2017 NEW YORK CITY BAGUA WORKSHOP WITH MASTER LUO DE XIU!
We are happy to announce that Chinatown Internal Arts will be hosting Master Luo de Xiu for the 5th time from September 29 through October 2!
Master Luo De Xiu of Taipei, Taiwan, is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in the Chinese Internal Arts. Master Luo has been practicing for over 40 years and teaching for over 35 years. He received his fundamental training from Zhang Zhun-Feng's student, the renowned Xing-yi & Bagua master Hong Yi-Xiang. Later, he went on to study with many of Zhang's other students, including master Liu Qian of the renowned Sun Xikun branch of Ba Gua Zhang. He been giving seminars worldwide on Xing-yi Chuan, Bagua Zhang, Tai Ji Chuan, as well as various methods of Qi-gong since 1993.
Master Luo's years of personal practice, research into the theory, and teachings of the internal arts, as well as his experience in many full-contact competitions; gives him the ability to explain internal theory, proper body mechanics, health benefits and fighting theory in a way that is clear and easy to understand to people of all levels. Through working with various students both home and abroad, master Luo has developed a practical approach and teaching methodology to clearly develop one’s personal skill and practice of the Chinese Internal Arts through this seminar format.
I met Master Luo in 2005, and have trained with him at his various US workshops for the past twelve years. I have always found training with him inspiring, profound, and really fun! After decades of practice and teaching, he remains a very energetic, enthusiastic, and open teacher. He is a treasure trove of martial arts experience, and very good at giving the individual student insight on key components of the art which the student may not have considered in previous training. This is a rare opportunity to train with him, and experience instruction from an exceptional practitioner!
This year we are excited to have Master Luo teach the foundational pre- and post heaven foundational training methods of Gao style Bagua!
This is the line up:
Friday Sept 29- 7:30-10:30 Pre-heaven circular stepping palm methods 1-4
Saturday Sept 30 11:30-5:30- Post Heaven straight line stepping palm methods line 1
Sunday October 1 11:30-5:30 -Post heaven straight line stepping palm methods line 2
Monday October 2 7:30-10:30 -Pre-Heaven circular stepping palm methods 5-8
The Gao Yi Sheng branch of Bagua Zhang is a complete fighting and health method, containing not only the characteristic circular stepping forms, referred to as Xian Tian Zhang or pre-heaven palms, but also straight line stepping methods referred to as Hou Tian Zhang or post-heaven palms. Each of the 8 circular and straight line forms corresponds to the 8 Bagua trigrams, and are designed to develop a balanced distribution of whole body power across a three dimensional plane, while concurrently training flexible and evasive footwork that gives the practitioner the ability to use their techniques while in constant movement.