Chinese Martial Arts Tuition
Having studied many Chinese Martial Arts since 1975 and being a Martial Arts instructor since 1980, there is a lot I can teach you about the practice and backgrounds of Chinese Martial Arts. I'm a scholar - warrior, meaning that I don't only practice fighting, but also study and teach the backgrounds. My main interest is in the Internal Martial Arts and Traditional Weapons and I teach all aspects of these, including sparring, fundamental and advanced theory, history, "wude" (martial arts ethics), etc.
If you want to be my student you can either participate in my weekly classes (see www.taoiststudies.org for the calendar and more info) or if you are well motivated and have some background in Chinese Martial Arts, you can get in touch for private tuition. I deliberately take on only a very limited number of students, because taking on less students means more individual attention for the students.
I teach Yang Style Taijiquan from the Dong Yingjie, Tian Zhaolin and Yue Huanzhi lineages. Subjects include Jin (energies) and Yi (focus) practice, stances, sequences and sets, fundamental skills, sparring, all weapons (straight sword, sabre, lance/staff, fan, halberd), health practices, theory, history, etc.
The Palms of the Eight Trigrams from the Liang Zhenpu and Cheng Tinghua lineages, as taught by my teachers Li Ziming and Fu Qinglong. Fundamental skills like circle walking and mobility, health practices, sets, theory, history, etc.
Less known than the other two Internal Martial Arts that I teach, this one is the oldest and most original of them all, dating from the 17th century. It is also called Henan Style Xingyiquan.
Wild and authentic fun practice! I teach fundamental skills, simple and complex sets of the Ten Animal Forms, traditional weapons (short staff, two-sectional staff, swords, etc.), body conditioning, sparring, theory, history, etc.
Dr. Dan KJ Vercammen
I first learned Nanquan or Southern Chinese Martial Arts (e.g. Pak Mei and Choy Li Fut) and then added Taijiquan. When I started studying in China (from 1985 onwards) I mainly focused on Yue Huanzhi and Tian Zhaolin lineages of Taijiquan and on the Xingyiquan traditions (Hebei and Henan Styles). From 1988 onwards I also studied Baguazhang. My most important teachers were Fu Qinglong, Li Ziming, Jie Kon-sieuw, Shen Hongxun, Cai Longyun, and Zhou Minde.
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