Friday, March 27, 2015

Xingyi, Bagua, Taiji Seminar in Boulder, Colorado with Matt Autrey - April 18 & 19!

Matt Autrey

   *Senior Student of Luo De Xiu of Taiwan*
*Boulder, CO. April 18th & 19th 2015* 
Matt Autrey is a senior student of Internal Kung Fu teacher Luo De Xiu. Matt has moved back to the United States after 8 years of training Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan, Taiji Quan in Taipei, Taiwan including 5 years with Marcus Brinkman as a private student. Matt spent many years teaching and assisting in Teacher Luo’s class in Taiwan, his extensive knowledge and command of the principles, theory and applications of the internal martial arts is an asset to any practitioner.
        Boulder, CO. Dates and Curriculum: 

Saturday, April 18th - 1st Session 1:00pm – 4:00pm       
Gao Bagua Xian Tian – Snake Palm - Theory and Application
This will be an excellent introduction to the basics of Bagua and the first palm; the snake palm. Learn the fundamental training practices, footwork, and applications of Gao Bagua Snake Palm.  This seminar is open to public and beginners are welcome.

Saturday, April 18th – 2nd Session 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Xing Yi Quan – Combining the Fists – Skills and Drills
Matt will be teaching sets and drills to help the practitioner combine multiple Xingyi Quan fists. This session will cover the methodology, training drills and application strategies used in linking and combining the fists.  This seminar is open to public, beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome.
Sunday, April 19th - 1st Session 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Gao Bagua Zhang – Hou Tian – Straight Line Bagua – Line 1 (1.1 – 1.4)
In this seminar Matt will teach line 1 Hou Tian Bagua, the famous Straight Line
Bagua of the Gao system. Matt will cover Bagua form, theory, application
and training practices for the 1st line with an emphasis on its relationship
to the Snake Palm. This seminar is a great addition to any Bagua Zhang
style. It is recommended that the Snake Palm Seminar is taken before
this class. 

Sunday, April 19th - 2nd Session 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Taiji Quan – the Four Essential Actions – Pushing Hands
Building on the basics of Taiji’s Four Essential Actions set, its form, theory and training concepts, this two person push hands class will build the correct reflexes, timing and distance required for the usage of Taiji Quan. This seminar is open to public and beginners are welcome.


1       $180 for all Four Sessions. 

2       Individually, Each Session is $50.

3       Saturday & Sunday $100 each day or $180 for both Days.

4       Preferred payment is cash (please contact if paying by check)

5       Same day registration (call for availability) $190 cash only

Owen Schilling

    Or Check

Call 1 720 841 3526 

Matt will be offering private lessons while he is in town. I highly recommend them; his knowledge and skill applied at the individual level is a fantastic catalyst for growth. Contact me or Matt at or talk to him at the seminar.  

                  For more info on Matt check his Website: Portland Bagua

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Xingyi Rolling Hand

Abi Moriya (indoor student of Hung Yi Xiang) - "Xingyi "rolling hand" excersise (from ji ben shou fa 基本手法), as taught by master Hong Yixiang, founder of the Tang Shou Tao school, Taiwan. In order to set the partner out of balance, I incorporated the motion "move" (ban 扳) from the heavenly stems set (tian gan 天干)."

Friday, March 20, 2015

Gao style Bagua Lion Form

Lion Shaking form of Gao Style Baguazhang, taught by Wei-Chung Lin and his student Dan Schultz of the Pan Yu/ Yi Zung lineage. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Gracie BJJ Breakdown - How to Defeat Multiple Opponents

"Gracie Jiu-Jitsu isn't merely a martial art confined by a limited number of techniques, but rather an all encompassing system of survival guided by a collection of timeless combat principles; the most important of which is that of energy efficiency. This concept of maximum effectiveness with minimal effort is what enable Grand Master Helio Gracie to modify and adapt the original Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques until they were effective against giants, and it is also the core concept when dealing with multiple opponents. 

In this video, Rener Gracie (@RenerGracie) and Brian "T-City' Ortega (@BrianTCity) discuss and demonstrate the three universal principles of self-defense as taught by the Gracie Academy, so you have a better chance of survival if you ever find yourself in a multiple attacker situation." 

Principle 1: Diffuse the "Combative Energy" of the interaction. 
Principle 2: Evade their attack with effective distance management. 
Principle 3: Attack first and attack fast. 

Bonus Principle: If you carry a firearm on you at all times, use it.

Gracie BJJ Breakdown - How to Defeat Multiple Opponents