As a Aikido practitioner I thought this class might be of interest and benefit to other practitioners.
Authentic Chen Taiji is a holistic training method used to cultivate a strong body, mind and spirit through techniques of mental concentration with coordinated breath and body movements. Proper practice results in a supple body with improved postural alignment, balance and bone density. Harmonizes external and internal energy flow which strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments; while the internal spiraling energy massages internal organs and circulates qi energy flow throughout the body. Additional benefits include a deeper sense of natural breathing along with a concentrated and tranquil mind. Strong emphasis is placed on intention and mental focus and is a suitable practice for all ages of students with various ailments and conditions.
Chen taiji founded by Chen Wangting, is the oldest and parent form of all the styles of Taiji including Yang, Wu and Sun.
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Laoshi (teacher) or Master Bosco Baek, the only disciple in America of Master Chen Bing, the direct descendant of its creator Chen Wangting. Master Bosco Baek teaches the authentic Chen Jia Gou (Chen Village) system and is a most knowledgeable and skillful teacher with precise attention to the details of alignment and structure that will challenge the most athletic and benefit the absolute beginner.
Classes starting Sunday January 19 in Santa Monica.
522 Santa Monica Blvd (above Radio Shack)
Santa Monica,CA 90401
Sundays 2:15- 3:40 pm $20 fee class
Chen Jia Gou Style (Chen village)
One works individually with Master Bosco to develop own self practice with hands on adjustment and careful detail to alignment.
Tuesdays 1:00-2:25 pm Donation Class- suggested $15
Fangsong- Taiji relaxation
Precursor to all classes - a highly therapeutic active relaxation process to correct one's ailments, imbalances and alignment. releases deep seated muscular tension and fatigue.
Thursdays 1:00-2:25pm Donation Class-suggested $15
Elixir field - Dantian rotation 1st week of each month
The Elixir field or dantian is focal point where qi energy is stored and cultivated. Internal exercises of the dantian is very important for understanding the foundation of Chen Taiji.
Silk Reeling- Spiraling energy 2nd week
Spiral motion is the foundation of Chen Taiji movement. It is required to perform taiji forms and exercises.
Fajin- Explosive energy 3rd week
From the concept yin and yang there are soft flowing movements and hard fast explosive movement. both necessary for maximum qi energy flow and internal healing. (fangsong, elixir field, silk reeling prerequisite for this class)
13 Harmony Form- Short form 4th week
A short form summarized by Master Chen Bing in preparation of Laojia (old frame practices)
(fangsong, elixir field, silk reeling prerequisite for this class)
CHEN BING TAIJI SANTA MONICA
522 Santa Monica Blvd (above radio shack)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tues/Thurs. 1:00-2:25 pm