Looking for TCMA in Sonoma county, CA

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Looking for TCMA in Sonoma county, CA

Postby Haroonymous Bach on Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:47 pm

I've recently moved to Sebastopol, near Santa Rosa at the north end of San Francisco Bay. Does anyone have any teacher recomendations (or anti-recommendations) in this area? Unfortunatley travelling to San Francisco or Oakland on a refular basis is just not feasible right now, so my search is confined to Sonoma county.
Robert Bergman, a student of Kuo Lien Ying, teaches here. Does anyone have any familiarity with him?


Thanks in advance!
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Re: Looking for TCMA in Sonoma county, CA

Postby grzegorz on Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:57 pm

I knew a lady that trained with Sifu Kuo's wife and this lady was surprised when I told her taiji is a martial art. I got the impression that they teach martial arts through shaolin and weapons training and the TJQ is done for health. Then again each teacher is different so I'd visit the teacher and see what they do to see if it's what you want.
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Re: Looking for TCMA in Sonoma county, CA

Postby grzegorz on Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:55 pm

Looks like there's an event every year featuring different teachers.

http://www.pacificqi.org/

The site also lists different instructors. I would just get there, watch classes until you find what you are looking for.
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Re: Looking for TCMA in Sonoma county, CA

Postby fuga on Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:07 pm

If you are able to travel down to Marin County, I can make recommendations depending on what it is that you are looking for.
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Re: Looking for TCMA in Sonoma county, CA

Postby shawnsegler on Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:16 pm

I know Mr. Bergman. I used to study under one of his classmates under Kuo- Don Rubbo. He's quite good at what he does. I'd give him a big thumbs up if you want to get some serious traditional stuff. I seem to remember he's the only one who got Kuo's monkey form out of him and I think he did Golden Eagle style in Taiwan for awhile as well.

Anyway he's a good guy and has good stuff.

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