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WUDANG SWORDSMEN ACADEMY EVENT & WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

2019 AUTUMN TOUR

2019-2020 WINTER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

FROM THE WSA 2019 SUMMER SWORD RETREAT THIS PAST AUGUST
  • 21-22 SEPTEMBER 2019 IN NEW YORK CITY, NY (USA)
  • 25-26 SEPTEMBER 2019 IN CHESTERTOWN, MD (USA)
  • 28-29 SEPTEMBER 2019 IN TBA (USA)
  • 04-05 OCTOBER 2019 IN ATLANTA, GA (USA)
  • 09-10 OCTOBER 2019 IN DENVER, CO (USA)
  • 12-13 OCTOBER 2019 IN GRAND JUNCTION, CO (USA)
  • 19-20 OCTOBER 2019 IN GUADALAJARA, JAL (MÉX)
  • 26-27 OCTOBER 2019 IN PUERTO VALLARTA, JAL (MÉX)
  • NOVEMBER - MARCH IN RIVIERA NAYARIT (MÉX)
  • SPRING TOUR 2020 BEGINS IN APRIL!

TOUR BEGINS IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2019 THIS AUTUMN!

Swordsman Xia is back on the road. This time visiting 9 cities before returning to winter programs in the Riviera Nayarit, of tropical México. These workshops are all exciting opportunities to grow on past material, and most cities will have introductory level programming as well for new attendees.

Additional time is available (some locations this is before and/or after) for private training with Xia at the standard tour prices. This training is viewed as a personal donation that goes toward the numerous travel expenses Xia encounters, to make these tours possible. Please message info@wudangswordsmen.com with your location & availability prior to placing your order, once familiar with the pricing in the online shop.

PRIMORDIAL SWORDS ARE MADE AVAILABLE AT REGISTRATION FOR EVENT PICK UP WITH NO SHIPPING FEES.

WSA 2019 AUTUMN TOUR WORKSHOP DETAILS

MANHATTAN, NYC // SATURDAY 2019/09/21

WUDANG SWORD WORKSHOP SERIES W/ WUSU

SAT 2019-09-21 4:00-8:00 PM // A CLOSED EVENT FOR STUDENTS OF WUSU. PLEASE CONTACT WUDANG NYC FOR INFORMATION OR TO JOIN US.

WudangNYC@gmail.com

CHINATOWN, NYC // SUNDAY 2019/09/22

WUDANG NYC SEASONAL WORKSHOP

SUN 2019-09-22 @ 1:00-4:30 PM // Seward Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Join New York City & Wudang NYC in welcoming Swordsman Xia, as he returns to teach from 1PM to 4:30PM in Seward Park, Chinatown, Manhattan on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019. Xia will be providing new material for the Wudang NYC study group moving into the autumn & winter months, and offer any additional material for those that are interested in cultivate Wudang & Daoist swordsmanship skills.

These workshops focus on:

  • Foundational Daoist Daily Wellness Exercises
  • Sword Drills, Application, Pre-arranged Sparring
  • Martial Tactics and Combat Theory
  • 5 Stratagems Taiji Fencing Method
  • Open Taiji Fencing Practice Time
  • Q&A, w/ Open Discussion

1st Time Attendees: $65

Wudang NYC Members & Past Attendees: $50

**Wooden sword required for all partner & fencing exercises. These are available for order for purchase online in advance. Wooden swords are available for use at the event for no charge.

email questions & group discount inquiries to WudangNYC@gmail.com

CHESTERTOWN, MD // WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY 2019/09/25-26

LIFE NOURISHING QIGONG SEMINAR

2019/09/22-23 WED + THU @ 9:30-3:30 PM // Eastern Shore Tang Soo Do, Chestertown, Maryland, USA

Wudang Daoist Xia Chongyi will be returning to Chestertown's Eastern Shore Tang Soo Do to offer a review and follow-up qigong workshop series. The first day will focus on the foundational qigong and wellness practices. The second day will review this material, then offer coordination reeling silk qigong practices with a strong foundation in traditional Taoist tai chi body mechanics. Successful completion of this two-day course will provide the attendees with a one to two hour-long complete daily wellness & moving meditation practice. This is an excellent program for anyone looking to begin a qigong or tai chi journey. Those with previous experience in these arts will find this an an inspiring and in-depth study of where the benefits of tai chi and qigong are clearly rooted.

Wednesday will Cover:

  • Daoist Self-Massage Methods
  • Daoist 9 Palace Joint Wellness Exercises
  • Wudang Creation of the Universe Tai Chi Qiqong Sequence

Thursday will continue with:

  • Review Wednesday Material
  • 4-Directional Walking Meditation Method
  • Waving Hands Tai Chi Qigong Practice (Level 1)

Register by September 10th: $50/Day or $90 for Full Event

Register after September 10th: $60/Day or $100 for Full Event

**Those that attended last season's Life Nourishing Qi Gong Workshop or that attended the 2019 Spring Appalachian Taiji Retreat are welcome to register only for the second day if they are unavailable for both days. Otherwise, single day registration is reserved to Wednesday only.

email questions & group discount inquiries to Info@WudangSwordsmen.com

CHESTERTOWN, MD // WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY 2019/09/25-26

WUDANG SWORD & FENCING METHODS

2019/09/22-23 WED + THU @ 5:30-7:30 PM // North Shore Tang Soo Do, Chestertown, Maryland, USA

Wudang Daoist Swordsman Xia Chongyi is back with another two night workshop at North Shore Tang Soo Do! And once again, he will be offering methods of swordsmanship and fencing skills. This time, we will focus on 2 different sides to swordsmanship: technique development & fencing. Wednesday evening, Xia will provide a sequence of line drills and partner exercises for those looking to study the skill of the sword. Thursday evening, we will then focus on fencing and combat methods.

Wednesday Curriculum:

  • Basic Warmups
  • Primary Sword Drills for Body Mechanics
  • Unique Wudang Sword Drill from the Form
  • Partner Application Exercises for the Drills
  • Form Demonstration, w/ Q&A

Thursday Curriculum:

  • Basic Warmups
  • Review of Primary Drills
  • 5 Stratagems Taiji Fencing Method
  • Open Fencing w/ Xia
  • Special Demonstration, w/ Q&A

Register by September 10th: $25/Day or $50 for Full Event

Register after September 10th: $35/Day or $65 for Full Event

**Those that attended last season's Taiji Fencing Workshop or that attended the 2019 Summer Sword Retreat are welcome to register only for the second day if they are unavailable for both days. Otherwise, single day registration is reserved to Wednesday only.

TBA // SATURDAY-SUNDAY 2019/09/28-29

DETAILS COMING SOON

Details coming soon...

ATLANTA, GA // FRIDAY-SUNDAY 2019/10/03-06

WUDANG ATL AUTUMN WORKSHOP SERIES

2019/10/03-05 FRI - SUN // KAIKUDO MARTIAL ARTS, DUNWOODY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA

Xia will be offering a variety of short workshop this season, for those with unique goals, or for people involved in specific aspects of the Wudang arts practices. The following series will make basics accessible to new attendees, while the more advanced material will be reserved for returning students from past events.

Friday Schedule:

WUDANG SWORD DRILLS & LIANGYI FORM (6:00 - 8:30 PM)

Geared mainly towards review for those that have already begun their training in Liangyi Jian with Swordsman Xia, this workshop will provide group review of each section for those that have learned it, individual clean ups and corrections, partner application, technique extraction for drilling, & offering new techniques for those that are new to the form or remember it only partway.

$45

Saturday Schedule:

Wudang Sword Foundational Drills, Application, & Fencing Methods (1:00 - 4:00 PM)

For new comers and those that would like to add more depth to their training, Xia will be returning to review/introduce a few of the core foundational drills, along with some new sequence and exercises to expand on previous workshops. This will be half-review and half-new material, so everyone should feel encouraged to join us and take home something new! This workshop will go over basic body warm ups, drills for joint wellness, and include a mix of drills, combinations, footwork, application training, & fencing.

$45

Taiji Fencing Atlanta Community Event (6:00 - 8:00 PM)

Come out as we bring the community together for some community taiji fencing! Xia will run through a few drills with the group, then allow everyone time to free-fence before having a few showcase matches, and some extra surprises. To join us for this event, you must have attended a previous Taiji Fencing or Wudang Swordsmanship workshop with Xia, or be a member of one of the Atlanta Taiji Fencing Clubs (Laughing Dragon, Wudang ATL, Kaikudo, are all currently recognized). You may also opt to attend the 12:30 Wudang Sword Workshop to provide you with the foundational material if this is your first day Taiji Fencing with the community. Xia will also offer time for open fencing with attendees. This is a site not to be missed!

$30

PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL OF SATURDAY BY OCT 1ST // $70

Sunday Schedule:

Bagua Zhang – Foundational Body Mechanics (10:00 - 1:00 PM)

Join us for an in-depth and definitive look at how foundational Bagua Zhang functions (bio-mechanically), how the core structures function inside the art, and how to begin one's cultivation and training. This event will cover basic walking methods for linear and circular training. Included will be a few select hand techniques for linking and application training. This workshop will feature a mixture of Wudang and Yin principles, focused on universal theory and training methods to benefit new comers and practitioners of all styles.

$50

Bagua Sword Skill & 8 Trigram Yin Postures (2:30 - 5:30 PM)

If you are experienced in Bagua Zhang, or attended our 10:00AM-1:00PM Bagua workshop, you are invited to take a look into some of the foundational skills of Bagua Sword. We will learn an alternate stepping method specifically based on Wudang Daoist Star Stepping, as well as the 8 Trigram Yin Posture Form Set. Those that learn the Yin sequence at this event will be invited back in the Spring to follow up with the Yang Posture Form Set.

$50

PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL OF SUNDAY BY OCT 1ST // $90

PRE-REGISTER FOR THE FULL EVENT (FRI, SAT & SUN) BY OCT 1ST // $180

**All fencing & application portions of class require wooden or padded swords. No steel-on-steel contact at the event. Wooden & padded weapons will be provided at no charge for use at the event. Premium quality wooden swords are available at our online store and can be shipped ($15/sword) or presented the day of the event for no extra fees.

DENVER, CO // WED & THU 2019/10/09-10

WUDANG SWORD & TAIJI SESSIONS IN DENVER

Xia will be visiting various schools in the Denver, Colorado community to continue working with groups dedicated to the Wudang Swordsmanship Skills & Taiji Fencing methods. If you would like to join one of these groups, or have Xia visit your school when he is in the area, please contact WudangDEN@gmail.com

Public Events in Denver this Autumn:

WUDANG SWORD FOUNDATIONS & TAIJI FENCING

Wednesday, Oct 9th // 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM // Cheesman Park, Denver

New comers and experienced practitioners are invited to join Xia for a public workshop in Cheesman Park, where Xia will go over a selection of body mechanic developmental sword drills along with stationary & moving footwork for each. All of the exercises will include basic combat application and partner drills for understanding the technique theory as well. These core exercises & techniques are the building blocks to all Chinese Straight Sword (jian) body mechanics, no matter the style. Once the basics are covered, Xia will introduce the Wudang 5 Stratagems Fencing Method. This will be your cornerstone in deciphering any sword form you learn (past or future), and the method one uses to truly enlighten themselves to sword combat as its own art form. This event will be followed by an optional group meal.

$55 ($45 for Wudang DEN Members)

TAI CHI & THE INTERNAL UNIVERSE

Thursday, Oct 10th // 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM // Cheesman Park, Denver

Xia has dedicated his life to bringing the Daoist Longevity Arts to the west. In this workshop, he will present one of his most defining and awe-inspiring revelations regarding the internal universe–the microcosm–and how it relates to Tai Chi, Qigong, & the Internal Martial Arts. This workshop will provide all attendees with enough material for a 1-HOUR practice session to be repeated daily. The material will cover all of the pieces one needs to begin their journey into authentic Wudang Daoist Taijiquan (Tai Chi), and will be a great asset to anyone looking to peer deeper into their form, body mechanics, and internal structure. Teachers must message WudangDEN@gmail.com if interested in joining us, or if you would like to bring a group.

$75 ($65 for Wudang DEN Members)

PRE-REGISTER BY OCT 1ST FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS // $110

REGISTER AFTER OCT 1ST FOR BOTH DAYS // $130

**No drop-ins are permitted at these events

GRAND JUNCTION, CO // SATURDAY 2019/10/12

WUDANG 8 TRIGRAM BAGUA SWORD (YIN & YANG SETS)

Join Nine Province Kung Fu & Wudang Daoist Swordsman Xia Chongyi for a weekend of cultivation, refinement, and study. Renown for his in-depth presentations on the fundamental principles of body mechanics and the internal martial arts, Xia will be presenting some of the most exciting material yet this autumn in Grand Junction, Colorado! This season, the sword workshops will focus specifically on Bagua Sword & using it in applied fencing.

WUDANG BAGUA SWORD (PART 1) YIN POSTURE SET

Saturday, Oct 12th // 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM // Nine Province Kung Fu, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

The Bagua Jian sword methods are a complicated and convoluted art, layered with variations, versions, and correlations. But presented here, Xia will offer the COMPLETE Yin Sequence for the 8 Animal Postures of Bagua Sword. Last season, Xia taught these same postures separately. Here, we will link them together with an opening and closing sequence. This is a great review for those that took this course last time, before moving into the second (YANG) sequence. This course will also work on applications for applying these animals, as well as partner fencing to develop authentic skill and awareness of opportunity.

$45

WUDANG BAGUA SWORD (PART 2) YANG POSTURE SET

Saturday, Oct 12th // 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM // Nine Province Kung Fu, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

Those that still remember the material from last springs 8 Trigram Sword Part 1 workshop, or that grasp the morning sessions material, you are invited to join us for the afternoon session where we will go over the 9 Yang Postures Sequence, along with its opening and closing (time permitting). Once you have these two sequences, you will be able to apply the empty hand footwork to assist in combining postures and work various cutting series practices. We will introduce some of this material, if time permits.

$45

PRE-REGISTER FOR BOTH EVENTS ON SATURDAY BY OCT 1ST // $80

PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL DAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY BY OCT 1ST // $120

GRAND JUNCTION, CO // SUNDAY 2019/10/13

DAOIST LIFE NOURISHING TAI CHI

Saturday, Oct 12th // 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM // Nine Province Kung Fu, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

We are having a very special event on Sunday, as Xia introduces a new perspective on Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and how to specifically cultivate numerous health benefits through specific movements and techniques. This approach will provide students with a 1-hour personal practice regiment by the end of the workshop. Material in this workshop will be accessible for people of all ages and limitation, and will not cover the martial components of traditional taijiquan. That being said, everything in this course are the cornerstones to authentic taiji skill and martial ability.

Covered in this 4-hours program (1 hour lunch break):

  • Self-Massage for before and after practice
  • 9 Palace Joint Wellness Exercises
  • 10 Posture Creation of the Universe Qigong Series
  • Tai Chi Meditation Walking, Level 1
  • Cloud Hands, Level 1
  • Taijiquan demonstration by Xia
  • Open Q&A

PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP BY OCT 1ST // $60

REGISTRATION AFTER OCT 1ST // $70

ATTEND ONLY THE MORNING-HALF // $45

**Successful completion of this workshop qualifies attendees for Level 1 Certification in the Life Nourishing Tai Chi System. Ask Xia at the end of the event about how to get certified and continue your training in person & online.

GUADALAJARA, JALISCO, MX // SÁBADO 2019/10/19

WUDANG SWORD / ESPADA DE WUDANG

SÁBADO, 19 DE OCTUBRE, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM // DEBAJO DE LOS JARDINES JAPONESES, BOSQUE LOS COLOMOS, GUADALAJARA, JALISCO, MÉXICO

Wudang Daoist Swordsman Xia Chongyi returns to Guadalajara for an exciting sword workshop in English & Spanish (translator). This two-part seminar will provide attendees with both the correct body mechanics for realistic sword training & an understanding of authentic sword combat. Xia is world renown for his fencing skill, and is a published author on Tai Chi sword combat theory. Here you will gain the necessary tools to cultivate your first year of practice.

The morning session will focus on sword technique and body mechanics. The afternoon session will be dedicated to fencing and combat theory. You may attend the morning and not the afternoon if you do not wish to fence. The morning session is a requirement for those planning on attending the afternoon event.

Morning Session Schedule (10 AM - 12:30 PM):

  • Daoist Daily Wellness Exercises
  • Joint Range-of-Movement Techniques
  • Sword Specific Warmups
  • Basic Drill for Body Mechanics
  • Stancework and Stepping Exercises
  • Linking & Connecting Techniques
  • Sword Performance by Xia
  • Q&A on Wudang Swordsmanship

LUNCH BREAK (12:30 PM - 2:30 PM)

Afternoon Session Schedule (2:30 PM - 5:30 PM):

  • Review Morning Material
  • Learn the 5 Stratagems Method of Taiji Fencing
  • Expand on this with more fencing exercises
  • Fencing with Xia
  • Sword Performance by Xia
  • Q&A on Taiji Fencing

Full Saturday Registration // 750$ MXN

Morning Session Only // 500$ MXN

Saturday & Sunday Registration // 1200$ MXN

Basic Wooden Taiji Sword // 500$ MXN

**Due to international currencies, please use the Wudang Swordsmen Academy PayPal to cover any online registration. Include your name, which event(s) you are registering for, and any sword purchases. Cash is accepted on location at the day of the event.

GUADALAJARA, JAL // DOMINGO 2019-10-20

LIFE NOURISHING TAI CHI, BEGINNER WORKSHOP

DOMINGO, 20 DE OCTUBRE, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM // DEBAJO DE LOS JARDINES JAPONESES, BOSQUE LOS COLOMOS, GUADALAJARA, JALISCO, MÉXICO

If you have ever studied Tai Chi or were curious, this is an opportunity you should not miss! Wudang Daoist Xia Chongyi is known internationally for his swordsmanship and tai chi skills. He has a proven track record both in Mixed Martial Arts and in providing healing tools to those with joint pain, movement/coordination issues, longterm injuries, & life obstacles. In this one day course, Xia will go over the quintessential material one should practice when training for their first year of Tai Chi. Those that have trained Tai Chi previously will find this course enlightening and inspiring once you see Xia's unique approach not taught in the west. Xia will explain why different movements provide their unique benefits, and make everything clear and approachable.

The morning session will focus on stationary Qigong and overall wellness exercises. The afternoon session will focus on coordinating, walking, balance, and the primary tai chi techniques. Those that have completed this course previously before will be qualified for Level 1 Student Certification after completing it the second time. Xia will return in November to provide Level 2 training to those that have refined this course material.

Morning Session Schedule:

  • Daoist Self Massage
  • 9 Palace Joint Nourishing Exercises
  • Tension Reduction Technique Series
  • 10 Posture "Creation of the Universe" Qigong Sequence

(Lunch Break)

Afternoon Session Schedule:

  • Review of Morning Material
  • 5 Direction Tai Chi Meditation Walk (Level 1)
  • Waving Hands Like Clouds Method (Level 1)
  • Review of entire practice sequence
  • Taijiquan demonstration by Xia
  • Q&A on Tai Chi and/or Daoism

Full Sunday Registration // 750$ MXN

Morning Session Only // 500$ MXN

Saturday & Sunday Registration // 1200$ MXN

**Due to international currencies, please use the Wudang Swordsmen Academy PayPal to cover any online registration. Include your name, which event(s) you are registering for, and any sword purchases. Cash is accepted on location at the day of the event.

PUERTO VALLARTA, JAL // SATURDAY 2019-10-26

LIFE NOURISHING TAI CHI, BEGINNER WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, 26 OF OCTOBER, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM // Estadio Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras, 5 de Diciembre, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México

If you have ever studied Tai Chi or were curious, this is an opportunity you should not miss! Wudang Daoist Xia Chongyi is known internationally for his swordsmanship and tai chi skills. He has a proven track record both in Mixed Martial Arts and in providing healing tools to those with joint pain, movement/coordination issues, longterm injuries, & life obstacles. In this one day course, Xia will go over the quintessential material one should practice when training for their first year of Tai Chi. Those that have trained Tai Chi previously will find this course enlightening and inspiring once you see Xia's unique approach not taught in the west. Xia will explain why different movements provide their unique benefits, and make everything clear and approachable.

The morning session will focus on stationary Qigong and overall wellness exercises. The afternoon session will focus on coordinating, walking, balance, and the primary tai chi techniques. Those that have completed this course previously before will be qualified for Level 1 Student Certification after completing it the second time. Xia will return in November to provide Level 2 training to those that have refined this course material.

Morning Session Schedule:

  • Daoist Self Massage
  • 9 Palace Joint Nourishing Exercises
  • Tension Reduction Technique Series
  • 10 Posture "Creation of the Universe" Qigong Sequence

(Lunch Break)

Afternoon Session Schedule:

  • Review of Morning Material
  • 5 Direction Tai Chi Meditation Walk (Level 1)
  • Waving Hands Like Clouds Method (Level 1)
  • Review of entire practice sequence
  • Taijiquan demonstration by Xia
  • Q&A on Tai Chi and/or Daoism

Full Sunday Registration // $60 USD

Morning Session Only // $40 USD

**No Drop-ins are permitted at this event. You must register online OR send an email to TaiChiVallarta@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

RIVIERA NAYARIT, MÉXICO

WINTER SEASION, NOV 2019 - MAR 2020

WUDANG ARTS GETAWYS IN TROPICAL MEXICO

Get away from the cold of winter and resurrect your summer spirit with an amazing getaway trip to tropical Nayarit Mexico, just an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Here, you will have class twice a day with WSA founder Xia Chongyi, focusing on your individual training goals. Spend 1 week at a time, or dedicate in upwards of a full season to your progress. Xia offers discount prices including training & lodging starting as low as $40 per day!

Email us your dates and interests for more details:

HOST AN EVENT, WORKSHOP, OR SEMINAR

BRING SWORDSMAN XIA TO YOUR SCHOOL FOR AN EVENT

SPRING & AUTUMN SWORD TOURS

WITH WUDANG DAOIST SWORDSMAN XIA CHONGYI

Working with each group, Xia offers schools the unique opportunity to bring Wudang Sword, Taijiquan, Gongfu, & Qigong into their classroom for half-day, single day, or full weekend events. Traveling on tour twice a year, Xia visits his networked schools and study groups whenever possible.

We welcome schools to message WSA directly and let us know what material they are interested in hosting. It isn't just about the instructor's interest though. The material should be of interest to the students as well. With 8 pre-registrations, Xia will travel to your facility to teach a workshop or visit an event as it fits into the tour schedule. Be it sword, fencing, or the longevity arts, Xia is happy to work with new groups and returning students, alike.

Everyone showing their support at the 2018 WSA Summer Sword Retreat, hosted by Swordsman Xia Chongyi

To begin discussions on having an event, simply email WSA at info@wudangswordsmen.com, with the following information:

  • City, state, country of the event
  • Dates available for the event
  • Minimum attendance from your school @ $40-50/half-half day, $75-90/full-day
  • Material or topic of interest for the event

The minimum requirements to hold an event include:

  • A location provided by the host
  • Minimum of 5 enrollments before public announcement date
  • Teacher/Host split is 60/40 if host covers food & lodging. Split is 70/30 otherwise.
  • Pricing can be adjusted to reflect the host's needs and offer in-house student specials.
Summer Sword Retreat 2018, walking to evening class as a family
Evening Qigong at the 2018 WSA Summer Sword Retreat

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