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San Rafael Community Center has invited us to resume classes beginning in October on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The main auditorium is large, and we are looking at running both Tai Chi and Kung Fu including Northern Shaolin and Xing Yi Quan at the same time. Check out our schedule!

We will have a 16 class session lasting from Wednesday October 12th to Wednesday, December 14th. No classes Thanksgiving week. Then classes will resume in January after a holiday break with another 16 class session. Is anyone excited? I sure hope so!!

Registration is now OPEN! See below for schedules, programs and link! Register and help spread the word! Thank you! It’s going to be great fun and transforming!

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Qi Gong

Monday & Wednesday 6:00 – 6:45PM

Qi Gong – Learn the Yi Jin Jing or Muscle Tendon Changing Classic. Qi Gong is breathing and stretching exercises based on traditional Chinese medicine. This sequence is one of the oldest and most famous in the history of China. Once extremely secret, the Yijinjing was created by Tamo (Bodhi Dharma the founder of Zen) to prepare Shaolin / Zen monks for both martial arts and meditation. Learning and practicing these exercises can dramatically and pleasantly improve your health. Systematically stretch and strengthen every part of your body. Link your breath and movement while you calm your mind and focus your Qi. The original Jedi training! Learn all 24 exercises.

Monday & Wednesday 6:00 – 6:45PM

Animal Power – Animal Power is a dynamic workout using Kung Fu conditioning and foundation exercises. Every class includes thorough deep stretching and warm up, Tiger Core Exercise for strength, lots of super cool kicks at all heights, learning new animal movements and the body method and virtue lessons of each animal. This session will focus on the Tiger. Learn 12 different types of pushups and different Tiger Pushes to knock down opponents for great self-defense. Earn a cool patch and have fun with the optional “Tiger Fu Activity Book” as well while you get in fantastic shape and build a great physique. No uniforms or belts, just a great, fun workout. New Animal in the Spring.

Monday & Wednesday 6:45 – 7:30

Tai Chi Form – Learn the classic Yang Family Long Form. We Love Beginning students! Start with learning the first section of the Tai Chi form and improve your health, balance, energy level, relieving stress, making new friends, having fun, and looking cool. Sifu Jensen is famous as both a highly knowledgeable instructor and a master performer, International Gold Medalist and World Champion in Tai Chi, and coach. This course curriculum is clearly organized and follows the online class lessons exactly. Sifu Jensen and his assistants will make sure you get a great lesson every class!

Monday & Wednesday 6:45 – 7:30

Northern Shaolin or Xing Yi Quan Kung Fu – Sifu Scott Jensen is one of the top instructors in the USA in both arts. Following the lineage of Wong Jackman and teaching the authentic forms and training exercises you are assured of learning some of rarest and most powerful classical combat oriented Kung Fu. Northern Shaolin is extremely athletic with high and flying kicks, ultra-low ground sweeps, acrobatic tumbling and ground rolling, long low stances, and all the classical Kung Fu weapons. Northern Shaolin is a great style for performing in shows or movies and wining top awards at tournaments! Xing Yi Quan (From and Will Boxing) is a power punching style without the high kicks, leaps, and flexibility. Xing Yi Quan provides excellent practical fighting skills and great health benefits strengthening the internal organs and relieving aches and pains.

Monday & Wednesday 7:30 – 8:00

Tai Chi Sword – Learn 46 Style Tai Chi Sword from the Chen Yun Ching lineage in this fun course. Tai Chi Sword is super fun and helps take your strength, balance, and body awareness to a new level. Tai Chi Sword is also super beautiful to perform. Our Women’s Tai Chi Sword Team won the gold medal at the UC Berkeley Chinese Martial Arts Championship! Come have fun with us!! You will need to provide your own sword.

Monday & Wednesday 7:30 – 8:00

Partner/Sparring Forms – Partner Forms are pre-choregraphed fights practiced with a partner to develop self-defense skills with and without weapons. These are great training for fight scenes and action sequences in movies! Come build your skills. Learn The Northern Shaolin Ground Rolling Sparring Form, the 44 move Joint Locking and Escaping (Chin-na) Form, Staff versus Staff, Sword versus Sword, Double Daggers versus Empty Hands, and many others from Northern Shaolin, and the Five Elements Fists, Eagle Bear Mixed Animals Forms from Xing Yi Quan

Monday & Wednesday 8:00 – 8:30

Tai Chi Push Hands – Push hands is a stand up grappling game where both players attempt to use their Tai Chi moves to off balance the other. This safe exercise is a great way to improve your Tai Chi, especially your stances and balance and to learn practical self-defense skills. Push hands is also super fun, and you can compete with our team, if you choose, at local tournaments!

Monday & Wednesday 8:00 – 8:30

Sparring and Self Defense – Put on your gloves and gear and learn practical sparring skills. New students begin with systematic and extensive training in dodging, covering up, and footwork to guarantee excellent defensive skills. They also learn control and accuracy. As students’ progress they learn to use and defend against all levels of kicking, trips, throws, joint locks and ground defenses (not grappling on the ground). Our fighters do well in competition, and you can join them after learning real skills in this safe and closely supervised class.

Monday & Wednesday 8:30 – 9:00

10,000 Victories Team – The team is where you can show extra support for 10,000 Victories and practice more on whatever you need to perfect your Tai Chi skills.

Monday & Wednesday 8:30 – 9:00

10,000 Victories Team– The team is where you can show extra support for 10,000 Victories and practice more on whatever you need to perfect your Kung Fu skills.

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