Category Archives: Seminars

New Classes & Seminars

Click HERE, or the image above, for more Upcoming ~Core Tai Chi For Health (Free!) Occasional Sundays, for dates and registration ~Heart of Qigong Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30, for more, and to register ~Four Corners of the Circle: The Core … Continue reading

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Workshop Report: The Fine Art of Choking

A demonstration and workshop on the fine art of choking was a change in schedule for the Saturday morning Kung Fu class last week. Black sash instructor, Mike Gruber—highly knowledgeable about Kung Fu, and an expert Judo player—opened the class, … Continue reading

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Kung Fu for Adults: Not Your Child’s Workshop

Traditional Kung Fu, Authentic Kung Fu, REAL Kung Fu…no matter what you call it, it is so much more than the stuff of movies. Not that flying brigands and pursuing heroes are not fun to watch. But Kung Fu is … Continue reading

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The Circle’s Four Corners: 4 Wk Class in BaguaZhang

Bagua Zhang, one of the last traditional Chinese martial arts, is almost always spoken of using superlatives; it is a ‘genius’ art, the ‘best’ for health, the ‘last word’ in martial usage. Why is this? Developed in the 18th century, … Continue reading

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Core of Kung Fu Class Starting in June

Good news! Our 6 week class on Kung Fu training starts Monday, June 6. Incorporating the famous Linking Fist First Form created by Master Adam Hsu, this class is the perfect way to start or deepen your Kung Fu training. … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Core Movements

This is the PDF booklet to accompany our seminar, A Taste of Tai Chi: Core Moves and Energies. If you are interested in upcoming dates for this class, click HERE. If you would like to see the whole menu of … Continue reading

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The Heart of Qigong: Ongoing Class

We are once again offering our ongoing course in the fundamentals of Qigong. This survey style course will offer diverse Qigong principles and methods. For instance, one routine will give you the feeling of practicing Tai Chi (or enhance the … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Linking Fist Form: 6 Week Class

If you have always wondered what authentic Kung Fu feels like, this is a great place to find out.  This workshop, will teach you a Kung Fu Linked Form designed by one of the world’s top teachers, Adam Hsu. An … Continue reading

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Martial Qigong Seminar: The Internal Supports the External

Qigong. Long before most people had heard the name, martial artists incorporated it into their training. This unique seminar introduces Qigong routines gathered from diverse martial arts styles. Surprisingly simple and direct, these exercises can be practiced by anyone, from … Continue reading

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2016 New Classes and Seminars

We offer authentic, traditional training and experiences in the treasure that is Chinese martial arts and energetics. The Academy is Santa Cruz’s oldest Chinese martial arts school. For more than 25 years we have built a community of students and … Continue reading

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Essential Core of Tai Chi Chuan: FREE Seminar

What is the flavor of Tai Chi? What makes it so special? Why do we say a person “plays” Tai Chi? Why is it so important to understand that Tai Chi is NOT an exercise? Without losing an ounce of … Continue reading

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Martial Arts and Feng Shui

Traditional kung fu schools are not known for being pretty. Most martial artists can report a long history of working out night after night in basements, garages, parking lots, and warehouses. I taught my first Tai Chi class 30 years … Continue reading

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Feng Shui for Health

Classical Feng Shui confirms the view that humans are intimately connected to the natural environment. The same energies that animate the world around us also move through our own bodies and contribute directly to our health and vitality. This seminar … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Kung Fu: 6 Week Class

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

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Qigong Basics and Practice: 6 Week Class

Qigong (Chi Kung) is a contemporary name for “Internal Work, ” which comprises a catalogue of Chinese health exercises and routines that date back hundreds of years. There are a number of ‘qigongs’—over 1000 of them!—some for very specific health … Continue reading

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