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Daoist Gate Community Taiji Practice

LOCATION: Daoist Gate Center Xuan Ju, Francestown, NH
WHEN: Thursday, July 18 –  Sunday, July 23, 2024
LODGING: Arrival Wednesday; Departure Sunday
Practice Duration: 4-5 hours a day  (Th, Fri, Sa, Su)

What is it, and is it for me?

This workshop is organized by Daoist Gate teachers and students. This informal workshop allows new students, long-standing students, and new Daoist Gate Taiji practitioners to come together as a community and practice Taiji forms 28, 13, and 108. We will drill the forms to commit the movements into memory and ultimately flow together in a synchronized rhythm.  We will review our traditional practice method and discuss different approaches to learning and teaching Taiji in a way that helps both students and instructors evolve in their practice.

Although Taiji has evolved as a health practice, its origin was as a means of self-defense. Each movement has defensive and offensive applications that can occur against an incoming force from an opponent. We will step through ways of positioning, connecting, directing, and countering various attacks (punch, kick, grab, etc.) using the techniques in our forms.

Understanding the original intentions will help practitioners improve and enhance their practice. We will also provide opportunities for members to share any push-hand experiences and work on some sensitivity drills.

What Will You Learn?

* Review Daoist Gates’ standard practice method for working through forms and introduce a method called “Fighting Dancing,” where we work on going beyond fixed form to flowing spontaneously 

* Engage in controlled partner work to discover the original martial intent that can be used to defend against different attacks (striking, kicking, throwing, grabbing, etc.)

* Provide a forum to share push-hand experiences and work on sensitivity drills!


1. Training and lodging (based on double occupancy; first come, first served): Daily Rate $100

2. Training only: Daily Rate $50

If you cannot commit to 2 or 4 days, we can work with you to accommodate your needs. We want to make this workshop accessible to more students, so do not hesitate to email us info@daoistgate.com 

Kitchen use and food storage are available at Xuan Ju. Feel free to bring your food provisions.  Occasionally, lunch or dinner may be taken at nearby restaurants with split checks.


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Community Taiji – Training and Lodging – 4 days
Daoist Gate Community Taiji Practice with Manny Miranda
$ 200.00
Community Taiji – Training and Lodging – 2 days
Daoist Gate Community Taiji Practice with Manny Miranda
$ 130.00
Community Taiji – Training Only – 2 days
Daoist Gate Community Taiji Practice with Manny Miranda
$ 60.00


Please read the Liability Waiver, Photo & Video Release. At check-out, you must indicate that you have read and agree to the terms provided.

For the stay policy, lodging information, pictures of rooms, food, and packing list, click here. For the Code of Conduct During Training, click here.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

  • A full refund will be given to participants who cancel their event attendance up to 30 days prior to the event. 
  • Cancellations within 30 days of the event will only result in a credit toward a future event; no refund will be given. 
  • For questions, email us at info@daoistgate.com.


If you have any questions, please email us at info@daoistgate.com.

July 18 @ 7:00 am July 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT