Ba Gua Zhang with Kelly McDonald and Thad Wong
3 intensive weekends: 10am-5pm Saturday + Sunday
June 3 + 4
Sept 23 + 24
Nov 18 + 19
**optional biweekly open practice hosted by Shebang between intensives
tiered fees: $310 — 460 || info below
no prior experience required || any one, any level, any discipline
Ba Gua Zhang is a sophisticated method of internal martial arts training. Ba Gua not only teaches effective self-defense skills, but also activates limitless potential for self-discovery and self-expression. Its intricately interwoven and organically complete methodology combines martial training with Daoist circle walking meditation, internal alchemy and other life nourishing practices to create profound changes in the body, mind and spirit.
These three weekends of intensive training guide students towards building a personal practice that will grant them access to the full range of Ba Gua’s benefits. Each day’s class consists of 6 hours of training with a one hour break in the middle. Each class begins with 1.5 to 2 hours of Nei Gong (fundamental internal training) followed by 4 to 4.5 hours of intensive Ba Gua Zhang training. This intensive examination of the training method combined with individual feedback and corrections sparks leaps of improvement over the weekends that can then be directly applied to one's personal practice.
The class will be taught by Kelly McDonald and Thad Wong, both certified Ba Gua Zhang instructors under Tom Bisio and Internal Arts International. Together they bring decades of experience in both training and teaching Chinese medicine and martial arts to the class.
payment will be on a tiered system, based on registration numbers (so spread the word and bring friends!). All registration fees cover the weekend intensives as well as biweekly 2 hr open practice sessions between intensives and a materials fee of $80 for workbooks provided to participants.
10-11 participants $460 each
12-13 participants $410 each
14-16 participants $360 each
17+ participants $310 each
Please register by May 19 to have your registration processed on the tier system. Any registrations after May 19 will be at the base $460 rate.
to register or if you have questions: [email protected]