8th Annual Spring Martial Arts Retreat - Madoc ON

  • 11 May 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Madoc ON Canada

8th Annual Spring Martial Arts Retreat

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Arts Centre Hastings Building

230 Durham St. S. Madoc, ON

The Spring Martial Arts Retreat is in its 8th year. This season we once again have an excellent selection of teachers and topics. This year we are joined by Ian Sinclair. Ian has a great reputation for his deep understanding and practical application of Tai Chi Chuan. I am looking forward to having him participating in this year’s Spring Retreat.

10am to 12pm - Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

Powering up your Martial Arts - w/ Sifu Robert Walther

12:30 to 2:30pm - Bio-Mechanics of Striking

Efficient Movement to Maximize Striking Power - w/ Sifu Greg Magwood

3 to 5pm - Method vs. Technique

Using Tai Chi Tui Shou (Pushing Hands) to improve fighting applications - w/ Ian Sinclair

$35 one class

$60 for two

$80 for all three

To register please contact Greg Magwood via email, magwoodma at yahoo.ca, phone or text, 613-849-0170.

10am to 12pm - Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

Powering up your Martial Arts - w/ Sifu Robert Walther

Chi Kung is the root of internal martial arts. Its held positions and slow-moving poses help to increase body awareness and encourage the flow of energy in its practitioners. It helps increase flexibility, strength and balance, and promotes deep relaxed breathing. Chi Kung is connected deeply with the practice and methods of traditional Chinese medicine. No matter your personal fitness level Chi Kung will help you to maximize your health, physically and mentally.

Combative Chi is used to describe the power that can be generated when the mind and body are totally unified.

12:30 to 2:30pm - Bio-Mechanics of Striking

Efficient Movement to Maximize Striking Power - w/ Sifu Greg Magwood

Studying Bio-Mechanics is a gateway to self correction of your Martial Arts techniques. Bio-Mechanics is the science of the forces produced by, or that act upon, the human body. Martial Arts techniques are skills where the objective is to create as much force as possible. Efficiency in technique is paramount. Wasted energy creates fatigue and lowers your potential. The principles of balance, joint forces, sequence, momentum, speed, time, and direction define what is anatomically and mechanically possible and what is efficient.

3 to 5pm - Method vs. Technique

Using Tai Chi Tuishou (Pushing Hands) to improve fighting applications - w/ Ian Sinclair

Softness is a much better way to control the opponent than brute force but practicing softness feels so risky that few students are able to master it. Tuishou (Push Hands) teaches us to break down the eight qualities needed to control the opponent with minimal force. These produce the method by which we control the opponent while maintaining our own balance and agility. In a fight, using too much force can expose us to risk.

"The Sparrow's Tail" or "Lazy Tying" is the foundation of Tai Chi as a martial art. In this seminar, Ian Sinclair will teach Tuishou (Push Hands) and martial applications as a way of understanding these essential tools that you can apply, not only in solo practice, but in any martial application from any style.

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