TRADITIONAL CHINESE ARCHERY

CULTIVATE MINDFULNESS

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Traditional Chinese Archery combines martial techniques with focused meditative practice. It is as much about meditation as it is about the combat related techniques. You will learn to shoot while walking, running, lying down, and hiding. Learn to shoot moving targets and how to hold the arrows in your hand while firing. More than that, you will gain a better understanding of how your mind works. Each time you fire, you will see your mind manifested by the flight of the arrow and where it strikes.  

Classes are taught in the studio and all equipment is provided. This includes bows, arrows, thumb ring, and wrist guard.

In this class you will learn:

  • Shooting Techniques
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Coordination Drills
In Traditional Chinese Archery, we use the process of loading an arrow, drawing the bow, and shooting the target as a form of meditation and self-observation. Archery is a discipline which shows us the condition of our mind with astounding accuracy. We do not emphasize accurate target shooting as a sport or goal. Instead, we use this activity as a way to overcome perfectionism and start anew in each moment. It is the art of overcoming mental and emotional blocks through hands on practice rather than merely intellectual understanding. Chinese Archery teaches us how to remove judgment and become more resilient. This practice is family friendly and great for kids as well as adults as a way to learn focus. Chinese Archery uses a unique three finger draw as opposed to Mediterranean or western styles archery. This gives the archer versatility to shoot while moving.

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Master Mo WILLIAMS

Master Mo Williams was born in a small town in Washington State where he spent his days camping, hiking, and backpacking. After moving to Los Angeles, he discovered Pa Kua and it changed his life. He credits his practice with both his physical and mental successes. More than that, he found a home in World Pa Kua that gave him a purpose. Master Williams teaches both adults and kids. He holds a black belt in martial arts and is currently training for his second black belt in weapons. As the newest addition to the team, Master Williams hopes to give kids and adults a safe place where they can discover their true selves.

“You don’t have to feel stuck, you don’t have to let anxiety control your life. We all deserve to be treated with respect and to hold our heads up high. That’s what I want each of my students to understand.”