The workshops and the masterclass will explore and develop Hwa, Na, and Fa.
In the one hour workshops at the Taijiquan Festival we can only scratch the surface of Hwa, Na, and Fa. On the next day, in the masterclass, you will be given more profound knowledge and training methods to build your qi and express your qi in Hwa, Na and Fa.
The workshops and the masterclass are open for students of all taijiquan levels and all taijiquan styles.
Previous to Taijiquan, from 15 years of age, Andy trained in Muay Thai, and Boxing. Andy met Adam Mizner in 2005 and lived with him as an inner door student for the next two and half years. Andy moved to Melbourne to open a Heaven Man Earth (HME) school and set up a live in scenario there. Andy had 5 live in students, plus his son Duran in a warehouse in the inner city. He was heavily into meditation throughout his HME life.
In 2010 Andy moved to Thailand to immerse himself in Thai Buddhism. Taijiquan was on the back burner for a couple of years, whilst he stayed in temples and lived life like a hermit. In 2013 Andy began teaching taijiquan again and travelling with Sifu (the name with which Adam Mizner is usually addressed). Andy lived with him for another year in Thailand before moving to Europe. Andy now lives in London, looks after the European HME affiliate schools and runs Sifu Adam’s workshops in Europe.
Sifu has two lineage streams. One through Lau King and master Yek in Huang Sheng Shyan’s line. The other through Michael Phillips (Chen Man Ching line). Michael Philips publicly handed Adam the reigns of his Yang Shao Hao lineage a few years back.
The Qigong Tui Na Setting was learnt through the Chianghsia Qigong Tui Na sect from Sifu Richard Huang. Sifu Adam was certified in it a few years back.
Hwa, Na and Fa
Hwa, Na and Fa make taijiquan special. Without these things, taijiquan ceases to be taijiquan. All three are expressions of the qi that one has built. Hwa Jin is neutralizing force, Na Jin is seizing your opponent and Fa is to release energy into your opponent. These jins should be used in every interaction in taijiquan. This is why we must program ourselves to do so. This rewiring and building of the taiji-body takes place in the form of standing practice and NeiGong. Then as doing our push hands, we’re refining these skills.
The three jins are present in each of the four primary taijiquan energies Pang, Lu, Ji and An, but expressed in a different manner within.
In these video’s you can see how Hwa, Na and Fa are performed in pushing hands: