Applications focused Martial Arts (Bagua Vancouver Surrey)http://www.meetup.com/Applications-focused-Martial-Arts_Bagua_Zhaquan_Vancouver/http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/4/c/1/d/global_16219485.jpeg20100505
This group is about becoming proficient in the martial arts of Bagua Zhang and Cha Quan. We meet and train in the freshness of the outdoors so come prepared. This meetup provides an opportunity for anyone to learn about the ideas and techniques behind these styles of Kung Fu. We explore them through active participation and through conversation.
Please feel free to inquire about more in-depth instruction if you are interested.
What is Kungfu really all about?
One purpose of Kungfu is to connect with the sources of life, energy, and activity that make you who you are - and to nurture and cultivate the same to become stronger, healthier, and to become more well composed as a person.
The other purpose comes from the necessity to defend ourselves (and others) from destructive forces.
How do Baguazhang and/or Cha Quan fit into this?
These martial arts focus on ones sense of composure, perceptual awareness, energy, physical fitness, and on applications for self-defence.
”Solo forms”, postures, traditional skill development, and one-on-one partner work are the means used to progress in these arts.
They are developed for long, mid, and close quarters combat including strikes, locks, throws, redirection of forces, and include many uniquely brilliant self-defence concepts.
The meetups are not a replacement for formal/proper classes and often don't follow a particular format. It's just a chance to get some practice in and to learn some thing about the martial arts of Baguazhang and Cha Quan (Zhaquan).
Detailed coaching and instruction is offered by Sifu John Spak. John has almost 40 years of martial arts experience, has trained extensively with "old generation" masters of these arts from throughout China and Tiawan, and is one of Vancouver's most senior experts in the arts of Bagua Zhang and Cha Quan (Zhaquan.)
Location: Bear Creek Park (88th & King George in Surrey - near the edge of the track)