Date(s) - May 21 2022 - May 22 2022
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Isuini Martial Healing Arts Intensive
Los Angeles, California
Two day Baguazhang Congregation
May 21 & 22, 2022
With Yunuen Rhi and Ian McNally
Please sign up / RSVP by May 17
Address and further details will be supplied via email
The practice of Baguazhang is an internal martial art system that elevates human consciousness. It is a potent medicine for self-healing that is seeded in the teachings of Daoist/Buddhist monks and martial artists from China. The training for the weekend is focused on the self-healing and the combat aspect of this human legacy.
The practice helps you align your energy, relieve stress, dis-tense and regulate the function of all your organs through proper Qi circulation in joints and fascia. It is being your best and own healer. The practice is not only a preventative health measure but also and primarily a life changing philosophy.
From the workshop you will receive theoretical context for the practice: oral tradition, theory, standing stances, breath work, alignment practices, drills, partner training, circle walk corrections and teaching of the first palm change(s). This special workshop weekend will be taught by both Yunuen Rhi and Ian McNally both students of Grandmaster Li Baohua 4th generation Magui Baguazhang lineage, training in the system for seven and eleven years respectively.
3.5 hour workshop | Saturday, May 21
“The body, an impeccable container”
Daoist Qigong and Martial Art Roots
Location: Betty Davis Picnic Area, Los Angeles
From the workshop participants will set up an intended community space for martial self-healing. New students will learn standing postures to work their way up to the single changing palm by the end of the session. There will be corrections and teachings for advancing on each person’s circle walk, especially partner training drills and a strong focus on applications.
The intention of the weekend is to connect with Baguazhang as a living and breathing practice of philosophy.
- Welcome, opening intention/introductions
- Standing postures of Daoyin 5, Bagua and Xingyi still postures
- Linear walk check and linear drills
- Circle Walk
- Advanced clan do 1-4 palms review + applications
- Tea time break story telling
- Application of the single changing palm
- Partner training drills
6 hour workshop | Sunday, May 22
“Navigating the spirals”
Daoist Qigong and Martial Art Roots
11am-1pm and 2-5 pm
The container that we open on this day will include a dialogue about aspects of our practice in regards to community building, art and combat as applied practice.
We will be setting up a collective altar. You can bring anything that is grounding for you to place on the altar during the day.
Besides the focus being on the dialogues, we will all learn applications from our Bagua Brother Ian who will be traveling from the Ohio. We will also continue the study of the palm changes and circle walking corrections. I am very honored to open this sacred space here on Tongva Tribe lands.
- Breath-work and alignment Mayan breathing
- Check in Dialogue.
- Internal martial art alignment
- The bear circle walking and the Single Changing Palm
- Applications for bear and single changing palm.
Lunch (Light lunch and snacks provided)
- Dialogue Bagua, art and community building.
- Future projects and outlook.
- Palm changes 2-4
- Double Change Palm + drills
- Spear palm/Covering Palm + drills
If you have any questions about the program or to express any needs please feel free to contact me.
Please sign up early/ RSVP by May 17
To sign up for the two day special please contact me
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Carpooling is possible, please let me know
Photo Below, Ian MacNally with the Bagua broad sword. Co-teacher for the intensive.
Ian McNally began his Martial Arts journey in 1993 with Tae Kwon Do. After many years, and many martial arts systems, Ian found his passion in Magui Baguazhang and has been practicing under lineage holder Li Baohua since 2011. Besides training and teaching, Ian also spends his time writing genre fiction novels. He believes that magic and fantasy are powerful metaphorical means that help us to better understand the world in which we live.