Silk Reeling and Sun Style Tai Chi Camp with Numan Pekgöz & Tarik Tekman. 27-29 September, Cyprus

Silk Reeling with Numan Pekgöz (Chan Si Jing): Silk Reeling is both a Qigong and a Tai Chi exercise. Chen style Tai Chi and all the consecutive Tai Chi styles are based on the spiral power built by the motion systems of silk reeling. It can also be seen as the external manifestation of internal energy cycles directly related to Martial Arts applications and power releasing. From this perspective, silk reeling is the crossing from Qigong level to Tai Chi. Students can practice Silk Reeling routines as an alternative to long Tai Chi forms or as a preparation for the forms. In this weekend practice, the participants will learn the basic inward and outward silk reeling and their various combinations. Silk Reeling will be based on the Traditional Chen School and the participants are not expected to have specific experience.

13 Steps Sun Style Tai Chi with Tarık Tekman : Sun style Tai Chi is one of the five traditional schools of Tai Chi characterized by nimble steps, opening and closing of hands, gentle and graceful movements executed with an even speed and the emphasise on self-rejuvenation and energy work. There is no power exertion or jumping. Advancing or retreating steps are usually followed by a half step, and bow stances are only occasional. Relaxed mental focus is more important than physical exertion. Gentle postures and high stances make it a safe health and energy cultivation exercise. Sun Style Tai Chi combines Bagua Zhang’s stepping method, Xingyiquan’s leg and waist methods and Taijiquan’s body softness. No previous Tai Chi experience is required for this training.

Officially certified Tai Chi instructor, lineage owner practitioner and competitor. Fluent in several Taoist internal arts: Chen, Yang, Wudang styles of Tai Chi, Qigong, Daoyin, Bagua and several traditional weapon styles. Numan Pekgöz has been practicing since 90’s and has studied daily with Master Wang Yan and Master Tang Wei for long years.

He stayed in Xuzhou, Xulu and Chen village (Chenjiagou, Wenxian County, the origin of Tai Chi at a certain period) in China to study Chen Style with Master Jiang Qijian and Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou and became the official 13th exponent in Chen Style. He also represents the 6th generation in Yang Style. He won 15 international medals including the world championship title in IMAF 2007 in the sword category and the STN Dutch Open (8 times). He gives seminars and individual/group lessons in Turkey and abroad. He is a founding member of INTERNA, Turkish Tai Chi and Qigong Platform and an organizer of annual INTERNA international Tai Chi & Qigong festivals. Pekgöz earned his Web Engineering degree in Amsterdam Computerij Institute, Chemistry Bachelor of Science degree in Istanbul Boğaziçi University, graduated from The Master of Arts Program for Management in Educational Institutions in TED University.

Tarık Tekman has been studying Qigong and Tai Chi since 2001 and he is the 4th generation Zhan Zhuang Qigong, 5th generation Sun Style Tai Chi and 7th generation Yang Style Tai Chi representative. He studied Qigong & Tai Chi with Lam Kam Chuen, Faye Yip, Tary Yip, Li Hechun, Aihan Kuhn and David Verdesi and completed The School for The Work of Byron Katie, and Dorn Method & Breuss Massage Advanced Therapist training. He studied Basic Shiatsu at European Shiatsu School, Bert Hellinger Family Constellations with Stephen Victor,  Ho’oponopono with İhaleakala Hew Len and participated in the retreats of Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Stuart Schwartz, Stephen Harrod Buhner and James Eaton.

Tarık is a Board of Directors member of Tai Chi & Qi Gong Healing Institute, Interna Tai Chi & Qigong Platform and Peace Players International-Cyprus; and member of Deyin Taijiquan Institute, Lam Tai Chi Chuan Association and Da Cheng Chuan Chi Kung Research Group. He teaches Qigong and Tai Chi in Cyprus and Istanbul and facilitates The Work of Byron Katie.

Friday, 27 September
Check-in and swimming in the afternoon
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Introduction and Q&A

Saturday, 28 September
07:00-08:30 Silk Reeling
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:30 Sun Style 13 Steps Tai Chi
Rest/Sea
13:00-14:00 Lunch
Rest/Sea
16:30-18:00 Silk Reeling
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:30 Stargazing on the Beach

Sunday, 29 September
07:00-08:30 Sun Style 13 Steps Tai Chi
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:30 Silk Reeling
Rest/Sea
13:00-14:00 Lunch
Rest/Sea
15:30-17:00 Sun Style 13 Steps Tai Chi
17:15 Check-out

Accommodation: Venus Hotel, Salamis Bay (bring your swimwear!)

Fee: 1050 TL (€170) per person in twin room or 1150 TL (€190) in single room. Includes 2 nights accommodation, 6 meals and training.

Getting There: Venus Hotel is 40 minutes away from Ercan Airport and 60 minutes away from Larnaca Airport by taxi. A pre-arranged taxi up to 4 people costs €25 from Ercan Airport and €50 from Larnaca Airport.

Reservation: tarik@tariktekman.com

Training will be in English & Turkish.