MASTER BOB BOYD
2019 October 28th to November 1st
Robert Boyd disciple of IP TAI TAK, who was the first disciple to Yang Sau Chung, is invited by Thierry Bae, who is his first disciple. He will teach the « snake style », the hidden style of the Yang family. The Snake Style is the most martial and best preserved form of Yang family Taiji Quan.
Practising snake style particularly develops each one’s potential for martial skills within the principles of Taiji Quan. Applying flexibility in the completion of the Snake Style, including animation of the spine and internal muscles, involves a powerful bio-mechanocal work that provides a unique exercise for health and longevity.
The first two days are open to all people practicing the Snake style
Monday October 28th and Tuesday October 29th
Internal body preparation, softening of the spine, relationship to the ground, muscle relaxation
Hand form explanations and going deeper into principles of Snake Style
Wednesday October 30th
Qi gong in connection with Tai ji
Martial applications in the form and two persons set
Training days reserved for teachers of ISSA or affiliated.
Thursday October 31th and Friday November 1st
Ding Bu Quan
Site de la Chapelle, 13 km outside of Avignon
The workshop takes place at Site du château de la Chapelle, in the village of Châteauneuf- de-Gadagne, 1462 avenue Voltaire Garcin (13 km outside of Avignon).
Arrival by car to the Château: Highway A7, exit “Avignon Nord”, follow direction “Avignon”, then “Morières-Lès-Avignon”. Cross the village and follow direction « Isle-sur-Sorgue » or «Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne ». At the entrance of the village, after the intersection, follow “centre ville”, then turn left after the gas station ESSO direction “Salle Arbousière”. Follow the road until the parking outside of the Château’s garden.
Arrival by train: arrive at railway station “Avignon Centre” to take a local train to « Gadagne » ( time schedule available on the web, take only the direct trains)
(or) the bus line 6 to Châtauneuf de Gadagne, and ask to stop at the gas station.
When you arrive at Avignon TGV station, there is a shuttle train every 10mn, from the TGV station to Avignon Centre.
ACCOMODATION – – MEALS
Accommodation is provided in a chalet or in a small building near the castle in the Arbousière park.
Meals are served in the dining room on the ground floor of the castle or outside in the summer, at 12:45 and 19:45. Breakfast is in self-service at chalet 3 from 7:30 a.m.
Two options: full board with arrival the day before – or in the morning – of the course or lunch without accommodation, the board is in a double room, possibility of some single rooms (sheets are not provided, or with a supplement).
For this course, the meals are of traditional (non-vegetarian) cuisine. You can ask for an accommodation in case of intolerance (replacement of meat by eggs or vegetable, of dairy products by fruits for example) but the cuisine will not be used as a specific diet. In this case, indicate it in the Remarks box of the form
The payment of meals and accommodation is only made on site, by cash or transfer to the Public Treasury (the bank code of the Chapel site will be indicated to you by the manager of the place)
The deposit for the pension is to be added to those for the teaching, in a single payment to be made payable to Hua transfer which will deduct them from the amount of the internship when paying. For the price, see the registration form.
The number of full board places is limited, so it is recommended to register as soon as possible if you wish to stay, the room number will be sent to you a few days before the date of the course if you have chosen to stay, the registrations are taken into account as soon as the form is received and are validated with the reservation deposit.