May 17 - 20. Sam Masich will be teaching teaching the Yang 88 two person form in Cambellville and Milton, ON. Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm. Location: Friday, Sunday and Monday: 761 Main St E. , unit #3 , Milton. Saturday Campbellville Lions Hall, 42 Guelph Line (Main St ) Campbellville.
May 26 First Riverbank Push-Hands Day for 2013. See below for details.
June 11-13 Andrea Falk will be teaching Ma Gui Bagua in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at Ching Wu. Tuesday and Thursday evening will be Ma Gui bagua, Wednesday evening will be spear. Contact Ching Wu. 6:00 to 8:00 each evening. Private classes available Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
June 15-16 Andrea Falk will be teaching Ma Gui Bagua in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Contact Robert.
July 5-6 Andrea Falk will be teaching Ma Gui Bagua in Guelph, Ontario. There will also be sessions on spear and xingyi. Time: Bagua Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 4:00. Xingyi two hours on Sunday, Spear two hours on Sunday. Saturday at James' club, Sunday at Crossfit 45 Dawson Rd. Email James for directions. Contact James. Watch here, as the date will change.
Sunday July 21 to Saturday July 27. 24th annual Master Henry Wang Summer Tai Chi Camp. "This is an incredible week in the pristine mountains of central Vancouver Island, BC, involving tai chi, chi kung, friendship, tai chi, great food, tai chi, hiking, tai chi, swimming, tai chi, search centre (aka push hands), great accommodation, tai chi, spiritual renewal and…. oh yes..tai chi, all under the direct leadership and teaching of International Master Henry Wang." Contact: Henry Wang. Tel: (250) 339-7872 firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Joe Zanbilowicz 250-3395301. email@example.com. Website where people can get more information. Further info at: http://www.searchcentertaichi.com/. Location of camp: Mount Washington Alpine Resort, #1 Strathcona Parkway, Courtenay, BCV9J 1L0. (250) 338-1386 www.mountwashington.ca
November 16-17 and 22-24 Li Baohua will be teaching Ma Gui bagua in Basingstoke, England. Location: Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy, The Annex @ ITT Industries, The Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire. Saturdays 10:00 - 1:00, 3:00 - 6:00, Sundays 10:00-1:00, 3:00- 5:00. Friday the 22nd, a lecture (with physical work) on tendon changing exercises, 6:00- 8:00 pm. Banquet on the last Sunday. Group rates will be at the Red Lion, top of town, walking distance from the train station and the seminar location. Contact Neil Bates to register and Andrea Falk to arrange accomodation. We will be taking pre-registration before August 15 for special rates at the seminar and hotel, once the visa is obtained.
Riverbank Push-Hands Days:
"For those who haven’t come in the past, we hold all the Push-Hands Days here at Riverbank, rain or shine. The address is 4126 River Road West, Delta, BC, Canada, V4K 1R8 and our home phone number is 604. 946. 4983. Diane’s cell-phone is 604.868.2396. There is no charge for attending but most people bring a snack that they can share. We will keep the tea pot on and supply lots of cool drinks when the weather is hot. Riverbank is a ‘Drug and Alcohol-free Zone’, and yes, nicotine is a drug.
Anyone who is interested in practicing two-person martial arts based on relaxation and the laws of gravity should come. We have enjoyed the company of everyone from masters to total beginners. Many people have had some background in an Internal Martial Art but we have also had wonderful visits from ‘hard stylists’, ‘full-contact improv dancers’, and people who have never even seen T’ai Chi practiced before they arrived at Riverbank. Bring open minds and remember that the only rule here is that if you break your ‘toy’, you will not be given another one to play with. The greatest gift any martial artist can have is a good training partner! Take good care of one another.
If you would like a pick-up from the Tsawassen Ferries or from the Ladner Bus Depot please phone us ahead of time so that we can find out what time you will arrive. There is plenty of on-street parking here but we’d love to see people saving gas and sharing rides.
These events start at 1:00 pm and go to around 6:00 pm. At 7:00 pm we usually go to Danny’s Wun Tun House in Ironwood Shopping Centre at No. 5 Road andSteveston Hwy in Richmond for a tasty Chinese meal. If you can’t attend the Push-Hands but would like to come for dinner, please phone us ahead of time so that we can reserve a table with lots of room for everyone.
If you need directions to Riverbank or would like to know anything else about Push-Hands Days or our regularly scheduled lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, please call us for more information or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to another wonderful year of Push-Hands. These events started in 1994 and this year we will be celebrating our 100th Riverbank Push-Hands Day on 2012 Jun 24! Come and be part of the excitement in this year of the Water Dragon.
Diane Kehoe & John Eastman, Riverbank, Ladner, BC"