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QI DOJO VII
(408) 455-1628

Location: 7560 Monterey St., Suite #204
(in Historic Downtown Gilroy)
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EZ Access by Hwys 101, 85 and 152
from South Bay, Monterey Bay & Central Valley areas
10-15 mins -Morgan Hill, St. Martin
20 mins - Hollister, San Juan, Prunedale,
25-30 mins - Downtown San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Watsonville, Salinas

Testimonials

Qigong & Tai Chi Chuan classes:
Mondays & Thursdays:
Beginners: 5:30-6:30 PM $120/mo
Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan class:
5:30-7:30 PM: $180/mo

Kung Fu Kid

NOW KUNG FU for KIDS,
TEENS & ADULTS
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Kung Fu Animal Power
class for Kids & Parents :
Mondays & Thursdays: 4-5 PM
1st Child: $120
Participating Parent or additional child: $60/mo

Tui Shou

Testimonials


INTERACTIVE TAI CHI CHUAN MONTHLY INTENSIVES:
Meets 3rd Saturday of each month:
Session 1: 9am - 12; Session 2: 2 - 5 pm
Full Workshop: $120; Single session: $85
Currently Enrolled Students 1/2 price

 

LEARN The HEART of the ARTS
INTERACTIVE TAI CHI
( TAIJIQUAN )

in OLDTOWN GILROY

TAI CHI CHUAN ( Taiji ) is world-renowned for health enhancing and life extending benefits. Correctly taught its' low impact, slow motion movements, coordinated with smooth patterns of breathing, gently massage the joints, organs and tissues, relieving pain and stress and correcting many misalignments and imbalances.

TAI CHI CHUAN ( also spelled Taijiquan, Taiji Quan, Tai Ji Quan ) is also world renowned as a highly effective system of training for self defense and competition fighting. Although this aspect was traditionally held as a closely guarded secret and was thought to be a "lost art", today there are still a few remaining high level Masters who hold these secrets and pass them on to their advanced students.

To the ancient Taoists who developed this method of training there was no distinction made between maintaining or recovering one's health and preventing injury from and surviving assault by an attacker... Martial Arts were Healing Arts and Healing Arts were Martial Arts.

QI DOJO VII provides excellent instruction in both the Healing/Fitness aspects and the Self Defense/Fighting aspects of Tai Chi Chuan and the "Internal" styles of Kung Fu; all are taught and trained to a high level as the student is ready.

INTERACTIVE TAI CHI CHUAN
TUI SHOU / SAN SHOU: In this Monthly Intensive workshop sequence, the intent is to focus mainly on the two-person, interactive aspects of Internal Martial Arts training -- the part that gets neglected either totally or rendered to the level of rudimentary "Push Hands" training by most Tai Chi ( Taiji ) teachers. Both the grappling/wrestling aspect of self defense ( Tui Shou ) and the Striking/Evasion/Kick Boxing aspect (San Shou) are taught and trained.

KUNG FU CONDITIONING: The first portion of each workshop consists of conditioning exercises appropriate and necessary to the style and level being trained: Qigong ( Internal Training ), Tai Chi ( Taiji ) and Hsing-I ( Xing-Yi ) forms work, Shaolin ( Sil Lum ) style stretching, aerobic and strengthening exercises. The rest focuses on two-person or multi-person activities, ranging from Basic Push Hands, sensitivity and flexibility exercises, and Reaching/Dodging training through advanced levels of Tui Shou and San Shou including Da Lu ( Ta Lu ), Chin Na, San Shou Set and free style training, Hsing-I ( Xing-Yi ) Sparring Sets, together with periodic "free-play".


SIFU MICHAEL SHAMAN has been teaching Chinese internal martial arts for over 25 years and practicing and studying them for over 35 years under the tutelage and guidance of some the most accomplished Martial Arts and Internal Arts Masters in the World. He has given workshops, seminars, classes and/or demonstrations in various parts of the US, as well as in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

"Unlike many (most) teachers I have encountered, Sifu Michael 's main concern is in the actual mechanics of this energy work - He doesn't just teach the form. He is concerned with the how and the why and is very generous with explaining the reasons behind it all. I feel very fortunate to be able to study with him." L.D., San Francisco (view other testimonials)

To Register/more info/directions:
contact us at:

taichi@michaelshaman.com
(408) 455-1628