International Club of Berne

Open Taichi training

Saturday, 27th September 2014 at 10am - 12pm

Location: Rosengarten

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Open taichi training with Fabian Cretton and Adrian Tineo - Sat. 27th September in Rosengarten from 10:00 to 12:00"

Please register on to the website (www.qigongforliving.com)

In this special occasion we are hosting Fabian Cretton to guide the first part of the training with some internal exercises for taichi (taiji neigong), which he has learnt from his master in China. These are seldom taught exercises and Fabian is being very generous to share them with us, as these are usually only taught in closed circles.

Then, I will be guiding the training in push hands, exploring some key principles of this fascinating subject.

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Graham wrote
at 12:37pm on Wednesday, 24th September 2014
In this special occasion we are hosting Fabian Cretton to guide the first part of the training with some internal exercises for taichi (taiji neigong), which he has learnt from his master in China. These are seldom taught exercises and Fabian is being very generous to share them with us, as these are usually only taught in closed circles.

Then, I will be guiding the training in push hands, exploring some key principles of this fascinating subject.

I hope you can join us. If you do, please register at www.qigongforliving.com. If you don't, I would like to ask you to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!

Best regards,
Adrian
Graham wrote
at 9:52am on Monday, 22nd September 2014
What is taichi? From Adrian's site http://www.qigongforliving.com/en/taichi/index.html

Taichi, as it is usually encountered in writing, or taiji, as spelled in the pinyin system of romanization, is a philosophical principle. Within the taoist cosmology, taichi is the pivotal force (Grand Ultimate) which creates, from nothingness (the wuji), the two polarities (liangyi): yin and yang. From the interaction of yin and yang, “the ten thousand things”, that is, everything in existence, are originated.

However, when we encounter taichi in daily language, we are usually referring to taichichuan (taijiquan in pinyin), or Grand Ultimate Fist: a martial art of Chinese origin based on yin-yang principles. Its unique characteristics involve the use of softness to overcome hardness. Its main theoretical tenets are contained in a series of texts collectively known as “the taichi classics.”

Today, taichi is mostly understood as a form of gentle exercise with beneficial effects for health. In reality, taichi is a complete martial art system that includes physical, mental and energetic aspects. When learning taichi, I believe it is important to follow traditional principles in order to reach the true benefits of taichi. That includes placing an emphasis on fundamental work (jibengong), when working solo and with a partner.

Sometimes the issue of the different taichi styles (Yang, Chen, Wu, …) is discussed. I have worked in the Yang and Wu styles of taichi as well as in other internal martial arts and I find that the fundamental principles are mostly the same. That is why I focus on the similarities rather than the differences. In this way, it is easy to continue studying a particular style later on.
Graham wrote
at 11:08pm on Sunday, 21st September 2014
Dear friend of the Qigong For Living association,

I would like to invite you to participate in our next donation based training event on Sat. 27th September in Rosengarten, Bern from 10 to 12. Please register at www.qigongforliving.com . Adrian

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