It’s always fun to start a new form and discover you’ve some familiarity with some moves already from previous skills learned. Then it challenges the brain to learn new and different ways of moving. Thanks, Sigong-
looking forward to learning all 73 moves of Jasmine Spear and White Monkey Staff! – Kay
It was great to start on the Chen Spear today. The first part was very reminiscent of the long pole but this only served to lure us into a false sense of security and catch us completely off guard with the spinning steps! Very excited to see what comes next. Thank you, Sigong. Best, Tom Hogg.
It is very nice to start a new form, especially a Chen Taiji weapon form. Having done some spear, I am really looking forward to understand the movements better and to learn new ways to use the spear. Thank you, Sifu!
Thank you Sigong for the opportunity to learn the Chen Taiji Spear form. The simple looking warmup is already quite challenging for a novice like myself. The form itself, as of now, feels quite nice and light, though I’m sure there’s going to get a lot more testing and dynamic; looking forward to the next lesson with great anticipation. Sam
The first Chen Taijiquan spear seminar was incredibly fun and interesting. I enjoyed Sigong’s lecture about the history behind the names, and the way that the spear and staff forms have been combined, with techniques from both. The warm ups were also fun and required careful co-ordination to get right, particularly the circle / hua technique, which we could already see in the first movements of the forms. Thank you Sigong for bringing this back!
This was my first seminar and really enjoyed it! Great to hear about the context and then get started with the walm-ups and the form. Got myself in a bit of a tangle with a few of the twists and steps at first, but got there in the end through Sifu’s clear guidance and the encouragement and helping insights of everyone in the breakout rooms. Huge thanks to all and looking forward to part 2 already!
Thank you Sigong for the seminar. Its quite nice to polish this form after so many years and catch up on details I’ve forgotten. Looking forward to the next part. Yunki
It was exciting to begin the Chen Spear form today. The beginning seems familiar but I’m sure it will become more complicated as we progress. It’s always a pleasure to exchange ideas and questions in the breakout rooms to bring greater clarity or to draw one’s attention to something that may have been overlooked. I’m looking forward to the next part. Thank you Sigong. Peter Hogg
Exciting to start a new form! Looking forward to the long journey this form will be.
Thank you Sigong.