Learn Bagua and Xingyi
with Ollie Smith
Lessons in person are back!
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Kung Fu Styles
OUR KUNG FU LESSONS
A kung fu group limited to 8 people, which is a great opportunity to get more direction and 1 on 1 time with the teacher.
1 on 1 tuition is still available, but must be book well in advance to avoid disapointment, book a 1 on 1 lesson here.
WAY OF THE YIZONG TRADITION
Our kung fu classes will suit people that are interested in traditional kung fu and those looking for a new way to work on improving movement and health. Kung Fu will help you to become more disciplined both physically and mentally. While we offer complete systems of both Xingyi and Bagua you will also learn various drills and exercises associated with traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Chinese health systems.
The nature of these internal arts is very challenging and will test you both physically and mentally. Ultimately learning kung fu should give you a new sense of mindfulness and strength.
KEEPING KUNG FU REAL THROUGH INTERNAL ARTS.
Internal Kung Fu doesn't rely on hard "external" methods to develop physical strength or use brute force to overcome opponents. However, do not think of Internal Kung Fu as easy or soft, the training can be strenuous and quite exhausting.
When practising Internal Kung Fu you spend a lot of your time working on coordination, control, balance, breathing and focusing the mind. You'll learn that by being patient and following the rules of maintaining good posture / structure you become stronger and more skilful.
A lot of the training methods taught in Baguazhang and Xingyiquan are physically challenging and when practised correctly they can be extremely difficult and really challenge your discipline to carry on. The best part is that it is about you and your own discipline, you get to control how hard you train. You are not in the military with a drill instructor screaming at you. Your teacher guides you through some amazing exercises and teaches traditional kung fu forms that unlock fighting application and skill.
If you are looking for a way to get fit and healthy, find something more rewarding and interesting than repeatedly lifting weights in a testosterone filled and noisy gym, then why not try our Internal Kung Fu.
Internal Kung Fu is extremely challenging and usually attracts people with a good foundation in martial arts.
Taiji, Bagua and Xingyi are much more than exercise or fighting, they can affect your entire life. Through practising internal kung fu one can develop many varied skills and improve health of the mind and body.