March 2024 Schedule

Please see the visual schedule at the bottom of the page for other changes and information. (Beginners note B* classes!) Note that we are out the weekend of March 9-10.

Mondays

Beginner Review

Join us to work on nailing down your Tan Tui, 16 step, 20 step, or Chujiquan. We’ll be doing some form tuning for the first hour. If you’re new, we’ll spend time getting you up to speed and teaching basics. (*B)

(All levels)

5-5.50pm WCFS or Zoom

Open Hand Applications

For the second hour of class, we’ll look at various open hand applications originating from Tan Tui up to some intermediate level forms. We’ll also give you a chance to practice your breakfalls and qin-na. (B*)

(All levels)

6-6.50 pm WCFS or Zoom

Wednesdays

Bagwork

Bagwork & Conditioning

Want to learn how to hit a bag, improve your punching and kicking, and get ripped? This is the class for you. Although this is typically our longer, more intense class, it’s open to all levels, and if you need to catch a breath, it’s fine. (B*)

(All levels)

5-5.50 pm WCFS or Zoom

Taijiquan

In this class we will be working on basics, push-hands and various forms including 24 and 32 form taijiquan. We are also working on San Cai Jian (straightsword) with more advanced students.

6-6.50 pm WCFS or Zoom

Saturdays

Tan Tui & Tumbling

This class focuses on basic strength building, breakfalls, and tumbling skills ranging from rolls, dive rolls, and cartwheels to aerial skills such as front tucks, butterflies, and handsprings. Space is provided for those who wish to work basics or forms of any level – and coaching is provided as needed. (B*)

(All levels)

9.00am-10.30am WCFS

Bow Stance Punch

Intermediate Changquan

We’re back to working some contemporary wushu this month. Intermediate changquan is a nice transition form between the basics and compulsory level routines. The form will be taught in detail with skill building for jumps including the jump toe-tap, lotus kick, jump double kick, and tornado kick.

(Intermediate to Advanced)

10.30-11.30am WCFS or Zoom

Applications

This class will focus primarily on Intermediate Changquan related applications, but may also be used to review other skills (Dui Gunshu, Dui Chuji, etc) as needed.

(Intermediate/Advanced)

11.30am-12.00pm WCFS or Zoom

B* – Beginners absolutely should attend these classes if possible to ensure they get a strong foundation in forms, applications, striking, breakfalls, and conditioning.

Zoom classes are online only

WCFS classes are at West Chester Friends School

Blended classes are both online and at WCFS

Two person Chujiquan with former student and black sash Mark Poletti.

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