Workshop with Dr. John Painter
Saskatoon Workshops with Shigong Painter are held once or twice per year. This is an absolutely incredible training event! The head of the Li family’s Dao Qi Quan arts and Jiulong Baguazhang will come to your doorstep. If you are serious about improving yourself, you will not miss this!
-- Feb 8 to 10, 2013
-- Nov 22, 23, 24
Chinese New Year Celebration
Orchard Kung Fu students and instructors celebrate Chinese New Years with good friendship and great eats. Please contact Yancy Orchard for more information.
Special Workshops And Events
- with Shigong Painter April 29 to May 1, 2016
This is the first of an unheralded three visits Shigong will make to Saskatoon in 2016. He has 50 years of experience in the Daoqiquan arts. Do yourself a favour and commit to attending each workshop for a triple quantum leap in your understanding of Jiulong Baguazhang.
Contact Orchard Kung Fu for prices and to reserve your spot.
Five Circles in Daoqiquan and Jiulong Baguazhange: the Master key to all Li Family Health and Martial Tactics
A unique concept created by the Li family was the distillation of all physical movements for martial art and Qigong into what was known as The Six Stances (Liu-bu六步) and Five Circles (Wu Ge Quanzi 五個圈子).
Six stances encompassed all possible movement options for stepping patterns while the Five Circles distilled the actions of all martial maneuvers with fist, palm or any weapon. Together these two core concepts when combined comprised the basis of Li family martial art known as Daoqiquan.
In this three day program, Shigong John Painter will explain and instruct in detail how these two concepts are combined for use in Jiulong Baguazhang as a template for martial and health practices.
Hidden within the five circles are the secrets of neutralizing force from incoming strikes, grabs and kicks as well as methods of delivering powerful strikes, locks, throws and attacks. Combining these with the Six Stances and the powerful Water Dragon Stepping turning methods of Jiulong Baguazhang can open a new chapter in understanding how to improve one’s internal martial skills and health development.
This method can be incorporated in any martial arts system internal or external and is good for beginners through advanced students.
What You Will Learn:
Wedge Concepts with Circles
Water Dragon Eight Step Turning combined with Five Circles
Application methods for these concepts fully explained