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Taiji sessions

  1. 1. Taiji Chang Style The spirit is the king The mind is the queen. The breath is a loyal subordinate The body is the good servant The Qi is the belt who unites If you melt the body with the breath and the mind, the spirit will rule. Chang Dsu Yao
  2. 2. The symbol's symbol The symbol represents Kung Fu. It is a black and white circle (called T'ai Chi Tou, the symbol of T'ai Chi Ch'üan) surrounded by five yellow plum flower petals (Mei Hua, the symbol of Shaolin Ch'üan). Five petals= five elements (wu shing) generated by the interaction of Yin and Yang
  3. 3. Chang martial art system WAI CHIA (external): Pei P'ai Shaolin Ch'üan Shaolin Lien Pu Ch'üan Hung Ch'üan Pa Chi Ch'üan Mei Hua Ch'üan Yüeh Chia Ch'üan Tang Lang Ch'üan Ts'ui Pa Hsien Ch'üan Nei Chia (internal): T'ai Chi Ch'üan Hsing I Ch'üan Pa Kua Chang Liang I Ch'üan Szu Hsiang Ch'üan Not an absolute distinction!
  4. 4. Master Chan brief history <ul><ul><li>Chang Dsu Yao was born on 14th June 1918 in P'ei (a provinceof Kiang Su, China). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studied for 20 years under Liu Pao Chün (also known as Liu Chin Ch'en) who had a reputation for being one of the strongest and most all-round masters of Northern China. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chang decided to embark upon military career and he enroled for Officer Academy of Kuei Lin: here he studied with Master Chang Ching P'o </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti japanese war and civil war: wounded many times and in many different ways: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hit by several bullets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bayonets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Break almost the spinal cord </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1949, at the end of the civil war moved to Taipei. There he carried on his relationship with Master Chang Ching P'o (who had moved to Taiwan too), and became martial arts chief trainer of the Armed Forces. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chang Dsu Yao was born on 14th June 1918 in P'ei (a provinceof Kiang Su, China). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studied for 20 years under Liu Pao Chün (also known as Liu Chin Ch'en) who had a reputation for being one of the strongest and most all-round masters of Northern China. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chang decided to embark upon military career and he enroled for Officer Academy of Kuei Lin: here he studied with Master Chang Ching P'o </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti japanese war and civil war: wounded many times and in many different ways: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hit by several bullets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bayonets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Break almost the spinal cord </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1949, at the end of the civil war moved to Taipei. There he carried on his relationship with Master Chang Ching P'o (who had moved to Taiwan too), and became martial arts chief trainer of the Armed Forces. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Master Chan brief history (2) <ul><ul><li>Master Chang Dsu Yao became famous in Taiwan when he fought against a Mafia gang levying taxes on Taipei market. A reporter of the most important newspaper was a witness of that big riot. He was amazed by how easily no longer young Chang had got rid of the opponents, many of which had staffes and knives, and he asked him how he did that. The master laconicaly answered: &quot;I don't know, I don't remember&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1974 Chang Dsu Yao discharged from the Army and decided to move to Italy, to spread his art all over Europe. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded the FEIK federation in Italy and wrote books with M. Fassi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1992 went for a short holiday to Taiwan, where he died all of a sudden (on 7th February), leaving a deep sorrow in the hearts of all his students, who considered him a real father. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. A typical training session 1. SHUANG SHOU TUO TIAN 2. ZUO YOU KAI GONG 3. JU BEI DU LI 4. ZUO YOU HOU QIAO 5. YAO TOU BAI WEI 6. QIAN HOU WAN YAO 7. ZUO YOU FANG DA 8. YU ZHU QI DIAN BA DUAN JIN = 八段 锦
  7. 7. A typical training session Fundamental positions Taiji Yang style: 108 forms Pushing hands session: tue'i shou Chin'na: blocking and grappling TAI JI QUAN= 太极拳
  8. 8. A typical training session Fundamental positions Forms: 12 and relatives combat applications LIAN BU QUAN ( LIEN PU CH'UAN)= 练 步 拳
  9. 9. Practice? Practice on saturday-sunday in Kelvingrove park Contact me if somebody wants to join.

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