Trainingsmogelijkheden

Naast de ruime school waar we 24/7 beschikking over hebben, worden regelmatig lessen georganiseerd in de buitenlucht.


Jeugdlessen

De jeugd krijgt volledige aandacht op school.

drie lesmomenten per week gericht op kinderen tussen 5 en 13 jaar.


Gastdocenten

Regelmatig ontvangen wij gastdocenten uit binnen- en buitenland.

Speciale workshops, intensieve trainingen.


Opzeggen lidmaatschap

Als je op wilt zeggen hoeft dat geen maand van tevoren. Je betaalt wel de gehele maand waarin je je laat uitschrijven. Dit geldt dus ook in het geval dat je bijvoorbeeld al enige tijd niet naar de lessen bent geweest: de maand waarin je officieel opzegt is de laatste betaalmaand.

Officieel opzeggen betekent dat je de Penningmeester Greet Windijk of Secretaris Ying Pang mondeling, schriftelijk of per e-mail op de hoogte hebt gesteld. Meldingen bij sifu of vrijwilligers/vervangers zijn niet geldig.

Contactgegevens Penningmeester:

penningmeesterliuhemen [ at ] gmail.com
06 - 3434 6446

Hier meer informatie over de contributie.


Elite Kung fu Heroes

De Liu He Men School presenteert: Elite Workshop Kung Fu Heroes.

Zaterdag 29 oktober 2011 geeft Dy Sao en Amerikaanse Kung Fu ster Philip Sahagun zowel een unieke stunt-workshop als een spectaculaire Kung Fu show.

De stuntworkshop, inclusief film choreografie wordt gegeven door Dy Sao. De 3-delige stokvorm en applicaties wordt gegeven door de Amerikaanse Kung Fu ster Philip Sahagun.

Sessie 1: 10.00 - 12.00 uur
Sessie 2: 13.00 - 14.30 uur

Prijzen:

  • de workshop: 40 euro (inclusief tickets voor de avond show)
  • alleen de avond show: 10 euro.

Locatie: Lizzy Ansinghstraat 88, 1072 RD Amsterdam
Bel: 06 - 55 38 26 64

Meer over 'Elite Workshops Kung Fu Heroes'

Begin 2010 heeft de Amerikaanse martial Arts team 'Elite Kung Fu Heroes' opgericht. Ze zijn diverse malen op televisie verschenen, in films en op diverse podia. Onder andere met Tina Turner, Jackie Chan, King Abdulaziz van Saoedi-Arabië, America's Got Talent, en Cirque du Soleil.

Het Kung Fu-team van 'Elite Workshops Kung Fu Heroes' heeft als missie om individuen met dezelfde Kung Fu-interesse te laten verenigen voor heldendom (moreel uitblinken) en het geven van een positief voorbeeld. Ongeacht de Marial Arts, religie, ras, cultuur of nationaliteit.

Klik hier voor een uitgebreide missie-omschrijving van het team (Engelstalig).


Sifu H.E. Eleonora

Sifu H.E. Eleonora heeft zich vanaf zijn vijfde jaar aan de diverse martial arts gewijd. Eerst in brede zin, met het accent op Kung Fu. Later is hij zich sterker op de Internal Arts gaan richten. Speciaal daarvoor bracht hij jaren in China door. Hij was leerling van grootmeester Wong Suen Ting. Na diens dood in 1987 studeerde en trainde hij in Guangzhou bij de belangrijkste leerling van Wong: Zhang Bingxin. En nog steeds volgt hij lessen bij hem. Jaarlijks keert hij terug naar China op zoek naar meer kennis, uitwisseling van ideeën en inspiratie.

Foto Sifu Eleonora

In 1997 heeft Sifu Eleonora de internationaal georiënteerde Zhang Bingxin Liu He Men Federation opgericht. Doel van de federatie is de traditionele Liu He Men-stijl mede via het Westen te bewaren door een meer op de westerling gericht trainingssysteem met niveaus en examens. In China zelf dreigen namelijk veel traditionele stijlen voorgoed verloren te gaan na de Culturele Revolutie. Sifu Eleonora verzorgt velerlei cursussen, workshops en demon-straties in binnen- en buitenland. De nadruk ligt daarbij op de Internal Arts: Tai Chi, Pa Kua, Xing Yi, Qi Gong en meditatie.

Zie ook: Sifu terug uit China.


Roosterwijzigingen voor het nieuwe seizoen

Ons lesrooster komt er vanaf maandag 29 augustus 2011 iets anders uit te zien. De ochtendlessen op de zondag vervallen zodat we de Chinese zaal vrij hebben voor speciale workshops; Pa Kua, Tai Chi, wapentraining, etc. Meer informatie volgt.


Zhang Bingxin Liu He Men Federation

XDe Zhang Bingxin Liu He Men Federation heeft zijn thuisbasis in Amsterdam en is een internationaal georiënteerde, overkoepelende organisatie voor traditionele kung-fu/wushu scholen.

Doelen

  • Behouden en promoten van de Liu He Men (Luk Hop Moon) stijl en in contact komen met andere Liu He familietakken
  • Promoten van de traditionele kung-fu/wushu in het algemeen en het bevorderen van contact tussen studenten van de verschillende stijlen
  • Filosofie

    Ieder is een ‘master in his own right’. Leraren en scholen kraken elkaar niet af, maar steunen elkaar juist. Wij komen immers uit dezelfde traditie en hebben hetzelfde doel: het voortbestaan en de bloei van de traditionele Chinese kung-fu/wushu.

    Activiteiten

  • Lesgeven
  • Examineren
  • Leraren opleiden
  • Evenementen, demonstraties (ook Leeuwendans) en wedstrijden (Guo Shu Cup) organiseren
  • Historisch bronnennonderzoek doen
  • Ontbrekende kennis zoeken en ideeën uitwisselen
  • Publiceren
  • De Federatie wordt erkend en gesteund door Zhang Bingxin, Ma Yu Qing, Gao Quan Li, Xu Fang Zint, Wong Siu Ping, Liu Guang Yu en Tam Siuleung.


    Liu Cai Chen / Liu Feng Schan (Engelstalig)

    Liu Cai Chen / Liu Feng Shan (1852 – 1937)

    Liu Cai Chen has been a cardinal figure for the development of the wushu style taught at the Zhang Bingxin Liu He Men Federation. He was the teacher of Wong Suen Ting and taught him the system of liu he men, pa kua, xing yi and wu style tai chi. For his part, Wong Suen Ting became the teacher of Zhang Bingxin in Guangzhou. Later Wong fled from the communist regime to Hong Kong. There he also became the teacher of Henry Eleonora, who came from Europe to live with him in order to study liu he men.

    In this article we want to tell about the life of Liu Cai Chen and place it in an historical background. After all, Liu lived in a period during which China underwent many transformations.

    Information on Liu Cai Chen’s personal life was not easy to obtain. Most of Liu Cai Chen’s own students have already passed away or are of very high age. We obtained the information about Liu Cai Chen‘s life and character mainly from Gao Quan Li, a member of Liu’s lineage who lives in Beijing. He has received this information through conversations with Liu’s son, Liu Wen Hai and from an article on liu he men by Wong Suen Ting. But still the details are sparse, so we bid the reader to allow for some gaps in the story.

    The young Liu

    Liu Cai Chen was born in the Ningchin district of Hebei in 1852. As a young child he already learned wushu, though which style is unknown. Allegedly his favourite weapons during his youth were sword and lance. In 1867 Liu’s parents died and the 15-year old Liu left for Beijing. There he hoped to find a martial arts teacher who could further instruct him.

    19th century’s Beijing

    During this period Beijing was the imperial city, ruled by the Qing Dynasty. The Chinese population was not satisfied with its rulers. For one thing, the emperor was Manchu and the Han didn’t like to see the Mandate of Heaven in foreign hands. A second and more substantial cause of dissatisfaction were the heavy taxes that were imposed on the poor peasantry. The harsh living circumstances caused many peasants to become ruffians, rebels or secret sect members. The secret sects flourished during Qing-rule, striving to restore the Ming-dynasty.

    This internal troubles forced the Manchu rulers to take military action. They had to turn to foreigners for help, but had to pay a heavy price for it. Foreign states such as Great Britain, The Netherlands and Portugal had since long tried to get their hands on Chinese valuables, like silk and silver. The Manchu paid for their help with trade concessions.

    When Liu arrived, Beijing was a big and vibrant city where cultures, religions and a great number of ethnicities mixed together in colourful spectacle. But Beijing was also a vibrant city were cultures, religions and ethnicities mixed together in colourful spectacle. A description from a member of the British legacy, living in Beijing at that time:

    “On the corner of the Tartar wall is the old Jesuit observatory with beautiful dragon-adorned instruments given by a Louis of France. There are temples with yellow-gowned or grey-gowned priests in their hundreds founded in the times of Kublai Khan. There are Mahommedan mosques, with Chinese muezzins in blue turbans on feast days; Manchu palaces with vermilion-red pillars and archways and green and gold ceilings. There are unending lines of camels plodding slowly in from the Western deserts laden with all manner of merchandise; there are curious palanquins slung between two mules and escorted by sword-armed men that have journeyed all the way from Shansi and Kansu, which are a thousand miles away; a Mongol market with bare-pated and long-coated Mongols hawking venison and other products of their chase; comely Soochow harlots with reeking native scents rising from their hair; water-carriers and barbers from sturdy Shantung; cooks from epicurean Kanton; bankers from Shansi – the whole empire of China sending its best to its old-world barbaric capital, which has now no strength.” (B.L. Putnam Weale “Indiscreet Letters From Peking”, pp.27-28.)

    Here the boy had to earn his own money and for three years he had to pinche and scrape. His living circumstances were difficult but he managed by taking on any odd job. Then he heard of a man renowned for his martial arts skills, named Liu De Kuan.


    Liu Cai Chen / Liu Feng Schan - 2

    Student of Liu De Kuan

    Liu De Kuan owned a business in Beijing. He hired out guards to protect the houses and possessions of well-to-do citizens. His guards also accompanied transports of merchandise, since the countryside was infested with bandits and rebels. Liu De Kuan was responsible for the security of one of Beijing’s renowned Chinese families and often visited their mansion to check up on his men. Liu Cai Chen, knowing of De Kuan’s frequent visits to the mansion, tried to get himself employed as a servant of the family of the house. Despite his frequent attempts his plan didn’t work out. Fortunately Liu Cai Chen met Liu De Kuan by accident some months later. De Kuan was impressed by the boy’s fighting skills and his eagerness to learn, so he assented to take Cai Chen on as his student.

    Under Liu De Kuan’s guidance Liu Cai Chen became proficient in the martial arts. De Kuan taught him liu he men, pa kua and xing yi. It is very difficult to get any idea of the character of Liu Cai Chen with the sparse information we have. It is said that he possessed a sharp, keen intellect and a strict discipline. All his time and energy were focused on developing his fighting skills. He analysed all the techniques and trained vigorously and concentrated. He also tried to attend as many fighting competitions as possible, but not because he was eager to show off his strength and skills. His only purpose was to observe and analyse the techniques of the fighters. Apparently Liu was a very modest man who disapproved strongly of show off and the misuse of fighting skills. According to him, a good martial artist should not only be skilled in attacking and defending, but also be integer and morally upright.

    Wealthy and famous

    After several years the both men left Beijing, hiring themselves out as guards. They came in Xaanxi and Henan, probably guarding transports of merchandise. It is said, that people everywhere were impressed by their fighting skills and knowledge. At the age of 30 Liu was already a renowned martial artist. He was nicknamed “Liu the Big Spear” because of his proficiency in the liu he men spear. Later the master and his student moved back to Hebei province where they set up another business providing guards. Even if Liu Cai Chen had arrived in Beijing without a penny, by now he had become a wealthy man and a renowned fighter on top of that. When De Kuan passed away (at the end of 1911 or early in 1912), Liu Cai Chen returned to Beijing.

    Beijing again

    With the beginning of the 20th century China found itself the scene of social turmoil and political chaos. The century started with the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. The “Society of Harmonious Fists” or Boxers wanted to get rid of all foreign elements in China and attacked Christian mission posts and international trade posts. The conservative and scheming empress-dowager Ci Xi wanted to use the Boxers for her own purposes. Ci Xi also did not like the western influence and hoped to chase the foreign legacies out of the country with the help of the Boxers. She sended them the imperial militia to assist with the attack on the foreign legacies in Beijing. Her actions caused an enormous international scandal with military repercussions as a consequence. China was forced to approve of further economical and military concessions to appease the international community.

    We are not sure if Liu had already returned to Beijing in 1900 and if so, what his sentiments were on the subject. His task had always been to defend the properties of the rich Chinese against the rebels. Could he suddenly have switched sides? We know that the Boxers had gained a lot of support from the Chinese population, even from the lower nobility. Maybe Liu agreed that foreign influence in China was harmful and thought the cause of these rebels a righteous one. We can only conjecture on this point.

    A fact is that in Beijing Liu continued the development of his martial arts skills. He studied tai chi with Wu Chuan You. He became very close with the Wu family, especially with Wu’s son, Jian Quan, who was like a brother to him. Liu Cai Chen also studied xing yi with Keng Chi San.