January 4, 2005

New Years Greetings. This is a reminder about a few upcoming events. I hope you take the time to look these over. Please also check out the web site - www.gilmanstudio.com for all the details.

Tui Shou (Push Hands Series)
This unique and complete exploration of Tui Shou starts on Saturday January 8th from 1 to 4 pm at the Studio. The first in this series deals with what is known as two hands. Each player uses one arm, and all the basics of this incredible art are explained. This is a must for any serious Tai Chi player and is useful no matter which form a player practices. Don't be afraid to try this out, as it is not competition, but cooperation that makes this so informative and fun. The cost for the series is $30 for a single session or $100 for the four workshops.

Call Michael at 360 385-5027 with any questions or just show up.

Winter Classes start week of January 17
New this semester are San Shou(Partner Form) on Tuesdays at 5 pm and Tui Shou(Push Hands) on Thursdys at 5. There are three new beginning classes, and I'm offering Second and Third sections as well. Please check out the new schedule at the web site - www.gilmanstudio.com.
Teachers Training Up and Running
The Tai Chi Teachers training is now a reality. All the forms - course description, curriculum, tuition, costs, and application form are now available by contacting Michael, and soon will be posted online. Stephanie and I have been working very steadily to make sure this is the most complete and easy to learn teachers training course available.
Special Free Introductory Workshop
On Saturday, January 15 from 1 to 3 pm, I am offering a special workshop on Tai Chi and Chi Kung. This is a must for teachers training students and also a good time for people to find out about Tai Chi and all its many aspects. There will be lecture, demonstrations, question and answer, and optional participation exercises. Tell your friends.
Other Great Stuff
A few important events. Vancouver B.C. workshops and tournament - February 18, 19, 20. Contact brucefontaine@hotmail.com for more info. I'll be there judging and presenting.

Opening the Gates Chi Kung Teachers Training - March 12 and 13.

Energetic Releasing Technique practitioners training - April 22,23,24,30 and May 1.
San Shou(Partner Form) DVD is Ready
I'm now offering a 4 hour DVD teaching the Partner (88 Movement) form with minute details. I think it is the the most through look at this form yet produced. I'm offering it at a special price of $40 right now. If you'd like a copy, call me at 360 385-5027, or look for it soon at the web store.

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