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Training schedule for Dec 2022 / Jan 2023

Here is our training schedule during the holiday season:

6 Dec 2022 – Open

13 Dec 2022 – Open

20 Dec 2022 – Closed

27 Dec 2022 – Closed

3 Jan 2023 – Closed

10 Jan 2023 – Open

17 Jan 2023 – Open

24 Jan 2023 – Open

Thank you and happy holidays!

Baji Xiao Jia: Kung Fu Form (Part 1)

This is the first part of the Baji Xiao Jia form.

  • Double elbow strike
  • Double fist strike while moving forward
  • Deflecting arms moving upwards
  • Deflecting (brushing) arms moving downwards
  • Left fist and right palm pushing forward
  • Double handed grab
  • Right foot steps forward, side stance, left fist strike
  • Right knee strike, side stance, right fist strike

Baji Xing Pi: Kung Fu Form (continuation)

This video covers Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the Baji Xing Pi sequence. We have seen Part 1 and Part 2 from previous posts.

Part 3 of the form starts at the 21-second mark of the video above.

  • Change sides with a switch step, palms facing away.
  • Left elbow strike to the front.
  • Double-handed grab and kick.
  • Right vertical fist strike.
  • Right arm block and change sides (left arm vertically up and right arm vertically down).
  • Left arm down and right arm flex (to break opponent’s limb).

Results of General Assembly 2022

The club’s 2022 General Assembly was held from 11h00 to 11h30 on Friday 1 July 2022, on Zoom.

The following were present: Hon Fai Ng, Edmund Tam, Bruno Marin, Tim Eldridge, and Lily Marin.

In accordance with its agenda, the meeting dealt with the following items:

Election of the committee for 2022

The composition of the committee for 2022:

  • Shifu – ZHAO Yu
  • President – Hon Fai Ng
  • Treasurer – Lily Marin
  • Secretary – Timothy Eldridge
  • Assistant trainer – Bruno Marin

Approval of balance sheet

The balance sheet was approved.

Internal activities for 2022

It was agreed to continue our regular Tuesday training sessions in the current format.

Interest was expressed in having a light sparring and self-training session among members on Thursdays from 17h to 18h. No credits will be deducted for this session.

The grading and belt system will be further considered in consultation with Shifu Yu and the members.

The change in fee structure was noted. It was agreed to follow up with the request for a subsidy from the ITU Staff Council in order to organize workshops and subsidize members’ fees.

Articles 3 and 5 of the club’s charter (french version) were updated to open the club to ITU staff and those of other international organizations, missions, retirees, spouses, and friends.

TCKFA Charter 2022

Other business

None.

Baji Xing Pi: Kung Fu Form (continuation)

In today’s session, we continued the sequence of Baji Xing Pi Kung Fu form. We added 3 new moves to what we learned previously in Part 1.

Part 2 of the form starts at the 13-second mark in the video above. The sequence of Part 2 is as follows:

  • Left foot steps through into a cross step. The left palm protects the head and the right palm protects the lower body.
  • The left palm then brushes away an attack (e.g. a direct kick) followed by a right direct kick to the opponent.
  • As you step down with your right foot, you attack with a right horizontal back fist. Make sure that your left hand is always on guard.

General Assembly 2022

Our club will have its General Assembly on 1 July 2022 (Friday) at 11h online.

Draft Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Approval of agenda
  3. Election of the committee for 2022
    – President
    – Treasurer
    – Secretary
    – Sifu – Mme. ZHAO Yu
    – Assistant trainer – Bruno Marin
  4. Update of TCKFA’s Charter (Draft Charter )
  5. Approval of balance sheet (Finances 2022)
  6. Internal activities and updates for 2022
  7. Any other business

Zoom Link

Join URL: https://itu.zoom.us/j/98674434445?pwd=dUFVMXA1MUhUYWkweW0vZC9YYjZIUT09

Meeting ID: 986 7443 4445

Meeting password: 11112222

Baji Xing Pi: Kung Fu Form

In today’s session, our club started practising a new kung fu sequence or form: Baji Xing Pi. Each movement of the form represents either a block or strike. The sequence is as follows:

  • Double elbow strikes
  • Deflection or defence against a double-handed grab
  • Double palm strikes
  • Forward back fist strike
  • Reverse vertical palm strike
  • Forward palm to fist elbow strike

Pay special attention to the movement of the feet during the sequence. Make sure that your body is well-balanced between your feet and that you are not leaning forward or backward too much.

We also practised defence against wrist grabs with Chin Na (“joint-locks”) techniques, pad work (striking the pads) and taichi.

If you are interested to join us for our Tuesday training sessions between 12h15 and 14h45, please contact us at hell@tckfa.ch.

First Kung Fu lesson with Yu

Today we had our first regular kung fu session with our new Shifu Yu. Our programme for today included:

  • Warm-up
  • Basic stepping and moving in kung fu
  • Front kicks, including tips on how to gain stability, power and height
  • Light attack and defence sequences
  • Bajiquan strikes
  • Bagua defence techniques (examples)
  • Taiji and Zhangzhuang cool down sequence
credit: https://www.pinterest.ch/afshinator/zhan-zhuang-standing-practice/

If you would like to join our club in Geneva (near the UN), please contact us: hello@tckfa.ch