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Old 03-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
Cady Goldfield
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,025
Re: New Hampshire I Liq Chuan Workshop April 20-21, 2013

The hosts have assembled a more detailed description of this seminar, including the location:

I Liq Chuan Instructor Wai Tang will be conducting an I Liq Chuan Workshop in Manchester, N.H April 20 & 21, 2013.

Seminar Topic: an Introduction to I Liq Chuan, Fifteen Basic Exercises and Spinning Hands

Saturday, April 20th 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 21th 10:00am - 5:00pm

Workshop Fee*:
2 Days: $150
1 Day: $95

Location: The Training Station
200 Elm Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101

Contact: Aaron Butler
Phone: 603-305-6447

I Liq Chuan is a sophisticated internal martial art that has become known for its effectiveness in developing mindfulness and - from mindfulness - real martial skill.

This workshop will focus on teaching you to clearly recognize the mechanism of body movement through the 15 Basic Exercises and core partner training, spinning hands. All levels of students are welcome to attend. This will be a great introduction for people new to I Liq Chuan as well as experienced ILC students and Instructors.

Fifteen Basic Exercises:
1. Mechanism of the Body Movement
2. Three Dimensional Planes
3. Energy Force of Yin and Yang
4. Footwork
5. Kicking
6. Power Training

Spinning Hands:
1. Eight Cycles of Spinning Hands
2. How to generate force to the point of contact
3. Learning to maintain constant energy on changing point of contact
4. Recognizing energy of flow, fend, roll and pivot

I Liq Chuan (roughly translated as "mind-body fist") is an art of cultivating consciousness based on Tai Chi and Chan (Zen) principles of non-assertion, non-resistance, harmony of yin and yang, oneness, and realization within the present moment. As a system of kung fu, I Liq Chuan emphasizes the development of internal power through mental attitude and awareness. The training develops sticking and merging abilities, circular and spiral energies, Chin Na (locking), Fa Jing (projecting force), Chi Kung skills, and most importantly, the integration of the mind's complete awareness in the present moment. I Liq Chuan trains the ability to sense the opponent's intention through awareness and to redirect force and use it against an opponent or incorporate it in the use of Fa Jing.

Wai has trained exclusively in I Liq Chuan directly from the gatekeeper, Grandmaster Sam FS Chin. He has cross-trained in many different systems so he can understand perspectives from students coming into I Liq Chuan from other systems. He can share with you invaluable contextual insights and guidance that will enhance your training experience and your ability to progress.

Wai has been training I Liq Chuan since 2004, and has been a disciple of Master Sam FS Chin since 2008.
Wai has traveled extensively to train with and assist Master Chin; highlights include
• San Francisco in 2006, 2007, 2010
• Malaysia in 2009
• Perth, Australia in 2009
• Moscow, Russia in 2009
• Kiev, Ukraine 2009
• Los Angles, 2011
• MACS Martial Arts Collective Society Gathering, Sacramento 2011

Wai started off in Chinese Kung Fu when he was a teenager in Hong Kong. He later began training in Japanese martial arts of Akido and started the long journey of searching for the secret of internal martial art. This led him to years of study in Taijiquan (both Yang and Chen Style) and Baguazhang. In 2004, Wai met Grandmaster Sam in an I Liq Chuan workshop at Chuang Yen Monastery and since then became the dedicated student of I Liq Chuan.
Wai is currently one of a selected few students around the world to hold the I Liq Chuan rank of Student Level 6.

*There is a seminar discount for ILC members (wear ILC uniform t-shirt, sash, pants and bring your passbook)
ILC Membership Discount:
Basic: $20
Level 1+: $30
Instructor Level 1: $40
Instructor Level 2: $50
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