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We were in Yangshuo for a week and on our last two days decided to do the two-day introduction course which included two lessons a day. We learned about Qi Kung and the first 7 movements of the 18 form. We studied with Xiao-ya who is a wonderful teacher and explained every movement and the connection to Chinese medicine. Highly recommended!
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Wonderful learning experience. After years of seeing the seniors practicing Tai Chi in the parks morning and night I figured I can't pass on such an opportunity to finally learn and maybe understand the basics of this common practice. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The teacher was fantastic. And the place is set in a beautiful location.
Marko & Dragi Medina from Slovenia
A soft breeze is blowing through a chestnut grove in southern China. With eyes closed, standing in Zhang Zhuang, I am happily enjoying myself, extending my peng, thoughts freely melting with the chirping of hundreds of birds. It is a day off in Master Fus Tai Chi school but many fellow students enjoy the opportunity to individually refresh what they have learned in the past week.Meanwhile Master Fu is preparing to leave today for Henan province in North China, where he will be teaching hundreds of students in the school of his own master, Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei. Every master is a disciple of his own master, Fu Nengbin is no different and has a great respect for his own master. How can one learn Tai Chi otherwise? To his own students Master Fu is an example of so many virtues, not only of martial arts, but also as a father and a friend. Students in the school appreciate this without even discussing the matter. We are proud to be disciples of such a master. All Master Fus instructors are young boys, but they all reflect the same respect and behaviour. Master Fu is raising them strictly.Each time the class is finished, Master Fu, instructors and students share a meal at the dinner table where we all feel like one big family. This is one of the reasons why we come back to school every year. We are vegetarians, my wife and I, but everybody is so attentive. Master Fu personally sees that we get our wishes fulfilled. Uncle John, as we westerners call the cook, is an expert. Food is deliciously prepared but in a modest way and we are fed as though we are family members.My wife and I are training hard, trying to comprehend, imprint and grasp basic principles of Tai Chi as taught by Master Fu. We understand that without firm foundation nothing can be built, so much more so in Tai Chi. Years of practice can be lost if one does not have the right teacher who is an expert himself and also able to transfer his experience to a student.Master Fu will be coming to Slovenia in November this year, this will be the first visit ever of an elite Tai Chi master, coming from Chen Zhengleis school. Some of the students at our school in Slovenia have already undertaken the learning of Chen style. Theres quite a big interest to see Master Fu in Slovenia in general as it is not often that such renowned teacher will visit this small country. We hope that through Master Fus visit, our school can help to firmly establish Chen Zhengleis lineage in Slovenia too.
Roy Hanney United Kingdom
Tai Chi student Roy Hanney returns to China - Yangshuo Tai Chi and Kung Fu School website
Well I first came to the school in 2009 and spent a week learning the short form. Then I came back for longer the following summer to learn the Laojia and stayed for 6 weeks. In the UK where I normally live, I train at the Seven Stars Yoga and Tai Chi School in Portsmouth. The teacher there, Andy Cullen is very experienced and we learn Yang Style with him. Last year I started teaching beginners under his supervision and I hope to do more of this when I get back to the UK. Making the change from Yang Style to Chen style has been very challenging but also very rewarding.The important thing about the school for me is that the quality of teaching is very high. Master Fu always makes an effort to coach you when you need it and the attention you get from the assistant instructors is excellent. Of course, the sense of community there is really nice as you live, eat and sleep with each other 24/7. One of the things I am very much looking forward to is a late afternoon swim in the river Li after training.The long term aim for me is to get to a level where I can teach back in the UK. There are a few Chen style schools in England but not many following the lineage from GM Chen Zhenglai. This makes it difficult to get good instruction unless I come to China. With any luck I may get the chance to learn the Laojia Erliu this summer and for someone my age and fitness that is going to be very challenging.
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