Rochester Chen Style Taijiquan

Seminars

We host a variety of seminars.  In a given year we will typically host at least two weekend-long seminars and several half day seminars.  The topics of the seminars span a wide range of topics, such as Taijiquan forms, push hands, weapons, breakfalls, joint locks, double daggers, and much more.
Rochester Seminars

--- Coming Up ---

Martial Art Practical Fighting Methods and Conditioning Tim Cartmell, November 26-27, 2011

Please let us know if you would like to be on our seminar mailing list.


--Past Seminars--

19 Form, Spear Drills with Chen Xiao Wang, July 21-23, 2001

Cannon Fist with Ren Guang-yi, July 27-28, 2002

Push Hands with Bob Loce, January 11, 2003

Southern Asian Fights Arts with Joe Salomone, January 10-11, 2003

Principles of Joint Locks with Dick Cooper, March 23, 2003

William Chen, April 12, 13, 2003

Chen Village Broadsword with Bob Loce, April 27, 2003

Push Hands with Bob Loce, Sunday, September 28, 2003

Peter Ralston, First Weekend in October, 2003

Chi Sun ("Body Sticking") with Ian Ball, Sunday, November 2, 2003

Push Hands with Stefan Berwick, June 11,12, 2005

Tim Cartmell, Entries into Throws, Ground Defense for Stand-up Fighters, spring 2007

Tim Cartmell, Clinch Clinic, Fundamentals of Throws, Entries into Throws, Ground Defense for Stand-up Fighters, January 12-14, 2008

Heiko Rommelman and Jeff Giunta, Fundamentals of Martial Throwing Techniques, March 16, 2008

8 Treasures (Ba Duan Jin) Qigong with Bob Loce, March 25, 2008

Northern Wu Taijiquan Sword, with Tina Zhang, August 15 - 17, 2008

Push Hands and Push Hand Applications with Master Chen Youze, March 28-29, 2009

Combat Taijiquan: Practical Fighting Applications of Traditional Techniques with Tim Cartmell, November 14-15, 2009

Ba Gua and Northern Wu Taijiquan Sword, with Tina Zhang, March, 5, 6, 7, 2010

Practical Fighting Methods Tim Cartmell, November 27-28, 2010


Chen Taijiquan Push Hands and Applications with Chen Youze

Dates: Saturday and Sunday March 28-29, 2009

Times: 9 - 12, 1:30 - 4:30 both days

Where: Empire Martial Arts
1270 Creek St.
Pefield NY, NY

Cost: $150 before March 22, $175 thereafter
Single-day cost: $100

In this taijiquan seminar, Master Chen Youze will teach traditional Chen Taijiquan push hands. Instruction will cover basic patterns, body mechanics and martial applications.

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet and learn from Master Chen Youze, an internationally respected Taiji Master from the Chen village area. Master Chen is a 20th generation direct line descendant of the Chen Family in Chenjiagou, Henan Province, China. He is the eldest son of Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou. His form is a unique blend, as varied as his experience, having been taught by many of his family elders as well as having received his father's legacy of Lao Jia Zun Gu Taiji. Master Chen is a China National Coach, four time consecutive Chen Village push hand champion, consecutive three times China National push hand champion under "confrontational rules", which have since been banned due to violence and injury. This is only the third time he has come to the United States to teach. Don't miss this opportunity. For a more detailed biography of Master Chen Youze go to http://www.zungutaiji.com/youze/Biography.html

For more information contact Bob Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-402-5126

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Push Hands with Stefan Berwick

Date: June 11, 12 2004

Times: 9:30AM - 12:00PM, 1:30PM - 4:00PM

Where: K&L Fitness
964 Ridge Rd.
Webster, NY

Cost: $110

Click for pdf flyer

In this combat oriented Taiji seminar, Stephan Berwick will teach traditional Chen Taijiquan push hands. Instruction will cover detailed body mechanics and practical martial applications, anchored in the traditional "8 skills ", or Ba Fa, of classical Chen Taijiquan.

Stephan Berwick will also offer an evening session on Chen Taijiquan Sparring. Details will be announced to seminar participants.

Stephan Berwick, a winner of the first International Chen Style Taijiquan Association Excellence Award, has almost 30 years experience in Chinese martial arts. A dedicated martial arts researcher and practitioner, Stephan conducted primary research on Chen Taijiquan at Taiji’s birthplace, Chenjiagou.
As a Chen Taiji specialist, Stephan instructs a wide variety of students — from the physically challenged to experienced defense professionals.


Visit www.truetaichi.com

To register or for more information contact Bob Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-671-2653

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Taijiquan Chi Sun ("Body Sticking") workshop


Led by Ian Ball
Date: Sunday, November 2
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $40

This seminar will be limited to 24 attendees. Please pay early to be registered. See mailing information below.

Location: K&L Fitness, 964 Ridge Rd.
(In the back of the Hegedorn's Building)
Webster, NY (at the North East Corner of Rochester, NY)

Details:
Chi-Sun literally means "Stick - Body". The name implies that the individual must stick to their partner while in stationary or moving postures. Chi Sun is purported originated when Wu Tai Kwai was trained by his grandfather, Wu Kam Chuan. According to reliable sources of the history of the Wu family, Wu Kam Chuan invited a mongolian wrestler to stay at his home and train. Wu Tai Kwai developed and adapted his throw down techniques based on his interaction with the mongolian wrestler. Although the Wu family officially does not recognize Chi Sun, many of the students of Wu Tai Kwai have knowlegde or have actively practiced Chi Sun. WTK number two student, Lee Cheung Shik, taught Chi Sun on a regular basis. LCS birthday banquet always included Chi Sun demonstrations. The basic objective of Chi-Sun is to train a person to dynamical respond to attacks in real time by using circular walking methods, and a variety of throw down techniques in conjunction with the eight elements of Tai-Chi. Chi -Sun consists of two training methods:
1. Stationary/Walking
2. Circle walking

The stationary/walking involves one person walking in semi-circles around the front of the stationary partner. This prepares the person for the footwork, weight transfers and techniques used in the circle walking training method.

The circle walking method involves walking in a circle with your partner. Either partner can initiate a change in direction, and the size of the circle. One person controls the waist, while the other partner controls the head. These positions will alternate during the walking. Basic walking and footwork shall be introduced. Small circle, and large circle walking shall be shown in addition to the transitions from large to small and vice versa. Changing directions, and changing from waist to head and head to waist control shall be presented. The basic techniques for throw down shall be demonstrated as part of the conclusion of the seminar.


Ian Ball Martial Art Bio

Ian studied Wu style for 14 years. He spent 2 years in Hong Kong studying with Sifu Lee Cheung Shik, who was the number 2 student of Wu Tai Kwai, and was renowned for throw down technique. He learned Chi Sun from Sifu Lee Cheung Shik. him. In addition, Ian learned the sword, saber, and spear form, 9 palace and da lu moving push hands, from him. When hereturn from Hong Kong in 1994, Ian won the Canadian National moving push hands competition in hia weight category. Ian also studied with 2 first-generation disciples of Wu Kung Yi, Wong On Wing, and Wong Yim.


This seminar will be limited to 24 attendees. Please pay early to be registered. See mailing information below.

To register send a check made out to Robert Loce to

Robert Loce
736 Hailey Dr
Webster NY 14580

For more information contact Bob Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-671-2653

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Push hands workshop
Led by Bob Loce
Date: Sunday, September 28
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: K&L Fitness, 964 Ridge Rd.
(In the back of the Hegedorn's Building)
Webster, NY (at the North East Corner of Rochester, NY)

Details:
This seminar will provide an overview of taijiquan push hands techniques.
We will work a wide range of practices in a systematic manner, discussing and practicing martial aspects of the patterns. Key principles of the techniques will be presented, as well as certain strengths and weaknesses.
The patterns will generally not be taijiquan style dependent and are usually practiced by several styles. Practicing and teaching all details of many patterns is clearly not possible in this length of time, so, as stated above we will focus on core lessons from each practice.

This seminar is the first of a series of seminars on push hands and push hands applications. We are planning Fall and Winter seminars to cover joint locks, Chinese wrestling from Wu taiji, and advanced push hands patterns, such as da lu, taiji ba gua, and 9 palace push hands. The prerequisite for the advanced push hands seminar is an ability to perform the basic peng, lu, ji, ahn sequence that is the basic two-hand practice used by most taiji styles. That fundamental sequence, as well as other patterns, will be taught in the September 28 seminar.

This seminar is open to practitioners of all martial arts. A background in taijiquan or push hands is not necessary. Practitioners of arts such as jujitsu, judo, aikido, wing chun, preying mantis, ... have brought interesting perspectives to these drills.

More details on push hands as taught in this class can be found at taichiworkout.net/ph.html
Please send an email or call Bob Loce at 585-671-2653.


Chen Village Kwan Dao with Ren Guang-Yi
Date: April 7, 8, 2001

Times: 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

(may vary,stay tuned)

Location: Rochester, NY

Cost: $155 before March 1, $180 after March 1

        $100 for one day

The Kwan dao, or General Kwan's knife, is said to have been the favorite weapon of Chen Wang Ting, the founder of Chen Family Taijiquan.  The knife is heavy and long (roughly 7 feet).  Practicing the Chen Village Kwan dao form is an excellent means to develop internal strength.

Ren Guang-yi is a ten-year disciple of Chen Xiaowang, the nineteenth generation standard bearer of the Chen Family.  Master Ren Guang-yi teaches the traditional style of Chen Family Taijiquan that has been passed down from generation to generation in Chenjiagou Village.  He is a first place winner in international taijiquan competitions in form and push hands.  He holds classes in New York City and Philadelphia, conducts seminars across the country, and has made available instructional videos of many Chen Village taijiquan practices.

You may order a Kwan dao in advance of the seminar.  Also, Chen Xiao Wang's video tapes of the Kwan dao form are now available.  $50+$4 shipping.  Use the contact info below for ordering.

Robert Loce
736 Hailey Dr
Webster NY 14580

For more information contact Bob Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-671-2653

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19-Posture form with Reeling Silk,

Two-Person Spear Drills taught by

Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang


Dates: Saturday, Sunday, Monday evening
July 21, 22: 19-posture form with reeling silk
July 23: Two-Person Spear Drills

Location: Rochester, NY

Cost:
- 19 form: $170 before July 1, $200 thereafter
($110 for one day)
- Spear drills: $50

In the Saturday and Sunday sessions of this seminar Master Chen will teach the Chen style 19-posture short form. Chen style Taijiquan is one of the most profound and subtle forms of Taijiquan and it is also the oldest. As an introduction to the two main varieties of the Chen style long form, Master Chen Xiaowang has created the 19 Movement Short Form, which combined movements from both forms while being much easier to learn.  Master Chen will teach the form in detail and provide instruction on reeling silk (chan si gong) within the form after the attendees are able to perform the basic choreography.

The Monday evening session will consist of three hours of two-person spear drills.  We will work a series of multiple attacks and defends.

Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang

Chen Xiaowang is the principal representative of the Chen family Taijiquan in the present generation. He has served in the Chinese National People's Assembly as the sole deputy elected from Taijiquan circles.  Winner of the gold medal in Taijiquan at the First International Wushu Championship held at Xi'an, China in 1985, and several times the gold medalist at National Championships, he has fostered a huge number of talented people in Taijiquan. He has students all over the world, and student's students - sometime up to five generations - some 1500 of them prizewinners. To date his classes have been attended by about 60,000 people. In 1988 he was recognized by the Government of China with a special award for contributions to Taijiquan development.

Video

In the video the form is shown divided into its four sections; initially each movement of each section is shown separately from front, back, left and right, and then each section is shown in whole from front and from back. The whole form is shown in a high, middle and low stance. Together with Master Chen's video demonstrating Chan Si Gong, this video is designed to be a learning tool to help you deepen and refine your practice by examining and copying movement.

For more information on the seminar or to order Chen Xiao Wang's video on the 19-posture form contact Bob Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-671-2653

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Chen Taijiquan Cannon Fist with Ren Guang-Yi

Date: July 27, 28, 2002

Times: 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:30PM - 4:30PM

Where: Rochester Shaolin Kung Fu Academy
425 Stone Road
Rochester, NY

Cost: $175 before July 13, $210 thereafter
Single-day cost: $100 before July 13, $125 Thereafter

Cannon Fist, AKA Chen style taijiquan lao jia er lu (old farme second set), is usually studied at the advanced level. It is a vigorous empty hand routine, punctuated throughout with fa jing, the relaxed, explosive release of energy typical of Chen taijiquan. Comprised of 43 techniques, Cannon Fist trains the Chen taiji boxer to issue devastating force and technique in a relaxed and coordinated manner. The form also develops chan si jing, or "reeling silk energy," which is critical to the execution of Chen taijiquan forms. With an emphasis on speed and power, delivered with the style's unique requirements, Cannon Fist is a rare example of the explosive power of Chen Style Taijiquan.

Ren Guang-yi is a ten-year disciple of Chen Xiaowang, the nineteenth generation standard bearer of the Chen Family.  Master Ren Guang-yi teaches the traditional style of Chen Family Taijiquan that has been passed down from generation to generation in Chenjiagou Village.  He is a first place winner in international taijiquan competitions in form and push hands.  He holds classes in New York City and Philadelphia, conducts seminars across the country, and has made available instructional videos of many Chen Village taijiquan practices including Cannon Fist.  For more information on seminars, classes or videos by Ren Guang-yi visit the International Chen Style Taijiquan Association website: http://renguangyi.com/

You may order videos in advance of the seminar.

For more information contact Bob Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-671-2653

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Push Hands Worksop with Bob Loce

Date: Janaury 11, 2003
Times: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: K&L Fitness
964 Ridge Road
Webster, NY

This seminar will provide an overview of taijiquan push hands techniques. We will work a wide range of practices in a systematic manner, discussing and practicing martial aspects of the patterns. We will practice several of the joint locks, leg entrapments, and striking methods associated with the patterns. Key principles of the techniques will be presented, as well as certain strengths and weaknesses. The patterns will generally not be taijiquan style dependent and are usually practiced by several styles. Practicing and teaching all details of many patterns is clearly not possible in this length of time, so, as stated above we will focus on core lessons from each practice.

This seminar is open to practitioners of all martial arts. A background in taijiquan or push hands is not necessary. Practitioners of arts such as jujitsu, judo, aikido, wing chun, preying mantis, ... have brought interesting perspectives to these drills.

More details on push hands as taught in this class can be found at

http://taichiworkout.net/ph.htm

For more information contact Bob Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-671-2653

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Southern Asian Fighting Arts with Joe Salomone

Date: Janaury 10-11, 2003
Friday, January 10th, 6:00-8:30PM: $35
Saturday, January 11th, 12:30-3:30PM: $40
For both Gung Fu-Silat Seminars: $60

The Academy of Chinese-Indonesian Fighting Arts is pleased to announce that Master Joe Salamone will be returning for another two-day seminar on the teachings of Great Grandmaster Willem Reeders’ unique system of Chinese Gung Fu and Indonesian Silat.

For more information contact Sifu George Reyngoudt
acifa@rpa.net, 585-293-2350

or visit http://www2.rpa.net/~61mmr/

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8 Treasures (Ba Duan Jin) with Bob Loce

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Time 7:15 - 9:15 PM
Where: Empire Martial Arts,
Cost: $15

The eight treasures is one of the most widely practiced qigong sets in China. It is often considered valuable due to its tendon (fascia) stretching and qi circulation properties. The focus of this class on the 8 treasures will be on learning many details of this exercise set. Parallels will be drawn to taijiquan reeling silk exercises. We will first work the set for about 10 minutes to give everyone a quick view of it. Then we will go into the details of each move for about 1.5 hours. We will finish with performing the set using your newly learned details for about 20 minutes.

Note that prior experience in taijiquan is not necessary to learn the eight treasures. In fact, the eight treasures are not a standard part of taijiquan curriculum. They are a stand-alone conditioning set.

More details on the 8 treasures as taught in this class can be found at
http://taichiworkout.net/baduan.html

For more information contact Bob Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com,585-402-5126

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Principles of Joint Locks with Dick Cooper

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2003
Time 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Where: K&L Fitness in Webster,
Cost: $25

The principles of effective joint locks are common across several martial arts such as Jujitsu, Aikido, and Chinese Chin Na from Taiji Quan (tai chi), Shaolin Quan. In this workshop Dick Cooper will teach principles of effective wrist locks, arm bars, and shoulder locks. These principles will include
    - Areas within joints to target pressure
    - Contacting an arm in a way that reduces the opponent's strength
    - Aspects of extending ki while locking
    - Methods of gripping, where and how to hold.
After working the principles in a static setting with a partner we will examine entries into several of the locks.

Dick Cooper has 40 years of study in a wide variety of martial arts (8th dan jujitsu, 6th dan Chito ryu karate, 3rd dan judo, Shaolin, iron palm, weapons,
qigong, Aikido, etc.). He has developed a great deal of martial ability, internal strength, and teaching ability.

For more information contact Bob Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-671-2653


Chen Village Broadsword with Bob Loce

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2003
Time 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Where: Rochester Tai Chi Chuan Center
80 Rockwood Place, Rochester, NY

Attendance is limit to 18 people, so pay early to register. Or, contact us to get on a list for a possible June 1st session.

The Chen Taijiquan Broadsword form is a classic weapon routine and is a clear example of the ferocity of Chen Village Taijiquan. Basic usage involves winding the saber around the upper body like a shield, cleaving, slicing, piercing, space clearing moves, and reinforced use of the blade. The form is composed of 13 techniques in a sequence of 22 moves.

The Chen Village broadsword form can be used to enhance training for any martial art. The form utilizes very dynamic footwork that can be light and agile allowing you to slip by an opponent's weapon. It may also be performed using rapid shuttling attacks and space clearing moves. Fa jing, the explosive refined force of Chen Taijiquan is utilized in moves throughout the form.

Broadswords may be ordered in advance. Several will be available to borrow.

More details on Chen Village Broadsword as taught in this class can be found at
http://taichiworkout.net/bs.htm


Contact Bob Loce to register or for more information
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-671-2653

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Grappling Seminar with Tim Cartmell

Agenda
1/12 Friday Evening 6:00 to 9:00 PM, $40
- Clinch Clinic

1/13 Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1:30 to 4:30 PM, $75
- Ground proofing
- Principles and mechanics of throws
- Set-up and entries into throws

1/14 Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, $40
- Throwing from fight scenarios using pads and gloves

Location
Rochester Shaolin Academy
425 Stone Rd.
Greece, NY 14616

There is a possibility that an additional session or private lessons could be
available. We are currently looking into it.

ABOUT TIM CARTMELL:
Tim Cartmell is one of the most sought after martial arts instructors in North America. He has over 30 years experience in martial arts such as San Soo, Xing Yi, Bagua, Taiji, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After spending over 10 years in Asia studying various martial arts and fighting full contact matches, Tim returned to the US to teach as well as study ground fighting under Cleber Luciano. Eight years later he has become Clebers only black belt, and has won numerous grappling tournaments including winning the Copa seven times, as well as taking silver in the 2005 Mundials (World Championships) in Brazil. Tim is also a very accomplished translator and author with his latest translation “Chin Na Fa” on bookshelves now; he has also translated “Practical Chin Na” by Zhao Da Yuan & “Method of Chinese Wrestling” by Tong Zhong Yi. Tim has alos authored well respected books such as “Effortless Combat Throws," “Passing the Guard” w/ Ed Beneville, and “Xing Yi Nei Gong” w/Dan Miller. His latest projects include a series of DVD’s on Stand up Grappling and Ground Proofing. Tim teaches fulltime in Huntington Beach CA. where he has combined the stand up fighting of Xing Yi, Bagua, and Taiji with the ground work of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to create his Shen Wu curriculum. For more info on Tim Cartmell, his products and what he teaches please visit http://shenwu.com

Clinch Clinic
Clinch fighting is arguably the single most important factor in sport and street fighting because it bridges the gap between striking distance and grappling distance, and is considered by many the key aspect to dominating your opponent. Every combat sport has their version of the clinch; Muay Thai, Greco Roman Wrestling, Folk Wrestling, even boxing. Clinch work is one of the most critical aspects of any fighter’s repertoire. The clinic will include
• Basic arm and body positions
• How to gain the “upper hand” in the clinch
• How to strike in the clinch
• Attaining superior position and maintaining it
• Clinch strategy
• How to escape the clinch

Ground proofing, fundamemtals of throws, entries into throws
"Ground proofing" refers to a set of drills and practices that Tim has for surviving on the ground if you are a stand-up fight. An important aspect of ground proofing is the ability to get up in a protected manner. The other topics will center around stand-up grappling - how do fight once someone has a hold on you (e.g., headlock, grabs, ...). He will teach body mechanics and step-by-step details of the moves. Some of the seminar material will come from his latest video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=OuP6cApKAD8

Additional note on not taking falls at the seminar:

If you are uncomfortable taking falls, you can perform the material at the seminar up to the point of "fitting in." That is a common practice at seminars that include throwing and at least several people are planning to attend and learn the material in that way.


Contact Bob Loce to register or for more information
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-402-5126

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Fundamentals of Martial Throwing Techniques

Hosted by Bushido Kai and Rochester Chen Style Taijiquan
Instructors: Heiko Rommelman, Jeff Giunta

Date: Sunday, March 16

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Location: Empire Martial Arts
1270 Creek St, Webster, NY

Throwing techniques are a major component of almost all martial arts and martial sports. This seminar will teach several simple and effective throwing techniques. For each technique, principles and practices will be presented to allow you to perform the throw with sound mechanical principles, thereby minimizing the required effort. This seminar will teach throws that include reaps, leg hooks, sweeps, and hip throws. The instruction and practices will focus on particular examples of those technique, and will demonstrate several variations of each. The throws will be performing using tee shirts, and will not rely on your opponent wearing a gi.

The seminar will begin with review of breakfalls. If you are uncomfortable taking falls, you can work with a partner to the point of fitting in for the throw. At least several people at the seminar will be practicing in this manner


Contact Bob Loce to register or for more information
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-402-5126


Instructor Bios

Heiko Rommelman
Heiko has well over 20 years of Judo and Jujitsu experience. He was a member of the U.S. Jujitsu Team from 1987 - 1990 and was a Gold Medalist at the 1990 World Jujitsu Championships. Heiko has also represented the U.S. at five Pan-Am Championships (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007) for Judo Kata and was a 3 time Gold Medalist at the 2007 Pan Am Championship. He is the Activities Director at the YMCA/YWCA International Judo Camp (New York) and an instructor at the Spirit of the Eagle International Judo Camp (Ohio). He is also the Co-Developer of the Ground Defensive Tactics taught and used by the Rochester Police Department Defensive Tactics Unit. For more details go to http://bushidokai.net/

Jeff Giunta
Jeff has 15 years of Judo and Jujitsu experience. He has also represented the U.S. at five Pan-Am Championships (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007) for Judo Kata. He has been a coaching staff member at Spirit of the Eagle International Judo Training Camp in Ohio for five years. For more details go to http://bushidokai.net/


Contact Bob Loce to register or for more information
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-402-5126

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Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Sword with Tina Zhang

Hosted by Rochester Chen Style Taijiquan

Dates/Times
Friday 8/15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM: Sword drills
Saturday 8/16, 9 AM – 12 PM, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Wu Sword Form
Sunday 8/17, 9 AM – 12 PM, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Wu Sword Form

Cost
Friday $30 if attending Sat/Sun, $45 otherwise
Sat/Sun $175


Location
Empire Martial Arts
1270 Creek St.
Webster, NY 14580 (northeast suburb of Rochester, NY)

Attendence is limited to 20 people. Your registration will be confirmed upon payment.

Contact: Please let us know if you plan to attend. I will send you payment instructions.
Robert Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-402-5126

Sword Lovers & Tai ji Quan practitioners:
During the Tang Dynasty (618-509 B.C.) of Chinese history, the double-bladed sword became very popular, especially among royal officials and scholars. Many considered the sword to be the king of short-range weapons with its relatively small and lightweight for personal combat. Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Sword form retains a strong historical flavor and features a complex interweaving of the internal martial arts movements with applications from this profound system. The practice involves a combination of Tai Ji quan principles and techniques of traditional sword.

About Tina Zhang
Tina Zhang is a professional Tai ji Quan and Ba Gua Zhang instructor and a disciple of Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan Master Li Bing Ci, Beijing and an accomplished author of internal martial arts books. With her unique teaching style, all levels of practitioners will be greatly benefited.

Reference: A book of “Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan – The Fighting Art of the Manchurian Palace Guard” ” by Tina Chunna Zhang & Frank Allen

Tina’s website: http://qigongforwomen.com http://NorthernWuTaijiquan.com

For more information on Rochester Chen Style Taijiquan visit http://taichiworkout.net/
Or call 585-402-5126

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Combat Taijiquan: Practical Fighting Applications of Traditional Techniques

Topic
The material will go beyond push hands practice into the use of classical Taijiquan in real fighting situations. Tim will cover entry methods, how to use the concepts of "Sticking and Following" in a realistic confrontation, and the use of soft, whole body power in overcoming stronger opponents.

Location
Rochester Chen Taijiquan, at West Martial Arts
13 South Ave
Webster, NY, 14580

Saturday 11/14, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday 11/15, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 1:30 to 4:00 PM
Tim is available for private lessons on Saturday morning.

Cost: $150, same price for spectators
Strict limit of 18 participants because space is limited.
Contact Bob Loce to Register rloce@rochester.rr.com , 585-402-5126

ABOUT TIM CARTMELL:
Tim Cartmell is one of the most sought after martial arts instructors in North America. He has over 30 years experience in martial arts such as San Soo, Xing Yi, Bagua, Taiji, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After spending over 10 years in Asia studying various martial arts and fighting full contact matches, Tim returned to the US to teach as well as study ground fighting under Cleber Luciano. Eight years later he has become Clebers only black belt, and has won numerous grappling tournaments including winning the Copa seven times, as well as taking silver in the 2005 Mundials (World Championships) in Brazil. Tim is also a very accomplished translator and author with his latest translation “Chin Na Fa” on bookshelves now; he has also translated “Practical Chin Na” by Zhao Da Yuan & “Method of Chinese Wrestling” by Tong Zhong Yi. Tim has alos authored well respected books such as “Effortless Combat Throws," “Passing the Guard” w/ Ed Beneville, and “Xing Yi Nei Gong” w/Dan Miller. His latest projects include a series of DVD’s on Stand up Grappling and Ground Proofing. Tim teaches fulltime in Huntington Beach CA. where he has combined the stand up fighting of Xing Yi, Bagua, and Taiji with the ground work of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to create his Shen Wu curriculum. For more info on Tim Cartmell, his products and what he teaches please visit http://shenwu.com


Additional note on not taking falls at the seminar:

If you are uncomfortable taking falls, you can perform the material at the seminar up to the point of "fitting in." That is a common practice at seminars that include throwing and at least several people are planning to attend and learn the material in that way.


Contact Bob Loce to register or for more information
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-402-5126

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Ba Gua and Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Sword with Tina Zhang

Hosted by Rochester Chen Style Taijiquan

Sessions and topics
3/5 Fri 6:00 - 8:30 PM Sword Play: 2-Person Sword Drills and Fencing
3/6 Sat 1:00 - 4:00 PM Wu Sword Form refinement (only open to people working on Wu sword form)
3/6 Sat 6:00 - 8:30 PM Sword Play: 2-Person Sword Drills and Fencing
3/7 Sun 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 - 4:00 PM Introduction to Ba Gua Zhang - Circle Walking and Martial application principles

Cost
Friday sword play $30
Saturday sword form $35
Saturday sword play $30
Sunday Ba Gua $80


Location
West Martial Arts
13 South Ave
Webster, NY 14580 (northeast suburb of Rochester, NY)

Attendance is limited to 16 people in the sword sessions and 18 in the Ba Gua session. Registration is confirmed with payment.

Contact: Please let us know if you plan to attend. I will send you payment instructions.
Robert Loce
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-402-5126

Introduction to Ba Gua
Ba Gua Zhang is a Chinese Internal Martial art invented by Dong Hai-Chuan, one of the top martial artist in China in the 19th century. Ba Gua Zhang’s unique foot work in circle walking, along with palm strikes, and spiral energy power made the art stand-out among Chinese martial arts. The spiral movements and a sophisticated use of footwork of Ba Gua makes the body flexible and able to move with grace, speed and power. Ba Gua practice can be vigorous and aerobic or slow and calming and meditative. In this workshop, Tina Zhang will introduce steady postures circle walking and basic Ba Gua fighting strategies. You will learn the core foundation of Classical Cheng Style Ba Gua Zhang . No Ba Gua Zhang experience necessary.

Wu Sword Form Refinement
During the Tang Dynasty (618-509 B.C.) of Chinese history, the double-bladed sword became very popular, especially among royal officials and scholars. Many considered the sword to be the king of short-range weapons with its relatively small and lightweight for personal combat. Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Sword form retains a strong historical flavor and features a complex interweaving of the internal martial arts movements with applications from this profound system. The practice involves a combination of Tai Ji quan principles and techniques of traditional sword.

Sword Play
This session will focus on hands-on sword fundamental technique, drills and 2-persons martial applications. We will use soft swords or shinai for the 2-person work.

About Tina Zhang
Tina Zhang is a professional Tai ji Quan and Ba Gua Zhang instructor and a disciple of Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan Master Li Bing Ci, Beijing and an accomplished author of internal martial arts books. She is the co-author of Classical Northern Wu Style Taijiquan, and “The Whirling Circles of Baguazhang”, and the founder and author of “Earth Qi Gong for Women”. Tina Zhang teaches regular classes in New York City, and workshops, retreats in the States, Canada, and Europe. With her unique teaching style, all levels of practitioners will be greatly benefited.

References for the workshop
“Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan – The Fighting Art of the Manchurian Palace Guard” by Tina Chunna Zhang & Frank Allen
“The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang: The Art and Legends of the Eight Trigram Palm,” by Frank Allen & Tina Chunna Zhang

Tina’s website: http://qigongforwomen.com http://NorthernWuTaijiquan.com

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Practical Fighting Methods, with Tim Cartmell

Hosted by Rochester Chen Style Taijiquan

Location
Rochester Chen Taijiquan, at West Martial Arts
13 South Ave
Webster, NY, 14580

Dates/Times/topics
11/27 Saturday 9:00 to 12:00, 1:30 to 5:00 Fundamentals of Combat Throws and Entries into Combat Throws
11/28 Sunday AM Private lessons
11/28 Sunday 1:00 to 4:30 Fighting from a Clinch, Entries against a Boxer

Cost (members/nonmembers)
Saturday $95/$110
Sunday $50/$60
Both Days $130/$145
same price for spectators and participants

Strict limit of 18 participants because space is limited.

Topic
Fundamentals of throws, entries into throws

Tim will teach several categories of throws, and the biomechanical principles that allow you to perform the throws with minimal effort. There will be step by-step instruction and drills that lead to entering in a combat situation and performing the throw.

Clinch Fighting, and Entries against a Boxer
Many street fights involve a clinch or boxing face off. Every combat sport has their version of the clinch and understanding clinch fighting can be key to dominating your opponent. The clinch instruction will include
• Arm and body positions
• How to strike in the clinch
• Attaining superior position and maintaining it
• Clinch strategy
• How to escape a clinch
Boxing-type strikes, such as straight punches and hooks, are fundamental mid-range tools in street fighting. Grapplers often struggle in closing the gap on a boxer when trying to apply their throwing techniques. Instruction will include strategies and drills on how to close the gap and throw against a boxing opponent.


ABOUT TIM CARTMELL:
Tim Cartmell is one of the most sought after martial arts instructors in North America. He has over 30 years experience in martial arts such as San Soo, Xing Yi, Bagua, Taiji, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After spending over 10 years in Asia studying various martial arts and fighting full contact matches, Tim returned to the US to teach as well as study ground fighting under Cleber Luciano. Eight years later he become Cleber's first black belt, and has won numerous grappling tournaments including winning the Copa seven times, as well as taking silver in the 2005 Mundials (World Championships) in Brazil, and has twice won the gold at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pan American Games. Tim is also a very accomplished translator and author with his latest translation “Chin Na Fa” on bookshelves now; he has also translated “Practical Chin Na” by Zhao Da Yuan & “Method of Chinese Wrestling” by Tong Zhong Yi. Tim has also authored well respected books such as “Effortless Combat Throws," “Passing the Guard” w/ Ed Beneville, and “Xing Yi Nei Gong” w/Dan Miller. His latest projects include a series of DVD’s on Stand up Grappling and Ground Proofing. Tim teaches fulltime in Huntington Beach CA. where he has combined the stand-up fighting of Xing Yi, Bagua, and Taiji with the ground work of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to create his Shen Wu curriculum. For more details on Tim’s background go to http://shenwu.com


Note on not taking falls at the seminar:

If you are uncomfortable taking falls, you can perform the material at the seminar up to the point of "fitting in." That is a common practice at seminars that include throwing and at least several people are planning to attend and learn the material in that way.


Contact Bob Loce to register or for more information
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-402-5126

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Martial Art Practical Fighting Methods and Conditioning, with Tim Cartmell

Hosted by Rochester Chen Style Taijiquan

Location
Rochester Chen Taijiquan, at West Martial Arts
13 South Ave
Webster, NY, 14580

Dates/Times/topics
11/26 Saturday 9:00 to 12:30 Standing Hold Escape Counters
11/26 Saturday 2:00 to 6:00 Ground Proofing
11/27 Sunday AM Private lessons
11/27 Sunday 1:00 to 3:30 Conditioning for Martial Arts

Cost (members/nonmembers)
Saturday AM $55/$65
Saturday PM $55/$65
Sunday $35/$45
Both Days $125/$145
Private lessons $80/hour for one person or $100 for two or more persons
same price for spectators and participants

Strict limit of 18 participants because space is limited.

Instructional DVDs will be available for the material taught on the Saturday sessions (Stand Hold Escape Counters, Ground Proofing)

Topic
Standing Hold Escape Counters and Ground Proofing

The first part of this session will teach escapes/counter to the common situation of being held in locks, such as bear hugs and head locks. Many of these applications are found in classical taiji forms as well as in other martial arts. "Gound Proofing" refers to a very practical problem faced by stand up fighters - you've trained to fight standing up and you have been knocked down and possibly mounted. How do you defend yourself and get back on your feet.

Combat Applications of Taijiquan
The material will go beyond push hands practice into the use of classical Taijiquan in real fighting situations. Tim will cover entry methods, how to use the concepts of "Sticking and Following" in a realistic confrontation, and the use of soft, whole body power in overcoming stronger opponents.

Conditioning for Martial Arts
Tim will teach a series of exercises that are well suited for the martial artist and can provide whole body function fitness for anyone. The exercises will incorporate principles of proper body alignment and balance, strengthening , flexibility, flow, and coordination. These exercises can fill an important gap in conditioning for many internal martial artists that have strong flexible legs and hips but spend little effort on coordinated conditioning of the upper body.

ABOUT TIM CARTMELL:
Tim Cartmell is one of the most sought after martial arts instructors in North America. He has over 30 years experience in martial arts such as San Soo, Xing Yi, Bagua, Taiji, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After spending over 10 years in Asia studying various martial arts and fighting full contact matches, Tim returned to the US to teach as well as study ground fighting under Cleber Luciano. Eight years later he become Cleber's first black belt, and has won numerous grappling tournaments including winning the Copa seven times, as well as taking silver in the 2005 Mundials (World Championships) in Brazil, and has twice won the gold at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pan American Games. Tim is also a very accomplished translator and author with his latest translation “Chin Na Fa” on bookshelves now; he has also translated “Practical Chin Na” by Zhao Da Yuan & “Method of Chinese Wrestling” by Tong Zhong Yi. Tim has also authored well respected books such as “Effortless Combat Throws," “Passing the Guard” w/ Ed Beneville, and “Xing Yi Nei Gong” w/Dan Miller. His latest projects include a series of DVD’s on Stand up Grappling and Ground Proofing. Tim teaches fulltime in Huntington Beach CA. where he has combined the stand-up fighting of Xing Yi, Bagua, and Taiji with the ground work of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to create his Shen Wu curriculum. For more details on Tim’s background go to http://shenwu.com


Note on not taking falls at the seminar:

If you are uncomfortable taking falls, you can perform the material at the seminar up to the point of "fitting in." That is a common practice at seminars that include throwing and at least several people are planning to attend and learn the material in that way.


Contact Bob Loce to register or for more information
RLoce@rochester.rr.com, 585-402-5126

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