Location and schedules for bagua and spear classes and seminars with Andrea Falk in Quebec city, Guelph, Victoria, Halifax, Medicine Hat and Winnipeg in Canada, and Basingstoke, Belfast, and Nottingham in the UK. Contact Andrea if a specific contact is not given.
coach Philippe Plante
Indoors location: 880 Père Marquette, Québec, QC.
Andrea (that's me) teaches Bagua and Xingyi from 9:00 to 10:30. Philippe teaches Bagua when I'm away. New students always welcome.
Gilbert teaches Chen taijiquan from 10:30 to 12:00. New students always welcome.
Classes are given in French, but since teaching is individual, could be in English or Chinese, no problem.
Mondays 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm class in Bois du Coulonge, outdoors location for members of the wushu centre. Take the road in from the parking lot and go down to the big field that is on the left. If you get down into the flower beds you've gone too far.
Summer: in the trees below the field, or at the bottom of the field itself, depending on where the sun and/or the bugs are. Turn left at the first path (fairly wide paved path before the field).
Winter: in the parking lot at the barn. Turn right at the driveway to the barn, after the field.
Private and small group classes.
Next dates in 2013: December 29 to January 19, 2014. Sundays 11:00 - 1:00.
Location: Meet across the road from Christchurch Cathedral on Quadra in the park (not the cemetary across Rockland, but the small park across Quadra).
Other times and places by appointment. If you are willing to go out to Sidney, almost any morning is fine.
Prairie study groups: Medicine Hat AB and Winnipeg MN
Next seminar date: January 25-26, 2014.
Time: Saturday 11:00 to 4:00, Sunday 10:00 to 3:00 (this schedule makes travel easier for people from out of town). People who learned the lion changes and sabre/sand rake techniques will do a massive review of everything they are supposed to know, including dragon and lion changes, the 88 routine, partner drills, the 16 basic techniques, and applications for the moves. The others will continue to work on getting through their dragon changes and the 16 basic techniques. Seminar location: In the winter it is in the Medicine Hat Golf and Country clubhouse. In June it is at Kin Coulee park.
last seminar Medicine Hat June 2013
last seminar Winnipeg June 2013
Regular training is year round at Kin Coulee park bandshell. Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 am, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm.
Next date: January 27-30, 2014.
Bagua seminars are Tuesday and Thursday evening, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00, will be bagua spear. Private classes available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the day. Location: Ching Wu Athletic Association, 213 Pacific Ave.
coach James Saper
Seminars are twice a year, in late January and early June.
Next seminar date: February 1-2, 2014.
Saturday: Bagua: Cultivating Deep Skill. This day will focus on Magui style Bagua. This lineage emphasizes Bagua’s connection to ‘tendon changing’ Qigong & the practical application of ‘full body power’. Andrea Falk has over 30 years experience in Bagua. This seminar is suitable for both beginners & returning students. Location: 42 Quebec Street, Guelph
Sunday: Bagua: Circle Walking & Applications
A morning workshop on Magui style Bagua. This lineage emphasizes Bagua’s connection to ‘tendon changing’ Qigong & the practical application of ‘full body power’. Andrea Falk has over 30 years experience in Bagua. This seminar can be taken on it's own as an introduction to this style of Bagua or combined with the Saturday session. Location: 340 Edinburgh Rd. North, Guelph
Xingyi: Aligning Form and Intent
Assertive, economical & direct, Xingyi is the most linear of the internal styles. It is built on the theory of five phases & is practical in its training approach. “Rise like a sweeping wind, strike like raining arrows” with the translator of, “Di Gouyong on Xingyiquan” one of the best Chinese to English translations published in Chinese martial arts. Location: 340 Edinburgh Rd. North, Guelph.
Sponsored by 8 energies bagua.
Location: Point Pleasant Park--semi-circle by upper parking lot, just south of the corner of Tower Road and Point Pleasant Drive.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Next seminar date: I did a seminar September 21-22, 2013, while Ali was back in Beijing. We plan on getting together more often, like before, perhaps twice a year. Contact Steve.
Classes: The wushu / chuojiao group has regular training Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:15pm, and Sunday morning at 9:15. Bagua people go along to practice, it is a big gym. Alexander Nasr, a direct student of Li Baohua, teaches when he is in Halifax. Ron Pizzo takes up the slack when he is not.
Seminars: I often teach both xingyi and Ma Gui bagua. People pick one and do that all weekend. I usually help out at the evening classes as well when I am there. People wishing to come for just the circle-walking are welcome to come along to the first hour either or both days. Xingyi people - if the weather is good bring your weapons.
Hampshire Training Group grassroots coach Neil Bates
Basingstoke: Ma Gui bagua. There is a group practice Saturday mornings, outside year round.
Next seminar date: April 2014.
Belfast Training Group grassroots coach Colin Harper
Belfast, N. Ireland. 119A Woodstock Rd. Ma Gui bagua. This seminar is given at a club, so group practice is possible throughout the year. Because it is a club session, if you wish to attend please get in touch with Colin ahead of time.
On Wednesday evenings between 7:00 and 8.00 from mid January for eight weeks, Colin Harper will be teaching ba gua at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast.
Next seminar date: April, 2014. DAH School of Internal Arts, Woodstock link. Contact Colin.
If you are coming, please let Colin know (email@example.com) as space is limited.
More information at the Crescent Arts Centre website.