29th july – 2nd august 2020!
It is time for the annual Wudang PTCC training camp in one of Swedens most beautiful spots.
Join us for 5 days of intensive training in Forms, Pusing Hands, Applications, Sparring and Nei Kung. Last few years we had participants from Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Italy, Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
Prepare for intensive training, good company and a great time.
From dawn til dusk classes of Nei Kung, Handforms, Weapons, Applications, Pushing Hands, sparring, Chi Kung, auxiliary training and theory.
This year the hostel is quite busy, so make sure youmake you reserve a spot as soon as possible.
We will work with specific themes, traditional Handform, Weaponforms, orthodox applications as well as going outside the box. Trying to always improve quality in what we do there will be plenty of opportunity to improve from where you are and what you are focusse upon at the moment. You will also have opportunity to train and work together with an experienced crowd – teachers as well as participants.
There will be plenty of possibilities for you to choose what you want to focus at. If you are up for competitions there will be a specific group for that. If you´re not into that – don´t worry – there will be plenty of other things to choose from.
The main focus in my way of teaching is to “connect the dots”. We have “Five Pillars of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan” and not seldom they are not as related as they should be in our everyday practice. Practically this means to switch between a micro & macro levels when working with techniques, methods and principles.
Methods can vary, principles are few.
For the more advanced students we will work quite a bit with concepts like Five Element Arm, Flying Flower (Changing) Palm and Six Secret Words. Another focus will be to cover the “gaps” between striking/kicking distance – into close range – Pushing Hands/Shuai Jiao/Qinna distance.
Besides Form training with weapons there will be plenty of time working with applications, focussing on closing the gap/entries. This will involve a fair bit of drills enhancing footwork, speed and timing.
The venue is Borghamns Strand, just at the beach of big lake Vättern. Omberg mountain is nearby and the popular city of Vadstena where one of Swedens best preserved castles from the 15th century is located. It is well worth a visit!
Accomodation and fees – depending on availability prices might differ a bit – book early!
For those prefering staying at the hostel prices are approxamately:
Dormitory 225 kronor/night
Double room 450 – 540 kronor/night/person
Single room 300 – 450 kronor/night/person
Tent 180 kronor/night/tent
You can pay accomodation in advance by bank transfer or at the hostel with credit card.
Breakfast buffet is 80 swedish kronor/person
Camp fee (training) is 2000 kronor for 5 days.
1000 kronor for two days or 550 kronor per day.
You can bring your own food stuff, bedsheets and so on as this will add costs to your stay at the hostel.
Places for barbeque and campfire are available and will as usual probably be used alot.
It is high season so book your accomodation well in advance.
Procedure for room reservations (new from this year)
Please note that from now on you need to pay your room in advance at latest 1 month in advance before your check in. Practically that means that if you check in 29th july you need to pay the room in advance by 29th june. If you have any inquiries regarding accomodation the staff at the hostel will be happy to help you out.
Rooms are limited so please book early on as this is high season!
When you make your reservation do so by email firstname.lastname@example.org and make clear that you are booking a room for the Tai Chi training Camp with Paul Silfverstråle.
Your booking should include:
1. what kind of room: single/double
2. breakfast: yes/no
3. bedsheets: yes/no
4. towel: yes/no
5. cleaning: yes/no.
Hostel info and booking can be found here:
You can contact the hostel Borghamn Strand here:
Last day of registration is July 10th 2020.
Camp/training fee is payed in cash at the spot. Euros or Swedish currency are applicable.
Fees for camping, accomodation, breakfast etc are dealt with directly with the hostel. At the hostel you can pay with any major credit card.
Detailed camp schedule will be sent to participants 3 weeks before the camp.
The cities of Ödeshög and Vadstena is located nearby and that´s where you get your food and necesseties needed.
Closest airport is Linköping Airport where both SAS and KLM operate. During the summer Czech Airlines is also flying this destination.
Lufthansa/BMI is flying betwwen Frankfurt and Jönköping which is also quite close to the venue of the training camp.
Questions, further info and registration: email@example.com
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