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6:45-7:30 pm

Kendo translates as “way of the sword” in Japanese. For this class, the intention is to enhance healthy reflexes, coordination and balance. The basic disciplines and moves of Kendo’s bamboo sword, supplemented by the foam sword, can provide an effective cross-training to qigong. The swifter movement and lightness of foot of Kendo counterbalance qigong’s long-held poses. While full development of Kendo results in a martial art or sports-like sparring, health is the goal of this class.

Teacher’s approval needed.

Ken Kang

Ken has been the apprentice of Taoist healing arts with the passion particularly in the art of swordsmanship since 2003. As an instructor himself, Ken’s students find in him an example of individuals who strive to transform themselves by learning new perspectives, training their body and mind with discipline, and continuing to discover an inspiring self.

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Price: $39.

Imagine the power of healing through breath – not just physical healing, but psychological healing as well. Gain more access to your life force energy.

This is the first in a series of workshops in a traditional Korean system of self-healing called KoBang. In addition to teaching you Daoist breathing in this workshop, Master Chin will share the basic yin/yang system of thought. From the principles of Asian medicine, you will learn why the heart (associated with fire) is above the kidney (associated with water), and how that is relevant to your breathing.

You will also practice the first four healing qigong postures, as well as learning the theories behind them.

In addition to these Saturday afternoon workshops, in which you learn both HOW and WHY, Master Chin also teaches weekly classes in KoBang Self-Healing, in which you practice HOW.  

Master Jonah Chin

Master Chin’s martial arts training goes back over 40 years, having started when he was 5 years old. He has since disciplined himself in one of Korea’s oldest Daoist medicinal lineages for over 25 years. HIs practices include traditional qigong, iaido, kendo and acupuncture. Even his seemingly martial practices ultimately bear the stamp of his dedication to healing and actually self-evolving into a higher level of awareness and wholeness.

“Master” is the closest English translation of a traditional Korean title that means both “teacher” and “exemplar”: one who exemplifies in his life what it is that he teaches.

 

$15

The students of Urban Temple will demonstrate their style of Qi Gong and various techniques of swordsmanship using both the single and double edged blades. There will also mc_biobe a brief explanation of the philosophy behind their training and its application to healing. Participants in the workshop will walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation of the long tradition of internal physical arts as well as aspects of Eastern philosophy and medicine.

Master Jonah Chin, a lifelong Martial Artist, has been practicing Acupuncture since 1996 and is currently licensed in the state of Washington. Having trained immersively in a traditional Korean lineage, his areas of expertise extend beyond the framework of Traditional Medicine and include the foundational disciplines of Qi Gong, Kendo, Iaido, and Meditation. Master Chin combines his passion for healing as well as teaching into an integrated style of interaction; empowering his students and patients to make meaningful transformations in their lives.
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Price: $21, 10% off for  Golden Circle Members.

August 28  2-3:30pm

 

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  • an on-the-floor class
  • strengthen, lengthen and align utilizing the fundamentals of pilates, yoga, dance, martial arts and physical therapy
  • connect breath with movement
  • improve balance, posture and coordination
  • address common injuries of dancers, yogis, gymnasts and athletes

 

 

CPBio:

Christopher is a vivacious, highly skilled teacher who loves nothing more than informing and inspiring his students. He, comes to us with the background that includes working with the Joffrey Ballet. In addition to his professional dance and choreographic career, Christopher is a active seeker of healthy movement of all forms, with cross-training in such disciplines as yoga, pilates and martial arts.

Upon receiving a BFA in Dance from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1999, Christopher Perricelli has been teaching all levels of multiple dance disciplines and fitness classes, and is an accomplished performing artist and choreographer. He has presented master classes around the world at conventions, universities, and schools for dance, and has assisted in choreographing, staging, and casting various dance-related projects. He has been sought after by premier dance academies to create and implement dance programs for his expertise in jazz, musical theater dance, male dancer, and dance fitness.  

Passionate about storytelling, filmmaking, animation, and the graphics arts, Christopher continued formal education at Illinois Institute of Art Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and created a digital media production company that has collaborated with a spectrum of artistic and corporate clients including: McDonald’s, Hilton, Conde Nast Publications, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Wrigley’s, Turtle Wax, Harpo Studios, Legacy Marketing, Abercrombie and Kent, and Joffrey Ballet.

Christopher relocated to Hollywood for graduate studies and to collaborate on new content as creative director and producer. He has produced original content with Nigel Lythgoe Productions (So You Think You Can Dance), Duke Films (Omaha, NE), and Mighty Niagara Productions (Niagara Falls, NY).

 

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If you had just 10-15 minutes a day to increase your vitality and sense greater calm, this ancient form of qigong would be the perfect choice. The simplicity, brevity and effectiveness of Baduanjin qigong, also known as Eight Silken Movements or Eight-Pieces of Brocade qigong, make this one of the most popular forms of qigong in the world. This holistic practice coordinates breath, movement and intention (mind). Baduanjin qigong is both simple and subtle in its approach. The external benefits include joint mobility, muscle toning and flexibility. The internal benefits include increased circulation in the organs and along the meridians. Modern studies of this 1,000 year-old form of Chinese therapeutics suggest that Baduanjin qigong helps to prevent bone loss and alleviate clinical depression.

No prior experience necessary. This workshop will introduce newcomers to this Qigong form and give a chance for review to those who attended the July 26 workshop.

If you came to The Perfect Qigong Practice workshop in July, 50% off

If you came to The Perfect Qigong Practice workshop AND you bring a friend, 75% off

If you come for first time and bring a friend – you both get 25% off

bruno handsBruno Ballestrero 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.

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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Let’s celebrate Spring with a joyful Nia romp, co-led by our wonderful Nia teachers! Time for the Nia team to bust out their favorite tunes so we can kick up our heels and prance – softly, no impact, the Nia way. Let’s practice the Nia principle of Dancing through Life – whatever it brings us.

We’ll move the joints and the connective tissue in ways that feel SO good. On the floor/mat at the end, we’ll pull out some toys to play, and spend some quiet time to heal and regenerate. You are invited to: Wear a flower or your brightest Spring colors Bring to share some juicy fruit, bite-size. Go to no-host dinner afterwards at Phuket Thai ½ a block away. Please RSVP info@stillandmovingcenter.com if you want us to reserve your place at the restaurant.

 

 

 


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