The saber is a weapon for short distance and close combat. Unlike the sword whose blade is sharp on both edges, the saber has a blade only on one side. The other side is used for defense. Tai Chi Saber follows the principles of Tai Chi Ch’uan. Therefore smooth strength, natural breathing and a peaceful mind should be emphasized. Micheline Bogey teaches the “Ram’s Square Saber form”, developed by the “Ram”, a warlord and right hand of the first Emperor of China (2697BC).
This saber form was taught to her by her non-physical teacher “Xubiel, who channeled this information through her partner Gail Feazell. This saber practice was then channeled into a book called the Ram’s Square which awakens the 4 bodies, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
The sword is a weapon for short distance and close combat. It became very popular around the time of the first Emperor of China (2697BC). The sword was considered a thing of dignity, divinity and respect. Tai Chi Sword follows the principles of Tai Chi Ch’uan. Therefore concentration, breathing and spirit should be emphasized. Micheline Bogey teaches the “Yang style Tai Chi Sword” from Chen Weiming, disciple of Yang Chengfu.
The fan is a weapon for very close combat. Originally, the fan was made of bamboo slates with daggers at the end, so when opened the fan would cut and slice. The Tai Fan follows the principles of Tai Chi Ch’uan. Therefore flexibility, focus and internal energy should be emphasized. Micheline Bogey teaches the Yang style Fan Short Form, Long Form and the Dragon Phoenix form.
SEN SHOU is a combination of the techniques from pushing hands and the solo practice, and serves as a bridge between push-hands and real fighting. Like pushing hands, it teaches you to sense your opponent’s actions and intentions. It also teaches you footwork and a new understanding of moving from your center line. The principles of Sen Shou follow the principles of Tai Chi Ch'uan. Therefore, yielding, adhering, neutralizing, and listening should be emphasized.