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基宏太極拳烈治文山慶祝15週年

Updated: May 19, 2019

2019 年3月2日,烈治文山和密西沙加的學生們共同慶祝烈治文山學校成立15週年。這是我們一年一度的春季晚宴, 參加這次的活動十分踴躍,有近300名學生,家人和朋友參加。晚會的節目豐富,各種類型的表演顯示了學生多年來取得了巨大的進步。



Aileen教練帶領的楊式太極拳

[0:32] 由Aileen教練帶領楊式初班的學生們開始了這場演出,向我們展示了他們在短短幾個月的訓練中所取得的成就。


Charlmane教練帶領的健身氣功

接下來,由烈治文山和密西沙加學校的學生,及Charlmane教練,展示不同氣功套路的動作。氣功練習是我校提供的整體課程裡面的重要部分,是對我們常規太極拳訓練的極好補充。

  • [0:55]現在所表演的“八段錦”,它是目前最多人練習的氣功之一。

  • [1:22]接下來的動作是“馬王堆導引術”氣功裡的“鳧浴”。 “馬王堆”的動作是根據人體的經絡而設計,每一組動作都是沿著特定的經絡線路引導“氣” 的運行,12組動作覆蓋穿過我們身體的12條主要經脈。

  • [2:07] 2010年中國健身氣功協會將“大舞”和“馬王堆”加入官方認可的氣功套路名單。大舞採用簡單優雅的舞姿促進氣血循環,幫助疏通血氣,軟化關節。

  • [2:25]五禽戲是目前最古老的氣功之一。它的根源可追溯到2000多年前的漢代,許多人認為它是由著名的中國醫生“華陀”創造的。五禽戲中每一戲的動作皆與我們體內的五臟相對應。長期練習可以達到陰陽調和、强身健體的作用。


治文山學生表演太極拳

接下來的幾場演出是由烈治文山高級班的學生所表演,展示了學校教授的3種主要太極拳風格。

  • [3:10]吳式太極拳的獨特之處在於其“斜中寓正、川字步形”的要求。由於需要保持這種姿勢進行練習,所以,對腰腿的強壯有非常大的效果。

  • [3:48]楊式太極拳主要的要求是"立身中正、支撑八面",動作需要用“大開大合”的運行模式。是現今全球最多人練習的太極拳。

  • [4:20] 陳式太極拳是所有太極拳中最古老的拳種,其它各式太極拳都是由陳式太極拳衍生而成。它保留了原有的武術根源,動作幅度要大,馬步要低,加上有不少的發勁動作, 因此運動量會較大。


密西沙加學生表演太極拳

[4:52] 下一組表演是來自密西沙加的學生,他們組合了一個由楊式和陳式混合在一起的套路。楊式和陳式太極拳的動作在套路中相互穿插, 其流暢的演練將陳式與楊式太極拳的特點充分顯現出來。兩種拳式的動作,都需要從內往外節節傳遞的運行,同時始終保持立身中正的姿勢。


吳式太極劍

[7:25]吳式太極劍是建立在吳式太極拳的基礎上,步法和姿勢都遵循傳統的吳式要求。吳式的傾斜姿勢伴隨著劍的延伸,增加了身體重心力量的負擔。外部動作看起來流暢而優雅,但下盤腰馬,需要有良好的基礎方可, 練習吳式太極劍由於其獨特的身法要求, 不但是對手、眼、身法、步有要求外, 對意念的練習也有很大的好處。


May與Henry教練雙人表

May與Henry的雙人表縯是當晚的亮點,二人配合非常默契,看到武式和陳式太極拳截然不同的風格,更看到内勁在他們體内的運行及傳遞。

  • [9:47]武式太極拳是相對於五家太極拳中較少人練習的一個拳種,武式太極拳動作很小, 而着重於身體內部壓力(內勁) 的傳遞, 全身從上到下、從內到外都要按照這一規則去完成所有動作。

  • [11:45]推手是太極拳訓練中不可或缺的一部分,它是一個雙人互動的練習,用來測試練習者在與對手同步操作時融入太極拳原則的能力。

  • [12:20]陳式太極拳與武式明顯不同,以“纏絲勁”或“發勁”的形式表現在各個動作中。


梁寶森師傅表演

[14:14]最後的表演是由梁寶森師傅表演的吳,陳和楊式太極拳。雖然每種風格都有自己獨特的特點,但基本太極拳原則保持不變,如:從內向外節節貫串的運勁模式,“氣”沉丹田,剛與柔的共存等等。所有這些原則都需要經過多年的勤奮練習,才能達到梁師傅所表現出的流暢性。


太極排舞

[18:40]晚會的娛樂節目結束前,一個有趣和輕鬆的自編舞蹈出現在舞台上,其中包括一些氣功和太極拳動作。 在這剩下的時間裡,它確實讓所有人都心情愉快。



由梁寶森和黃美瑶共同撰寫。


On March 2nd 2019, students from both Mississauga and Richmond Hill studios came together to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Richmond Hill studio location. With close to 300 students, family and friends attending, this was the largest Spring dinner turn out ever. The program for the evening was rich with performances of all types demonstrating the great progress that students have made over the years.

Yang Style with Aileen

The evening’s performances began with a group of students who had only been learning Yang style for a few months to demonstrate just how quickly people can begin to learn the basic movements.  Mastering tai chi may take many years but even after a few months, people feel confident enough to connect all the basic movements of the Yang style form together with some competence.


Qi Gong with Charlmane

Next, Charlmane lead a group through a variety of Qi Gong sets.  Qi Gong has become an important part of our school’s curriculum as it offers an excellent complement to tai chi martial arts by rounding out the health and fitness activities of all our students.

[0:47] The moves being demonstrated now are from the popular qi gong set Eight Section Brocade.  It is one of the most recognized forms of qi gong practiced today.

[1:14] This next move is called Wild Duck Swimming from the Ma Wang Dui Daoyinshu qi gong set. Ma Wang Dui is uniquely designed from the Traditional Chinese Medicine concept of meridians or energy lines which flow through our bodies.  Each move is designed to guide “qi” or energy along a specific meridian line.  There are 12 moves covering all 12 of the main meridians that run through our body.

[1:58] Da Wu which means “Big Dance” along with Ma Wang Dui were both officially recognized by the Chinese Health Qigong Association as qi gong sets in 2010. Da Wu uses simple yet graceful dance poses to promote the circulation of qi.  Da Wu qi gong helps to unblock energy channels and soften joints.

[2:18] Five animals is among the oldest qi gong sets practiced today. Its roots originate from the Han Dynasty dating back more than 2000 years ago. Many believed it was created by the famous Chinese physician Hua Tuo ( c. 140–208). Each of the five animals in this qi gong set has two exercises.  One of the two movements exercises the YIN and the other exercises the YANG internal organs of our bodies. This practice enhances our health by promoting the balance of YIN and YANG in our body.


Tai Chi Forms & Styles

The next few performances are students from the Richmond Hill advanced classes, showing the 3 main tai chi styles taught at the school: Chen Style, Yang Style and Wu Style.

[3:02] The first demonstration is Wu Style Tai Chi.  The uniqueness of Wu style lies in its “Leaning but Straight” posture. Maintaining this posture throughout all the movements of the form promotes strong core and back muscles.

[3:40] The next form demonstrates Yang Style Tai Chi. The main characteristic of this style are the large ‘open’ and ‘close’ movements of the form. Yang Style is also highly adaptable for people with different physical abilities and this is one of the reasons why it has become the most widely practiced form of tai chi worldwide.

[4:12] Chen Style Tai Chi is the oldest of all the tai chi forms from which all other tai chi styles evolved. It retains most of its original martial arts moves which include low stances as well as powerful and explosive strikes, making it more physically demanding compared to other styles.


Yang and Chen Style Tai Chi

[4:44] The next group performing are students from Mississauga who put together a routine comprising of both Yang and Chen style moves intermixed. They demonstrate fluency and a good understanding of tai chi principles as they weave between Yang and Chen style movements. Both styles require movement and power initiating from the core, while maintaining an upright and centred posture at all times.


Wu Style Sword

[7:16] Wu Style Sword is based on Wu style tai chi chuan. Both footwork and posture all follow the traditional characteristics of the Wu style form.  Combining Wu style’s leaning posture with the extra weight created when extending a sword, the Wu style sword form is demanding on the practitioner’s core body strength as well as the precision and timing of each movement. The movement of these students look fluid and graceful, but it’s their strong mental discipline and abundance of core strength which makes their performance look effortless.


A Duo Performance from Instructors May and Henry

The duo performance by instructors May and Henry was the highlight of the evening.  They demonstrated two very distinct tai chi styles: Hao style and Chen style. Their impressively synchronized display of both soft and explosive movements is a testament to their advanced years of experience and training.  Watch carefully to witness the subtle core movements which indicates May and Henry’s in-depth competence accessing and applying their qi energy as well as their ability to control the internal power of their body.

[9:39] The demonstration starts with Hao style tai chi.  It is the least common among the five main tai chi family styles. This style consists of small external movements combined with extensive internal power to execute these movements correctly. This style is recommended for advanced tai chi practitioners who already have experience and competency with internal power.

[11:37] Push hands is an integral part of tai chi training. It is a two-person interactive exercise that tests the practitioner’s ability to incorporate key tai chi principles while practicing yin yang maneuvers interactively and in sync with a partner.

[12:12] Chen style tai chi is distinctly different from Hao style as internal power is expressed externally in the form of “fa jing” or “explosive power” movements.  It is intriquing to watch and witness how power is directed by the two performers.


Chief Instructor Baosen Liang

[14:06] The final appearance is by Sifu Baosen Liang who is performing a mix of Wu, Chen and Yang style Tai Chi. Although each of the styles have their own unique characteristics, the core tai chi principles remain the same.  These tai chi principles include power initiating from the inner core and cascading outwards, ‘qi’ energy sinking to the dantian, the co-existence of hard and soft movements and more. All of these core principles take many years of diligent practice to achieve the fluency demonstrated by Sifu Liang.

Tai Chi Line Dance

[18:40] The evening’s entertainment ended with a fun and light-hearted line dance routine choreographed to include some qi gong and tai chi moves. It definitely left everyone in a joyous mood for the rest of the evening. We were all proud of what we had learned whether our journey had been a few months or many, many years.


Co-authored by Baosen Liang and May Rahnema.

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