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Please familiarise yourself with forthcoming events:  

  1. Workshops

Last updated: 29 April 2021


Workshops

To book a place please pay up-front:

Wednesday 23 June - San sau - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Chris, Mayur, Marc H, Marc B, Martin, Eddie

Wednesday 30 June -  Martial concepts & qigong - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Chris, Marc B, Maria, Paul, Karen, Martin, Daniel


Wednesday 7 July -  Martial concepts applied - FULL
Signed-up and paid:
Chris, Mayur, Paul, Marc B, Martin, Karen, Eddie, Dawn

Wednesday 14 July - Improve your form using qigong - FULL
Signed-up and paid: James, Marc B, Maria, Peter, Daniel, Svetlana, Martin

Wednesday 21 July - Silk arms - FULL
Signed-up and paid:
Julia, Chris, Mayur, Marc H, Maria, Daniel, Eddie, Dawn

Wednesday 28 July - Stances & cat stepping - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, James, Marc B, Maria, Peter, Karen, Joanne
, Dawn

Wednesday 4 August - Balance & centre - 1 place available
The success of taijiquan in combat depends largely upon your ability to affect and control both balance and centre.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/balance_centre.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/centre.htm
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/central_equilibrium.htm 
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Paul, Martin, Daniel, Karen, Dawn

Wednesday 11 August - Chin na applications - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Chris, Mayur, Marc H, Karen, Martin, Daniel
, Dawn

Wednesday 18 August - Connection - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, James, Peter, Paul, Svetlana, Martin, Joanne

Wednesday 25 August - Da lu - 4 places available
This more advanced drill combines pushing hands sensitivity with martial know-how to deliver powerful shoulder strikes and 'large rollback' chin na. Nimble and surprising.
It is a physically and mentally challenging exercise that requires sensitivity, listening, balance, awareness, centre and softness.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/soft_option1.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/sensitivity.htm 
Signed-up and paid: Chris, Paul, Martin,  

Wednesday 1 September - Martial Concepts - FULL
Signed-up and paid:
Julia, Marc H, Daniel, Martin, Karen, Eddie, Dawn
 
Wednesday 8 September - Yielding - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Chris, Mayur, Maria, Paul, Karen, Martin, Daniel
, Dawn

Wednesday 15 September - Biomechanics - 1 place available
Instead of tensing muscles as and when needed, the internal martial arts cultivate unbroken power at all times. No tensing is required.
The unorthodox movements employed by the taijiquan forms were designed to offer a biomechanical advantage when using the body.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/natural_power.htm
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/power_generation.htm
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/biomechanics.htm
Signed-up and paid: James, Peter, Martin, Joanne, Eddie, Dawn

Wednesday 22 September - Yielding basic skills: purpose and meaning - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Mayur, Paul, Daniel, Martin, Karen, Eddie, Dawn


Wednesday 29 September - Monkey paws (5 hands) - 1 place available
Monkey paws is a diverse drill that addresses both of the attacker's hands at the same time.
The 5 hands method is about using 5 essential kung fu skills to amplify the effect of your actions and provide opportunities to compromise the attacker.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/monkey_paws.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/sensitivity.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/minimalist.htm 
Signed-up and paid: Chris, Mayur, Marc H, Maria, Paul, Daniel,

Wednesday 6 October - Attaining full strength - FULL
Signed-up and paid: James, Peter, Martin, Joanne, Eddie, Lesley, Dawn

Wednesday 13 October - Shuai jiao applications - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Chris, Marc B, Paul, Martin, Maria, Karen
, Dawn

Wednesday 20 October - Penetrating defences - 1 place available
Penetrating defences is a series of entry methods designed to circumvent the attacker limbs and take the centre without resorting to clumsiness, aggression or fear.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/penetrating_defences.htm
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/incapacitation.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/nerve.htm 
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Chris, Mayur, Marc B, Martin, Dawn

Wednesday 27 October - Floor work - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Mayur, Marc H, Marc B, Maria,

Wednesday 3 November - Self defence - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Chris, Maria, Paul, Marc B, Martin, Daniel
, Dawn

Wednesday 10 November - Monkey paws - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Mayur, Marc B, Martin, Daniel, Eddie, Dawn


Wednesday 17 November - Pushing hands - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Chris, Mayur, Marc H, Maria, Paul, Daniel
, Dawn

Wednesday 24 November - Da lu - 4 places available
This more advanced drill combines pushing hands sensitivity with martial know-how to deliver powerful shoulder strikes and 'large rollback' chin na. Nimble and surprising.
It is a physically and mentally challenging exercise that requires sensitivity, listening, balance, awareness, centre and softness.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/soft_option1.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/sensitivity.htm
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/13postures.htm 
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Marc B, Martin,

Wednesday 1 December - Double pushing hands - 2 places available
This more advanced version of pushing hands is a physically and mentally challenging exercise that requires sensitivity, listening, balance, awareness, centre and softness.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/soft_option1.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/sensitivity.htm
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/listening.htm 
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Chris, Paul, Marc B, Martin,
 
Wednesday 8 December - Form applications - FULL
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Marc H, Marc B, Maria, Martin, Eddie, Dawn


Wednesday 15 December - Yielding/shuai jiao - 1 place available
Learn how to slip an attack at the last moment and then misplace the bones.
Without this vital skill, a taijiquan student would be incapable of applying either chin na or shuai jiao appropriately. An absolute must for combat.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/practical_yielding.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/shuai_jiao.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/grappling.htm 
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Chris, Daniel, Marc B, Martin, Dawn

Wednesday 22 December - Yielding/chin na - 1 place available
Learn how to slip an attack at the last moment and then misplace the bones.
Without this vital skill, a taijiquan student would be incapable of applying either chin na or shuai jiao appropriately. An absolute must for combat.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/practical_yielding.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/understanding_fighting.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/grappling.htm 
Signed-up and paid: Julia, Mayur, Marc B, Maria, Martin, Dawn

Wednesday 5 January - Chin na applications - 2 places available
Every misplacing the bones application contains unique leverage principles. Once the student can identify, understand and employ the principle, they can develop new applications using the same principle.
Gaining this skill moves the student notably away from a technique-based mentality. This is a critical forward step in terms of ability.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/chin_na.htm
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/chin_na_basics.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/chin_na_applications.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Julia, Chris, Paul, Martin, Dawn

Wednesday 12 January - Core strength - FULL
Signed-up and paid:
To pay:
Julia, James, Maria, Peter, Paul

Wednesday 19 January - Self defence - 2 places available
Explore how taijiquan can easily, comfortably and convincingly be applied in self defence situations without the need of force or aggression.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/self_defence_tips.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/self_defence_courses.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Julia, Chris, Marc H, Martin, Dawn,

Wednesday 26 January - Qigong in detail - Full
Signed-up and paid:
To pay:
Julia, James, Martin, Joanne, Lesley, Dawn, Peter

Wednesday 2 February - Central equilibrium (fixed feet) - 4 places available
This shuai jiao partnered drill is all about increasing your options when faced with limited space and difficult choices. Denied the opportunity to step, the student must become more flexible and adaptive
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/central_equilibrium.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/grappling.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/tension.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Paul, Martin, Dawn

Wednesday 9 February - How to escape from a hold - 4 places available
This workshop is about using shuai jiao - rather than chin na - to escape from a hold. It means increasing flexibility and expanding your perception of what is possible.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/holds.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/lower_body_strength.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/shuai_jiao.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Paul, Martin, Dawn,

Wednesday 16 February - Pre-emptive measures - 5 places available
"He moved, but I struck first..." Discover how to be the last to move but the first to strike.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/authenticity.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/fa_jing1.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/powersprinciples.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Paul, Martin,

Wednesday 23 February - Monkey paws & form - 5 places available
Learn how the monkey paws drill ties into the Long yang form, and how the exercise enables you to bridge the gap between solo form training and martial application.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/form_applications.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/form_without_function.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/sticky.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Paul, Martin,

Wednesday 2 March - Taoist yoga - 1 place available
Taoist Yoga is a gentle way to exercise the body. The aim is to relax into the release the muscles, rather than force the body.
In order to further release muscular tension and aid flexibility, the body is sometimes massaged during the stretch. It is encouraged to lengthen naturally.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/stretching.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/yoga.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Martin, Joanne, Dawn, Peter

Wednesday 9 March - Floor work - 3 places available
We are very vulnerable when on the ground. The ability to defend yourself whilst on the floor is crucial in combat. Defence against kicks, locks and holds is necessary.
Learn how to create chaos, confusion and overcome fear.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/grappling.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/shuai_jiao.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/holds.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Martin, Dawn,

Wednesday 16 March - Core strength - 1 place available
The core strength exercises were designed to train the body to work muscle groups neglected by most people. Namely, the lower abdomen, inner thighs and buttocks.
People often think to 'tense their core' and this is not what we are teaching. Instead, we offer a mildly challenging series of exercises that work the body in many different ways.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/cross_training_school.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/keep_fit.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/core_strength.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Martin, Joanne, Dawn, Peter

Wednesday 23 March - Pushing hands - 5 places available
A quintessential taijiquan exercise designed to encourage skilful use of pressure, alignment, balance and sensitivity.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/pushing_hands.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/sensitivity.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/sticky.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Martin, Dawn

Wednesday 30 March - Joint health - 2 places available
The emphasis is upon using the body in a manner that exercises the joints without straining them. Learn how to transfer the workload from the joints to the larger muscle groups.
Explore how stance, alignment, balance and range/reach affect joint health.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/joint_health.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/70percent.htm 
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/stretching.htm 
Signed-up and paid:
To pay: Martin, Joanne, Lesley, Dawn, Peter

Wednesday 6 April - Posture testing - 7 places available
There are several different level of posture testing, exploring groundpath, peng, root and central equilibrium. Skill with topic increases your strength significantly.
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/peng.htm
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/groundpath.htm
http://www.newcastletaichi.co.uk/full_strength.htm
Signed-up and paid:

Red
- taijiquan only
Black - anyone can attend

Cost 10. Starting time 7:00 PM. Duration 90 minutes. Workshops take place in Birtley.

Workshops
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If you want to attend, please pay up-front in cash in class or on-line. We do not offer refunds. If you cancel or do not attend, your place is forfeit. Your booking cannot be transferred to another date. Please remember that if you reserve a place you are expected to pay next lesson...


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Page created 2 December 2007
Last updated 29 April 2021