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Wudang Sword & Taiji Fencing Seminar SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2019 IN BROOMFIELD, COLORADO

HOSTED BY 8 HANDS MARTIAL ARTS IN BROOMFIELD, COLORADO

SWORDSMAN XIA TEACHING TAIJI FENCING IN ATLANTA (2016)

2 WORKSHOPS ON 1 DAY

MORNING (10-1:30) WUDANG SWORD • AFTERNOON (3-6:30) TAIJI FENCING

$50 / SESSION (OR) $85 / FULL DAY

WUDANG SWORDSMAN XIA CHONGYI OFFERS BIANNUAL SWORD, MARTIAL ARTS, & QIGONG WORKSHOPS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES & MEXICO.

WUDANG SWORD FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING

10AM - 1:30PM AT 8 HANDS MARTIAL ARTS

The Wudang sword is one of the world's most famous sword arts. Adored in movies such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon & in an endless numbers Kung Fu films, this art is immortalized throughout Chinese & western culture. Dedicating his life to the Wudang arts and following his master to China, Xia was inducted into the Wudang Dragon Gate Daoist Sect and has since spent his time teaching and sharing the Daoist martial and life arts, here in the west.

Offered in the morning session of this two part workshop, Xia will provide the basics training practices used to both cultivate sword skill, and prepare the body for a consistent sword practice. This 3 & a half hour workshop will focus on the body mechanics, sword principles, and partner drills to have a complete and balanced sword practice.

Besides having a root in the traditional Daoist swordsmanship skills, this workshop is ideal for anyone that practices any straight sword or western sword style. With a focus on biomechanics and the physics behind the sword, this workshop will enhance any swordsman's practice with both skills and strategies.

Material included:

  • Warmups and Joint Nourishing Exercises
  • Brief Introduction to the 剑 Jian, or straight sword.
  • Seven Star Foundational Sword Skill Drilling Method (16 Exercises in total)
  • Partner Exercises and Application concepts/visualizations.
  • Open Q&A and discussion on Wudang, the Internal Arts, Daoism, & Daoist Swordsmanship
  • Demonstrations by Xia

Swordsman Xia performs at the 2019 Zhang San Feng Festival in Denver, Colorado

Xia teaching Taiji Fencing in Chinatown, Manhattan (2018)

TAIJI FENCING & SWORD COMBAT PRINCIPLES

3PM - 6:30PM AT 8 HANDS MARTIAL ARTS

In every style of Taiji–and in most Kung Fu styles–the Sword is considered the highest art. But welding a sword successfully in combat is a completely different set of principles and strategies than when discussing traditional hand-to-hand fighting. But utilizing the practice and sport of TAIJI FENCING, Swordsman Xia will begin to introduce everyone to many of the foundational principles of sword combat, and a way to train your techniques from your forms and drills, and cultivate them into actual combat ability. This light-contact pressure-testing method of fencing (or sword sparring) is designed to teach control, reflexes, application awareness, and character.

In this workshop, Xia will introduce some of the basic partner drills and skills from his book TAIJI FENCING PRINCIPLES, VOL. 1, along with some additional exercises for improving your fencing ability. The goal of Taiji Fencing is to not get cut by the opponent, and this workshop will provide enough concepts and fencing strategies to make sure everyone walks away capable and aware of basic sword engagement principles.

Included in this 3.5 hour session:

  • Quick warm up review
  • A brief introduction to Taiji Fencing as training method
  • A multitude of fencing drills and strategies to practice with one another
  • A clear idea of Taiji Fencing as a sport
  • A few demonstration matches & fencing with Xia
  • Q&A about Taiji Fencing, Wudang Swordsmanship, Daoism, & the material covered

A brief introduction to Taiji Fencing

Join us for the 2019 Wudang Sword Tour in Broomfield, Colorado!

Additional Colorado Events:

Colorado Springs (4/6)Aurora (4/13-14)Grand Junction (4/20)

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