The 9th Annual Fall Martial Arts Retreat
Saturday October 26th 2019
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. It’s 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 mater 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 Striking With A Heavy Hand
Relaxed Striking Powerw/ Sifu Greg Magwood
Over generations the Northern Kung Fu Systems of China have developed the ability to strike with “heavy hands”. The ability to relax in a striking situation and allow the body to work like a whip creates a significant increase in striking speed. Speed equals impact potential.
This seminar will teach techniques for developing fast and heavy hands for self defence situations.
3:00 to 5:00pm Ba Gua Zhang Rou Shou
(Sticky Hands,Rolling Hands)
w/ Sifu Jill Heath and Sifu Adriaan Blaauw
Fixed patterns from this internal martial practice arts teach the practitioner to maintain alignment and structure while engaged with a partner. As the practice starts to break from a fixed pattern they simulate combat at close range, training sensitivity, stickiness and counters to the movements of an opponent.
Cost: $35 one seminar, $60 for two, $80 for all three
to pre register contact, Greg Magwood
Home Style Japanese Dinner
After Class dinner options. Sunny Side Up Restaurant across the road from the Arts Center Hastings Building will be offering home style Japanese meals. This has become as much a part of the reatreat as the classes for many participants. Excellent quality authentic food and good company. This time the menu options are Japanese Sweet and Sour chicken or Katsu Curry Chicken (please ask for vegetarian options and they will help you out). All meals include tea, soup, edamame, spring rolls and entree. 15.99. It is a small restaurant and Liz cooks all the meals so we ask if you can please call in your order ahead of time. there will be a 5:30 and 5:45 option for seating. Phone # is 613-473-0765. Please let them know you are with the Martial Arts Retreat.
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