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What do you know about Kung Fu? Kung Fu is so many things, and if we limit ourselves to what we see in the movies we are really cutting short most of its greatness. As a 5000 year old art, … Continue reading
What did martial arts look like in the time of Marco Polo? Join our six-week seminar course and experience one of China’s most profound ancestor styles. Xing Yi is symbolically named for the interplay of the Five Elements, an ancient … Continue reading
In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn an easy, beautiful and traditional routine based on 5 energies of Tai Chi. This is NOT a TV version: it is a concentrated form that integrates movement, breathing, and intent to create … Continue reading
Five Animals Qigong The Five Animal Frolics is one of the oldest Qigong regimens in the world. Said to be created by the legendary doctor Hua Tuo, over 1500 years ago, this Qigong combines spirit and action to imitate … Continue reading
Qigong practice rests on three basic principles: controlling the body, controlling the qi and controlling the mind. While most Qigongs are simple to learn, these three principles are essential to creating an authentic and ‘real’ practice. Core Principles and Moves … Continue reading
The Academy is happy, once again, to host a seminar on Blossoms in the Spring Qigong, a simple, meditative Qigong practice for healing and rejuvenation. This ancient Taoist Qigong is easy to learn but profound in its effects. It … Continue reading
Bagua Zhang, that unique method of martial and meditative practices, is considered to be one of the last traditional arts of its kind to emerge from China. Incorporating health, exercise and self-defense, exquisitely, Bagua’s round and twisting movements create an … Continue reading
Until the end of April, the Advanced Internal Arts class on Monday night, at 8pm, will be on hiatus. The other advanced Tai Chi and internal arts classes will still meet as usual, so see you there!
Click image above to open (short) movie in new window. Tai Chi Chuan: We offer two entrances for beginners in Tai Chi: ~A two hour seminar on Core Tai Chi movements and energies; and ~A three month class, Tai … Continue reading
The Academy will be taking vacation for a couple weeks in August: We’ll be teaching classes on Thursday, August 2, and then will return for classes on Saturday, August 18. (We will be gone August 3 – August 17.) For … Continue reading
Q: Tell me about the new Kung Fu class that you’ve started. A: It’s nice to be doing this again. We took a hiatus from teaching Kung Fu for a few years and now we’ve started an entirely new class … Continue reading
Beginner Level A student at this level will begin with some basic postural and movement exercises. Next we show you the Big Five Chi Kung Forms. These will open the meridians and prepare the student for just the right feeling … Continue reading
The Power of Softness Beginner Level This is the beginning of your Tai Chi journey. At the Academy we start training you for a lifetime interest in this fascinating study. First you learn the basic postural and movement exercises. You … Continue reading