© 2013-2019 by Fabian Cretton

    Middle Way

    This sites contains ideas related to the practice of traditional Taiji Quan, health benefits, martial art and philosophy (linked to personal development). You will find some findings about my researches: rewarding encounters, thoughts, key practice  points, elements of understanding classical and scientific texts.

     

    I do not pay much attention to the style, my main practice being the Wu style 吴. I am passionated by meticulous aspects of relaxation and harmony in the mouvement, which are still rather unknown and which correspond very well to the classics of Taiji (the classics having often their own interpretation by the different schools). Those aspects contribute to the martial efficiency  and to some health/therapeutic benefits. This can be resumed by the following principles (of which the two first are rather well known): structure (端正), spirales (圆润), unity (完整), uniformity and harmony (均匀), deep relaxation (放松), lighteness (轻灵) and internal flow (通透). Those principles correspond to precise and mesurable elements which can be partly assessed visually. I wrote about how to train these aspects in my article Taiji form: an inner journey.

    (pictures from the albums, with testimonials in french from the courses and workshops)

     

    The idea behind this site is described under Introduction\A MiddleWay.

     

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    Some videos are available on the video & testimony page, on the children class page, or on some blog articles that present the given workshop.

     

    I wish you a pleasant visit, a rich personal search  and a good practice.

    Fabian

     

    On this website, some words are highlighted, and the underlined ones are links to other pages or other websites

    Here I propose a translation of the Taiji Quan treatise, with explanations related to this profound dimension still little explored in practice, the meticulous aspects I talk about here above. As well as a translation of a text written by Ma Yang Cheng Long about Fang Song (to relaxe and loosen up the mind and body).

    News

    First thursday of every month

    New in 2019: monthly class for harmonization with a partner and TuiShou

    The practice of TuiShou (pushing hands) is enriched this year with a more meticulous 2 people practice. Each practitioner can choose between a slow/smooth practice and a sportier one, with free and spontaneous exchanges that are necessary for personal evolution in taichi.

    2019

    This year is my 24th year of practicing Taiji Quan, 18 years following the peculiar teaching of Yang LaoShi. I keep on improving my "internal flow" (通透 TongTou), and I hope to share about it with interested practitioners. Since a few months I am developing a system of levels which seems to me an advantage to enrich my pedagogical approach

    Latest site updates

    July

    Training in China

    Visiting Yang Laoshi for a few weeks for further training

    26th August

    Resumption of classes

    Fist class after the summer break In Martigny and Collombey-Le-Grand

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    It is in Valais (Switzerland) that I live, practice and share about my passion. And I do regularly visit Master Yang Cheng Long in China since 2001. He is my main source of inspiration about Taiji Quan and martial arts. My teaching is mainly based on the knowledge he transmits, as well as my own experience and the different parctitioners/teachers/masters with whom I have a chance to improve.

    Sharing on a Taiji Quan background, boxing of the Tao, moving meditation

     

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