Posted on 29/09/2016 · Posted in News

The teachers of the 16th International Push hands Meeting in Hannover are coming from Germany, UK, Hong Kong, Poland und Austria:
Barry McGinlay, Jo Augustin, Yonghui Deistler-Yi, Yang Yunzhong, Jo Augustin und Tomasz Nowakowski.

Barry McGinlay

Barry_McGinlayBarry is a World Tai Chi champion, Gold medalist pushing hands in the world famous Taiwan world championship and European Gold medalist, and has coached International World, European and National tai chi champions. He is a trailblazer for tai chi in the UK.
He is certified as an Advanced Instructor by the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain (TCUGB) and as an Instructor of the Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain. Barry is taught Tai Chi by Master Simon Watson, Master Richard Watson, Master Wang Yanji, Professor Li Deyin, Master Faye Li Yip and Master Tary Yip under the lineage of Master Li Tianji.

With over 30 years of experience, Barry is dedicated to teaching all aspects of martial arts and has been a Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner for 18 years. He is a full time professional martial artist and teaches internal and external?martial arts to a diverse range of students. He also teaches internationally and organises workshops and retreats in England, Thailand, Cambodia and China. These trips combine experiences of Eastern culture and philosophy with Tai Chi and Qigong training. All of these events have been popular and successful.

Being active within the London Chinese community, Barry has built strong links through teaching Tai Chi and Qigong, and from participating and performing at their cultural events. He is interested in the fusion of the performing arts and martial arts and has studied at the traditional school of Beijing Opera in China, and amongst other projects, has collaborated with professional dance choreographers to bring Tai Chi to the stage.

Barry works consistently within the local community. He has worked with children with special needs and behavioural issues, and students with medical conditions, including recovering cancer patients and students with heart-related conditions.

He has a very hands-on approach to his teaching practise and is dedicated to teaching the self empowerment that is generated within the individual’s learning experience. He focuses on one-to-one attention for individual and specific needs and encourages all students to explore new boundaries and so reach their full potential.

Theme: A 5 day introduction course for beginners in Tai Chi pushing hands –
come and learn the essence of Tai Chi partner work!

Over the 5 days we will cover
solo exercises
, partner and group work.
You will be challenged in every way… to have fun!

Train with passion and be very focused but at the same time relaxed.
Whether you are a beginner or a teacher: in this 5 days you will come away full of energy with the joys of pushing hands.

Barry’s “The Love Boot camp ❤️”

Boot Camp 90 mins in the morning! A mix of stretching, strengthening Qigong and pushing hands!

Yonghui Deistler-Yi

laoshi-yonghui-deistler-yiSince her childhood Yonghui has been fascinated by the Chinese martial arts. She made her first contact with them at school. Her focus is Taijiquan, but she also has knowledge in Fujian Bai He Quan (white crane style) and in Tanglangquan (Praying Mantis style) – the style of her hometown, Yantai. She learned from teachers as Lau Kung King, Yek Giong and Hao Cong. Since 2011 she has been close student of Master Wang Lian Yu. In the weapon arts her priorities are sword and fan. She learned Qigong with masters such as Li Zhi Zhang, Zhang Guangde, Li Xiaoqiu, …
From 83 -90 she studied at the Art School / School of Painting and Applied Arts in China. In Vienna, she graduated from the master class in oil painting with Prof. Hutter and Hundertwasser at Vienna (90-96). Since 1988 numerous publications in art magazines and periodic exhibitions in China and Austria. Teaching at the Liao Ning art school in China, and director of numerous courses in Vienna. Employment with new expression methods for traditional techniques of Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. 2016 calendar design with Wang Ning for Taiji & Qigong Journal , in cooperation with Taiji Europe .
Currently Yonghui teaches Taijiquan, Qigong, weapons, and trad. Chinese painting.

Theme: Taijiquan – The interplay of structure and releasing

If Taijiquan is broken down into its components, mostly two things remain. Structure and releasing (song), in both physical and mental processes. The body needs structure, i.e. an erection to be able to let coordinated movement arise. It will be properly effective only by releasing into these structures. This creates rootedness and active compounds through which we can neutralize (Jin) and release forces. Even mentally it needs a clear focus (Yi) to successfully carry out the respective tasks. But if this too rigid, we lose our ability to change. Therefore, it also needs on the mental plane, a release from the intention.
This crossing – over workshop will be based on some solo – and partner exercises to illuminate this core issue. With these mechanisms, we come to a better understanding of the basic forces and the various possibilities of application in Taijiquan.
The exercises can then be easily integrated into any training system.

Tomasz Nowakowski

Yang Yunzhong

Yang Yunzhong

Yang Yunzhong, born in 1962 in the province of Shanxi, has worked as a medical doctor for 10 years, before he chose the path of Taijiquan and Qigong. On his way he met many well-known masters, among them Pang Ming (Hunyuangong/Zhineng Qigong), Feng Zhiqiang (Chen-Style Hunyuan Taijiquan), Ti Enfang (Cheng-Style Baguazhang), Wei Shuren (Yang-Style internal Taijiquan) and Wang Zhuanghong (Water-Style Taijiquan), who named him as his successor. In 2009 Yang Yunzhong founded the »Institute of Chinese Taiji-wisdom« and developed his own style further as Rushi Taijiquan. The encounter with Wang Zhuanghong inspired him to interconnect his Taijiquan with the essence of Chinese religions and philosophies and to understand this precious heritage of China as comprehensive cultural work. Due to the inspiration of his master, Yang Yunzhong wrote four books about Taijiquan which all bear »Xin« – the heart – in the title: The Transmission, The Enlightenment, The Language and The Conclusion of the Taiji-Heart. With »Taiji Ba Fa« – the eight basic forms – and the Taiji-stick he wants to create a basis for Taiji practitioners. The special focus of his teaching lies on the connection between the external of the physical and the internal of the energetics.


Friday, 21.4.
1.  Short introduction into Water Taiji
2. Illustration of “Chi Shu” – Awakening of the Qi
3. Push Hands application of “Dian” – point, “Xieng” – line, “Mien” – surface/area and “Tii” – space (body) and of sinking and rising according to the principles of the water element

Saturday, 22.4.
1. The meaning of the center in Taiji
2. Application of the eight basic techniques – the four linear techniques of Peng, Rui, Jie, An

Sunday, 23. 4.
1. Exemplification of the heart connection in Taiji
2. Application of the eight basic techniques – the four diagonal techniques of Chai, Lie, Juo, Kau
3. The techniques in practice – Making contact, sticking, binding, following and the composition thereof

Jo Augustin

Jo AugustinJo Augustin (Dao Name: Zhou Xing Dao)
1987 – 2006 Chan Shaolin Si / Since 1990 Taijiquan and Qigong / 1996-2000 Education in Yi Qi Gong by Master Zhi Chang Li and Roland Neumann
1996 Opening the Zhang Sanfeng Wuguan in Mülheim
2003 – 2004 Education in Tuina therapy by Annette Jonas / Since 2004 lessons with Master Tian Liyang with annual visits to Wudang Shan / China
2014 official representative of Wudang Pai in the 16th generation (Line name Zhou Wei He)
Taijiquan – Xingyi –  Bagua – Xingyiquan

Theme: On Yin Yang follows – lead the Energie around the Center 

Applications in Taijiquan

A little insight in Xingyiquan

Wang Ning

wang_ningBiography: calligrapher, seal cutter, translator and Tai Chi teacher – studied German literature and language in Peking. Thanks to his experience he is able to build bridges between the Chinese and Western worlds of thought and emotion. We will receive an introduction to the (philosophical) foundations of the movement arts of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong — not through a dry and theoretical lecture, but as the calligrapher paints the image-based concepts of the Chinese world view. These concepts are hidden in the Chinese characters, and their interpretation takes us on an exciting journey through China’s cultural history. This often leads to new and surprising meanings which are quite different to the normal correspondences and translations used in the West.
Ning will be arround at the free pushing hands sessionscutting seals and is happy to answer your questions about the philosophy of Taijiquan.