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Pu Dao Kung-Fu

  • 6 days ago · 12:00 PM

$5 for first class, then 
$15 per class or $50 per month 

Pu Dao Kung-Fu (Pudaoquan) is a martial art of self-cultivation that is also available for self-defense. "Pu" means "simple, plain." "Dao" means a "path" or a "way." "Quan" means "fist" or "boxing."

Success in everyday life and in conflict depends upon the whole person--body, mind and spirit--being fully present and integrated in the moment. Therefore, meditation is at the very center of our practice. You become acquainted with your essential self and what remains is the unencumbered spirit, spontaneously in the moment, fully awake to life. This is the core of our practice. 

We begin with meditation, to quiet and unify the mind and integrate it with the body. Our base art is Xingyiquan (Hsing-I Ch'uan), a martial art of great simplicity, but profound internal development and aerobic benefit. All movement comes from the earth, beginning in the feet, generating in the body, and manifesting in the extremities with nimble and speedy footwork. Xingyiquan is a conceptual martial art, teaching body movement rather than specific techniques for particular situations. The emphasis is on cultivating and directing qi.

The movements we practice are plain and directly to the point. Simple, logical movements--repeatedly practiced until they become autonomic--are far more effective than a myriad of fanciful techniques. This is the hallmark of the internal Chinese martial arts, and the rationale of Pudaoquan. 

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