Internal & Spiritual arts embodied
Each class is held on selected Sundays throughout the year at The London School of Capoeira . There are outdoor stairs leading to the hall, but no lift.
Often people who become interested in the "internal/Nei Gong" arts (e.g. Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Bagua and Yiquan) want to explore the full extent of physical and energetic possibilities. These day long classes give people the time and space to learn the intricacies within the arts and develop the skills necessary to practise and enjoy them in their own time.
The classes will detail the stepping methodology used in Bagua to Circle Walk, learn the Static Arm Postures and practise the Mother Palm Changes.
The aim is to explore the "internal/Nei Gong" aspects of strengthening the body, correct alignments, calming the mind and exploration of deeper internal components. This style is not "martial" in focus and therefore we will not be looking at locks, throws, striking or defence against being attacked on the street. The focus of the lineage being taught at our classes in London will be for those wanting to improve their physical, psychological and emotional health health through the practice of Bagua as a standalone practice, or in combination with other arts; Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Qigong, Neigong, Meditation or external martial arts such as Kung Fu. The explanantion, explorartion and practise of the "internal" biomechanics will be the main focus, which can in time be used by those wanting to add more internal aspects and power generation to their existing practices.
The classes will include some or all of the following:
Straight line walking
Detailed Biomechanics instructions
Pressure testing of body mechanics
Beginner and intermediate groups
Group and individual training
The Single Palm Change "Heaven Palm" and "Swimming Dragon" variations will be the focus for 2023 & 2024, with Lower Dantian energy work available to those who attend this summer's seminar with Paul Cavel.
Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome.
Payments can be made in the class by cash. The cost is £60 for one day's training.
The classes are relaxed, informal and friendly, but do contain a lot of information, so an eagerness to learn is important.
Class dates for 2023
Sunday 15th January
Sunday 12th March
Times: 11:00am - 5:30pm (lunch 1:30pm - 3:00pm) Please bring your own lunch and refreshments. Alternatively there are shops a five minute walk away.