Portland Shuai Jiao Winter Seminar
Feb. 2 & 3
If you are in the Portland area don’t miss out! Sonny Mannon of Guang Wu Shuai Jiao will be putting on a two day seminar filled with great training methods useful for any martial artist. Whether you are looking take part in competitions, add more takedowns into your martial arts practice, or improve your push hands skills you will find practical techniques and training methods to help you accomplish your goals
In addition to the main focus of each session, each session will consist of a shuai jiao specific warm up and technical training of 2-3 shuai jiao techniques.
Participants are encouraged to attend all of the seminars if possible. Beginners and first time attendees are welcome at all sessions.
Session One 10-12pm | Basics
An in depth practice of the basic training methods of Beijing style Chinese Wrestling. We will focus on our basic waist, leg, and drilling techniques and discuss how these exercises help us become harder to take down.
Session Two 1:30-3:30pm | Jacket Wrestling
We will introduce the basic methods and strategy of the Shuai Jiao jacket. We will discuss and practice how jacket training enhances the development of no jacket technique and how to utilize the jacket for competition. We will also go over in detail several of the most common and useful jacket throws.
Session Three 10-12pm | Shuai Jiao for Internal Martial Arts (Ba Gua, Xing Yi, Tai Ji)
During this session we will go over shuai jiao techniques for Internal Martial Arts and how they can be incorporated into your current practice. Common movements from the 3 main styles of internal martial arts will be connected to their analogous shuai jiao takedowns and solo movements. We will also go over partner drills which can be added to your push hands training.
Session Four 1:30-3:30pm | Hip Throw Workshop
In Beijing Shuai Jiao the hip throw is often called the grandmother of all techniques. During this workshop we will go over the details which help you get the most out of your hip throw, different ways to partner and practice the technique, common variations, and how this throw prepares us for other techniques.