What is the San He Dao? San He Dao, translated as the Three Harmonies Saber, is a rare internal saber form that traces back to the world renowned Chinese martial artist, Chu Guiting and the 12 Animal Xing Yi. The entire solo form consists of about 100 moves that are divided into 3 sections, with the 1st and 3rd sections practiced as a cooperative duet.
Workshop Content: Students will learn the Shanghai solo version of the SanHeDao (saber) form brought back from China. They will review movements 1 to 20, with the intention of learning about 10 new movements, to complete Part 1. Those that have already completed Part 1 may continue on to Part 2.
When: Sunday, Nov 13th 2022, from 2:30pm until 5:30 pm.
Where: East Cloud Kungfu / 5655-A Western Blvd Raleigh, NC 27606
Cost: Compensation to the teachers and the school is traditional. The recommended donation is $30 per person.
All are welcome to participate. It is easier if you have a foundation in the Chinese Martial Arts and some experience with saber. Practice sabers are available on site.
Why study this interactive saber form?
Learning an interactive weapons form can enhance all aspects of life, helping to improve a practitioner’s health and physical abilities by increasing strength, improving whole body awareness, refining sensitivity, extending energy, inviting balance, and building a foundation for continued learning in fun and safe environment. No actual combat is involved in this class, yet we practice WuShu Spirit: bravery, humility, patience, attention to detail, and joyful fellowship.
Learning a paired weapons form is a unique opportunity to get to know the self, the opponent, and the blade!
Teacher Gabe StClair
Gabe began studying a full curriculum of taiji with Dr. Jay Dunbar and The Magic Tortoise School in 1998, especially the full 108 traditional Chen and WuHao styles. Gabe has been a taiji teacher at Durham Center for Senior Life since 2006, where she taught WuHao for 13 years and Chen for 2 years. In 2014, Gabe learned the San He Dao in China from Masters Yan Cheng-de and Rose Oliver of Double Dragon Alliance. Master Yan was a student of Grandmaster Chu Guiting. Gabe taught the San He Dao to Dan who developed the paired version. Gabe is currently focused on teaching taiji to senior citizens; playing taiji with her friends; and studying the Master Dong Bin Yang 81 Taiji form from Double Dragon Alliance with Masters Rose Oliver and Wang Ming Bo.
Contact us to sign up:
Imari – (252) 646-7053 – email@example.com
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