NOTE: Zoom classes have concluded. All classes are once again being held in person.
Wednesdays at 7pm the Academy is hosting Kung Fu class via ZOOM online.
The login and password will be in your email receipt for your paid membership or donation to the school through our new payment portal, or join us for FREE by emailing the school and requesting the login information.
Over the next few weeks I will be using ZOOM to teach a live online curriculum based on our Xingyiquan / Baguazhang curriculum at the Baltimore Academy of Defence. This program intended to be accessible and useful to martial artists of all styles and all levels, including beginners.
The goal will be to learn to maximize the befits of solo training by providing students of all martial arts with a dynamic strategy that will improve footwork, power generation, and conditioning while requiring minimal time, less than 6sq feet of practice space, and without needing to purchase equipment.
Specific strategies include; advanced footwork training using the 4, 8, and 12 direction stepping diagram as well as using it to maximize the benefits of shadowboxing and (optionally) heavy bag work, efficiently employing martial actions as dynamic body-weight super-sets to see real improvements in strength and explosivity while simultaneously drilling effective martial skill, mental training, and more.
Additionally traditional training methodologies will include; Zhuang Zuang, the Bagua ‘tea serving’ exercises, striking strategies from Xingyiquan and Baguazhang, Taolu, meditation and more.
We will be using a 6’x6′ 8 Direction Stepping Diagram in our training, if necessary we can simply imagine the diagram, however if the floor has no preexisting lines is preferable to mark the box on the floor with gaff, or painters masking tape, alternatively chalk, or anything else may be used equally well.