Internal Strength Push Hands Seminar
Michael W. Jones
Message from Mike Sigman
From: "Michael W. Jones" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 10:30:20 -0500
1998 PHILLY AREA INTERNAL STRENGTH PUSH HANDS SEMINAR WITH MIKE
Former editor of INTERNAL STRENGTH magazine, Mike Sigman, will be
2-Day Workshop on Internal Strength as applied to Taiji Push
in the Philadelphia Area on FEBRUARY 7-8, 1998. (*Please note
date from prior announcements). Proper manipulation of peng
strength) is the hallmark of internal martial arts such as Taiji,
Bagua, Aikido, etc.
It is expected that Saturday morning will cover basic static peng
learning to manipulate the ground strength through the 4 primary
(i.e., up/down/out/back), etc. Saturday afternoon will focus on
fa-jing drills, learning to release the short power
characteristic of Taiji,
Xingyi, Bagua, etc. Sunday will be devoted to application of
strength in Taiji Push Hands drills.
Although prior attendance at one of Mike S' Internal Strength
preferred, it is not required for this event. ;^)
WHEN: SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7-8, 1998
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
WHERE: THE MEDIA INN
Baltimore Pike & Providence Road
Double occupancy rooms reserved for seminar at $66/nite.
Exit 2 (Media) of I-476, RHS 1 mile through large intersection.
Approximately 15 minutes from Phila. Int'l Airport.
COST: $130/both days; $30 deposit reserves a spot.
CONTACT: Michael W. Jones
515 Plymouth Road, Apt. A-7
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Hope to see you there! ;-)
Michael W. Jones
To: Neijia <Neijia@lists.stanford.edu>
Subject: neijia: Philly Push-Hands Workshop
From: Mike Sigman <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 08:14:19 -0700
When I took Calculus in college, we spent a quarter deriving the
and mathematics behind the summations and approximations that
When I learned the applications part, I was happy to learn how to
plug in values and make that sucker work for me.... to heck with
that time I wasted learning the theory. However, the niceties of
Calculus intrigued me enough that I later went back and took
look at some of the theory.
In the same manner, I sometimes wonder if I may not spend too
making people work on the theories of body mechanics at some of
workshops. I don't think so, but I could be wrong in a pedantic
of way. :^)
So for the Philly workshop, I am going to only spend a minimal
working on the basic theory and spend more time on practicing the
use of power and push hands using that power and strategy. It's
experiment. Perhaps getting some unquestionably workable results
entice more people to go back and work on the basics that are so
For the people that are coming: please work on your legs. Do
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