Both Aikido and Ba Gua Zhang are martial arts which have 'multiple attackers' as a foremost consideration. Both arts offer today's practitioner valuable insights into the management of chaos, the multitasking of intention, and the value of uncollapsed awareness.
In this workshop we will explore the similarities and differentiations of these two formidable arts. In our daily lives, we are continually faced with a struggle (read: attacker) and many times, a second challenge (read: second attacker) presents itself. What are the necessary skills, insights, and practices best employed by one who is nearly overwhelmed? Both arts offer unique solutions to the demanding student.
Multiple attacker scenario training is helpful, of course, should one ultimately encounter...multiple attackers. However, multiple challenges are invariable encountered: "Here comes a left hook from the one fella I'm fighting but I'm not feeling overly confident at the moment despite my hours in class." "Great, I got his wrist! I'll just pull him off balance, toward my hip, just like we did in class a bazillion times and then I'll ready my elbow to deliver....wait! huh? His shirt ripped? Really?" Multiple attacker training is really multiple challenge training.
Both arts produce circular motions, enter and guide intentions along those pathways, and transform the energies in them in order to ensure that there is order within what appears to be disorder. The disguising of order is itself a method by which the practitioner of these arts delivers confusion to a partner. An enemy in entropy has lividity rerouted by lucidity.
Attendees will employ ancient and original martial arts exercise, applications, paired drills, and concepts in an exploration of the whirling, the spinning, and the immoveable centrality of all motion.
$40 early bird (register by May 17th).
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