A weekend in December, it was time for the first training seminar with the Wudang PTCC group in Prague, Czech Republic.
Petr Svarc had invited me to get to know his students and focus the weekend on the link between Pushing Hands – Tui Shou and striking skills – Da Shou.
Bai Shi with the first set of Yin Nei Kung was one of the important elements of many of the participants.
At most, there were over 40 participants from Sweden, France, Great Britain, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and the old atmospheric training hall added a good vibe to the experience.
The participants’ standard was high and they were very focussed although there were plenty of space for some good laughs. It sure looks promising for the future. One of the practitioners who stood out was slovak karate man Peter Krc, who practice traditional Okinawan karate. A true gentleman and very knowledgeable. Not surprising but always refreshing to discover the common denominator found in most traditional martial arts, and the Chinese connection in the Japanese martial arts becomes crystal clear on certain occasions. It was also great to have Michael Novak and Cecile Gombaud from the Stockholm Wudang branch along, hope to see you guys soon again!
It was a true pleasure to meet everyone, and credits to Petr Svarc for the fine quality of his school. I look forward to continuing to work with all of you.