Friday, May 15, 2009

Luo De Xiu Seminars Bay Area 2009

Luo De Xiu 2009 Seminar Series in Oakland, CA

Ba Gua, Hsing-I, Tai Chi and Chi Gung Intensives

Aug. 19 Wednesday 7 pm - 10 pm Chen Pan-ling Style Tai Chi

Sections 1-6

Essence and Principles

Aug. 20 Thursday 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Hsing-I Chuan - Five Elements $65

Aug. 22 Saturday 12 noon - 7:30 pm
Aug. 23 Sunday 12 noon - 7:30 pm
Gao Style Ba Gua Zhang Weekend Seminar $235
Xiantian (Pre Heaven)Continuous Circular Forms
& Line 8
Houtian – Body Methods

Aug. 24 Monday 7 pm - 10 pm Daoyin Chi Gung $65 The Five Animal Frolics

Aug. 25 Tuesday 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Hsing-I Chuan - Five Elements $65

Aug. 26 Wednesday 7 pm - 10 pm Daoyin Chi Gung $65 The Five Animal Frolics

Aug. 27 Thursday 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Hsing-I Chuan - Lianhuan Forward and
Backward Linking Form $65

To register please call 510-527-7760 or email

*Prices are for Prepayment by July 20, 2009. After July 20, if spaces are still
available: Evening Seminars will be $85; Weekend Seminars will be $275.

A discount for the Entire Intensive is $540.00 paid in full by July 20, 2009.

No preregistration discounts after July 10, 2009.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Consistency of Strategy and Tactics from Sonny Umpad back to George Silver

The writings of George Silver:
"Paradoxes of Defence" 1599
"Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes Of Defence" 1599? (Lost, and not published until 1898)

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Clip on Youtube

New video clip of flow training with The Maestro:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Eskrima Article

Looking at the potential use of Filipino style sword play, particularly as taught by Sonny Umpad, in the context of the modern evolution of martial arts known as Self Protection Training or Reality Based Self Defense. is the website of Richard Grannon. Lots of great stuff to be found here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009


Mat fee for Tuesday study group is $5.

Schedule changes - Tuesday 7.30pm class now an Internal Arts study group.

As of February 2009, Guro Renato Alfonso will be teaching Visayan Eskrima in San Leandro. Please contact him through for details.
The 7.30 - 8.45pm slot on Tuesday evenings at Suigetsukan Dojo will now be an open study group for the practice of Bagua Zhang, Hsing-I and Tai Chi.
Students who attend the Tuesday and Thursday morning Bagua classes at Suigetsukan are welcome as are continuing students of Luo De Xiu.
This is not a class but a study group for those interested in improving their skills, where interaction is encouraged between seniors, intermediate and beginner students to explore and answer questions that arise during personal practice.
Feel free to walk circles in a corner, pick a partner to practice fighting applications or push hands with, or review formwork.
If you are interested in attending, see me at class or e-mail me at