chi – qigong, and of "The blue Dragon" in Hainfeld, Germany.

Workshop 1 : Tai Ji sword

The phoenix, king of all birds, is it’s symbol and water is it’s element. The sword must be led to glide like a bird and to flow like water. In this workshop we will practice movement and tranquillity, the sword’s center of movement as well as a small part of the form to improve body alignment, dynamic, principals and handling of the sword.

Workshop 2 :  18 movements 2nd part

Qigong "18 movements 2nd part" consists of a serious of soft-elastic and round spiralling movements which will naturally harmonize with breathing. The spirit will become calm during the exercise and centered which in turn will positively effect prevention, rehabilitation and selfhealing. These exercises are excellent for heartcondition, rheumatism, asthma, joint pains and back problems.

Didier Huguenin (Switzerland)
Workshops 1+2 : Basic Fan techniques

Didier Huguenin

Didier Huguenin started and studied different martial arts from 1984 to 1996 and is practicing Tai-Chi Chuan and Qigong since 1989. In 1990 he joined the School of Cornelia Gruber and follows until now her and her masters (Bow Sim Mark, William C.C. Chen.....) teachings. He completes his training with Bagua (Aarvo Tucker) and at workshops and camps out of country.

Didier teaches Tai-Chi Chuan in Yverdon and Boudry since 1998.

Workshops 1+2 : Basic Fan techniques

The fan is not just a tool to cool yourself off with during a heatwave! It is also a short weapon efficient and esthetic. In this workshop we will learn the handeling and the principal techniques of the fan used in the Dragon's fan. If time permits, we will also work on some applications with a partner.

Anne-Marie Käppeli (Switzerland)
Workshop1 : The six healing sounds / Workshop 2 : Ba Duan Jin (8 brocates)

Anne-Marie Käppeli

She practices Qi Gong, Yang style Taijiquan and Chinese Calligraphy. She teaches in Geneva.

Workshop1 : The six healing sounds

This practice of internal Qi Gong uses the power of sound vibration. It stimulates and empowers the energy of the principal organs.

Workshop 2 : Ba Duan Jin (8 brocates)

A brocate is a precious cloth. The 8 brocates, a classic of external Qi Gong, enhances the energy circulation along the principal meridians and helps in this way to reconstruct balance and vitality. Anne-Marie is teaching this Qi Gong with the intention of "the will to live" in the major organes.


Gabriele et Roland Laritz (Austria)
Workshop 1 : Push hands applications for competition / Workshop 2 : Qin-na

Gabriele Laritz

Gabriele and Roland Laritz are professional teachers in their own martial art schools in Austria. They teach Wing Chun Kkung, Eskrima, Qi Gong and Yang Tai Chi Chuan. Roland has won more than 20 push hands tournaments in Europe and Taiwan. Gabriele has won 3 European tournaments in push hands and fan form.



Roland Laritz

Workshop 1 : Push hands applications for competition

The difference of push hands training for competition from regular push hands could be described as: no more "IF" and no more "BUT".Competition starts at the very moment where two people meet with the intention to get each other off balance (free push hands). In this workshop we will show which techniques are succesful against a partner who uses all of his energy to get you out of balance.

Atelier 2 : Qin-na

Qin = to force / Na = to controle. Qin-na is an old Chinese martial system composed of pressure on vital points, joint locks and grips. We will learn in a playful way a form of joint locks which is very efficient. Basic push hands knowledge as well as capcity for listening and feeling are necessary to participate.


Lac Le-My (France)
Workshop 1 : Chansi gong exercises / Workshop 2 : Taiji bang qigong

Lac Le-My

She is studying Yang style Taiji quan and combined style since 1979. From 1989 Chen style with Master Wang Xian.1991 founder of "Centre Promotion Taiji quan style en France”. From 1993 Xinyi Hunyuan school (Chen style) with Master Feng Zhiqiang. From 2002 disciple of master Feng Zhiqiang. 2003 founder of "Centre Hunyuan France” (hunyuanfrance@wanadoo.fr) and instructor of Zhiqiang Martial Institut in France. From 1993, reward of several prices for national and international championships (European Zurich 1993), Beijing International Wushu tournament 1994, Meeting International JiaoZuo (Henan 2000), International Netherland (Ultrech 2003), European Championnat (St Petersburg 2004) in Chen style routine et sword.

Workshop 1 : Chansi gong exercises

Specific technics in Chen style Taiji quan, using the spiral movement, intend to mobilize the whole joints of the body in external and to fluidify the energy in internal.

Workshop 2 : Taiji bang qigong

Qigong Taoist exercises with a short stick called Taiji bang stimulate the hand’s meridians, stretch softly the body and strong the Dan Tian qi.


Bob Lowey (Scotland)
Workshop 1+2 : Introduction to the Cane Form

Bob Lowey

Bob Lowey has studied martial arts since the late 1960's beginning with karate and judo then moving to Wan Kung Shou in 1979. He opened his first Tai-Chi school in 1985 and is teaching regularly all over Europe. He is a 15th generation disciple of Master You Xuande and Vice-President of the Daoyin Association of Scotland.

Workshop 1+2 : Introduction to the Cane Form

Working with a partner and simple application from some of the postures in the Form. The first section of the Form to taste the movements!

 Participants should bring their own cane preferably with a "hooked" end.


Susanne Lohrer Rovero (Switzerland)
Workshop 1 : Five steps of the crane / Workshop 2 : Eight pieces of silk

Susanne Lohrer Rovero

Susanne Lohrer Rovero CH has been practicing Qigong since 15 years and teaches since 1999. Her teachers are Master Liu Dong and Master Minoru Hoshino and she has also studied at the " Medical Association for Qigong Yanghseng". She is a professional physiotherapeut specialised in the Mezier approach and in rythmical massage.

Workshop 1 : Five steps of the crane

We will develop the five steps of the crane according to the Yangsheng Qigong tradition transmitted by Master Jiao Guorui. The crane is one of the five animals and represents the autumn season. We will put it in opposition of the bear to get a better understanding.

Workshop 2 : Eight pieces of silk

We will work on the eight pieces of silk standing and carry on into the sitting form. We will discover unexpected and rich forms with surprising perceptions. These eight pieces of silk upright and sitting down have been transmitted by Master Jiao Guorui according to the Yangsheng Qigong.


Bow Sim Mark (USA)
Workshop 1 : Combined Internal Chuan: Tai Chi - Pa Kua - Hsing Yi - Chi Kung / Special workshop on October 24 and 25 : Tai Chi Broadsword

Bow Sim Mark

Bow Sim Mark has recieved very strict wushu training in China from a young age on. She is the successor of the renown Fu Wing Fay (son of Fu Chen-Sung). In 1975, Master Mark established her school « the Chinese Wushu Research Institute » in Boston’s Chinatown where she teaches Bagua, Xing Yi and « Combined Tai-Chi Chuan ». In 1995, she founded the Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association with twenty-three branches in the US, Europe, Hong Kong, and other countries to promote Tai Chi as an art. She has created numerous forms, been featured many times in martial art’s magasins and become a world-renowed Wushu artist.

Workshop 1 : Combined Internal Chuan: Tai Chi - Pa Kua - Hsing Yi - Chi Kung

Combined Internal Chuan links Tai Chi's sit-step in Hands Strum the Lute to Pa Kua's, single palm change. Pa Kua's point-step is linked to Hsing Yi Tiger. Hsing Yi is finally linked to Chi Kung. This form stresses the essential characteristics of each of these movements. It provides a unique challenge to the practitioner of the internal arts.

Special workshop on October 24 and 25 : Tai Chi Broadsword

Tai Chi Broadsword is one of the Wushu weapons. It is an extension of Tai Chi Chuan and is a higher level of practicing. The requirements of Tai Chi Broadsword are a synthesis of the characteristics of Tai Chi Chuan with those of the broadsword. The basic characteristics of Tai Chi Chuan are circular, relaxed, calm, continuous, intent, and energy. On the other hand, the characteristics of the broadsword are strong, fierce, and quick. To express these contrasting characteristics simultaneously is a challenging task. In this workship you will learn to meld the characteristics of Tai Chi with those of the broadsword, and to express grandness, steadiness, sustained power, circularity, calmness and relaxation in your movements. To achieve this you must learn the form accurately and pay close attention to details.


Luis Molera (Spain)
Workshops 1+2 : Push-hands

Luis Molera

Luis Molera has practiced Tai Chi Chuan since 1980 and teaches since 1985. His teacher is Master William C.C. (New York) and Master Rosa Chen Shiu-Yao (Taipei). He has been giving workshops in Germany, Spain, England, Holland and France and won many prizes in Tai Chi Chuan Championships in Tui Shou, Sword, Sabre and Fan Forms. Luis teaches in english, german and spanish languages.

Workshops 1+2 : Push-hands

How to combine spirale energy and straight power in fixed step and moving step pushing hands.


Helmut Oberlack (Germany)
Workshops 1+2 : Taiji Bailong Ball

Helmut Oberlack

Helmut Oberlack, started to learn Taijiquan in 1981 and Qigong in 1985. He is teaching since more than 15 years. He is co-founder of the German Taijiquan and Qigong Network and publisher of theGerman Taijiquan & Qigong Journal and the European Internal Arts Journal.

Workshops 1+2 : Taiji Bailong Ball

Taiji Bailong Ball is a new development, which became pretty popular in China in the last few years. You play it with a specifically designed small racket (with soft leather) and a ball. The purpose of the game is to move in a taiji way and to keep the ball attached to the racket at all times. You can play it alone, with a partner, or in a group. In the workshop the basic movements will be introduced. Balls and rackets will be available.


Valérie Oppel (Switzerland)
Workshops 1 + 2 : Taiji and special needs - special approach

Valérie Oppel (Suisse)

I teach taiji for more than 10 years now, as a second activity. Professionnally I am an ergotherapist. Thus my approach of taiji has a therapeutic color.

Workshops 1 + 2 : Taiji and special needs - special approach

This workshop is a presentation of unusual taiji applications. Taiji with disabled persons, with elderly people, with teenagers, with children, with immigrated women, with people suffering from psychic troubles, or of fibromyalgy. Taiji in jail. Also presenting taiji to business employees.

A written document will be given at the end of the workshop.


Jean-Luc Perot (Belgium)
Workshop 1 : The dynamic of the animals / Workshop 2 : 8 technics and 5 directions

Jean-Luc Perot

Born in 1950. He has been practicing martial arts since 1962 – judo, karatedo and taijiquan since 1978. He teaches taijiquan since1982 – style Yang Michuan (Serge Dreyer). Jean-Luc has his university degree in sports and biology. He is also an accomplished ostheopath and masseur for Chinese massage. His vision of taijiquan emphasizes developement and education of ones personality with regards to health, efficiency and pleasure. He integrates various other approaches in his teaching – sound and breath, taichi tango, daoyin qigong inspired by the canerologist Yayama and the teachings of K.Tokitsu.

Workshop 1 : The dynamic of the animals

The dynamic of the animals for health, comfort and the martial efficiency of the spine.

Workshop 2 : 8 technics and 5 directions

How 8 (Peng, Lu, An, Ji ….) and 5 (directions and stepping) can cover all of the gestures in the different choreographies – a sensible and founded interpretation combining solo and tui shou.

Gilles Petitdemange and Guy Kienlen (France)
Workshops 1+2 : The eight doors of the Chen style

Gilles Petitdemange

Gilles is the president as well as the teacher of Internal Arts of Busen Lapoutroie (Alsace, France). He is a Judo teacher and also a Tai Chi Chuan teacher with a FFTCC (internal Chinese martial arts) certificat. He teaches Chen style (Wang Xian, Feng Zhi Qiang). Gilles is the organiser of Taiji Rhénan in Lapoutroie.

Guy is in charge of The Tai Ji Association of Guebwiller (Alsace, France). He teaches Chen style Tai Ji quan (Wang Xian) and Qigong. He is a FFTCC (Internal martial Chinese arts) certified teacher.


Guy Kienlen

Workshops 1+2 : The eight doors of the Chen style

An educational introduction and a short form

Li-Jiao Sauder-Lu (Switzerland)
Workshop 1 : Discovering the Qi, Yin-Yang Taiji, and Martial Art of Chen Style / Workshop 2 : Partial form learning (Si men - four gates)

Li-Jiao Sauder-Lu

(Taiwan) Taiji & Qi-Gong Teacher Schlossmuehlestrasse 9, 8500 Frauenfeld, Switzerland She has been practicing since 1989, and has been teaching for 6 years. Since 2002 she lives with her husband in Frauenfeld, and runs a martial art school with her husband. Teaches in English, Chinese, and a little bit German Teachers: Master Hong Tu-Sheng Master Chen Xiu-Yao, Master Chen Qi-Fong Master Zheng Xian-Qi Chen Style Yang Style Zheng Man-Ching

Workshop 1 : Discovering the Qi, Yin-Yang Taiji, and Martial Art of Chen Style

Drawing Taiji single exercises, partner exercises

Workshop 2 : Partial form learning (Si men - four gates)


Marcel Sauder-Lu (Switzerland)
Workshop 1 : Qigong : the 8 exercises for every day / Workshop 2 : "Song Shen Wu Fa" & Tuishou

Marcel Sauder-Lu

Has his own martial art & Qigong school in Frauenfeld, CH. He is studing martial arts since 1978 and Qigong since 1995. His teachers were : Master Liu Chin Wen, Master Markus Bühlmann, Master Lo Man Kam Master Fredy Kuhn Master Chen Jing-He Master Chen Xiu-Yao (Rosa Chen) Master Zheng Xian-Qi.

Workshop 1 : Qigong : the 8 exercises for every day

A serious of sort of stretching exercises, which will stretch and open all the meridians. This is a very popular series practiced in China today.

Workshop 2 : "Song Shen Wu Fa" & Tuishou

This is an excellent warm-up program. The five most important joints are Being activated and the body structure will improve. This series of exercises very popular in Taijiqan schools of Taiwan. The difference of Simple practice and and practice for competition will be pointed out during these basic tuishou exercises.


Lauren Smith (Germany)
Workshop 1 : Taiji and stillness / Workshop 2 : The central axis

Lauren Smith

Born in 1967. Began studying Taijiquan in 1987 after years of wrestling training and meditation practice. During more than 2 years in Taiwan he practiced traditional Yang Style forms and pushing hands with Master Zhong, Serge Dreyer and with many practitioners from the Chen Man-ching school. Lauren has won international competitions in Taiwan, Hong Kong and was the European Tui-shou Champion in 2000. His work has been greatly influenced through contact with western movement techniques such as Feldenkrais and the Alexander Technique. He has been teaching Taiji since 1991 and is currently a co-director of the Netwerk for Taijiquan and Qigong in Germany.

Workshop 1 : Taiji and stillness

This workshop will include meditation, form training and partner exercises. We will explore possibilities of stillness and movement in our practice.

Workshop 2 : The central axis

This workshop will offer exercises for finding the central axis in form and partner training.


Jan Silberstorff (Germany)
Workshops 1+2 : "The 8 trigrams in relation to tui shou"

Jan Silberstorff

He studied Taiji for 20 years, training in Chenjiagou Village with Master Shen Xijing & Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang. In 1994, he founded the World Chen Xiao Wang Taijiquan Association and is the first foreign person to win a medal at Chenjiagou competition and has won medals at major European competitions.

Workshops 1+2 : "The 8 trigrams in relation to tui shou"

In this workshop Jan Silberstorff presents the relationship between the teachings of Yin-Yang in the 8 trigrams and tui shou in Taijiquan. He will show how to experience this knowledge and how to apply it in a helpful way.


Duc-Laï Tran
Workshops 1+2 : Surprise

Duc-Laï Tran

Laï is director and main professor at the Association Arts & Traditions of Asia in Mulhouse (F). He practice Tai-Chi Chuan since 1982 (Zhao, Original Yang and Chen styles). He studied with Yves Blanc in Paris and then became student of Chu King Hung in London.

He studied Chi Kong in Guangzhou and Beidaihe, China. He is confirmed teacher of ITCCA and professor authorized by the Minister of Youth & Sports.

Workshops 1+2 : Surprise

Christian Unverzagt (Germany)
Workshop 1 : Dalu / Workshop 2 : Deepening Dalu

Christian Unverzagt

Christian Unverzagt has been practising Taijiquan since 1987. He used to live in China and Southeast Asia for a couple of years. In Taiwan he became a student of late master Ke Qihua, who had belonged to the inner circle of Zheng Manqing's disciples.

Workshop 1 : Dalu

Dalu (Big Rollback) is Tuishou (Push Hands) with steps. In Zheng Manqing's teaching Dalü comes between Tuishou and Sanshou (the Fighting Form). It's a nice little partner form, that can be learned within short time and practised alone or with partner. We will first practise Dalü as solo form, then with partner. With your sense of orientation in space you improve your adhering, connecting, sticking and following skills while stepping.

Workshop 2 : Deepening Dalu

We will deepen our understanding of Dalu. Fixed step Tuishou mainly works with peng, lü, ji, an, but Dalü emphasizes kao (shoulder stroke), zhou (elbow stroke), cai (pull or pluck), and lie (split). How do these energetic forces work? In order to let solo and partner form nourish each other, we will have a closer look to postures in the solo form, which imply these forces. Next we will watch out common mistakes and try to cure our little form of them.


Epi Van de Pol
Workshop 1 : Up and down exercise / Workshop 2 : The role of the mind in Taijiquan

Epi Van de Pol

I started my Cheng Man Ching Yang style taijiquan in 1975 in Holland. I am a teacher since 1979. I trained with a lot of teachers but since 2000 I specialise myself in the soft and powerful Huang Sheng Shyan version of the Cheng Man Ching Yang style.

Workshop 1 : Up and down exercise

This exercise is developed by the late Huang Sheng Shyan especially for matching the inner movement with the outer movement . We will look at body alignment while bending the knees, sinking while staying in the centre, waves of relaxation through the body and the principles "the base is moving the body, the body is moving the arms", "changes are coming from below" and "if one part moves everything moves".

Workshop 2 : The role of the mind in Taijiquan

Le rôle de l'esprit dans le tai-chi chuan
Awareness of the body and mind. It is very hard to match your body position feeling with how it is in reality. One of the big problems in correcting taijiquan postures. Concentration and being in the moment exercises in which you have to catch a small weight that your partner will drop. This is coming close to active meditation. Using the imaginative faculty for internal movements or improving skill. If we have time we will go into some animal play. Mind is leading the body


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