BECOME A MODERN DAY WARRIOR
The study of weapons is the study of self mastery. To hold a weapon is to understand the importance of discipline, integrity, and commitment. In understanding these ancient tools of protection and war, students will learn how to better overcome the battles of everyday life. In this class you will learn to use a variety of ancient weapons including long sword, Chinese saber, duel swords, knives, spear, boken, shinai, jian, and throwing knives. The use of weapons is a great way to stay in shape as well as improving coordination and spatial awareness.
In this class you will learn:
- Weapons: Swords, knives, spears, kendo and dao techniques
- Spacial awareness (Great for kids!)
- Discipline & Decisiveness
- Self control and self esteem
The study of weapons is an integral part of Pa Kua teachings. Popular culture likes to convince us that weapons are somehow magical, mystical, or special. In reality, they are tools developed out of necessity from whatever was at hand. A walking stick became a bo staff, the gardening knife became the kunai, and the wheat thrasher became the nunchaku. Over time the use of these tools evolved into an art form and began to incorporate philosophy for living a healthy and happy life. While we do not need to carry such weapons in today, the mindset that accompanies these life-saving tools is still of great value today. Learning how to wield an edged weapon is the study of the warrior’s way. This way teaches us composure, precision, caution, conflict resolution, decisiveness and how to set boundaries.
We use a variety of weapons from different traditions. Although we encourage committed students to purchase their own equipment, as if fosters a greater understanding of this art, it is not a necessity. All students begin with wooden swords and we take safety very seriously.
Conveniently located in Burbank.
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