Sifu, Sonntag 03.06.2007

Beijing Finale Phase:

die Vorbereitungen für das Trainingscamp laufen auf Hochtouren und laut Mike Martello sind die wichtigsten Dinge in ihrer Vorbereitung abgeschlossen!
Hier mal für die Hierbleibenden ein Überblick:

Training Camp
The Training Program is as follows: (time changes in schedule may occur)
6:30 – 8:00 am Qigong & Yiquan (All groups)
8:00 – 8:45 am Breakfast
9:00 – 11:45 am Taiji and Push Hands (All groups)
12:00 – 14:00 pm Lunch
14:00 – 17:45 pm Afternoon Training will include sub separations of groups and styles
(divided depending on level and styles)
18:00 – 20:00 pm Group dinner (elective)
20:30 – 21:30 pm
Each week special cultural activities are planned, including meditation
sessions, lectures on Taoism, Buddhism and traditional medicine etc.
(elective)
22:00 pm End of training day

Each training day starts with a Qigong session, in which methods of various traditions will be taught, such as Eight Pieces of Brocades and Yiquan/Dachengquan. After breakfast, we will engage in Taiji forms and push hands training. Instructors from both Yang and Chen styles are available. There is also the possibility to train Taiji Fan Form.
After lunch, we will continue our training with specific styles. Each participant will be placed in a group of maximum 10 people, and is expected to concentrate on one specific style and weapon.
This does not apply to everyone: Sanda and Shuaijiao will be grouped into one; members of this
group will train these two styles (weaponry is elective). For those who have joined Trip B, they are
able to select another style to train in the second part of the training program (14th to 25th of
August).
Please note that we work to ensure the quality and authenticity of traditional Chinese martial arts, and we hope our participants will concentrate on one art and gain proficiency in it, instead of learning many styles poorly. Our camp instructors and assistants will help you to broaden your martial arts knowledge and acquire skills which can benefit your health and martial development.

Beijing Summer Camp 2007: Instructors Information

For our training camp, we have attracted many experienced teachers from various styles. Our high level instructors have many different training methods suited for each individual. They will help you to broaden your martial arts knowledge and acquire skills which can benefit your health and martial development.

Taiji:

Song Xujin
Master Song was born in the year 1933, as a Beijing resident of Manchurian ethnicity. Fascinated by martial arts at an early age, he started Shaolin training with renowned Beijing master Luo Xingwu. Master Song later chose to specialize in Yang Style Taiji, having received tutelage from:
– Master Jin Xiwu (disciple of Grandmaster Yang Jianhou) in Laojia
(Old Frame) Yang Style forms, weaponry, Sanshou applications and
internal cultivation methods;
– Master Cui Yishi in Dajia (Big Frame) Yang Style forms, weaponry
and Pushing Hands;
– Master Wu Tunan (disciple of Grandmaster Yang Shaohou) in Yang
Style Taiji Xiaojia (Small Frame) and Kuaijia (Fast Frame).
Master Song has dedicated his life in researching and preserving the old flavor, forms and training methods of early period traditional Yang Style Taiji, and is widely considered to be one of the most knowledgeable
Yang Style teachers in Beijing today.

Zhang Manjun
Master Zhang Manjun learned martial arts since childhood, starting Bagua training with his father.
Later in life, he learned various Long Fist systems from master Si Yongliang and Xingyiquan from
master Chai Fengshan. He is a disciple of master Song Xujin and is himself also an experienced
teacher in his own right.

Bagua:

Wang Zhiping
Master Wang is a disciple of Grandmaster Gao Ziying. For two generations, the Gao family received teachings from
great Bagua masters such as Yin Fu, Liu Dekuan and Guo Gumin. The Gao family eventually established their own
branch of Baguazhang, the Gao Family Style, which is the accumulation of the martial knowledge of the Yin, Liu and
Liang styles of Baguazhang. (Not to be confused with the Gao Yisheng branch of Bagua, descended from
the Cheng style) Master Wang Zhiping has trained and taught Baguazhang for
more than twenty years, specializing in Bagua combat applications.
In addition to Baguazhang, Master Wang has also trained Taiji, Xingyi and Yiquan. Master Wang has taught in China as
well as in Malaysia, and is renowned for his no-nonsense teaching approach.

Xingyi:

Yuan Baohai
Master Yuan is an expert of Shang Style Xingyi, having received teachings from Grandmaster Bao Yuzao. Master Yuan has
trained extensively in the arts of Shaolin and Taijiquan, and throughout the 1980’s and 90’s has won numerous awards at
China’s national martial arts tournaments in the categories Xingyi, Taiji and Straight Sword.

Shaolin:

Liu Baohua
Master Liu became a disciple of Shaolin master Zhang Guangying at the age of 15, studying the system of Shaolin Eight Methods.
For decades, Master Liu has trained seven hours minimum each day, and has achieved great proficiency in every aspect of the Shaolin Bafa system. Being in his 50’s, he still shows amazing flexibility and great health.

Zeng Aijie
Master Zeng is the disciple of Shaolin master Ren Qiwen. Throughout his martial arts career, master Zeng has excelled
himself in the various empty-handed and weapon routines of the Shaolin Eight Methods System, as well as mastering the hard and soft training methods of this style.
As a police officer, master Zeng has used his combat skills to single-handedly arrest over 100 criminals.

Sanda/Shuaijiao:

Yu Shaoyi
Master Yu started his martial arts training in 1970, learning the art of Chinese-Mongolian wrestling called Shuaijiao from renowned wrestling expert master Wang Deying. From 1975 onwards, he also learned Baiyuan Tongbei from Grandmaster Zhang Guizeng. Apart from Shuaijiao and Tongbei, master Yu has also trained extensively in Xingyi, Bagua and Sanda.
He was three times regional Shuaijiao champion of Beijing. Currently master Yu is Shuaijiao Instructor of the Beijing People’s Martial Arts Association and holds the rank of 5th duan as a Chinese martial arts coach.

Tongbei:

Zhang Xinbin
Master Zhang was born in Beijing in the year 1954. In his late teens, he became a student of Master Zhang Guizeng and started his training in Baiyuan (White Gibbon) Tongbei. Baiyuan Tongbei is an extremely vicious, aggressive martial art, relying on fast movements, brutal techniques and crisp power. In addition to Master Zhang Guizeng’s teachings, Master Zhang Xinbin also studied Chinese wrestling from Master Yang Guozhen, pushing hands from master Jiang Qimin and Yiquan from masters Li Jianyu and Yu Yongnian. Master Zhang is the Chief Instructor of the Beijing People’s Martial Arts Association and Vice-President of the Beijing Traditional Muslim Martial Arts Association. He is known for his excellent methods of building martial power and also for his superb fighting skills.

Tanglang:

Mike Martello
Sifu Mike Martello has been studying and teaching martial arts for over thirty years. He began his early training at the age of 11 with Wing Chun Master Teddy Wong (NYC). He later became a disciple of Master Su Yu Zhang, specializing in various styles of Northern martial arts. Sifu Martello later went to Taiwan, where he continued training Babu Tanglang under Master Wang Chieh. Master Wang considers Sifu Mike as his prize pupil, the one who is able to succeed his martial arts teachings. He has taught, performed and competed martial arts in Europe, Taiwan and across the USA. Sifu Mike is a nationally and internationally ranked competitor in Chinese martial arts, having won numerous medals throughout his career. Sifu Mike Martello is currently the Director of the Belgian Branch of the Wutan Organization. Also in 2002 Sifu Mike Martello was awarded the Taiwanese Kuo Shu medal of Achievement for his work in Chinese martial arts.
At the training camp, Sifu Mike will predominantly teach Tanglang, Qinna and Miaodao to native Chinese students.

VIP’s:

In addition to the above-mentioned instructors, many famous masters will attend our training
camp and share their knowledge. They are:
– Grandmaster Wang Chieh, of AMAR Taiwan: An expert of Babu Tanglang, Taiji and Qinna,
Master Wang has truly reached a level of internal mastery. Despite his old age he is still able
to subdue young opponents by just a gentle touch.
– Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, head of the Xinyi Hunyuan Taiji School of Beijing: The
most senior Chen style exponent of Beijing and one of the most famous Taiji teachers in the
world, Master Feng Zhiqiang is still going strong at the ripe age of 80.
– Master Yang Shuhong, of Qi Style Tongbei
– Master Wang Shujun, of Wuzimen (School of Sun Tzu)
– Master Jia Yunqing, of the Three Emperors’ Cannon Fist
– Master Sun Ruxian,, expert of Six Harmony Mantis, Bagua and Xingyi
– And Many More…