Tai- Chi Tcho 2017  


Here is the list of teachers for Tai-Chi Tcho 2017

Registration paid before September 30.
=> Discount of 20 %

Number of places limited
Participants from the four corners of Europe are expected.



Mauro Bertoli (IT)      Renate Kuschke (DE)      Georges Saby (FR)
Katia Biloni (CH)   Jean-Luc Lesueur (FR)   Jean-Pierre Schorpp (CH)
Fabian Cretton (CH)   Maria Nedelcheva (BU)   Daria Sergeeva (RU)
Peter den Dekker (NL)   Marko Nedeljkovic (CH)   Paul Silverstrale (SU)
Judith van Drooge (NL)   Helmut Oberlack (DE)   Tjeerd Verbeek (NL)
Tjoeng Lie-Foen (D/CN)   Richard Odell (UK)   Patrick Jeannotat (CH)
Anne Gisep (CH)   Gianfranco Pace (IT)   Faye Li Yip (CN/UK)
Thierry Huget (FR)   Franziska Rüscher (AT)    

Mauro Bertoli (IT)
Workshop 1+2: "Full and Empty" How to differentiate what is substantial and insubstantial in the practice of Taijiquan

Mauro Bertol

Mauro Bertoli started his martial education when he was still a child, first practising Judo and after going on with Karate.
In 1987 he began to practise Tai Chi Chuan “Yang” style, with the Master Chang Dsu Yao. After the death of the Founder, he attended several events and seminars held by eminent figures of the field.
In 1995 he was acquainted with Master Yang Lin Sheng and he became his student, learning mainly Tai Chi Chuan “Chen” style  and  Yi Chuan.
In 2001 he went on a long study tour around China, practising with many Masters.
In 2013, together with a group of qualified friends, he created ARTY (Associazione Ricerche Taijiquan Yiquan) with the aim of spreading and enhancing these disciplines. mauro_bert@libero.it

Workshop 1+2: "Full and Empty" How to differentiate what is substantial and insubstantial in the practice of Taijiquan
Differentiating “Full” from “Empty” during the practice is an essential principle for meditation and martial applications, as well as for other many aspects of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan). This principle is strictly related to the interaction between Yin and Yang, and then to the very concept of Taiji, becoming one of the key points of the practice.

Katia Biloni (CH)
Workshop 1+2: Qigong fundamentals

Katia Biloni

Practicing Tai-chi Chuan for 15 years, I am a faithful student of Cornelia Gruber (especially in combined Tai-chi Chuan 67 form and sword). I teach Qigong since some years in La Chaux-de-fonds, in her school.
I trained in Qigong teaching at the European Institute of Qigong and Yang Sheng, headed by M. Yves Réquéna. In this context, I was especially attracted to physical practices, and even close to martial arts, as for example the vaste scope of TCM and energy work, internal and subtle. The whole is bringing a general well-being by strenghtening physical, mental and spiritual health.

Workshop 1+2: Qigong fundamentals
I will have the pleasure to introduce you to the fundamentals, as for example unity in the eight directions, the movement-breathing-intention unity, the axis, slowness, harmony and presence. We will experience accessible, however physical, Qigong moves, static postures, walks, a work on breathing, sounds as well as visualizations.

Fabian Cretton (CH)
Workshop 1: Structure, the waist guides the movement, spirales, empty and full, unified movement
Workshop 2: Opening and Closing, relaxation, lightness, harmony, internal flow

Fabian CrettonI have been passionate about Taiji for 22 years and I am currently amongst the most advanced students of Yang Cheng Long, an unknown teacher whose mastery represents for me a certain quintessence of the practice. It is with great pleasure that I share my research, delighted by the fact that more and more people appreciate the particularity of what I propose.
I dedicate my practice to meticulous aspects of relaxation and harmony of movement that are still rather unknown, depicted in the classics of Taiji, and which contribute, in my humble opinion, to the martial efficiency, health benefits, and the philosophy of Taiji.
After having proposed a new translation of the Taiji Quan Treatise in 2013 and explanations of the work of relaxation in 2015, I describe this year the internal work in the form of Taiji: an inner journey, from which I propose:

Workshop 1: Structure, the waist guides the movement, spirales, empty and full, unified movement
Bonus: Scientific perspective on the conscious/unconscious, mental relaxation and health.

Workshop 2: Opening and Closing, relaxation, lightness, harmony, internal flow
Bonus: Scientific perspective on the link between movement and brain health (including the internal flow).

In both workshops we will explore these meticulous aspects at the motor and sensory levels, in various exercises in motion, in meditation and also two partners exchanges (tui-shou in calmness).

More information on my website: www.voiedumilieu.ch

Peter den Dekker (NL)
Workshop 1: Eight archetypical postures
Workshop 2: Ba duan jin and postural chi kung

Peter den DekkerPETER DEN DEKKER(1958, The Hague, The Netherlands) teaches since 1985. He conducts chi kung en Da Cheng Chuan training in in The Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Finland and Italy. He is the author of the book The Dynamics of Standing Still.
Peter uses chi kung as a method of improving body structure and health. Many of his students are professionals in music, dance and theater. He leads special trainings for people with immunity weakness and is a sought after guest teacher at academies and congresses. For almost twenty years he studied and trained chi kung and da cheng chuan under sifu Lam Kam-Chuen.
Peter has been teacher and principal at various academies for shiatsu and oriental preventative medicine. For a period of twenty years he worked in a practice for (japanese) acupuncture in Amsterdam.
Peter lives with his partner and daughter alternately in Amsterdam, Dalfsen and Portugal.

Workshop 1: Eight archetypical postures
The face is the mirror of the soul. The state of being of our core is reflected in our facial expressions, body language and behaviour. There is clear one-way relation between our inner and outer worlds. However, practices of ancient traditions point to a relation in an opposite direction as well. Modern scientific researches confirm that the quality of our stance and walk, mimic and bearing can have great influence on our inner life.

The Chinese classics state that the state of mind determines behaviour and behaviour in turn is reflected in body language and posture. This expresses the interaction between our self-image, the collective of our actions, and our physical reality. The mind might be the ground of all we can experience, in contrary many Oriental disciplines the body is taken as the doorway to influence the state of mind.
An essential chi kung approach is to practice standing postures for a prolonged time period. Usually the grounded, straight and balanced training posture will not match with our physical and mental reality. Initially this can be experienced as a false tone. The outer posture can seem as acted and pretended. But gradually a useful dialogue between the outer posture and the inner reality will develop. The prolonged and relaxed postural practice will cause shifts on the levels of coordination, circulatory processes, behaviour and self image.
The training postures are not randomly chosen, but were carefully developed in a long empiric history. The eight postures we will explore, reflect fundamental life qualities.
Centering. Backbone. Neutrality. Boundaries: social interaction and defence. Earth connection: gravity and anti-gravity forces. Maintaining equilibrium. Exploration and growth. Expression and full creativity.
Gathering posture. Back supporting posture. Wu chi posture. Embracing posture. Earth posture. Balance posture. Lifting posture. Opening posture.
Beside all the practical training, we will cross bridges towards myofascial anatomy, biology, evolutionary subjects, channels and points. We will explore the eight archetypical postures in regards to health improvement, self development and martial ability.

Workshop 2: Ba duan jin and postural chi kung
One of the oldest Chinese systems of exercise is Ba Duan Jin, The Eight Pieces of Brocade. The Ba Duan Jin consist of eight simple stretching exercises. Because based on the inherent human principles of structure and movement, each of them posses a remarkable depth.

The Ba Duan Jin is attributed to Yu Fei, a renowned general of the Southern Song Dynasty. He introduced the Ba Duan Jin to strengthen moral and readiness in his army. According to legend Yu Fei based himself on older sources. It was the Indian monk Bodidharma who introduced Yi Jin Jing in Chinese monasteries in the 5th and eary 6th century. His aim was thereby improving the health of the monks on their spiritual path. The Ba Duan Jin as we know it, is directly related to this ancient system of self cultivation.

Historically, the practice of standing postures and the Ba Duan Jin were developed independ from each other. Nevertheless, these two interely different types of exercise complement and strengthen each other perfectly. The stretch nature of the Ba Duan Jin works from the outside in. Postural zhan zhuang practice works from the core towards the outside. The former influences tendons and joints and aligns the body. The latter offers the body resistance and structure.

We will explore a number of ways to practice and integrate the eight basic standing postures and the eight parts of the Ba Duan Jing effectively. Beside all the practical training, we will study the energetic properties of each of the stretches and movements theoretically.

Judith van Drooge (NL)
Workshop 1: Qigong
Workshop 2: Pushing Hands

Judith van DroogeShe has practised Yang Lineage Tai Chi Chuan with Grandmaster William C.C. Chen since 1999, with great pleasure and devotion. She is an all-round practitioner who successfully competed in national and international tournaments attaining Gold, Silver and bronze medals in Forms (weapons), Chi Kung and Push Hands. Judith has her own school in Zwolle, the Netherlands and has been a regular teacher at most of the major European Tai Chi events. www.inner-touch.nl

Workshop 1: Qigong
We start with some strengthening and stretching Chi kung exercises. To wake up the body, make the blood flow go to stimulate detoxify the body. Opening the meridians for optimal energy flow. I will be introducing Ba Duan Jin and Yi Jin Jing movements with are sets who more focus on tendons muscle exercises. Followed by Shibashi sets who are famous for their soft approach and repetition of the movements. This makes it very easy for anyone to follow and come in a direct flow of Yin and Yang. Each set has 18 Tai Chi Chi Kung Movements, each movement repeats itself at least 6 times. With gives you time / room to focus on different aspects and principles of Body Mechanics. For example: Breathing, Relaxation, Rooting, Spiralling. The effortlessness, what goes up must come down!

Workshop 2: Pushing Hands.
The skin is the biggest organ we have with many functions, the touch of the skin gives you information about the directions of someone's intent. The way you stand and handle pressure from outside, in today’s busy world. By practicing this art you learn to recognise and discipline your feelings and responses recording them. Every action has a reaction. Yin and Yang. We are mirrors to teach and learn from others. Your battle within and with your surrounding world.

Tjoeng Lie-Foen (DE/CN)
Workshop 1+2: Ba Fa Wu Xing Gong / Form of the 13 basic Taiji techniques

Tjoeng Lie-FoenOwner of Kolibris Seminare, is responsible for the quality and execution of the offered training programs. He is visiting professor at the Guangxi University of TCM in China and has extensive training in qigong, Taiji and TCM. He was one of the first qigong teachers in Europe, is author of several books and has taught for 20 years in German-speaking countries.

Workshop 1+2: Ba Fa Wu Xing Gong / form of the 13 basic Taiji techniques
The form of the basic techniques (BaFa WuXing Gong) is a special training for the 13 basic techniques of taijiquan (origin: Yang style) that master Yang YongNian ZhenHe has created for his students.
The 13 basic techniques (8 hand techniques and 5 types of stepping) are fundamentals with which the Taiji forms are created. Therefore, in-depth learning and mastery of these basic techniques is an important step to success in the taijiquan.
8 hand techniques are merged with 5 steps in a lively and flexible way. The result is a very harmonious form, through which practitioners can understand the typical characteristics of taiji and experience the dialogue between different parts of the body, between the hardness and softness, between the advancing and reatreating. This training promotes harmonious changes and peaceful actions in an endless stream of movements. You can learn these 13 basic techniques to understand and practice a form of taiji with joy.

Because of these advantages, this new training program and practice for students is accepted as a treasure and as such rapidly spreading in China. Applications of these 8 hand techniques are demonstrated to the participants if necessary.

Anne Gisep (CH)
Morning Exercices in the Crêtets Park

Anne GisepTai-Chi is not just a kind of gymnastics for keeping in shape. Tai-Chi is teaching me patience, perseverance, humility and concentration.
Tai-Chi is improving my balance and body conscience.
Tai-Chi is helping me to be stronger in everyday life.
It is an existential approach, a philosophy of life.

Morning Exercices in the Crêtets Park

Thierry Huget (FR)
Workshop 1+2: Yang style 2-persons form

Thierry HugetAfter 15 years of practicing and teaching external martial arts, including traditional Ju Jitsu, he discovers Taijiquan and Qigong in 1995 at ‘Union Art Tai Ji Quan’. Holder of the certificate of Professor in Chinese Internal Martial Arts in 2005, he joins the school of Master Yang Jun, sixth-generation descendant of the Yang family (IYFTCCA). He is currently director and certified instructor of the Yang Chengfu Center in Toulouse. Also graduated from the Qigong National Center of Beidahe in China, he is currently pursuing his research in Qigong with various Chinese Experts and Masters.

Workshop 1+2: Yang style 2-persons form
In the pure tradition of San Shou, transmitted by Master Yang Jun, sixth-generation descendant of the Yang family (grandson of Yang Zhenduo), this 2-persons form combines fluidity of Tuishou with the emblematic movements of the traditional Yang form.

Renate Kuschke (DE)
Workshop 1+2: Taoist energy work for women

Renate KuschkeI have the joy of practicing Taijiquan and Qigong since 1984. Among multiple classes with various teachers, I was trained with Master Li Zhi-Chang (Neigong) and the taoist Master Zhou Yi (Stanley Gong and Nüdan Gong). I am a full-time teacher of Qigong since 25 years in northern Germany.
My aims are inner alchemy and especially energy work for women with their shamanic roots.

Workshop 1+2: Taoist energy work for women
We will clean our energy channels, get back to our center and make contact with heaven and earth. Movements (fly like a butterfly, swim like a young dragon) have something playful, light. They are characterized by much clarity and strength.

Jean-Luc Lesueur (FR)
Workshop 1+2: Presentation and discovering yi quan, da cheng quan and tai ki ken

Jean-Luc LesueurJean-Luc Lesueur (7th duan shuai jiao) is the successor of the great master of shuai jiao Wang Wenyong, a privilege that few Westerners have benefited from Chinese masters.
Jean-Luc Lesueur is also the only one to have had access to the three styles from the famous Wang Xiang-Zhai with reference masters of each style:
Such as shifu Li Jianyu who appointed him as successor to Europe. Jean-Luc Lesueur has the rank of 7th duan in this discipline.
His innovative spirit combined with his thirst for learning and teaching allowed him to be the second foreigner to receive a teaching license from the founder of tai ki ken, Kenichi Sawai. His 6th dan and his title Kyoshi places him as one of the 3 highest ranking officers of this discipline in Europe.
Jean-Luc Lesueur also made a place in da cheng quan, studying with the famous Wang Xuanjié. A few years later he received a teaching license from Wang Shangwen, Wang Xuanjié's successor.
Many titles of champion of France, as well as 24 titles of champion of Europe and 7 World Cup were won by his students. It does not matter to him, only the transmission of an authentic martial art is important to him.

Workshop 1+2: Presentation and discovering yi quan, da cheng quan and tai ki ken

Maria Nedelcheva (BU)
Workshops  1+2: Yang Taijijian 32 sword form

Maria NedelchevaTwice European champion - in traditional Taijiquan and traditional Wushu. European vice champion in competitive Taijiquan 42. Winner of a number medals and cups of prestigious international competitions. Owner of 4th Duan technical level to the European Wushu Grading System(EWGS). Owner of "red level" - Master 8-th generation in the traditional Old Yang Taiji School in Taiwan. Judge at european Wushu and Taiji championships.
President, head coach in Wushu, Taiji, Qigong and founder in 1989 of Kalagia Sports klub Association and Bulgarian Yang Taiji Martial Arts Association.
Education and qualifications: National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) - Drama Acting and Pantomime; National Sports Academy (NSA) - a professional Wushu coach; Specialised course at Beijing Diplomatic College for Chinese language and culture (including Taiji and Wushu). Specialised trainings in Taiwan.
Styles and teachers: Traditional Old Yang Taiji - quan, saber, sword and short staff - Prof. Teng Shi Hai, Yang Ting Wei, Antoine Ly, Su Jianyong.
Yang Taiji - quan and weapons - Prof. Li Qiao Ling, Xiao Qin, Sun Zheng Guan.
Wushu - chang quan, dao/saber, jian/sword, gun/staff, qiang/spear, traditional Shaolin quan, gun/staff, jian/sword - Prof. Li Qiao Ling, Xiao Qin, Sun Zheng Guan, Li Ya Jun, Valerii Malakhov. Qigong - Lin Kai Ting, Sun Zheng Guan, Wan Jian Jun, Dr. Sheng Fei. TCM - Dr. Chan Chia Yuan.

Workshops 1+2: Yang Taijijian 32  sword form
Movements, important points, mistakes. Basic Taiji sword & body techniques - structure and improvement, official standards.
Workshop  1:  32 Taijijian parts 1 - 2. 
Workshop  2:  32 Taijijian parts 3 - 4.
Suitable for beginners and advanced.

Marko Nedeljkovic (CH)
Workshop 1: "Move and let yourself be moved"
Workshop 2: "Swinging arm"

Marko NedeljkovicSince 2002 taiji accompanies my life. Since 2010 I am taiji teacher (SGQT) at my school "space2be" in Berne and I teach also in various social institutions. I am above all interested in the fontamental principles of movement and of interaction which I practice with much joy and transmit in my classes. My main teachers include William Mertens, Urs Handschin, Tony Ward, Peter Ralston and brother Bob. Otherwise, I have studied clinical psychology and Sinology at the University of Zurich. I was able to collect valuable practical experience in the field of Psychosomatic Medicine and Musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Also, during my studies in China I was at the Beijing sports University. After my studies, I worked at the University of Bern, in complementary medicine research. There, I made major research on the subject of "Taiji and stress prevention" which was the subject of my doctoral thesis. Since 2013, I teach taiji full-time, spend lots of time in nature and enjoy being with my son.

Workshop 1: "Move and let yourself be moved"
After a few warm-up exercises we continue with some simple taiji partner exercises (Tui-Shou). The central theme will be « move through letting go ». We will look closer from various angles and in different roles at this quality of relaxed movement and at letting yourself be moved.

Workshop 2: "Swinging arm"
"Swinging arm" is a Tui-Shou shema, which dates back to the Taiji teacher Huang Xingxian. We become familiar with the pattern. After that, we will come back to the theme "move by releasing" and use this pattern to study looseness, permeability and connectivity.

Both workshops can be visited individually or together and are open to everyone.

Helmut Oberlack (DE)
Workshop 1+2: 8 Mouvements Form

Helmut Oberlack

Helmut Oberlack started Tai Chi chuan and Qigong in 1981. He gives private lessons as well as in the “Association for gymnastics and leisure” in Hamburg (Germany).
Since 2000, he is the editor of the ‘Taijiquan and Qigong Journal’.

Workshop 1+2: 8 Mouvements Form
For many years, special forms are being created for beginners. Within the Yang style we find the rather new « 8 mouvements form » which gives an easy access to Taijiquan, at the same time awakening the fascination for the art. The special feature of this form is that every move is executed on the left side as well as on the right side.

The workshop is suitable for newcomers and also taiji teachers.

Richard Odell (UK)
Workshop 1: Martial applications of hand form part 1
Workshop 2: Martial applications of hand form part 2

Richard OdellA full time Tai Chi instructor who has studied Wudang style with Katherine Allen and Dan Docherty and fan form with Cornelia Gruber.
A firm belief that Tai Chi is suitable for everyone is reflected in classes ranging from working with profoundly disabled groups, schools and over 55 groups to applications, pushing hands and sparring.
Gold medalist in hand and weapons forms at British Open Championships and Gold medalist in weapons sparring sets at European Championships and the 6th Grand World Wushu Festival Shanghai.

Workshop 1: Martial applications of hand form part 1
We will look at both individual moves and sequences of hand form and discuss/practise the martial applications relevant to them aiming to look at the detail of each movement.
The Wudang long hand form will be used as a basis for our work but we can also look at other styles and how the same move may be interpreted differently.

Workshop 2: Martial applications of hand form part 2

Gianfranco Pace (IT)
Workshop 1+2: Qigong of the water and free pushing hands

Gianfranco PaceBorn the 15th of June 1969, he began studying Chen style Taijiquan when he was a teenager under the guidance of M. Shi Rong Hua, who instructed him with a 'family' sort of teaching. After about ten years of learning, in 1998 he travelled through China seeking the effective qualities of Taijiquan. Under the advice of his teacher, in 2001 he went to study to Chenjagou, cradle of Taijiquan, living in M. Chen Xiao Xing's home. When he came back to Italy, he attended the seminars of several Masters of the 19th generation of the Chen family. In 2003 he founded the ITKA, International Taijiquan Kung Fu Association, proposing the entire traditional technical program, enriched by other exercises and his own method of teaching which as a result of his own practice experience.
He has been invited to teach in different countries for his effectiveness in Taijiquan: in Europe as well as in many Italian cities, in Spain, Germany, England...
For five consecutive years he has been teaching in New York, he also held seminars in Florida, Chile, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina. In the latter country he is currently working in order to establish a ITKA headquarter for South America.
In 2015 he was appointed by the Italian Federation of Wushu Kung Fu as Master responsible for the entire field of Taijiquan.
In June 2016 he presided to an international seminar together with M. Yang Jun, great grandchild of Yang Cheng Fu, direct descendent of Yang Lu Chan .
He has been invited for his martial qualities by the Wang Academy to teach along with M. Wang Zhi Xiang.
In 2017, owing to the invitation of Master Wang he is going to teach in China.

Workshop 1+2: Qigong of the water and free pushing hands
The Qigong of the water is a kind of spontaneous Qigong which is used by M. Pace in order to work on the finest energies applied in the practice of free pushing hands.

Franziska Rüscher (AT)
Workshop 1+2: Snake and crane

Franziska RüscherQigong and Taiji Quan teacher since 1990
Chairwoman of the Taiji qigong circle
Head of the Qi Center
Trainer and State representative of the IQTÖ
TCFE Committee members
Fire walking trainer
"The healing aspect of the qigong and Taiji Quan has come increasingly to the fore in the exercise years for me and guides me in teaching."
www.Qi-Zentrum.at   et  www.feuerdao.eu

Workshop 1+2: Snake and crane
Zhang Sanfeng, the taoist monk and immortal is commonly considered to be the legendary founder of internal martial arts and therefore also of the Taiji Quan . According to the legend, he discovered the principles of internal martial arts in the Wudang mountains, after having witnessed a fight between a snake and a white crane.

The kinetic energies of these two animals accompany us through the two workshops, where we deal first with the crane, and then with the snake.
The appearance of the crane is graceful and elegant. It’s movements school above all elegance and balance. Rising and falling, as well as opening and closing movements also strengthen lung function and increase vitality.
The crane teaches us the ease to be upright and always finding balance in life. In China it is a symbol of long life, wisdom, and happiness.
Snakes are smooth and have no bones. Their winding movements develop in particular softness and the interaction of the whole body. The shape of snakes also calms the heart and the spirit. It is a symbol of cosmic incarnation, forever circling and streaming it animates the universe and it’s laws. By it’s type of movement, the snake  also  symbolizes the flow of life energy.

The crane, like the snake form comes from the "Wudang five animal qigong" (Wudang Wu Xing Quan Gong) after Tang Li Long.

Georges Saby (FR)
Workshop 1: Qigong
Workshop 2: Taijiquan

Georges SabyGeorges Saby followed a self-taught journey with more than 50 Chinese and Japanese internal arts masters, and has 40 years of Taijiquan Yang, Wu and Sun practice. He is the author of 5 books about Taijiquan and has created a Wuji cane form in Tajiquan and Bagua zhang. His very comprehensive book about Universal Qigong presents the theory learned from the study of a variety of schools and his experience, including the creation of Wuji Qigong, 12 years ago.

Teaches in French, un poco Castellano, some English !

Workshop 1: Qigong: Extension of ourselves from the Center to the Sky and the Earth
Workshop about Principles found in any style about body position while sitting, standing and moving

Workshop 2: Taijiquan: Extension of ourselves from the Center to the Sky and the Earth
Workshop about Principles found in any style about body position while moving and with a partner

Jean-Pierre Schorpp (CH)
Workshop 1+2: Basic Fan techniques with partner

Jean-Pierre SchorppStudent of Cornelia Gruber and teacher at the school of Tai-Chi Chuan C.Gruber in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. "I discovered Tai-Chi Chuan in 1993 and ever since I am studing and refining my technique. I am always looking for the precision in the circular movements by concentrating on working with the center. Tai-Chi Chuan gives me a different approach to my day to day living as well as a certain philosophy. »

Workshop 1+2: Basic Fan techniques with partner
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 partner fan.

Daria Sergeeva (RU)
Workshop 1: Introduction to Iliqchuan Zhongxindao: The Way of Neutral. Martial Art of Awareness.
Workshop 2: Flowing of energy for health and martial with Iliqchuan Zhonxindao

Daria SergeevaDaria Sergeeva, international Iliqchuan instructor. 3rd generation of Iliqchuan tradition (Grandmaster Chin Fan Siong - Master Alexander Skalozub - Daria Sergeeva). 6 times European Champion of Taiji Push Hands, 2 times European Taolu Champion, World Muay Thai Champion, Former USSR region Sanda Champ.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Iliqchuan Zhongxindao: The Way of Neutral. Martial Art of Awareness.

Workshop 2: Flowing of energy for health and martial with Iliqchuan Zhongxindao.

Paul Silverstrale (SU)
Workshop 1: Forms - Tui Shou - San Shou: The common thread
Workshop 2: Structure vs Freedom, Rooting vs Mobility

Paul Silfverstrale Paul Silfverstrale has studied Asian martial arts for 30 years, and is a student of Dan Docherty since 1998.
He has lived, travelled, practiced and taught extensively in Europe, China and SE Asia, and spent thorough time in Malaysia and Singapore practicing with Wu-style family.
An international tournament winner in forms, pushing hands and San Shou as well as being a coach to a number of European Champions.
He works professionally teaching Tai Chi Chuan all over Europe and as a TCM acupuncturist/coach training athletes and anyone willing to change things for the better.

Workshop 1: Forms - Tui Shou - San Shou: The common thread
Linking the principles practiced in Form and Partner exercise to Self defence.

Workshop 2: Structure vs Freedom, Rooting vs Mobility
Practice methods and why we do things in a certain way. Basic understanding of the neurlogical system and autonomus responses.

Tjeerd Verbeek (NL)
Workshop 1+2: Tension release exercises (TRE)

Tjeerd Verbeek Tjeerd Verbeek (1968) practises tai chi and qigong since 1992. Main teachers: Epi van de Pol, Peter Ralston (Cheng Hsin), Lauren Smith and Isaac Shapiro (Advaita Vedanta). Teaching full-time since 2001 with focus on business tai chi. Favourite subjects: pushing hands, meditation, bodywork and postural alignment. Lives and works in Utrecht, the Netherlands. www.tai-chi.nl

Workshop 1+2: Tension release exercises (TRE)
TRE is a series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, TRE safely activates a natural shaking reflex that releases tension and calms down the nervous system. These spontaneous shaking movements are called 'neurogenic tremors' and are also known as 'kriyas' in yoga. One of their main effects is the relaxation of the psoas muscle, allowing for free movement and energy flow around the hip joints. Knowing and being able to activate this proces can greatly benefit qigong and tai chi practitioners.

Participant need something to lie on - like a mat

Faye Li Yip (CN/UK))
Workshop 1: Sitting Qigong - Freedom to the body, mind and soul
Workshop 2: Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong - Less is more

Faye Li YipMaster Faye Li Yip is a passionate and gifted professional teacher of Tai Chi and Chinese Martial Arts with over 35 years training and teaching experiences.
She comes from a traditional Chinese Martial Arts family that goes back 100 years in their Martial Art journey. Both her grand uncle, late GM Li Tian Ji and her father, Prof. Li Deyin are China's foremost masters, authors and researchers of Tai Chi Chuan & Wushu. In 1995 She founded Deyin Taijiquan Institute in honour of her father and to carry on her family martial arts heritage.
Faye established a full time Chinese Arts & Culture Centre in the UK where she offers a comprehensive teaching syllabus that takes a complete novice to professional instructor. She is also an elected Board Member on the International Health Qigong Federation as well as the president of British Health Qigong Association which is dedicated to the education and promotion of Qigong.
She travels widely and regularly to give seminars/workshops on varies aspects of Tai Chi, Qigong and related subjects. She has recently been re-elected as an Executive Member of Tai Chi Union for Great Britain, one of four members of the Technical Panel of TCUGB as well as Chinese Liaison Officer.

Workshop 1: Sitting Qigong - Freedom to the body, mind and soul
 (mat required, suitable for all levels)

Workshop 2: Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong - Less is more
 (suitable for all levels)

Patrick Jeannotat (CH)
Workshop 1: 13 playful ways to develop free Tuishou
Workshop 2: Shuang An Tuishou

Patrick JeannotatPatrick has his own school for more than 10 years where he teaches students of all ages.
In the Sun Wu Basel Gongfu school, the students are from 4 years young up to 70 and older.
After 20 years in the Ning Mui Gong Fu organization, Patrick founded with Oliver Hasler the association "Sun Wu Gongfu - Chinese Martial Arts, Switzerland."
The teaching is inspired by the writings of Sun Wu (Sunzi):
1 : Know yourself
2 : Know your partner
3 : Know the context

Workshop 1: 13 playful ways to develop free Tuishou
Through a playful aproach it is possible to naturally develop lightness and free flow. Several versions will be presented for integrating them into one’s own practice independent of style.
For all levels

Workshop 2: Shuang An Tuishou
A basic routine with several possibilities. The work focuses around timing and precision fix step and mobile.
For intermediate and advanced

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