Bagua Zhang is considered to be the last traditional martial art to emerge from China, incorporating health, movement and self-defense, exquisitely. Its round and twisting movements create an unparalleled system for building strength and increasing flexibility.
This workshop on Bagua’s Eight Animals is a classic and relatively simple introduction to this great Art. In the course of one afternoon, you will learn
- “Walking the circle,” using Bagua’s unique stepping methods;
- Eight Animal postures, both stationery and moving;
- Arm and leg patterns of practice;
- Single Palm Changes for each of the Eight Animals.
This course also includes a profusely illustrated book available only through this workshop, which reviews the taught patterns, plus gives additional information on Bagua Zhang’s nature and philosophy.
This workshop is particularly open to those wishing to pursue study of Bagua Zhang at The Academy. It will provide a self-contained course, easily affording several months of self-study for the price of just one month’s tuition, and will allow students with this experience to join the Academy’s ongoing Bagua Zhang class.
Instructor Ted Mancuso is the director of The Academy of Martial and Internal Arts, Santa Cruz’s oldest traditional Kung Fu school, with over 45 years teaching experience. He is also the director of Plum Publications, a site devoted to the promotion and preservation of these traditional Arts. He has published widely in the field, including the DVD series, “Bagua: The Art of Change,” and has recently written the book “Learning Bagua Zhang,” which has received top reviews.
Sunday, October 14, 1-5 pm Re-scheduled: Sunday, January 27.
Where: Academy of Martial and Internal Arts, 1570 Soquel Dr, SC
(across from Dominican Hospital)
Fee: $85.00, which includes the textbook
Contact: 831 475-1429; or click HERE
UPDATE: We have postponed the workshop due to cancellations; however, if you are interested, please email us and we will let you know when we reschedule, probably in January.