Build a Personal Practice for a healthy and well balanced life

The teaching and practice in our school is very individual. As a basic framework our regular classes incorporate the following elements

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Activate

Gather for the practice, grounding in the moment through breathing

Prepare the body to move by clearing and mobilizing the joints

Lengthen and create openness through a variety of stretches

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Express

Build connected strength and mobility through Foundations (a variety of strikes, blocks, kicks, sweeps, and lower gate footwork explorations)

Become comfortable with the floor by gradually and safely exploring rolling and falling

Express mind & body through movement with the signature flowing whole body movements iconic for White Crane Silat

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Reconnect

Connect human to human through partner work progressing from basic feeling/ push hands drills to effective martial applications and free form sparring (dialog through movement)

Integrate the experience through a grounding meditation in stillness and enjoy the vibe created through the practice

Develops:

Pillar 1: Freedom of Motion

Pillar 4: Mindfulness

Develops:

Pillar 1: Freedom of Motion

Pillar 2: Expression of Mind & Body

Pillar 4: Mindfulness

Develops:

Pillar 3: Human Connection

Pillar 4: Mindfulness