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Spring 2013 Experimental College Classes

April 7, 2013

Lots of great, new classes are being offered this quarter!

Here is the schedule:

Chen Style Taijiquan: Tuesday 9:00-10:15am & Saturday 8:45-10:00am

Beginning Taijiqan: Sunday 9:00-10:00am

Xingyi Level 1: Friday 7:30-8:30pm

Xingyi Level 2: Saturday 5-6pm

Baguazhang Level 1: Friday 8:30-9:30pm

Baguazhang Level 2: Saturday 6-7pm

Kung Fu Basics:  Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm (Free to students of all other classes)

For those that like spreadsheets:

Day/Time Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
9:00 AM    Chen   Tai Chi  Chen   Tai Chi Tai Chi  beg.
10:00 AM
5:00 PM   Kung Fu Basics 5:30- 6:45pm Xingyi 2
6:00 PM Bagua 2
7:30 PM Xingyi 1
8:30 PM Bagua 2

For more registration information and course descriptions please see the experimental college website: http://ecollege.ucdavis.edu/courses/catalog?term=__None&group=130&instructor=100306&number=&name=

Please note that the online registration process is not always functional.  Please come to a class first if you are unable to register and we can help you.

For any questions you may contact Daniel Pfister at 530 574-3684 or e-mail daniel_pfister@msn.com

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Relocated

December 10, 2012

My family and I have moved to Davis, CA, my home town, to be closer to the rest of my relatives.

Welcome to Davis

I am also hoping to teach neijia a lot more, eventually even opening a school.

Last Saturday I went to a Tai Chi push hands gathering held at the local farmers market.  About five or six people showed up.  Interestingly, while nearly all of them knew some sort of  Tai Chi form, none seemed to have a great deal of experience with push hands.  This is perhaps to be expected as the group was only founded a few short months ago.  What was very encouraging was the high-level of enthusiasm to learn more about Tai Chi push hands as well as the other neijia martial arts, particularly bauguazhang.

Having grown up in Davis, I’ve always felt that it was a place where neijia could really thrive, so it is a bit puzzling that there seems to be so few teachers in the area.  While I am qualified to teach many aspectof the art, I also hope that by spreading what I know here, it could attract other teachers here as well.  The best way we can improve ourselves and grow the art as a whole is by constantly comparing and testing our methods and abilities with that of others.

Information about classes to be held at the UC Davis Experimental College can be found here: http://ecollege.ucdavis.edu/pages/7