Shuai Jiao Seminar in Portland Oregon | Oct. 13-14

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Shuai Jiao Seminar in Portland Oregon | Oct. 13-14

Postby taichibum on Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:52 pm

I am going to be putting on another Shuai Jiao seminar in Portland in a few weeks. If you are in the area and want to learn more about shuai jiao and get some training in, come on by. For more information you can go to: www.guangwushuaijiao.org/seminars.html

You can also email Matt Autry at [email protected]
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Sonny at [email protected]
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Re: Shuai Jiao Seminar in Portland Oregon | Oct. 13-14

Postby shawnsegler on Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:37 am

I'll be there! Looking forward to it!

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Re: Shuai Jiao Seminar in Portland Oregon | Oct. 13-14

Postby shawnsegler on Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:08 am

I'm excited for this today! Should be great. If you're on the fence, jump off that nonsense and come to the seminar!!!

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Re: Shuai Jiao Seminar in Portland Oregon | Oct. 13-14

Postby .Q. on Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:48 pm

I went to the sessions on Saturday and they were very good. Sonny teaches the drills, explained some key aspects, showed how they're used and how the aspects come into play before having us practice the drills. That's exactly how I prefer these things to go. He also tried to give context so people don't have misconceptions, which is something I care about. e.g., he specifically mentioned how some standardized shuaijiao techniques are pretty much obsolete against modern fighters. It's really easy to give people wrong impressions without even actively trying to promote them. A teacher has to often go out of their way to clear these misconceptions and I like that he puts in the effort to do it.
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Re: Shuai Jiao Seminar in Portland Oregon | Oct. 13-14

Postby Tom on Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:06 pm

.Q. wrote:I went to the sessions on Saturday and they were very good. Sonny teaches the drills, explained some key aspects, showed how they're used and how the aspects come into play before having us practice the drills. That's exactly how I prefer these things to go. He also tried to give context so people don't have misconceptions, which is something I care about. e.g., he specifically mentioned how some standardized shuaijiao techniques are pretty much obsolete against modern fighters. It's really easy to give people wrong impressions without even actively trying to promote them. A teacher has to often go out of their way to clear these misconceptions and I like that he puts in the effort to do it.


Nice, concise review, Philip. I look for the same kinds of things you do in a seminar. I really want to carve out time to connect with Sonny the next time Matt hosts him in Portland, or maybe even visit in California for some training.

Was there any time to work in the techniques demonstrated by Sonny into any of the Gao Yisheng bagua progressions (i.e., the Houtian forms)?
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Re: Shuai Jiao Seminar in Portland Oregon | Oct. 13-14

Postby .Q. on Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:50 pm

Tom wrote:Was there any time to work in the techniques demonstrated by Sonny into any of the Gao Yisheng bagua progressions (i.e., the Houtian forms)?

I was just trying to pick up on drills I might add to my routine. Wasn't really thinking about doing Bagua in the middle of the seminar. Also I feel some of the shuaijiao drills conflict with the emphasis of houtian. A lot of those drills are aiming to train smoothness in movement while most of houtian emphasizes on maintaining structure through movement. Those drills would share more similarity with pre-heaven.
One of the drill he did I first saw from Luo before, which was the one involving 2 people kind of vying to get in front of the other for hip throw. Luo's version focus on actual usage while Sonny's has an emphasis on the training aspect, though I believe he did mention something similar anyway. I really like Sonny's version especially with the detail he gave on how to increase the effectiveness of the throw and the "licking" aspect is pretty novel and clearly useful.
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Re: Shuai Jiao Seminar in Portland Oregon | Oct. 13-14

Postby Tom on Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:29 pm

.Q. wrote:
Tom wrote:Was there any time to work in the techniques demonstrated by Sonny into any of the Gao Yisheng bagua progressions (i.e., the Houtian forms)?

. . . some of the shuaijiao drills conflict with the emphasis of houtian. A lot of those drills are aiming to train smoothness in movement while most of houtian emphasizes on maintaining structure through movement. Those drills would share more similarity with pre-heaven.


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