After attending several intensive courses of Tai Ji Quan held by some renowned masters and seeing how commercial it was all and what they were teaching, I said to myself that I can do much better.
As a result, starting in 2014, I will start to teach two intensive courses of Tai Ji Quan with 2 different programs:
1. Tai Ji Quan basic techniques intensive course
This course is addressed to all, especially to beginners or to those who have had the misfortune to learn the commercial version of Tai Ji Quan.
First of all, you should know that Tai Ji Quan does not mean Dao Lu, because the Dao Lu or the sequence of forms is not a way to learn or practice Tai Ji Quan, but only one method of training without a partner for those who are already advanced in Tai Ji Quan, and not for beginners.
It will include basic techniques you can not practice Tai Ji Quan without, namely the basic position of Tai Ji Quan, Zhuan Kua or the hip rotation, Yao Dong or the movement of the spinal column, Yuan Shou or the Cloud-Hands form, Bu Fa or stepping technique, and the breathing technique in Tai Ji Quan - the reverse breathing. These techniques are valid for any style, with small differences.
2. Tui Shou (pushing-hands) intensive course
Tui Shou or pushing-hands is a method of training with a partner, which helps to prepare for real combat.
This course is addressed to advanced practitioners or to those who have already learned some Tai Ji Quan, regardless of style. Those who had the misfortune to learn the commercial version of Tai Ji Quan, may participate, but again will have bad luck: they will not be able to make the applications of the techniques work. So in this case, they must attend the first course, the basic techniques of Tai Ji Quan.
It will include basic techniques of Tui Shou, namely: Yun Shou or cloud-hands ( this time with a partner ), Peng or deviate, Lu or pulling, Chi or pressing, Tui or pushing, Zhuan or twisting, Cai or snatching, Kao or the shoulder strike, Zhou or elbow-strike, including their real applications, and the short Tui Shou Dao Lu with a partner or alone.
If somehow you have learned so far that Tui Shou means to make circles with your hand, you had the misfortune to learn the commercial version of Tai Ji Quan, so somebody took your money and made fun of you.
Attention, both courses include techniques that are usually NOT taught and kept secret, being taught only in the family or to the direct descendants. (Yeah, the bastards are doing this, as I discovered it myself, and also others as well).
Each course will be 10 hours-long, distributed in a single weekend, and will take place only if a minimum of 5 people will enroll.
Usually the courses will be held in Bucharest, or in any other city in Romania, if a sufficient number of people will gather.
The courses can be held in any city in Europe, only if a sufficient number of people will gather, enough to cover travel expenses.
Please feel free to point any grammar mistakes, English is not my native language.