This course is beginner friendly while also being a great opportunity for seasoned martial artists to learn a Kung-fu style with lineage to add to their knowledge. There are different styles of Kung-fu, and two main branches are Shaolin and Wudang. Wudang Kung-fu styles are focused on health and wellness, much like yoga, while also being respected for their martial arts application.
This course will focus on the Xingyiquan style from the Wudang branch. This style of Kung-fu has forms based on the 5 elements used in acupressure, and forms based on the strengths and attributes of 12 animals. This style's focus is on practicing forms instead of fighting.
We will also focus on a traditional Qigong series passed down with the lineage of the style, which is a great, short daily exercise for joint health, stability, circulation & energy. The benefits of the practice are many. One I have noticed & appreciated is the improvement of memory & concentration.
You can take all 8 classes, or just the 4 Thursdays, or the 4 Saturdays. This course will be offered in at least sections, so you can deepen your practice & work toward learning all 30 forms offered in Xingyiquan.