Lindsey Wei, an extraordinary martial artist, and author of The Valley Spirit – A Story of Daoist Cultivation, is sponsoring a workshop this weekend with her teacher who is visiting from China.
Zhong Xue Choa, or “Master Bing,” from Wudang Mountain, will be presenting the “Five Animal Qi gong.”
The flyer for the weekend gives these tantalizing insights into this ancient art form:
“Over a hundreds of years, Ancient Wudang Monks have developed this group of internal practices which combine physical fitness, internal work, and attack & defense into one. Wudang Five Animal Quigong is one of the most important exercises practiced by the Wudang Monks. Historically, Wudang Monk were required to practice these five forms daily. This practice is comprised of five major forms including Tortoise, Snake, Dragon, Tiger & Crane. This group of forms is derived from some of the most powerful & treasured creatures in traditional Chinese culture.”
Lest you be intimidated by this, both beginning and experienced practioners are welcome.
“The movements are easy enough for the novice, while being challenging for those experienced with other forms of Qigong, Tai Chi and other martial arts.”
Here’s the information you’ll need to know:
Location: Shugyo Center, 2661 Granvenstein Hwy. South, Sebastopol, CA
Schedule: Friday night a “Free Master’s Demo,” 7-8 PM
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:30 PM (with a break for lunch)
Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:30 PM (with a break for lunch)
There is ample parking available. The location might a bit tricky to find for the first time. The Shuygo Center is located on the east side of the Antique Society building a few miles south of Sebastopol on Hwy. 116. Please contact Lindsey for registration information including cost & assistance with directions. Her number is: 425-691-8103. You can also register via email at: Weichengling@FiveImmortals.com
This is a great opportunity to experience a powerful martial art from an internationally recognized and acclaimed Master Teacher. More information about Master Bing can be found at: www.wudangdao.com.
The Valley Spirit – A Story of Daoist Cultivation by Lindsey Wei, ISBN 978-0-9568186-0-7