Love-based Martial Arts
Most martial arts are taught as a fear-based mindset: "Get them before they get you." Love-based martial arts changes all that. It awakens us to abilities and possibilities that are inaccessible in the fear-based state.
Meeting the Big Qi
This workshop will explore methods using central equilibrium (zhong ding) to access the Yang qi of the heavens and the Yin qi of the earth in an empirical, testable way. The process is simple yet the effect is profound, generating effortless power and superconscious awareness.
Pai Da Gong (Saturday Morning Only)
JEANNE COURTNEY, BOB ROSENBAUM
Pai Da Gong from the Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong tradition is over 1,700 years old. This ancient and elegant six-minute set descended from Taoist monks of China’s Kunlun Mountains. The attributes of this practice are stimulating Qi flow, balancing of internal organs function, opening Qi blockages and dispelling Qi stagnation. The set includes patting acupuncture points along meridians, meditative internal concentration, deep breathing and short phrases recited silently accompanying movements. The set is reputed to be a consolidating set, which amplifies the benefits of your other practices.
Master Hui Liu brought this set for our health and wellbeing from Grandmaster Yang Meijun.
Since infancy we have been subconsciously pushing away from the earth. This impulse is woven into all our movements and it interrupts a full energetic connection with the earth (rooting). This workshop provides a simple correction, opens the energy gates wide, making all our movements more graceful, fluid, and powerful.
Tu Gu Na Xin - Daoist Breath Work
Daoists directly relate quality of breath with quality of life. Tu Gu Na Xin is a Daoist breathing method that cleans and clears the lungs. This allows for deeper, fuller breaths, contributing to a richer experience of life. Participants will learn to assess their breath capacity in addition to various methods for improving overall lung health. Both solo and partnered work will be introduced. No experience is necessary.
Tui Na Foundations
Participants will learn the core principles of Tui Na (“brush and grab”), the classic art of medical massage and acupressure. Tui Na is a practice from Traditional Chinese Medicine that promotes health and wellness for both practitioner and patient alike. The Wudang Daoist methodology adds a spiritual component to Tui Na, giving a unique depth to an otherwise common medical practice. This workshop will cover basic hand methods and will entail practice on oneself and on a partner
Xingyi Basics – Grandmaster Henry Look’s Style and Methods
RANDY SUGAWARA, PhD
Sigung Look’s teaching points on Xingyi’s main characteristics will develop the participant to the highest level. Beginning to Advanced levels may benefit from Sigung’s noted attention to details. Includes instruction on correct posture and correct movements with attention to foot work. Focus will be on the first element’s fist, Pi Quan. Partner practices will be added to grasp Sigung’s points of “capturing the wave” if participants have grasped the correct postures.
Xingyi Five Elements – Introduction to the Five Fists
RANDY SUGAWARA, PhD
This workshop introduces the Five Fists of Xingyiquan: Pi Quan “splitting fist”, Beng Quan “crushing fist”, Zuan Quan “drilling fist”, Pao Quan “pounding fist”, and Heng Quan “crossing fist”. Participants will be familiarized with the mechanical and structural forms, along with the foot patterns of Xingyiquan. No previous experience needed.