March Workshop in Kansas City

Saturday, March 11th: 3:00pm -6:00pm

Five "Bitter" Postures:

In this workshop, Chen Huixian will spend the entire 3-hour session working with students on just the first 5 postures of the Laojia Yilu form. The class will go through each posture and transition, movement by movement, very slowly and methodically.

This will include discussion of some of the applications and usage the various movements within each posture.

This will be a very physical workshop, with a focus on traditional "Gong Fu" style body conditioning, strength and endurance training.

In Chenjiagou (the Chen Village) this traditional method of training is called "Ku Lian" or "Bitter Practice". It is a very slow and intense process that helps students to refine the individual details of each posture.

This workshop will be great for students of all levels and will be a great chance to for beginner and intermediate students to get a taste of the type of training required of more advanced students.

First 5 Movements of Laojia Yilu (Old Frame Routine One):
1. Preparing Form (Yu Bei Shi)
2. Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Zhui)
3. Lazily Tying Coat (Lan Zha Yi)
4. Six Sealing and Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi)
5. Single Whip (Dan Bian)