SYL Wushu Taiji Qigong Institute
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Online & In-Person Daoist & Buddhist Qigong with Grandmaster Shouyu Liang
In order to accommodate both local and students from abroad, we will be running a hybrid Qigong class for the very first time where both in-person and online options will be offered at the same time and in the same setting.
Date & Time: Jan 7 - Nov 4, 2023, Every Sat, 1:30-2:30pm (PST) GMT -8
Online Beginner Wuji Quan by Master Helen Liang
Wuji means no extreme. It is before Tai Chi, the grand ultimate. The entire form of Wuji depicts a vivid story that embodies profound Taoist and Buddhist philosophies; it is about how we cultivate our ‘original spirit’ following the course of the cosmos and harmonizing with the myriad of changes of the universe. The physical movements and training express the ancient Taoist physical form and its many applications as well as having an in depth understanding of the theories and philosophies of this art.
March 27th, 2023to March 25th, 2024. Every Monday 6-7pm (PST) GMT -8
Online Health Maintenance Qigong by Master Helen Liang
Qigong (Chi Kung) is a powerful sysytem of healing and energy work originated from China. Qi is a Chinese term used to refer to all types of energy. It is the intrinsic substance or the ”vital force”behinad all things in the universe. Gong refers to the power to porduce an effect, an attainment of, or accomplishment that is achieved with steady practice. Loosely, Qigong can be translated as the study of Qi, or working with Qi.
Through cultivation of Qigong, it will improve immune system, reduce stress, and create a a state of health vitality and youthfulness for the practitioner. Master helen Liang will introduce Qigong concepts nd simple Qigong exercises. A great class for beginners!
Class Date: Febuary 11 to June 10th, 2023 (PST) GMT-8
Online Beginner Wu Style Taichi - 45 Form
The frames in Wu Style Taichi are relatively smaller. Movements are more compact yet non constraining, and are relaxed, natural, and smooth. The form appears soft, gentle, serene and harmonious.
For the foot work and stances, Wu Style Taichi is known for its parallel footwork (川字步型) and Uprightness in obliqueness (斜中寓正). When making a bow stance, the toes of two feet are required to face forward as much as you can to form two parallel line, the rear foot can point outward maximum 15 degree. And body would lean forward so the neck and rear foot would form a diagonal line and the nose, front knee and front toes would form another vertical line.
January 10, 2023 to Sept 12, 2023. Every Tuesday, 6-7pm (PST) GMT -8
Bagua Dao (Bagua Broadsword 八卦刀）with Grandmaster Shouyu Liang
Bagua emphasizes circular movement, walking is most important. You are always moving. Bagua”uses movement as its foundation, and uses transformation as its principle”. The movements are always changing, spinning and turning, while rapidly moving in curvilinear patterns. Its movements are described as, “Walk like a dragon, retrieve and spin like an ape, change momentum like an eagle, and calm and steady like a still tiger”. Bagua Dao routine incorporates Dao (Broadsword) movements into the form and it consists of chop, thrust, Uppercut, Parry, Hack, Wrapping Head etc.
Date and Time: Nov 5, 2022 to July 29, 2023. Every Saturday at 11:30-12:30pm
Beginner Adult Wushu Class
Our Ongoing Beginner Adult Wushu Class is now available every Sat 4-6pm! Space is limited, please email us to inquire and book your first try out class. Our email address is info@SYLwushu.com
Wushu basics are the foundation for learning all the other external and internal styles offered in our school curriculum. It also sets good foundation for learning all kinds of martial arts. Wushu basics focus on different kinds of traditional and modern Wushu training for stances, footwork, kicks, hand techniques, body coordination and balance. A great number of traditional and modern Wushu bare hand and weapon routines are offered such as: a variety of Long Fists, southern style, Yan Qin Quan, Cha Quan, Hong Quan, Preying Mantis(Tang Lang Quan), Fan Zi Quan, Di Tang Quan, Tong Bei Quan, Chuo Jiao Quan, Eagle Style, Drunken Style, Snake Style, Monkey Style, Broadsword, Sword, Spear, Staff, Three Section Staff, Nine Section Whip, Rope Dart, Dagger, Double Broadsword and sword, Long Tassel Sword, Big Saber and many other routines from E Mei and Shao Lin.
Wushu Class Winter 2023 - Children and Youth
“The loftiest towers are built up from the ground”. Whether you are a newbie, beginner, intermediate or an advanced level Wushu practitioner, your journey starts with the building of foundational skills. In this In-Person Wushu course, students will be training in our brand new gym in Richmond. They will learn all the Wushu basics including, stretching, stances, punching, kicking, jumping, wushu combinations, and routines.
Winter Term 2023: Jan 5th - March 10th, Mon and Thur, 4:45-6:15pm
Location: SYL Main Training Hall. 11611 No 5 Road, Unit 140, Richmond.
Space is limited, please email to info@SYLwushu.com to inquire and enrol.