About Pa-Kua Orange

The Pa-Kua Orange school was established in January, 2002. The first classes for the school were taught at the YWCA and then at Hart Park in Orange.
The first rented space for the school was located on Chapman Avenue, right next to a neighborhood gas station. Martial arts and yoga were the classes taught there.
Quickly outgrowing that space, the school was moved to a larger Chapman Avenue location on July 2, 2002 and remained there for 3 years. On July 25, 2005, the Pa-Kua Orange school added another location on the corner of Chapman Avenue and Olive. The two locations were later consolidated and moved to the school’s present location, 55 Plaza Square, on February 2, 2009.
For the 10-year anniversary of Pa-Kua Orange, a huge renovation of the Old Town Orange Plaza location took place. The project involved students, instructors, masters, family and community members working together. The school, the way it is today, is the finished product of that renovation.
The Pa-Kua Orange school provides classes for all ages. Training in any aspect of the art encourages physical, mental and spiritual growth and incorporates the ancient Chinese traditions of Pa-Kua.
Pa-Kua Orange is a committed member of the Pa-Kua International League. The International League of Pa-Kua was founded by Master Giordano Magliacano
(see Pa-Kua History). We have the honor of learning from Itinerant Masters who visit from all over the world to teach Pa-Kua. This makes it possible for the highest ranking Black Belts in a particular geographic area to continue taking classes and courses. It also provides the opportunity to have internationally certified belt evaluations for the students.

There are Pa-Kua schools in Oregon, Idaho, Florida, Nevada and Colorado. In New York there are schools located in Manhattan, Long Island and Brooklyn. The International League also has schools in many parts of Europe, Argentina, Brazil and one in New Zealand.

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Pa-Kua Chinese Archery

The bow features between the very first primitive weapons and is a very important tool in human history.

It really is believed that weapon originates back to 50, 000 years ago. Some images of prehistoric cavemen armed with bows and arrows have been entirely on rock paintings dated to be approximately 35, 000 yrs old.

Around 3, 500 BC, the Egyptians were utilizing these arms to keep their dominance in your community, and Centuries later, developed compound bows, using different materials such as wood, bone, animal horn and sinew. This combination of media allowed them to manufacture and use re-curved bows, which resulted in much smaller and, in time, better bows.

This advance in weapon technology enabled archers to attack their enemies from greater distances and the proven fact that it had been smaller allowed them to shoot their bows at a radius of 360º while installed on a galloping horse. This is, without question, the primary element in the expansion of the Mongol empire and the formation of the Grand Empire once we know it. Before the reign of Genghis Khan, in the year 1280 BD, the Mongol empire expanded to Austria and the regions of Syria, Russia, Vietnam and China.

There was an absolute Mongol influence to Chinese archery, although it is most likely impossible to see the precise amount, since for tens and thousands of years, millions of Chinese have used arrows in combat. There have been many Chinese schools and a selection of styles, the traditional method became quasi extinct as a practice and the Art of Chinese Archery survived for the reason that country only thanks to several enthusiastic practitioners of the art, Historians, Traditionalists and Collectors of Antiques.

The study of Traditional Chinese Archery all but disappeared from China at the beginning of the 20th century, once the Emperor Guangxu excluded archery from the curriculum of the Imperial Army in 1901. The japanese occupation of China during the 2nd World War was also contributed to the disappearance of the art.

After years of research, preparation, practice and training, the International League of Pakua began teaching the Art of Chinese Archery, reviving these ancient techniques of shooting and infusing it with Pakua Knowledge.

The International League of Pakua has hence played an historic role in the rebirth of an ancient knowledge, becoming most likely the only school that's keeping alive the many technical traditions of shooting with a Chinese arrow, in addition to helping propagate its practice all through South America.

The bow is without a doubt among the noblest weapons of Pakua, balancing efficiency of combat with the study of self-knowledge in addition to control of the body and the mind.

Some schools think about the bow to be a supreme weapon, more essential even compared to the sword, for it permits attacks from a distance. It could be the choice of every warrior, but both the bow and sword have become noble weapons. In many instances all through history they were utilized by exactly the same combatant, conducting his first attack at a distance with the bow accompanied by the sword for close up combat.

The original Chinese shooting style or once we call it now, the Pakua style, differs from the Mediterranean style - which uses three fingers to pull the string - and is characterized by the use of the thumb to pull the string. A thumb ring made based on the ancient traditions out of horn, bone or jade can be used to safeguard the finger from the tension of the string.

The Pakua bow is re-curved and is easily recognizable by its “ears”, nonflexible extensions of wood. This serves as a lever and multiplies the power of the draw.

You can find two forms of bows found in the Pakua School: One is made of wood, fiberglass and leather as the other is constructed of more traditional materials such as bamboo, water buffalo horn and wood. However both forms of bows are handcrafted.

The arrows utilized by Pakua students are also special and so are not easily available on the market. They must either be ordered or hand manufactured by the Masters themselves due to the very specific requirements. The projectiles are constructed of traditional materials such as bamboo and natural feathers that feature the white, red and black colors characteristics to the Pakua School and within its flag. This color scheme symbolizes the three Cosmic concepts of Sky, Man and Earth.

Courses in Archery are taught by the International Pakua League all over the world and include the Yin and Yang areas of the art: Chan Meditation is put on the shooting movements in addition to Traditional Chinese combat oriented techniques.

The study can be acquired to a person with or without experience in either Archery or Martial art.

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PaKua Schedule

Monthly Pricing

No Contract | Child & Adults are same price
One Class per Week $115 per Month
Two Classes per Week $135 per Month
Three Classes per Week $165 per Month
*10% with Auto-Debit 
*$25 off with multiple student/classes

Monday & Wednesday

9am Yoga
10am Martial Art
4pm Kid's Martial Art (3-8 years old)
5pm Cardio Kickboxing
6pm Yoga
7pm Acrobatics
7pm Martial Art
8pm Martial Art

Tuesday & Thursday

9am Yoga
5pm Kid's Martial Art (8-13 years old)
6pm Kid’s Martial Art (3-8 years old)
6pm Martial Art 
7pm Yoga
8pm Martial Art
9pm Archery (Thursday only)
9pm Martial Art (Thursday only)

Friday

3pm Martial Art
5pm Edged Weapons
6pm Yoga

Saturday

7am Tai Chi
8am Yoga
9am Edged Weapons
10am Martial Art
11am Acrobatics (All Ages)
Noon Kid’s Martial Art
1pm Martial Art
1pm Kid's Archery 
2pm Archery 

Sunday

12pm Edged Weapons
2pm Martial Art
3pm Acrobatics
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Martial Arts

PaKua Martial Arts

This complete martial art gives the student comprehension of themselves as well as their surroundings. Pa-Kua focuses on personal development and is most identifiable by its circular form of martial arts. It uses the opponent's energy against them, and extensive studies of Martial Art tactics add the self-confidence that will significantly benefit anyone. There are many people concerned about if the martial art is right for them or if they will be able to do a martial art class. In Pakua Huntington Beach you will learn martial arts from very well trained, certified and experianced staff of PaKua masters and instructors. 

Who Practices Martial Arts?

Pa-Kua martial arts is for all ages and abilities. We have separate classes for Pee-Wee martial arts ages 4-7, Kids martial arts ages 8-12, Teens martial arts 13-16, Adults, and Seniors. We have had students from 3 Years to 104 Years old! There are classes from Beginner to Advanced. All of the classes are taught by Internationally Certified Masters and Instructors who are recertified by the PaKua International League annually. Private martial art classes are available, General class sizes range from 2 to 8 people in a class. Please call to find out which class time will work best for you. All classes on our schedule can be attended by any level student. Advanced classes are not listed.

What will you learn in Martial Arts?

In a safe non-competitive environment, you will learn the Traditional Chinese Knowledge of Pa-Kua. This consists of stand-up and ground fighting techniques including but not limited to: Striking, pressure points, levers, manipulations, sweeps, throws, locks (submission) and chokes. You will also develop the internal aspects of Pa-Kua through meditation, breathing techniques, and forms. Everything is taught in a progressive manner so that you will be prepared for each step along the way by studying in class with your Master or Instructor.

How will you benefit from learning Martial Arts?

You will gain the Confidence to lead the life you want with peace by having the techniques and training from the Martial Art to overcome your daily fears and anxiety. That means you have more energy to focus on the life you wish to live and enjoy. The Chinese theory is that our body is a reflection of our mind and vice versa. Thus, by stretching, improving coordination, and increasing strength, you will benefit in many internal ways as well, including the release of endorphins which is one of the many reasons you will feel better after every class! Training of slow forms will improve harmony and growth of internal and physical well being. Pa-Kua is a complete art which gives its practitioner a better sense of self confidence, increased concentration, augmented coordination, and improved flexibility.

Why learn Martial Arts?

Martial arts has been continuously developed and improved over thousands of years. It's focus and development during all those years has been focused on maintaining peak fitness and health of body and mind as well as the way to protect yourself and your family. In Pakua we still maintain these traditional values that have been passed on by each generation of PaKua martial art masters. There are many reasons that people come to study martial arts at PaKua Huntington Beach. Some people come to lose weight and then stay because they see that they not only became more fit by practicing the martial art but that they have more energy and just feel better in their daily life. The best way to see what I'm talking about is to come by and try a class.  Call (714) 377-8805 for more information or to schedule your first class.

Brief Class Overview:

Run with martial art training exercises
Practice how to fall safely
24 Movements to improve Energy, Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination
Improvement and practice of kicks
Training with martial art bags
Technical training such as defense from grabs or attacks and offensive techniques
Strength and Core training

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