Interested in learning a martial art for health, wellness, and/or self-defense? The Grant Ching Water Boxing Association (http://waterboxers.com/) (formerly the West LA Water Boxing Meetup group) focuses on Six Harmonies, Eight Methods Water Boxing (Liu He Ba Fa, Liuhebafa, or Lok Hup Ba Fa), which is sometimes referred to as "Hua Yue Tai Chi" because of its fluid and precise movements that are often practiced slowly the way that tai chi is. However, many of water boxing's principles are unique and cannot be found in any other arts, including tai chi. Water boxing focuses on biomechanics and leverage, which help to move chi around the body, making the art great for overall health and wellness. In addition, through correct body structure and use of the joints, great martial power can be developed and applied in combat. Instructor Grant Ching is one of the only water boxing teachers in the United States. He primarily teaches Zhu Ji (“Discovering the Foundations”), the original form of water boxing. This form emphasizes technically precise movement. There is a saying that "Focus on and refinement of Zhu Ji will bring great skills in other areas, whereas training in other areas will bring great understanding to Zhu Ji.”
Water Boxing or Liu He Ba Fa (sometimes referred to as "Hua Yue Tai Chi" although many of the principles of Liu He Ba Fa differ from those of tai chi) helps to move chi around the body, making it great for overall health and wellness. In addition, through correct body structure and use of the joints, great martial power can be developed and applied in combat. Instructor Grant Ching will be leading a 1.5-hour class, focusing primarily on Zhu Ji, the main form of the style, but also doing some "warm-up" type exercises, stretches, and drills. There's normally ample street parking, but be sure to read the parking signs and feed the meter if required. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (flat-soled is best in order to learn to root). First lesson is free. NOTE: Please check the comments/questions section below on Friday afternoon/evening in case the class is cancelled due to weather, etc.