Jan Silberstorff

City:22767 Hamburg
Mail:jan.silberstorff(at)gmail.com

 

Jan Silberstorff, born in 1967, already as a child was interested in the Eastern martial arts. At the age of 18, he began to devote his life to Taijiquan, as he sensed that this would lead to his calling. In 1989 he passed the state Taiji trainer exam of the PR China, where he lived for several years. He was one of the first foreigners to learn in the place of origin of Taijiquan, Chenjiagou, and in 1993 he became the first western master student of the traditional holder of classical Taijiquan, Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, and thus also the first foreign lineage holder in the 20th generation. He is fluent in Chinese and has published numerous books and articles as well as DVDs and television documentaries on the subject. After more than 25 consecutive tournaments around the world, together with Grandmaster Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang he founded the largest Taijiquan association in the world, the WCTA (World Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan Association), in 1994 and took over the management of the German association (WCTAG), which is now the largest of its kind in the West. Awarded several times by the Chinese government (including the highest Duan-level within the WCTA), he was the first non-Asian to be invited to the official Masters event of the State of Singapore in 1998. He teaches in over 15 countries worldwide and together with his students founded over 400 currently active Taijiquan groups and schools with over 500 annual courses in over 160 locations in Germany alone. He founded the leading Taiji associations in Brazil (WCTA-Br, 2006) and in Chile (WCTA-Chile, 2010). He founded other Taiji associations in Mexico in 2009 and in Cuba in 2014. In 2009 he founded the aid organization WCTAG-hilft e.V., as well as the 'Island of the children‘, which supports over 220 children in need in Sri Lanka and Brazil, and in 2013 the 'Institute of Daodejing Studies (IDS). The institute is a joint project to research and convey the Daodejing and was created through the collaboration of Huizhang Ren Farong, the Louguantai Temple, the Chinese Science Academy Xian, and its founder Jan Silberstorff. In 2015 he started an aid project for 180 refugee children in Germany and founded the Latin American umbrella organization WCTA-LA in 2017. Since 2016 he is a board member of the umbrella organization for Qigong and Taijiquan (DDQT). In the same year, together with Jan Leminsky, he founded the internationally successful Team Taiji Germany, an association and styleindependent tournament organization in order to develop the common spirit of all Taiji enthusiasts in addition to promoting youth and the sporting aspect. In 2020 he founded WeLaxx with Eric David, a health program for the broad masses of society. With his own focus on the practice, Jan Silberstorff spends most of the year in seclusion with his wife and young daughter in a village in Bulgaria.

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Camps

ZipcodeCityfromuntilTheme
BulgariaOblast PlovdivSun 16.06.24Sat 22.06.248 People Taiji Intensive Camp
42477RadevormwaldSun 07.07.24Fri 12.07.248th WCTAG Family Camp
SpainAlgaida-Randa / MallorcaMon 02.09.24Tue 10.09.24Intensive Silence Retreat Camp
SpainAlgaida-Randa / MallorcaTue 10.09.24Fri 13.09.24The 'Christian Days' with a lot of Taiji and Father Daniel
BulgariaOblast PlovdivSun 22.09.24Sat 28.09.248 People Taiji Intensive Camp

Seminars

ZipcodeCityDateTimeTheme
20359Hamburg Fri 19.04.24 18:00 ‑ 19:30 Online: My autobiography - 4. Hamburg Taiji and martial arts time, I'm learning Chinese
20359Hamburg Fri 03.05.24 18:00 ‑ 19:30 Online: My autobiography - 5. My years in the People's Republic of China, when people still wore Mao suits and Beijing airport was nothing more than a corrugated iron hall
SchweizBiel-Bienne Fri 24.05.24 20:00 ‑ 22:00 Standing and Reeling Silk
SchweizBiel-Bienne Sat 25.05.24
Sun 26.05.24
13:30 ‑ 18:30
11:00 ‑ 16:00
19 Form
SchweizBiel-Bienne Sat 25.05.24 18:45 ‑ 19:45 TAIJIdirekt
76137Karlsruhe Fri 31.05.24 18:30 ‑ 21:00 Standing / Reeling Silk
76137Karlsruhe Sat 01.06.24 19:15 ‑ 20:15 TAIJIdirekt
76137Karlsruhe Sat 01.06.24
Sun 02.06.24
14:00 ‑ 19:00
11:00 ‑ 16:00
19 Form, 1st Form Laojia
76137Karlsruhe Sun 02.06.24 16:15 ‑ 20:00 Examinations
39114Magdeburg Fri 05.07.24 18:30 ‑ 21:00 Standing and Reeling Silk
39114Magdeburg Sat 06.07.24 19:15 ‑ 20:15 TAIJIdirekt
39114Magdeburg Sat 06.07.24
Sun 07.07.24
14:00 ‑ 19:00
11:00 ‑ 16:00
19 Form, 1st Form Laojia
20359Hamburg Sat 13.07.24 14:00 ‑ 19:00 Pushing Hands
20359Hamburg Sat 13.07.24 19:15 ‑ 20:15 TAIJIdirect
20359Hamburg Sun 14.07.24 11:00 ‑ 16:00 Corrections
80336München Fri 26.07.24 18:30 ‑ 21:00 Standing and Reeling Silk
80336München Sat 27.07.24 19:15 ‑ 20:15 TAIJIdirekt
80336München Sat 27.07.24
Sun 28.07.24
Thu 23.03.23
14:00 ‑ 19:00
11:00 ‑ 16:00
00:00 ‑ 00:00
19 Form, 1st Form Laojia
Österreich Salzburg Fri 18.10.24 18:30 ‑ 21:00 Standing and Reeling Silk
Österreich Salzburg Sat 19.10.24
Sun 20.10.24
14:00 ‑ 19:00
11:00 ‑ 16:00
19 Form, 1st Form Laojia
Österreich Salzburg Sat 19.10.24 19:15 ‑ 20:15 TAIJIdirekt
NiederlandeGroningen Sat 26.10.24
Sun 27.10.24
14:00 ‑ 19:00
11:00 ‑ 16:00
19 Form, 1st Form Laojia
13187Berlin Fri 06.12.24 18:30 ‑ 21:00 Standing and Reeling Silk
13187Berlin Sat 07.12.24
Sun 08.12.24
14:00 ‑ 19:00
11:00 ‑ 16:00
19 Form, 1st Form Laojia
13187Berlin Sat 07.12.24 19:15 ‑ 20:15 TAIJIdirekt
20359Hamburg Fri 20.12.24
Sat 21.12.24
Sat 21.12.24
Sun 22.12.24
18:00 ‑ 20:00
10:00 ‑ 13:00
15:00 ‑ 17:30
10:00 ‑ 14:00
Online: Taijiquan and its therapeutic effect
USA Seattle Fri 17.01.25 18:30 ‑ 21:00 Taoist lecture
USA Seattle Sat 18.01.25
Sun 19.01.25
14:00 ‑ 19:00
11:00 ‑ 16:00
Basics and Laojia Yilu
USA San Diego Thu 23.01.25
Fri 24.01.25
Tue 25.02.25
Sun 26.01.25
18:30 ‑ 21:00
18:30 ‑ 21:00
14:00 ‑ 19:00
11:00 ‑ 16:00
Program and times still undefined
USADenver Sat 01.02.25
Sun 02.02.25
14:00 ‑ 19:00
11:00 ‑ 16:00
Program and times still undefined

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