Liang Zhen Pu Bagua Zhang
Mondays 4 - 7pm and Saturdays 9am - 12pm (Waimea)
Liang style Baguazhang is one of the three major schools of bagua that originated from students of Dong Haichuan, the founder of bagua. This style is notable for its efficient employment of qinna (joint locks), elbow and leg attacks. The North American Tang Shou Tao Association is fortunate to have studied from multiple branches in the Liang school and teaches a uniquely comprehensive curriculum. More about LZP Bagua.
Shen Long Xingyi Quan
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 - 7pm (Waimea)
Shen Long Xingyiquan is a unique style of xingyi. While its five element and 12 animal forms are recognizable when compared to orthodox styles, the Shen Long system is distinguished by its heavy influence from Gao Bagua, emphasis on martial realism and the non-xingyi foundational aspects of its curriculum. More about Shen Long.
All martial arts classes are structured around rigorous warm-up exercises, stance training, forms, and two-person drills.
Prospective students may try their first class for free.
Tuition is $60/month for 1 art or $100/month for both arts; additionally, students must join the North American Tang Shou Tao Association ($100/year membership dues).
Contact us if you'd like to come to class, and we will give you the specific location.
Neigong - Wang Ji Wu's 16 Longevity Exercises
Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:30am (Kohala)
The reputed Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Wang Ji Wu, created this series of exercises in the 1930s to serve as a front line therapy at his busy clinic in Beijing. Distilled from his system of Xingyi Quan, the Longevity Exercises artfully combine physical movement with intention to stretch and “clean” all the joints of the body while balancing the energetic system. The exercises are easy to learn and easy to practice, and can be done seated if standing is not possible.
Neigong classes are free.
Gongfu classes are in Waimea. Neigong classes are in Kohala. Please contact us if you'd like to come to a class, and we will give you the specific locations.
Students must arrive at least 5 minutes before class start time.
Wear comfortable clothes for exercising, and ensure you are appropriately dressed for the day's weather.
Our classes are outside, so dressing in layers and having sun protection is key to success.
Bring your own water.
Don't come to class on a very full or very empty stomach.
Let the instructor know if you have any health concerns.