Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Ed Matthews Workshop

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Grounding & Weight Transfer Fundamentals.

The T’ai Chi classics say that T’ai Chi is rooted in the feet, developed in the legs and directed by the waist, and this will be what Ed Matthews will be working on under the umbrella topic of grounding and weight shifting.  Developing a proficiency in these areas leads to better balance, deeper relaxation, and more effective (and therefore more effortless) use of one’s body.

There is absolutely no prerequisite,  although Ed may reference the first five or six movements of Grandmaster Chen’s form. 

Many people who have invested time in T'ai Chi are aware  of how important  it is to learn the proper use  of legs, and weight shifting for the delivery of  forceful techniques ( often referred to as boxing, but applicable to many types of motion).

The workshop itself will be arranged in three one hour sessions:

  • 1:00PM:
  • 2:15PM
  • 3:30PM

While each one hour session may be taken independently, the maximum benefit is obtained by attending the whole workshop.

*Knowledge of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, while a plus, is not necessary.

For more information contact John at  johnrtccc@gmail.com  or 585-760-4799 (C)

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Brendan Lea Workshop
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Brendan Lea Workshop

Brendan will present us with a variety of exercise drills designed to develop our relaxation skills. This workshop will help both beginners and advanced students of any art to improve their understanding of weight transfer, balance, using effortless power and how to be a body. 

Brendan uses humor and warmth to take others on the journey that is Cheng Hsin.  Regardless of where you are starting, or the discipline you are working with (martial arts, or some other area such as playing a sport, or even music), there is something here for you to help you do it better.

Cheng Hsin which was created by Peter Ralston is a seminal study of mind, movement, function and effectiveness.  Through a thorough study and practice on the principles put forth in Cheng Hsin, one can become more grounded and more efficient in most any physical and mental activity.

Brendan Lea is a long time practitioner of Cheng Hsin, beginning with his introduction at the Rochester T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center and continuing through his multi-year apprenticeship working directly and intensely with Peter at his residence in Texas.  He has risen to become one of only ten level 4 Cheng Hsin practitioners in the world.

Brendan returns to Rochester to help people learn about the “how” of Cheng Hsin and its benefits not only in the martial area, but in a surprising number of areas.  He shows how and helps others find out how to make grounding, balance, relaxation and being present in the moment real activities. This provides a base to work from in improving how one moves and even how one thinks.

 Come join Brendan in this informative workshop at the T’ai Chi Center.

For more info contact John at johnrtccc@gmail.com Tel: 585-760-4779 (M)

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day 2019

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day April 27, 2018   10 AM - 11:30AM  Brighton High School Gym, 1150 Winton Rd. S. Rochester, NY 14618.

Many local groups will observe our 18th annual celebration with group exhibition beginning at 10 am, hosted by The Rochester T'ai Chi Ch'uan Center. Several styles of T'ai Chi and QiGong exercises will be exhibited by their teachers and students, followed by demonstrations, Qigong and related mini-workshops. Traditional Chinese music will provide live accompaniment. Special guest Brighton Town Supervisor William Moehle.

For more information contact: The Rochester T'ai Chi Ch'uan Center  
http:/www.rtccc.com (585) 461-0130

  

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Jun
24
9:30 AM09:30

Liangong with Gerald Sharp

Liangong in 18 Forms was developed by Dr. Zhuang Yuan Ming in the 1970s, in a Shanghai Hospital, when he tested traditional Liangong and Chi Kung exercises on over 10,000 patients who suffered from acute pain. His testing led him to modify these exercises to achieve maximum benefit, ultimately creating three series of exercises (54 in all), to enhance spinal engagement, address arthritis and osteoporosis, and improve respiration and overall health and fitness. Students will be exposed to Series One, or the first 18 exercises, for strengthening and encouraging flexibility in the neck, shoulders, back, legs, ankles, and feet. We will learn Liangong’s unique breathing methods for both increasing oxygen in the blood and strengthening the posture. Within each exercise, specific “target areas” will be identified, and students will learn how to encourage buoyancy for the purpose of creating an “internal stretch.” Participants may feel a greater sense of flexibility in the joints and in the elasticity of the synovial layer, as well as an increased flow of chi.  
 Cost: $15 for one hour $25 for both hours, with pre-registration

For further information, call the RTCCC  (585) 461-0130, or contact Bob Hall at:  rbh49@frontiernet.net   or   585-271-6972

Gerald A. Sharp was a personal student of Dr. Zhuang Yuan Ming, who certified him to teach all three series of Liangong. In addition to teaching Liangong for many years, Gerald also compiled the published works of Dr. Zhuang into a book in English, “Liangong, the Complete Book,” and compiled and provided English instructions for a matching video series, which features Dr. Zhuang and his son, Zhuang Jian Shen. Gerald has an extensive background in Asian and Western martial arts and related disciplines, and is certified by Dr. Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua in Wu Style T’ai Chi, as well as by Zou Shuxian, Jiang Rong Qiao’s daughter, in Bagua and Xingyi. 
 

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Ed Matthews Workshop

Grounding & Weight Transfer Fundamentals with Ed Matthews

The T’ai Chi classics say that T’ai Chi is rooted in the feet, developed in the legs and directed by the waist, and this will be what Ed Matthews will be working on under the umbrella topic of grounding and weight shifting.  Developing a proficiency in these areas leads to better balance, deeper relaxation, and more effective (and therefore more effortless) use of one’s body.

There is absolutely no prerequisite,  although Ed may reference the first five or six movements of Grandmaster Chen’s form. 

Many people who have invested time in T'ai Chi are aware  of how important  it is to learn the proper use  of legs, and weight shifting for the delivery of  forceful techniques ( often referred to as boxing, but applicable to many types of motion).

For registration information:

call (585) 461-0130, or contact John at: 585-760-4779 email: john@rtccc.com

 

 

 

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi Open House

Come and Learn about T'ai Chi for Health and Fitness
Classes offered in Tai Chi, Qigong and Chinese Martial arts

Next Session Begins August 27, 2018
80 Rockwood Place
Rochester, NY 14610
rtccc.com
Facebook.com/TaiChiRochester
(585) 461-0130

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May
5
to May 6

Tim Cartmell

 Tim Cartmell will be teaching traditional Push Hands and Sparring Drills for Internal Martial Arts(May 5), and Sun TaiJiQuan(May 6), at The Rochester Tai Chi Chuan Center)
From beginners to advanced, students will benefit from Tim’s extensive practical skill, and knowledge in both form and technique, in Push Hands, Sparring, and Sun Taijiquan (one of the five major styles of Taiji). Tim studied Sun style Ba Gua Zhang and Taijiquan with Sun Jian Yun (Sun Lu-tang’s daughter and heir to his style), Sun Bao An (grandson) and Liu Yan Long.     Sun style TaiJiQuan was developed by Sun Lutang (1861-1932), considered expert in two other internal martial arts styles: Xingyiquan and Baguazhang. Tim has translated Sun Lu-tang’s textbook on Sun Tai Ji Quan and 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: www.shenwu.com/background.htm

 

May 5-6, 2018 Cost: $95 each full day $175 both days
Member prices apply
To Register, Send payment to:
Robert Loce
736 Hailey Dr.
Webster NY 14580
RLoce@rochester.rr.com

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day 2018

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day April 28, 2018   10 AM - 11:30AM  Brighton High School Gym, 1150 Winton Rd. S. Rochester, NY 14618.

Many local groups will observe our 18th annual celebration with group exhibition beginning at 10 am, hosted by The Rochester T'ai Chi Ch'uan Center. Several styles of T'ai Chi and QiGong exercises will be exhibited by their teachers and students, followed by demonstrations, Qigong and related mini-workshops. Traditional Chinese music will provide live accompaniment. Special guest Brighton Town Supervisor William Moehle.

For more information contact: The Rochester T'ai Chi Ch'uan Center  
http:/www.rtccc.com (585) 461-0130

  

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Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Tai Chi Open House

Come and Learn about T'ai Chi for Health and Fitness
Classes offered in T'ai Chi, Qigong and Chinese Martial arts

Next Session Begins April 9, 2018
80 Rockwood Place
Rochester, NY 14610
rtccc.com
Facebook.com/TaiChiRochester
(585) 461-0130

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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi Open House

Come and Learn about T'ai Chi for Health and Fitness
Classes offered in Tai Chi, Qigong and Chinese Martial arts

Next Session Begins April 9, 2018
80 Rockwood Place
Rochester, NY 14610
rtccc.com
Facebook.com/TaiChiRochester
(585) 461-0130

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