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Wu (Yuxiang) Taiji in China 2020

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:48 am
by dacheng
Approximate dates: 8-16 August 2020

Training Wu 武 style Taijiquan in its home town - Guangfu in Yongnian county, near Handan in Hebei province, directly with master Zhai Weichuan - one of the top representatives of the 5th generation.

Translation to English by Andrzej Kalisz

For people who have already learned at least jibengong, 37 form and tui shou basics - you can contact Andrzej Kalisz about possibility of learning this stuff in Poland, prior to the China training trip.

The main topic:
- learning Wu Bu Ba Fa form - (Five Steps, Eight Methods) together with applications.

Additionally, depending on practitioners level:
- correction of jibengong,
- correction of 37 form,
- correction of tui shou,
- correction of sword form,
- correction of sabre form.

Typical schedule:

6:00-7:00 - morning training in big gropu - jibenggong and 37 form.

9:00-11:00 - lesson by master Zhai Weichuan in his school.

15:00-17:00 - lesson by master Zhai Shizong (son of master Zhai Weichuan), at some attractive tourist sites and places important for Taijiquan practitioners (museum of Yang style, museum of Wu style, Wu family residence, the oldest stone bridge in China, city wall etc.

For more information conctact Andrzej Kalisz (dacheng)

BTW. Here are some photos from this year training with master Zhai Weichuan:

Re: Wu (Yuxiang) Taiji in China 2020

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:36 am
by nicklinjm
Looks like a great trip Andrzej! Maybe you could go into a bit more detail about what attracted you to Wu (Hao) style and M Zhai Weichuan in particular?

Re: Wu (Yuxiang) Taiji in China 2020

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:23 am
by dacheng
For many years I focused solely on Yiquan, to be able to observe the results of pure Yiquan training, not impacted by other kinds of training. But always planned to give at some point in the future some attention to those more traditional arts, like Xingyiquan, from which Yiquan developed, Baguazhang and Taijiquan. Taijiquan I actually did for some time, before completely switching to Yiquan. And some years ago I started doing basics of all of those arts, but then Wu 武 style attracted my attention to such extent, that presently I have no time for playing more than just Yiquan and Wu Taijiquan.

Actually I was thinking rather about Chen style originally, which I did in Beijing about 30 years ago. But then I met some Yiquan guys from Handan, who also learned Wu style since their childhood, so I tried a bit of it, and then it was just that I kind of liked Zhai's forms better then other', and now I feel quite happy learning his stuff :-)

BTW. Here is the wu bu ba fa form, which will be the main topic of our training in Guangfu next year:

Re: Wu (Yuxiang) Taiji in China 2020

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:52 pm
by nicklinjm
Interesting! Do you feel there are any conflicts between Yiquan and Wu (Hao) taiji? If you don't mind me asking, what do you feel it adds for you (both martial side and/or yangsheng side)?

Re: Wu (Yuxiang) Taiji in China 2020

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:09 am
by dacheng
For a beginner there might be conflicts, I mean maybe a beginner would make faster progress focusing on one art, while learning two arts with quite differents approaches could be confusing. For me personally what is interesting at this stage is just studying, seeing different perspectives. Actually I don't think that doing Wu taiji adds much to martial ability or health aspect, if you practice yiquan already. So this is not the reason, why I learn it. It is more about being curious about different learning process.

Re: Wu (Yuxiang) Taiji in China 2020

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:13 am
by dacheng
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