Just to let any fans of Master Peter Ralston know (author of Cheng Hsin: The Principles of Effortless Power), he will be in Swansea, Wales for a full weeks camp in June 2006.
He will cover his unique art of Cheng Hsin, mainly exploring the T'ui Shou side but also covering a little ontological work (the study of being). Some of the Cheng Hsin T'ui Shou techniques will be very familiar to Aikidoka as Peter studied with Robert Nadeau. Aikidoka feel very much at home with Cheng Hsin.
Cheng Hsin is not just an eclectic mix of styles however but a valid art in its own right:
"When I began putting together Cheng Hsin T'ui Shou, I wanted to create an art based on fundamental observations of physics, perception, intent, impulse, and energy -- an art that gears itself to meet any situation because it is founded on understanding the principles in which interaction takes place. I wanted an art that is adaptable and well-designed, forged through training and techniques but designed to teach something beyond the form. Cheng Hsin T'ui Shou is such an art."
The camp is open to all people from all styles and assumes no prior knowledge. If you would like more information please go to www.chenghsin.org.uk
or contact the organiser Mike Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please feel free to ask any questions I'm only too happy to help