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Tai Ji Circle's Lam Rim Retreat over the May bank holiday
Qi Gong & Chen Tai Ji in Wales
weekend with Shifu Liu Quanjun
24 – 27 May 2013
Join us for this long bank-holiday weekend of Da Bei Qi Gong and Chen Tai Ji Quan in the peaceful and beautiful setting of Lam Rim Buddhist Centre in South Wales. With views across to the Brecon Beacons, delicious vegetarian and home-grown food, a treelined meditation walking path and intensive internal training with Shifu Liu.
There will be two daily sessions with a focus on Qi Gong. We will also be practicing the Chen Traditional Form. It is not necessary to have much previous experience to attend. There is the opportunity to attend Buddhist Puja at the centre. No use of mobiles or smoking on the premises is allowed. There is an hour’s karma yoga after breakfast to help with food preparation, jobs around the house and garden, where everyone gives a helping hand.
The weekend is suitable for all
For bookings email Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration cut-off date 17 May
NEXT London workshop:
1 June Chen Foundation Silk Reeling and Standing Practice
Get to grips with the Foundation syllabus of Chen style Taijiquan in a 4 hour workshop with Shifu Liu Quanjun. The standing practice prepares, relaxes and strengthens the body and mind for tai ji practice. The circular silk reeling movements and posture corrections are the key to a refinements in the routines, so the workshop is useful for all levels of practitioner.
• If you are a non-member and wish to sign up for a Foundation workshop and Foundation Course in the same term, you may pay the member's fee.
Email to book a place: email@example.com
Tai Ji Circle Calendar 2013:
Saturday Workshops, Term Dates and other events
All workshops are taught by Shifu Liu
Term One: Sunday 27 January to 20 March
21 March to 10 April – 3 weeks for China Trip
Term Two: Sunday 14 April to 15 June
13 April Chen Xiao Wang’s 19 Part Form (No experience required)
26-29 May: Weekend Chen Tai Ji & Qi Gong Retreat with Shifu Liu in the tranquil setting of Lam Rim Buddhist Centre in South Wales (No experience required)
1 June Foundation Chen Tai Ji Silk Reeling + Zhan Zhuang (No experience required)
Term Three: 16 June to 10 August
11-24 August Summer Break
Term Four: 25 August to 19 October
Term Five: 20 October to 14 December
All 2013 workshops are planned, but please email to book and for confirmation closer to the workshop date.
Foundation workshops listed below, each will cover some different aspects of Foundation training.
Saturday Foundation Chen Tai Ji Workshops for new and continuing students
2 March Chen Silk Reeling + Zhan Zhuang
• If you wish to sign up for a Foundation workshop and Foundation Course in the same term as a non-member, we will give you the workshop at the member's price.
Shifu Liu teaches on several different levels, while beginners can learn the steps of the routine or technique, more experienced students gain deeper appreciation of the subtle inner movements of energy as their practice improves. New students are also welcome to come to along. Attending workshops can contribute towards teacher training experience.
With their focus on understanding postural alignement, tai ji principles, health, philosophical and martial principles of practice, together with emphasis on correct posture Shifu Liu’s workshops are essential for gaining deeper theoretical and practical experience of the essence of Chinese internal martial arts.
Every workshop will be different from those given previously.
Workshops are accessible and open to students of all levels of practice and new students are also welcome to attend most of them.
Workshops Times, Fees and Venue
Times: 2.00–6.00 pm
Workshop fee :
Non-members £60 (drop-in price)
Paid in advance in class, or if paid online (email for details)
2013 Past Workshops
Tai Ji Circle and Liu Quanjun present a unique seminar!
12 Duan Jin: 12 Pieces of Brocade
This is a rare and unique opportunity to learn, 12 pieces of Brocade Health Qigong with one of China's leading Qigong for health Guru, Professor Yang BaiLong. Professor Yang was the head of the Daoyin Yang Shengcentre in the Beijing Sport University, senior student of world famous qigong grand master Professor Zhang Guang De (creator of DaoyinYang Sheng Gong) and expert in Chinese traditional sports for health and wellbeing with indepth knowledge on Chinese Medicine and qigong.
Professor Yamg was invited by the Chinese Health Qigong Association to lead a group of Professors, Chinese Medicine doctors and Qigong experts to research and restructure the thousand year old 8 treasures and 12 pieces of Brocade, after months of intensive research and examination on hundreds of variations, Professor Yang and his team finally created the Health Qigong sets based on the traditional versions but with further insight and health benefits embedded into the routines. These routines are designed to fit into our modern way of living and created to effectively combat modern day physical and psychological problems with a view to improve our health and welbeing.
The seminars are suitable for all level of qigong or Tai Chi practitioners
Chen 19 Step Form – Workshop with Shifu Liu
13 March 2013
Shifu Liu is teaching the Foundation 19 Step Chen Form, created by Grand Master Chen
Chen Tai Ji Foundation Workshop with Shifu Liu
02 March 2013
Shifu Liu will teach the importance and practice of Standing Post (Zhan Zhaung) and Silk Reeling (Chansi Gong) exercises, which are the entry point for Chen Taijiquan. Correction in posture and movement in these exercises is the key to personal improvement and better understanding of Chen Tai Ji Quan. Without continuous training in Foundation practice, the balance and coordination required for releasing energy correctly in forms and martial applications cannot be achieved.
Email to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
23 February: Chinese Massage Workshop with Shifu Liu.
2.00 – 6.00 pm at St Paul's Church Hall, Camden Sq NW1 9XG.
Chinese massage stimulates energy circulation and brings increased blood flow to problem areas of the body. The workshop will be split into three parts, looking at Meridians, learning techniques and treatments. Shifu Liu is a member of ACTM, and a specialist in healing therapy with Tui Na (Chinese massage), Dian Xue (acupuncture point massage) and qi gong.
Students should wear comfortable loose, warm clothes, a blanket/pillow and bring a notebook.
2012 Past Workshops
29 September: Fundamental Chen for all with Shifu Liu
This workshop aims to give a rounded view of Chen Tai Ji Quan training and will be broken down into 4 parts to cover different aspects of the style, health, yin and yang philosophy and internal martial applications: the Standing Post exercise is the qi gong of Chen tai ji quan and with the Silk Reeling exercises both hand and stepping forms help generate and move energy throughout the body, the short 4 Direction Fist routine (Sifang Quan) works with the primary movements of the classic form and Push Hands practice gives insight into movement principles with a partner.
Throughout the workshop Shifu Liu will check posture and movements which will help your understanding of the practice, and improve coordination, balance and strength.
8 September: Meridian Healing Qi Gong with Shifu Liu
Meridian Qi Gong for self healing can be practiced seated or standing. This is a qi gong exercise that helps to make the body active and intelligent while still being relaxed. It is practiced by learning to store energy at the dantian centre and teaching you how to circulate energy through the meridians (as in Traditional Chinese Medicine) and organs of the body to re-balance them. This qi gong may also help with weight loss.
Suitable for everyone to try
25 August:Chen Silk Reeling with Shifu Liu
Shifu Liu will teach the importance and practice of Silk Reeling (Chansi Gong), both standing and stepping twining exercises which are the entry point to Chen Shi Taijiquan a necessary practice for beginners and advanced students. Correction in posture and movement in these exercises is the key to personal improvement and understanding of both Chen Tai Ji Quan hand and weapons forms. Without enough training in Chansi gong, the balance and coordination required for releasing energy correctly in forms, martial applications and fajing cannot be achieved.
4 August Chen Sword Form with Shifu Liu
Shifu Liu will teach the Chen Tai Ji Quan Sword routine step by step, helping you to understand the parts of the sword used for different techniques such as chop and thrust. The Chen sword form enables the student to understand and learn to project energy to the end of the sword tip, and make play with the weapon a continuous part of the body.
14 + 28 JULY Chen Traditional Long Form Laojia Yi Lu (Old frame)
A great chance to learn this classic, beautifully balanced routine, of Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang's Laojia Yi Lu (Chen Old frame), over a double workshop of two Saturdays. Shifu Liu will teach the routine of this traditional form, refine your movements with postural correction, show some techniques and applications and help you gain an overall understanding of the structure of the whole form.
20-21 June: Chen Taijiquan Push Hands Seminar with Chen Ziqiang
16 JUNE Da Bei Qi Gong Saturday Workshop for health and well-being
Shifu Liu will be teaching the 18 movement Da Bei Qi Gong. It is a powerful yet simple set of meditative movements, that when practiced regularly, helps to improve the body's internal circulation, calm and relax the mind, and relieve stress.
1-4 JUNE Qi Gong and Chen Tai Ji Quan Retreat with Shifu Liu
Join us for a relaxing, peaceful bank-holiday weekend of Qi Gong and Chen Tai Ji Quan in the beautiful quiet setting of the Lam Rim Buddhist Centre in South Wales. There are wonderful views across to the Brecon Beacons, delicious vegetarian home-grown food, a meditation path through the trees plus Shifu’s deep internal training.
please email for more information or to book a place to Chris: email@example.com
5 + 19 May 2012
Chen 38 Form Seminar with Shifu Liu
This is a rare opportunity to learn the 38 Form created by Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang. It contains movements from the Chen 74 part Laojia Yi Lu, traditional old frame and the Xinjia New frame routines.
14 April 2012
Chen 19 Step Seminar with Shifu Liu
We will be working with the 19 step Chen Form created by Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang. A great opportunity to get an in-depth look at this routine which is ideal for beginners to learn and incorporates many typical movements from the longer forms.
Shifu will teach the form step-by-step, so that you can learn it from scratch, as well as working with posture and movement correction, and showing the fajin, energy releases, and some techniques from the form. Suitable for all levels.
24 March 2012
Foundation Chen Tai Ji Quan training with Shifu Liu
Essential Chen Foundation training, working with the silk reeling, standing and stepping. Shifu Liu will check and improve your posture, check your movements are correct so that you can practice and feel the circular and spiralling movements of internal energy, this will improve coordination and long form practice.
Suitable for all levels, no experience is necessary.
10 March 2012
Tui Na Dian Xue - Chinese massage workshop with Shifu Liu
Tui Na, Dian Xue are traditional holistic forms of healing used in China for hundreds of years. Chinese massage stimulates the tissues, organs and energy circulation and brings increased blood flow to problem areas of the body it is a safe alternative to acupuncture.
Shifu Liu is a member of ACTM (Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture), specialising in healing therapy with Tui Na (Chinese massage), Dian Xue (acupuncture point massage), qi gong healing and has worked with orthopaedic problems, stroke victims and arthritis patients.
Students should wear comfortable
Suitable for everyone,
25 February 2012
Da Bei Qi Gong for health and well-being: Seminar with Shifu Liu
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Come and learn Shifu Liu's Da Bei Qi Gong, it is a powerful yet simple set of 18 meditative movements, that when practiced regularly, help to improve the body's internal circulation, calm and relax the mind, and relieve stress.
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