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. Gilbert will be back at the end of March. Until then, his students are welcome to practice during the bagua class at 9:00.
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: June 17 - July 4. Sundays 11:00 - 1:00.
Location: Meet in front of Christchurch Cathedral on Quadra, or across the road in the park if you are a little late. (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: June 15-16, 2013.
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.
last seminar in Medicine Hat January 2013
last seminar in Winnipeg January 2013
Seminar location: In the winter it is in the Medicine Hat Golf and Country clubhouse. In June it is at Kin Coulee park.
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: late June 11-13, 2013.
Bagua seminars are Tuesday and Thursday evening, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Spear basics on Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00. 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: July 6-7, 2013.
The format is spear on Saturday morning and bagua on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, so that you can speciallize if you wish. You may come for first hour of the bagua session on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning for circle-walking only.
Seminar location: Saturday at Jame's club. Sunday at Crossfit, 45 Dawson Rd. Time: Spear Saturday 10:00 to 1:00. Bagua Saturday 2:00 - 4:00 and Sunday 11:00 - 4:00.
Private classes are possible on Monday morning.
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: tba.
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 teach 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. Please contact Neil ahead of time if you are coming to the seminar, as we have to decide whether to stay outside or rent a hall. He also does a pickup from the train station. There is a group practice Saturday mornings, outside year round.
Next seminar date: April 13-14, 2013.
The 2013 November dates are 16-17 and 23-24, and will be with the lineage carrier Li Baohua instead of Andrea. Register early and we will help you with accomodation in 'top of town' Basingstoke.
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 April 17 for eight weeks, Colin Harper will be teaching ba gua at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast.
Next seminar date: April 12-14, 2013. Bagua is Saturday 10-12 and 1:30-3:30 at The Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Rd, and Sunday 11-1, 2-4 at DAH School of Internal Arts, Woodstock link. Xingyi at DAH School of Internal Arts, Friday 6:30-8:30.