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Seminar Reports/Reviews
     
Silver Spring, MD
June 13, 14, 2020
Saturday,
1:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday,
9:00am - 4:00pm
  FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
Maryland Yin Cheng Gong Fa Wu Style Taijiquan with Master Zhang Yun

Master Zhang is a student of the late Grandmaster Wang Peisheng of Beijing. He resides in Pittsburgh and has taught
taijiquan and other internal arts locally and in seminars throughout the states for over 25 years. This is the first
announcement for an unpcoming annual seminar on Wu style
Taijiquan by Master Zhang Yun in Silver Spring, Md.
Please mark your calendars for this event. A second announcement will follow in early March describing the seminar
curriculum, times, tuition, and contact information locally.



Please arrive 30 minutes before sessions start to check in and/or to register on site.
SATURDAY, June 13
1:00pm-4:00pm:

5:00pm-8:00pm:

SUNDAY, June 14
9:00am-12:00pm:

1:00pm-4:00pm:


Location:  
Capital Aikikai  
923 Sligo Avenue  
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Tuition:
Both days: $320  
Any three sessions: $250  
Any two sessions: $180  
One session : $100

Contacts:  
To inquire further about local lodging arrangements and seminar location, please contact Paul Cote: att8@verizon.net
     
     
Princeton NJ
Nov. 9, 10, 2019
Saturday,
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday,
9:00am - 4:00pm
  Overall View of the Study of Taijiquan: What It Is, Why Do it, and How to Do It.
Principles and Practice in Empty-hand Form Correction, Push Hands Training,
and Application with Master Zhang Yun in Princeton, NJ


Master Zhang is a student of the late GM Wang Peisheng of Beijing. In this seminar, Master Zhang will give the overall
view of Taijiquan practice, explain how to understand Taijiquan training, continue to teach and correct in detail the Wu
Style Taijiquan 37-posture empty-hand form and will explain the application of selected postures. He will continue to
teach 83-posture form and review the sections previously covered. Push hand drills and skills will also be reviewed.
Master Zhang will continue to explain the principles and practices of Taijiquan based on his new book on the
Taijiquan Classics (http://
www.lulu.com/shop/yun-zhang/the-taijiquan-classics/hardcover/product-22654230.html). As
described below, the seminars will cover material from Classics' articles dealing with everything from basic Taijiquan
structure, basic Taijiquan push hands, Taijiquan fighting principles, and Taijiquan throwing. Get the book and pre-read,
and then come and experience what you have read.


SATURDAY, November 9, 10:00am – 5:00pm (includes lunch break)

10:00am-1:00pm
Session 1: Overall View of Taijiquan Practice.
Discussion of principles, foundational abilities, basic skills, training methods with form and push hands practices
and instruction regarding what you should concentrate on each level of your training.

1:00-2:00pm: Lunch Break – on your own

2:00-5:00pm
Session 2: From Taijiquan Principles to Push Hands Practice
Instruction in push hands concepts and self-defense skills using Taijiquan methods and body structure.  Instruction in
two-person drills for improving your push hands practice and self-defense skills; questions and answers.


SUNDAY, November 10, 9:00am – 4:00pm (includes lunch break)

9:00am-12:00pm
Session 3: 83-posture Wu Style Form, Review and Continue Teaching from Last Seminar  
Explanation of your form and push hands practice and applications; questions and answers.

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break – on your own

1:00-4:00pm
Session 4: How to Use The Taijiquan Principles  for Form and Push Hands Practice
Detailed explanation of some Taijiquan principles and examples for training.


Location:
Suzanne Patterson Center (Senior Resource Center)
1 Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540-3036
(206 and Nassau St, next to the former Princeton Borough Municipal Court building)
Click here to view the map.
The seminar location is within walking distance of public transportation from NYC and local eateries.

Tuition:
Both days: $320  
Any three sessions: $250
 
Any two sessions: $180  
One session : $100


CONTACTS:
To inquire further about local lodging arrangements and seminar location, please contact: - Jimmy Lee, leewah@comcast.
net.
     

Silver Spring, MD
May 4, 5, 2019
Saturday,
1:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday,
9:00am - 4:00pm



Pittsburgh, PA
May 11, 12, 2019
Saturday,
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday,
9:00am - 4:00pm



Princeton NJ
May 18, 19, 2019
Saturday,
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday,
9:00am - 4:00pm
  Yin Cheng Gong Fa Three-City Wu Style Taijiquan Seminar Tour with Master Zhang Yun
and Special Guest Visitor from Beijing Master Zhao Zeren

This three-city seminar tour will feature 3three seminars on three weekends in May 2019. Practitioners of all styles
of Taijiquan are welcome.

Master
Zhang Yun and his colleague, and special visiting guest, YCGF Master Zhao Zeren, will cover empty-hand
Taiji form and application, Taiji push hands training, Taijiquan fighting principles, and some Neigong (Qigong)
exercises as passed down from the late Wu Style Taijiquan Grandmaster
Wang Peisheng. This special series of
seminars represents a unique opportunity for American Taiji practitioners to meet Master Zhao, who is recognized
as one of the best Taijiquan Masters in all of China.

Tuition For Each Saturday/Sunday Weekend Seminar Is Listed Below:
Silver Spring MD: May 4 and 5; Pittsburgh, PA: May 11 and 12; Princeton NJ: May 18 and 19
BOTH DAYS: $320
Any Three Sessions: $250
Any Two Sessions: $180
Any One Session: $100
Although the basic agendas of the three seminars are the same, the contents of each one will cover
different training. Different postures, for example, will be chosen for form training in each seminar,
and different two-person drills will be used for push hands training. Master Zhang and Master Zhao
will answer and discuss all the different kinds of internal martial arts questions raised by the varied
groups of participants at each seminar.


Please arrive 30 minutes before sessions start to check in and/or to register on site
Silver Spring, MD
SATURDAY, May 4
1:00pm-4:00pm: Wu Style 37-Posture Form and Selected Applications
Five selected postures from the 37-posture form; movement correction, internal training, and applications

5:00pm-8:00pm: Taiji Push Hands Concepts and Self-Defense
Two-person drills for improving your push hands practice and self-defense

SUNDAY, May 5
9:00am-12:00pm: Wu Style 37-Posture Form
Underlying Taiji concepts and mechanics for use in push hands and self-defense

1:00pm-4:00pm: Fighting Principles and Basic Techniques of Internal Martial Arts, and [Neigong] Qigong
Selected techniques from YCGF fighting system, Qigong exercises

Location:  
Capital Aikikai  
923 Sligo Avenue  
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Contacts:  Paul Cote: att8@verizon.net


Pittsburgh, PA  
SATURDAY, May 11
10:00am-1:00pm: Wu Style 37-Posture Form and Selected Applications
Five selected postures from the 37-posture form: movement correction, internal training, applications

2:00pm-5:00pm: Push Hands Concepts and Self-Defense using Taiji Methods and Body Structure
Two-person drills for improving your push hands practice and self-defense  

SUNDAY, May 12
9:00am-12:00pm: Wu Style 37-Posture Form and [Neigong] Qigong
Underlying concepts and mechanics for use in push hands and self-defense

1:00pm-4:00pm: Fighting Principles and Basic Techniques of Internal Martial Arts
Selected techniques from YCGF fighting system  

Location:  
Steel Dragon Kung Fu & Lion Dance School
100 43rd Street, Suite 113
Pittsburgh, PA 15201  
Contact:  Chris Young info@steel-dragon.org   


Princeton, NJ  
SATURDAY, May 18  
10:00am-1:00pm: Wu Style 37-Posture Form and Selected Applications
Five selected postures from the 37-posture form: movement correction, internal training, applications

2:00pm-5:00pm: Taiji Push Hands and Self-Defense Concepts
Two-person drills for improving your push hands practice and self-defense  

SUNDAY, May 19
9:00am-12:00pm: Wu Style 37-Posture Form and [Neigong] Qigong
Underlying concepts and mechanics for use in push hands and self-defense

1:00pm-4:00pm: Fighting Principles and Basic Techniques of Internal Martial Arts
Selected techniques from YCGF fighting system, Internal Gongfu (Neigong) practice  

Location:
Suzanne Patterson Center (Senior Resource Center)
1 Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540-3036
(Rt 206 and Nassau St, next to the former Princeton Borough Municipal Court building)
Click here to view the map.
Contact:   Jimmy Lee leewah@comcast.net