Art in a Time of Chaos: Treasures from Six Dynasties China, 3rd – 6th Centuries

Honolulu Museum of Art

with  Bruno Ballestrero and Linda Awana

Sunday, June 19 – Father’s Day!

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11:30 am & 12:30 pm: Self-Defense techniques for all, even the youngest children by Linda Awanafounder of The Inner Roar and a black belt in Kajukenbo (Chinese Kempo).

12 & 1 pm: Kung Fu demonstration, participation and talk about how to avoid fighting by Bruno Ballestrero, Director of San Bao Center and instructor of Shaolin Kung Fu

 

Here’s a fun Father’s Day idea! Introduce the kids and yourself to some ancient Chinese art with some engaging activities by two of Still & Moving Center’s martial arts teachers

 

 

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with Bruno Ballestrero

Sundays, Aug 2 & 9     3:00 – 5:00 pm

Sunday, Aug 16    3:00 – 6:00 pm

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AUGUST 2 session: Kung Fu: Arms & Hands

bruno handsWithin the context of mindful movement, learn defensive techniques from the Shaolin tradition, focusing attention on the upper extremities.

Activities will include:

• Warm-up, emphasizing mobility

• I chin ching (aka Yijin Jing) – “muscle tendon changing” exercises

• Strength conditioning with the long staff

• Blocks, strikes & punches in place

• Block, strike, punch, kick & sweep Drills, moving

• Practice with punching mitts

• Applications – using the techniques with another person in real situations, including chin na (joint locks)

• Cool-down & stretching

AUGUST 9 session: Kung Fu: Legs & Feet

Learn to use your lower extremities, especially, for self-protection and increasing mindfulness.

Workshop activities will consist of :

• Warm-up, emphasizing mobility

• Swinging legs for dynamic stretching and static leg lifts for strengthening

• Kicks & sweeps and in place • Kick & sweep drills, moving

• Practice with punching mitts & punching bag

• Applications – using the techniques the techniques with another person in real situations, including kicking, sweeping, grabbing, take-down

• Cool-down, stretching & foam rolling

AUGUST 16 session: Kung Fu: Arms, Hands, Legs & Feet

Take the opportunity to integrate the practices from the first two workshops, balancing the use of upper and lower extremities.

The mindful vigor of Shaolin Kung Fu will come through these activities:

• Warm-up emphasizing mobility

• I chin ching (aka Yijin Jing) – “muscle tendon changing” exercises from the Shaolin tradition

• Swinging legs for dynamic stretching and static leg lifts for strengthening

• Strength conditioning with the long staff

• Blocks, strikes & punches, kicks & sweeps in place

• Moving drills for blocks, strikes & punches, kicks & sweeps • Practice with punching mitts & punching bag

• Applications – using the techniques the techniques with another person in real situations

• Including chin na (joint locks), kicks, sweeps, grabs, and take-downs

• Cool-down, stretching & foam rolling

kung fu BrunoBruno Ballestrero is the founder and director of San Bao Center, a branch of Kai Men Kung Fu Association.

He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began his training with the Professor Sergio Deliens, disciple of the Master Zhang Zhi Guo in 1999. In 2003 he became a disciple of the director of the Kai Men Kung Fu Association, Professor Horacio Di Renzo, who is in turn a disciple of the Grandmaster Chan Kowk Wai. He started teaching Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Kai Men Kung Fu Association in 2004 and formed his own institute, Centro San Bao, in 2008. He has also taught in the National University of Fine Arts of Argentina (IUNA) and in Aequalis Elementary School in Buenos Aires.

He continues to train with Professor Horacio Di Renzo in the styles of Northern Shaolin and Tai Chi Chuan, and has begun to develop other styles such as Praying Mantis, Choy Li Fut, Lohan, etc. He has taken seminars with the Masters Zhang Zhi Guo, Yang Jwing Ming, Kwong Wing Lam and the Grandmaster Chan Kowk Wai. In addition to studying acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Chao Piao-Sheng, disciple of Wang Shu Jin, Bruno has also studied the Kettlebells physical conditioning technique and the physical therapy technique known as “Global Postural Reeducation.” In 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 he traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to train directly with the Grand Master Chan Kowk Wai. In 2012, Horacio Di Renzo presented him with the diploma of “trained professor” at the Academia Sino-Brasileira of Kung Fu in Sao Paulo.

 

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Are you seeking a holistic practice that will satisfy body, mind and spirit? Bruno Ballestrero is a highly trained martial arts teacher who can introduce you to such a practice.

You may have tried many different practices already without finding what really works for you. You may have gone different places to meet different needs: to yoga for stretching, to Crossfit for a workout, to an MMA-type studio for self-defense, and to a temple or retreat for meditation.

Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu as Bruno teaches it is holistic, providing ALL these benefits in one class. You get flexibility, strength, cardio workout, a martial art with philosophy, ideas, principles, as well as the depth of meditation.

Like any real teacher, Bruno is interested in finding students who want to dedicate time and attention to their practice. If you just want to sweat and exhaust yourself without thinking, this practice is not for you. If you just want to relax and feel soft, Kung Fu is definitely not for you. If all you want to do is throw punches and kicks, don’t bother to come. If you just want to meditate and get away from the world, Shaolin Kung Fu class is not the place to do it. If you want a fast pill to fix your life, this isn’t it.

On June 20th, 4-6 pm, a week before the workshop, Bruno will give a demonstration at the Still & Moving Center Summer Recital, a free event. Come check it out and see for yourself whether traditional Shaolin Kung Fu is for you.

Who SHOULD come to this workshop? 

  • People who want to feel good, look good, and get a great workout with both flexibility and strength
  • People who like to grow by testing their limits in real-life interactions with other people
  • People who understand that it takes time to cultivate a healthy life-practice
  • People who want to calm their minds and learn to remain at ease in stressful situations.

If you like what you experienced and feel affinity with this workshop, then you are welcome to train every Monday and Wednesday evening at our regular classes.

 

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Join us at Still & Moving Center for the Festival of Lights, which is a most beloved time of year that is celebrated all throughout India. It will be a runjini for flyermagical night where we celebrate the victory of light over darkness and wisdom over ignorance.

Witness our Martial Arts teacher portraying the battle scene from the Ramayana. Be moved by a number of dance performances that sing praise to the light. We will also give a preview of the 2016 Cultural Expedition to India that we will spend next year preparing for! We will serve Indian food – donations gratefully accepted. This event is open to the public and great for families.

Diwali marks the beginning of the new year for Indians, and celebrates the victory of Prince Rama in the epic tale, the Ramayana. Because of its exemplary universal message, we will give international performances to reenact parts of the classic Indian epic, which is an adventure tale of romance, action and drama.

We will also give a preview of the 2016 Cultural Expedition to India that we will spend next year to get ready for! We will serve Indian food by donation. This event is open to the public and great for families.

 


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