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Location somewhere between San Mateo and San Jose California.

Note the March 16th limit, class size (30), and prerequisites.

March 21-22, Chen Taiji Spear (“Pear Blossom Spear”) & Pole-Shaking
Pear Blossom Spear, also called “Pear Blossom Spear with White Ape Staff”, is a long-weapon set in Chen Style Taiji. It combines the advantages of both the spear (e.g., linear thrusts) and the staff (e.g., wide-range sweeps) with the essential Chen Taiji principles of spiraling and stickiness, resulting in a unique and versatile set of applications. Participants are expected to bring their own spear.
Pole-Shaking is a unique training method in Chen Taiji for cultivating internal explosive power and endurance. Participants who do not have a taiji pole may use their spear for this part of the workshop.
Time: 9am – 12pm & 2pm – 5pm; Location: TBA after pre-registration.
Cost: Pre-registration by March 16 – $220 for both days or $120 for one day. After March 16, additional $20 per person. Bring CASH to workshop if check not received by March 16.
Registration: Limited to 30 participants. RSVP and registration with Sifu Tony required. Make Check payable to: Anthony Wong & send check to American Chen Taiji Society, P.O. Box 156, Moffett Field, CA 94035.
*** Beginners are required to take the following preview classes:
With Master Chen Youze: Friday, March 20, 3-5pm, McKenzie Park, Los Altos. Cost: $30 with pre-registration for March 21/22 workshop; $40 without pre-registration.

April 4-5, 26-Posture Form and 8 Energy Drills
Chen Style 26-Posture Form was developed from traditional Chen forms as an introductory form and is a great tool for reviewing and refining some of the most fundamental elements of old style Chen Taiji. The form is composed of 26 postures (as its name suggests) and takes about 3-5 minutes to perform. This two-day workshop will teach the 26-Posture Form from the beginning to the end. Participants will also learn and practice the 8 energy drills with “fajin” as supplementary training.
Time: 9am – 12pm & 2pm – 5pm; Location: TBA after pre-registration.
Cost: Pre-registration by March 30 – $220 for both days or $120 for one day. After March 30, additional $20 per person. Bring CASH to workshop if check not received by March 30.
Registration: Limited to 30 participants. RSVP and registration with Sifu Tony required. Make Check payable to: Anthony Wong & send check to American Chen Taiji Society, P.O. Box 156, Moffett Field, CA 94035.
*** A thank-you & farewell dinner with Master Chen Youze, for participants from both March and April workshops, is scheduled on April 5, at 5:30pm. Restaurant – TBD; Estimated cost: $20-30; RSVP to Irene at irene.hu@gmail.com for the dinner and location by morning of workshop.

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