Pakua (Walking Circle)​

In this new class, we will develop the foundation of “walking the Tao” through the art of Pakua. This art is not a martial arts class but a moving meditation to center the self and connect with nature through the “walking the circle” method.

This class will stress the union of body, breath, mind, and spirit through this simple method. Also taught will be given some simple hand postures to unify heaven, earth, and man, within the practitioner’s microcosm.

Various standing postures will be taught, such as developing an “internal” palm, which has multiple usages for health and hand strengthening.

Walking Circle is an excellent health method for those with little room to practice other arts. The joints are made more flexible, the blood flow increased, and the mind through the breath is regulated.

Pakua uses circles and body twisting, which massage your internal organs and the lymph gland system.

Eagle Palm

Eagle Palm training was designed to build grasping power of the fingers and tendons to enable the combination of both internal and external strength for various purposes. Great for those who work with their hands. In this class, you will learn to enhance your hand and finger strength through traditional training.  There will be outer and inner methods described to perfect the training along with items needed to train at home. The training itself is intense and requires good physical health and a disciplined mind to reach successful attainment in this ancient art.

Five Element Palm

The Five Elements Palm class will utilize the static Five Element Palm methods in a seated position to build up qi which is then channeled through the palms. The method will use extremely slow movements to build palm intensity followed by Five Element slapping of the hands-on physical representations of those elements along with connecting the qi in the proper constructive patterns to enhance one’s inner skill and cultivation.

Burning Palm

Burning Palm will be a full participation class this means you will be demonstrating during the course to make sure you are doing the practice correctly. Burning palm teaches you how to develop a “yang” palm for both inner and outer usage.  You will learn the holding postures followed by the slow movement to generate intense palm energy.  We will also cover ways to develop the bones and tendons’ strength and to develop the penetrating force.

Vibrating Palm

Vibrating Palm will be a full participation class this means you will be demonstrating during the course to make sure you are doing the practice correctly.  Vibrating palm, you will learn to build palm qi through both static and shaking methods and use the “Kien yen” palm style to develop twisting power. In the ancient days, when mastered, one could send vibrations into the body without showing any external signs on the body.