CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


OPEN CLASSES


KID’S KUNG FU (8 years and older)

Saturday 10:00-11:00am (Extension – 11:30am)

Instructor: Sifu Krystal Cosgriff


This class teaches the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts. Students learn Tsung I Chuan (Justice Path Fist), Chang Chuan (Long Fist), Tanglang Chuan (Praying Mantis Fist), and Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan. Training includes punches and kicks, footwork, solo and partner drills, and extensive forms training. Emphasis is on having fun while developing a diligent spirit and sincere heart through the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts.

Extensions may include reinforcement of main lesson, in-depth investigations of movements and concepts, applications, partner forms, more advanced forms from the systems listed above, Miao Dao (Sprout Sabre), Tai Chi Dao (Sabre), Feng Mo Guun (Wind Devil Staff).


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YANG STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN (GENTLE)

Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00pm (Extension – 7:30pm)      Instructor:Sifu Krystal Cosgriff

Friday 7:30-8:30pm (Extension – 9:00pm)        Instructor: Leilani Keller


This class teaches the Yang 32 Movement Short Form through slow and gentle repetition and guided instruction. Each class incorporates traditional training including stances, Qi Kung, and especially forms training and practice to help practitioners develop their art. The focus is on the development of the root, the basic use of the Dan Tien, and understanding and applying the basic principles of Tai Chi Chuan.

Extensions may include reinforcement of main lesson, in-depth investigations of movements or concepts, Qi Kung, applications, basic Tui Shou with an emphasis on the 8 basic Energies, Tai Chi Dao (Sabre) or Liang Yi Jien (Dual-Extremity Sword).



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BEGINNING CHEN STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN

Monday 6:00-7:00pm (Extension – 7:30pm)        Instructor:Derek Delgado

Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm (Extension – 7:30pm)        Instructor:Sifu Nick Lynch


This class teaches the Chen 36 Movement Short form and introduces students to the Lao Jia (Old Frame). Incorporating Basic training (including stances, punches, and kicks), Tan Tui (Spring Legs), Qi Kung, and especially forms training and practice to help beginners develop their foundation in this art. The focus is on the development of the root, the basic use of the Dan Tien, and understanding and applying the basic principles of Tai Chi Chuan.

Extensions may include reinforcement of main lesson, in-depth investigations of movements or concepts, Qi Kung, applications, basic Tui Shou with an emphasis on the 8 basic Energies, Tai Chi Dao (Sabre) or Liang Yi Jien (Dual-Extremity Sword).



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INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED CHEN STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN

Monday 7:30-8:30pm (Extension – 9:00pm)        Instructor:Sifu Kevin Walle


This class teaches and refines the Lao Jia (Old Frame). After Lao Jia, students move on to learn Pao Chui (Cannon Fist) and may also have the opportunity to learn Hu Lei Jia (Thunder Style Tai Chi). Focus is on assisting each student to cultivate their martial skill level and understanding of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan.

Extensions may include reinforcement of main lesson, in-depth investigations of movements and concepts, applications, advanced Tui Shou (Pushing Hands), Kun Wu Jien (“My Brother’s” Sword), and usage.



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BAGUA ZHANG/HSINGYI CHUAN

Sunday 11:00am-12:00pm (Extension – 12:30pm)        Instructor:Sifu Kevin Walle

Thursday 6:00-7:00pm (Extension – 7:30pm)        Instructor:Sifu Kevin Walle


This class provides training in Bagua Zhang. Training includes stances, footwork and basic exercises, Ba Ma Zhang (Eight Mother Palms), Ba Shin Zhang (Eight Essential Palms), and may include Hsingyi Chuan Wu Hsing Chuan (Five Elements Fist). The emphasis is on physical understanding of Bagua Zhang fundamentals and the maintenance of root in motion and continuous change in application.

Extensions may include reinforcement of main lesson, in-depth investigations of movements or concepts, Qi Kung, applications, Ba Shin Lien Huan, Wu Hsing Lien Huan Chuan, Bagua Dao (Sabre), Ying Zhang, or Ziwu Yuan Yang Yue (Deerhorn Knives).



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NORTHERN STYLE KUNG FU

Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30pm (Extension – 9:00pm)        Instructor:Sifu Adam Lewis

Friday 7:30-8:30pm (Extension – 9:00pm)        Instructor:Sifu Adam Lewis


This class provides training in Tanglang Chuan (Praying Mantis Fist) and Jia Men Chang Chuan (Islamic Long Fist). Each class incorporates rigorous traditional training including stances, footwork, punches and kicks, solo and partner drills, and extensive forms training. The emphasis is on accurate usage and developing proper martial spirit and a solid foundation for achieving the higher levels of skill.

Extensions may include reinforcement of main lesson, in-depth investigations of movements or concepts, Qi Kung, applications and usage, training in more advanced forms, Lan Men Dao (Guarding the Gate Sabre), San Ts’ai Jien (Three Powers Sword), Miao Dao (Sprout Sabre), Ba Guun (Double Sticks), or Feng Mo Guun (Wind Devil Staff).



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WEAPONS

Friday 6:00-7:00pm (Extension – 7:30pm)        Instructor:Sifu Krystal Cosgriff


This class teaches fundamentals and basics for a variety of Traditional Chinese weapons. Weapons and forms that may be taught include the Jien (Straight Sword), Dao (sabre), Miao Dao (double-handed sabre), Guun (staff), and double sticks or double sabres. Emphasis is on developing a foundation and understanding of the theory and usage of Traditional Chinese weapons.

Extensions may include reinforcement of main lesson, in-depth investigations of movements and concepts, applications, in depth partner work as well as further instruction in higher level forms.



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CONTINUING CLASSES


OPEN LAB FOR ALL CLASSES

Friday 6:00-7:00pm (Extension – 7:30pm)        Instructor:Sifu Kevin Walle


Concurrent enrollment in another class and/or attendance at a school seminar or similar function required to be eligible to attend this class. This class provides an opportunity for all students in all classes to receive extra training from their own instructor and/or Sifu Kevin in all aspects of the art. This class also provides continuing instruction in material taught in seminars but not available in main class. Not run as a formal class, students are expected to warm-up independently and move directly into working on their chosen focus for the day – either self-directed or under the direction of their instructor.



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USAGE CLASS

Saturday 12:00-1:00pm +        Instructor:Sifu Kevin Walle


Enrollment and attendance in another class is required for attending the Usage class. This class focuses on understanding of martial arts theory and usage with a focus on applications and developing the practitioner’s ability to translate form into function. Chin Na, striking, locking and throwing, pressing and guiding are among the concepts to be drilled. Translation and application of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Theory into functional capability is the essence of this class. Applications all derived directly from the systems and styles of Wu Tan. Material dependent on other classes attended and level of personal development.



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RESTRICTED CLASSES


DISCIPLE TRAINING

Sunday 9:00-11:00am         Instructor:Sifu Kevin Walle

Sunday 2:00-4:00pm        Instructor:Sifu Kevin Walle/Sifu Jacob Carpenter


Discipleship training is restricted to accepted Disciples in the Wu Tan Lineage of Grandmaster Liu, Yun-Qiao. Training consists primarily of Baji Chuan, Pikua Zhang, and Six Harmony Lance as well as some advanced Bagua Zhang and certain weapons.



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