martial artist friend,
I can offer you Tai
Ji Quan training courses in three rare registers of Tai Ji Quan,
(“scattering hands” duet form), Tai
Ji Gun (long stick of Tai Ji Quan, Yang style), and Pao
Chui (fast form of Yang style, lineage Yang Chao Hou).
These can be adapted to any levels: beginner, skilled or teacher.
I am a high level Tai Ji Quan competitor, many time gold medal winner
for solo and duet in French and European championships (2002 in Vejle,
Denmark; 2004 in St Petersburg, Russia…), teacher since 1980’s.
you have no time to read further, just look at my videos on You Tube:
“taijigun Dussauchoy” or
is the codified duet form, well-known all over the Tai Ji Quan world, but which I teach in a
particular way: each movement is individually studied as a martial
application and a specific Tuishu (sticky hands). Moreover, Sanshu is
divided in fifteen sections named loops, which are practiced at
stationary steps. These loops represent high-level Tuishu, which allow
a simplified way of learning arm movements of Sanshu. Steps are then
progressively introduced into these loops. Traditional Sanshu of
course includes mobile steps. For sure, “wordy” explanations are
so much poorer as practicing! Looking at our videos is a plus and
practicing is even better! Sanshu is not only a form; much more it
creates an arborescence in the multiplicity and variety of techniques
and practice methods. It also allows a better understanding of the
martial applications of the solo form and so enlighten the solo form
practice. (For a more detailed introduction to Sanshu, Tuishu and
Loops, we have videos for sale).
(long stick of Tai Ji Quan),
height from floor to eyes) is a very rare section of Tai Ji Quan, even
in China. Even rarer are the teachers who have the knowledge of the
martial applications of each Tai Ji Gun movement and do agree to teach
it!!! The “sticky sticks” (Nien Gun, equivalent of the Tuishu for
bare handed Tai Ji Quan) are also one of my specialities. There are
many little basic exercises of Nien Gun and the “must” is a
codified duet stick form (called San Gun), in which the solo form is
included. SanGun is the equivalent of SanShu but for Tai Ji Gun. Each
movement of the form (slow or martial fast form) correspond to one or
many martial applications (strikes, locks, projections) and sometimes
to specific Nien Gun (sticky sticks). A fast form of Tai Ji Gun does
exist, where Fa Jing is expressed.
Sanshu and Tai Ji Gun are accessible to any level of practicing, as
the teaching is really progressive from basic fixed stance exercises
and walks to the forms and their applications.
Chui (“cannon fist”)
is the genuine fast
set of Tai Ji Quan Yang style (lineage Yang Chao Hou) in
three parts, where Fa Jing, of course, is also expressed. It’s quite
easy to learn this long form or someone who knows the slow form in
three parts (108 or 84 movements, depending on how you count). My
courses of Pao Chui include basic exercises, both static and with
walks, martial applications and pushing hands (Tuishu).
I learned most of my Tai Ji Quan with three very skilled teachers: Jean
Gortais (disciple of Li Huang Hua), Wang Wei Guo and Hou
Yao Shi. I also learned Chen style Xiao Jia (short form) with Philippe
Raffort, Chen Pei Shan and Chen Pei Ju.
I would be glad to share my knowledge of these three exciting and rare
sections of Tai Ji Quan with other Tai Ji artists. I can travel
everywhere for training courses of one weekend or longer, and this
over many years, according to the demand. It is possible to contact me
by e-mail, by phone or even to write me a letter! Do not hesitate!!!
impasse St Sulpice
+33681772578 or +33147492439