Walking the Dao: Introduction to Internal Martial Arts

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Philosophical Research Society

3910 Los Feliz Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Bagua is a powerful self-healing movement practice based on Ying Yang philosophy and Zen Buddhism! No experience necessary.

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Baguazhang, the most mystical of the internal martial art systems, applies Chinese philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine to a high level martial movement practice. It harnesses wisdom from Taoist and Buddhist principles dating back to the founder of Shaolin Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism. The practice strengthens the body as a whole and focuses on tendons, joints and fascia. It is a powerful tool that combats any type of emotional and body ailments because it teaches how to fight with the spirit.

This is an introductory theory and practice based instruction. It is possible to come into the class without having attending previous ones. Context for the practice, includes Chinese medicine and martial arts history as well as a five elements posture routine, fascia stretches and bases for the Baguazhang circle walking self-healing practice.

About the instructor:

Yunuen Rhi MA. is an internal martial art instructor, artist, anthropologist-medicine woman with roots in Mexico, United States and Korea. She started training Baguazhang, Xing yi and healing arts in Beijing, China in 2008. She offers two styles of Bagua, both from her former and current Chinese masters. Her pedagogy and healing work is informed by her research in performance movement philosophy and indigenous epistemologies. She shares her practice since 2012 through workshops across Europe, Mexico and the US.

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New students are welcome, no experience is necessary, sessions are tailored to the group. Adults of all ages are welcome including those with movement limitations. Everyone can benefit from the teachings.

*The upcoming sessions will teach theoretical and practical bases of internal martial arts starting with a five element standing posture series. To continue with the series follow Yunuen on the Philosophical Research Society PRS Wellness page.

Event Space: Once you enter the outdoor courtyard area, go up the staircase to the second floor to the door named "LECTURE ROOM."

Exchange: Cash on site is preferred venmo and pay pal are also available. please contact us with any questions.

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By registering for this event, the attendee agrees to and acknowledges the following: I hereby represent that I am in good health and able to engage in physical exercise, be it active or passive. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with

a physician prior to and regarding my participation in a marital arts class. I represent and warrant that I have no medical condition which would prevent my full participation in a Baguazhang class.

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