Wee Kee Jin Push Hands Workshop 1 year membership ($USD)
Joining this subscription gives you 1 year access to one of Wee Kee Jin's most inspired workshops ever. The entire workshop is systematically and coherently organized towards giving the experienced student the training tools (according, & faithful to the Master Huang Sheng Shyan Yang style Taiji system [as interpreted by Wee Kee Jin]) to develop their "push hands" skills - without sacrificing the traditional method of teaching and learning progression that the serious student should follow. That is - the stationary exercises, the form, understanding of principles, stationary fixed-pair work, moving fixed-pair work, etc.
This push hands workshop differs from the previous "WKJ 1 year workshop series" in that it has even more videos and content to learn from and practice along with (51 videos). But assumes that the student is already fluent with the core exercises that define Master Huang's genius as a practitioner, innovator and teacher, hence (although includes them), glosses over any essential detailed explanations. Also, any overlapping content, such as the practice of the form and the principles, is more focussed towards successful push hands development than the previous workshop subscription. In addition, as Wee Kee Jin deepens his own understanding of Tai Chi through his arduous and diligent practice, he always gives us his evolving insights that help our understanding of this subtle art.
NB - Unlike the "WJK workshop series" This subscription has NO SUBTITLES so if you have any concerns whatsoever, please sample the FREE video lessons on the HOME menu before committing (join the free mailing list for the password). Remember that most of your learning will occur by watching his clear demonstrations, repeatedly practicing what he teaches, and by reflecting on the concepts that are repeated consistently through this system (the same as how we learn as attendees of the workshop except that you can replay the content as much as you like). There are no refunds so joining this subscription means that you agree to these terms and conditions.
Q: How is this subscription different from the Wee Kee Jin 1 year workshop subscription?
A: This Push Hands subscription assumes that you are already familiar with the essential stationary exercises and 37 Yang form that are the basis of this Master Huang Yang style, hence moves quickly over that ground . So the emphasis is on integrating what is already familiar with the aim of bringing that into the Master Huang partner work system. Also there are more videos & content in this subscription that provide additional valuable insight into the Taiji process.
Q: Do I get access to Wee Kee Jin directly?
A: Possibly, I am currently in negotiations with Kee Jin to arrange this. But in the meantime you are getting unfiltered access to Wee Kee Jin's vast, insightful and practical knowledge, teachings & guidance usually reserved for for his long-term "internal" students.
Q: Can I download, copy, distribute, edit, sell or use these videos for my private learning, sharing, commercial or other purposes?
A: No, that is "stealing", these are my copyrighted, original private documentations of my teacher's Brisbane workshops which I have proprietary rights & retain control over. What you do get is access to studying & practicing along with these videos whilst you are subscribed as a paid member.
Q: Is this a type of course where I can complete and get some sort of "certification?"
A: No, you've got it all wrong if you believe that learning Taiji can be approached with a "qualifications" type of mentality. This is pure Taiji wisdom and knowledge that can only be taken advantage of through accurate & dedicated practice. Having said that, there is a wealth of Taiji knowledge & guidance contained in these videos that you can practice for your whole lifetime. And one insight alone can greatly improve your Taiji.
Q: After having been a paid subscriber can I get fast-tracked into being taught by Wee Kee Jin in person (attend his workshops etc)?
A: It's possible (currently negotiating) - if you give video proof of your progress and if Kee Jin agrees, it may be possible to attend his private live-in residential workshops in Auckland. At the moment I can put you in contact with one of WKJ's senior instructors & from that trusted, regular in-person student-teacher relationship, it may be possible to attend WKJs' workshops after establishing your learning relationship from the trusted teacher. Q: I want to be good at pushing hands but I am a novice to Taiji should I pay my hard-earned cash to join this subscription?
A: I wouldn't advise it, this workshop is for more advanced Taiji students who ideally are already familiar with the Huang Sheng Shyan Yang Style. If you already have a background in Taiji & want to get a grounding into Wee Kee Jin's teachings then subscribe to my "Wee Kee Jin 1 year membership and practice dedicatedly first (ideally for several years) before learning from these videos. The more advanced, dedicated & open-minded you are, the more you will get from these teachings.
Q: I'm worried about missing out by not understanding every word that WKJ is speaking because of his "accent" or the occasional low video volume, are there any "subtitles"?
A: No there aren't any subtitles but as with anyone attending a workshop in person, the visual cues (watching & emulating his movements demonstrated carefully) are just as important as catching all the words. Patience in understanding takes repeated watching, listening, practice & reflection. And the processes of movements are consistent throughout the teachings so the concepts are constantly repeated in other videos etc. However, if you are concerned, I strongly recommend (as there are no refunds) that before purchasing a membership you should try the FREE Wee Kee Jin Workshop video lessons to help you decide.
Q: Will I be drip-fed the lessons?
A: No, you can access all the videos at your leisure.