Bagua & Xingyi Seminar with Andrea Falk, Guelph ON, Sat & Sun 25 & 26, 2020

  • 25 Jan 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • 26 Jan 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • Guelph ON Canada

Bagua & Xingyi Seminar with Andrea Falk, Guelph ON, Sat & Sun 25 & 26, 2020

The Canadian seminar tour is a twice-a-year visit to maintain ongoing training groups that have been running since 2004. Beginners and newcomers to the groups are welcome. Experienced martial artists from external styles often enjoy the new challenge of xingyi and bagua, and may even heal old injuries and lengthen their training lives. For more information on Andrea Falk visit

Registration:  James Saper,

Xingyi: Aligning Form & Intent
Sat January 25, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Stone Lantern Studio, 42 Quebec, 2nd flr. Guelph
Registration: $50
Assertive & direct, Xingyi is the most linear of internal styles. Built on the theory of five elements it is practical in its training approach. This class will cover the 5 fundamental strikes for beginners, and the advanced Bazigong skills for returning students.

Xingyi Weapons: Sabre
Sat January 25, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Stone Lantern Studio, 42 Quebec, 2nd flr. Guelph
Registration: $60
Learn Xingyi Sabre. Train the fundamentals of Chinese sabre with Xingyi. The class will cover the Xingyi’s five sabre techniques. Previous experience with Chinese weapons, while not required, will be helpful.

Bagua Fundamentals For Health & Internal Power
Sun January 26 10:00am - 12:30pm
Stone Lantern Studio, 42 Quebec, 2nd for Guelph
Registration: $40
Bagua Circle Walking practice is a moving mediation for cultivating qi to develop mind & body. Learn from Andrea Falk who has over 30 years experience in Bagua. This seminar is suitable for both beginners and continuing students.

Bagua: Footprints of the Masters
Sun January 26, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Stone Lantern Studio, 42 Quebec, 2nd flr. Guelph
Registration: $50
A continuation of the morning workshop, this session will cover Jiang style Bagua training drills and techniques. Much of the teaching will come from Andrea Falk’s research in and translation of “The 36 & 48 Verses of Bagua”. While participation in the morning session is not required, it is preferred.

Full Weekend registration: $180

To get an idea of what to expect from a weekend seminar, here’s a summary of a previous set of Andrea Falk seminars.

“I teach the traditional internal styles from the ground up. My emphasis is on basics and skills training, with understanding of applications. Expect a low-key session where you will work hard and leave with concrete skills to practise on your own. My personal style and preference has always been straightforward. I feel that this approach brings more in the long run - you get back from the martial arts only what you put in.” A. Falk


From: James Saper R.TCM.P. 
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 17:39

As the year's end quickly approaches I wanted to let you know about a set of seminars coming up in the new year.
On the last weekend in January, Andrea Falk will teach a weekend of Bagua & Xingyi workshops. She has been coming to Guelph since 2004 teaching these two internal martial arts as part of her twice-annual, cross-Canada tour.
Saturday, January 25th will cover Xingyi fundamentals and Xingyi Sabre. Xingyi is known for it's direct and straight-line movements. It is well suited to people looking for a practice that is clearly martial, but easier on the joints than external styles.
Sunday, January 26th will cover Bagua. There are many styles of Bagua but all focus on Circle Walking training to strengthen the ligaments and build internal power. Magui and Jiang styles of Bagua are the focus of the the Guelph seminars.
These weekends are a special opportunity to learn from one of North American's most experienced instructors and translators. Andrea Falk tours & trains internationally and has just published an authoritative English-Chinese Dictionary of Chinese Martial Arts.
The details on the seminars are on the club website and I encourage you to check them out.

All the best for the upcoming holiday season!
James Saper R.TCM.P.

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