Yang Taiji Fundamentals
14-17 September 2019
Frederick, Maryland, United States
On this four-day long course, Damo and Roni will teach the fundamentals of Yang family Taijiquan practice. Primarily, these principles will be drawn from the Huang Xingxian system though other lines of Yang family practice are often drawn from as well in Damo’s teachings. Through a combination of standing practices, body-releasing exercises, forms practice and partner exercises, Damo and Roni will help students to understand the nature of internal training through the medium of Yang family Taijiquan.
Damo’s focus for Taiji is studying it as a vehicle for health promotion and self-development. Though partner exercises are taught, the focus of the course will not be on combative training or competitive, sports-style practice. The emphasis of the practice will be on efficient usage of the body and the development of internal force through classical Taiji training. Partner work will look in detail at the nature of force and how it moves between two people upon contact. It is through this practice that we study the nature of Song (release) and Ting (listening); two of the core qualitative skills that make up effective Taijiquan training.
Students in attendance should be prepared for traditional style standing work and focused training on forms and partner exercises.
The course will run from 9am until 5pm for each of the four days with a short break for lunch.
The course will be taught by Damo Mitchell and Roni Edlund with assistance from senior students from the European branch of the Lotus Nei Gong school.
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Date: 14th to 17th September 2019
The Nei Gong process taught by Damo Mitchell and Lotus Nei Gong is a classical process and is, at times, very strong. For this reason we do not wish for anybody with psychological disorders or those with serious medical issues/needs attend these events. There are many ‘medical’ Qi Gong schools out there that would be more appropriate for these kinds of needs. Nei Gong is also not suitable for pregnant women or anybody under the age of 18 years old. Lastly we reserve the right to ask any student to leave the training immediately if we deem the training to be unsuitable for them or a risk to their well-being. If any student attends a course such as this with known psychological disorders or medical issues that may put them at risk, they take full responsibility for their actions and any outcomes. Lotus Nei Gong International nor its staff will be held accountable in such instances.