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Old 02-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #1
Thomas Campbell
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benefit for Haiti: taiji workshop in Seattle 3-27-2010

100% of the registration proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, who are currently doing yeoman (and yeowoman) relief work for victims of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Regardless of the style of taiji or other martial art(s) you train, there will be useful information and useable skills demonstrated and taught . . . and the money is all going to a good cause. Thanks for your consideration.

http://www.embracethemoon.com/docume...20Workshop.pdf

ZHENG Style Tai Ji Quan Workshop:
- Zhan Zhuang Standing & Push Hands -
Saturday March 27, 2010


The version of classical Chinese Tai Ji Quan created by Professor Zheng Manqing (1900-1975) embodies an
uncompromising emphasis on absolute relaxation as a uniquely streamlined and efficient approach to the cultivation of
internal power. The primary training method of this approach is a version of standing meditation (zhan zhuang) that
differs significantly, in theory and student experience, from the familiar standing-post exercises of other popular
Chinese internal disciplines.

In this workshop, we will explore and experience the exotic flavor of Zheng Style Taijiquan's unique suite of ZHAN
ZHUANG exercises, as synthesized by Prof. Zheng's senior disciple Benjamin Lo. The Workshop is suitable for
practitioners of any martial art and any variety of Taijiquan, as the Zhan Zhuang drills are based on elements of the
connected sequence Tai Chi form but independent of it. Whether you are an absolute beginner, an experienced Taiji
practitioner, or a martial artist of any other discipline, come and feel the taste of this exotic and unusual twist on the
common Zhan Zhuang theme.

The workshop will consist of two sections. Participants may register independently but will benefit most from taking
both. Fee for total Workshop (both sessions) is $50 pre-reg by March 1; $70.00 at door.

MORNING 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM:
Zheng style ZHAN ZHUANG ($30.00 pre-reg by March 1; $40.00 at door)
Theory and practice of a number of variations of Zheng style Zhan Zhuang. The Principles that underlie all Zheng
style Zhan Zhuang methods will be introduced, then the bulk of the time will be devoted to hard work, sweat, and
burn -- fuel for the internal energy blast furnace. Wear comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and be prepared to work hard.

AFTERNOON 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM:
Zheng style PUSH HANDS ($30.00 pre-reg by March 1; $40.00 at door)
Theory and practice of Zheng style push hands. Unlike many approaches to push hands training which begin with
complex but formally restricted patterns, push hands is freely experienced as pure sensitivity and relaxation training.
Learn to utilize the energy derived from Zhan Zhuang work (morning session) and to identify points of tension in a
partner. All participants are guaranteed time to push freely with instructor. The instructor will clearly delineate and
demonstrate the three main energies of push hands (receiving, transforming, and rooting) in 1-1 interaction with each
participant.

Between the morning and afternoon sessions, there is opportunity for group lunch with instructor at some nearby
place for discussion (payment is Dutch, not included in workshop registration fee).

Instructor: Scott Meredith has studied and practiced a large variety of Asian and Western martial arts for over 35
years. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and he is a long-time senior student of Tai Chi master
Benjamin Lo.

BENEFIT: All proceeds for this workshop will be donated immediately, in their entirety, to Doctors Without
Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to support their ongoing emergency relief work in Haiti and elsewhere.
All workshop participants will receive a total attendee count and a copy of the donation total receipt from Doctors
Without Borders. Presumably your individual portion of the group's contribution will be tax-deductible.

Pre-Register by March 1st for discounts by email to: SEEOTTER@gmail.com

Workshop Location: Embrace the Moon, 1716 Northwest Market Street , Seattle, WA 98107-5224
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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Re: benefit for Haiti: taiji workshop in Seattle 3-27-2010

Thank you, Thomas, and also give my thanks to Professor Zheng Manqhing and to everybody involved in this workshop.
God bless you all.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
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Re: benefit for Haiti: taiji workshop in Seattle 3-27-2010

Tom
What a great idea.
I will be in Florida teaching a seminar that weekend. I would like to donate or sponsor two places for people who maybe can't otherwise go. How do I do that?

Dan
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:13 AM   #4
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Re: benefit for Haiti: taiji workshop in Seattle 3-27-2010

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Tom
What a great idea.
I will be in Florida teaching a seminar that weekend. I would like to donate or sponsor two places for people who maybe can't otherwise go. How do I do that?

Dan
Work with the host/organizer. I'll send you some ideas.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:53 PM   #5
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Re: benefit for Haiti: taiji workshop in Seattle 3-27-2010

ttt

A reminder: 100% of the proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders. Kim is donating the use of her space and Scott is donating his teaching. Scott is quite skilled.

Calling this a "taiji" workshop may mislead some people. This is not about learning a solo form sequence. This is about taiji zhan zhuang, standing practice, and applying those lessons to free-form push-hands, which works directly into neutralization and return of an opponent's force.

Good stuff. Hope some folks can make it.
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