The emphasis of this class is health and longevity. Martial applications are still given on material, but more focus is on the meditative portion. Various internal training is taught, such as Buddhist and Taoist meditations, Qigong, Tai Chi, Bagua, Xing Yi, and more.
Tai Chi forges an increased connection between mind and body, while training in the “soft” or yielding style of martial arts. There are many studies conducted on the benefits of practicing Tai Chi. Come in to see what everyone has been talking about.
Hsing I (Xing Yi - Mind Boxing) is the system of using the mind to control the body martially, hence the name. This system starts with small movements of the body controlled by the Chi known as the Fist of Five Roads. Then it increases to more complex movements including mimicking animals and using weapons.
The art of Pa Kua (BaGua) is based upon the principle of out stepping the opponent. This system is vast and has many variations with movements including mimicking animals and using weapons.
Meditation classes consist of various forms of meditation. To begin meditation we cover both Buddhist & Taoist breathing techniques. Meditation is very important to help maintain focus & concentration, but also is essential for maintaining proper body function.