PaKua Acrobatics

In China, there is proof that acrobatics has been part of the culture since before the Western Han Dynasty, over 2500 years ago. Acrobatics was part of village harvest festivals during the Tang Dynasty.  Acrobatics continues to be an important part of modern Chinese variety art and fitness.

Pa-Kua Chinese Acrobatics is a class that develops your core strength, balance, and many stabilizing muscles important to the practice of handstands, cartwheels, and other acrobatic basics. Utilizing specific acrobatic postures improves a student’s flexibility. A keen awareness and connection transpires between your mind and body throughout the acrobatic training exercises.

Pa-Kua Chinese Acrobatics benefits you by obtaining a physical defragmentation through exercise of body and mind. It has a therapeutic benefit working through your physical and mental control. It is fun for friends to work together in equilibrium of two or more people supporting each other in acrobatic postures.

Everything is taught according to the student’s abilities. You will gain all necessary strength and skills before you progress to the next level of training.  You will continue your training until you feel prepared, working with the Master or Instructor, to overcome your fears or doubts. You will progressively learn how to: handstand, cartwheel, one-handed cartwheel, one-handed handstand, butterfly, bridge, kip up, front walkover, back walkover, front handspring, back handspring, front flip, back flip, and much more!

 

Brief Class Overview:
Run with instruction
Acrobatic Warm-ups
Stretching & warm up of muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments
Strength and Balance training
Acrobatic techniques and training according to the student’s abilities
Group Training

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PaKua Sword Class

As an integral part of Pa-Kua, the study of Chinese Ancient Weapons is critical to the Martial Art development. Strength, focus, and confidence are a few of the numerous benefits of studying the art of combat with ancient weapons.  Along with the study of the history of the sword and other edged weapons, you will learn their reason for being and the honor surrounding them. The study of ancient weapons stresses awareness, coordination, and self-discipline.

In ancient times the traditional weapons were used for self defense. The art of combat with one of these weapons was often developed out of necessity, using common contemporary items. The stick that accompanied a traveler on his journey can be turned into a weapon, and its use eventually evolved into an art. The common household item used to carry water back from the well, was used as a weapon in case of emergency.

Other common items were used as tools of war. Studying the warrior's discipline from ancient times helps us today in our daily battles of life. The discipline of mind and body acquired during the study of any of these weapons from the past is an invaluable tool for us today.

Brief Class Overview:

Run with training exercises
Meditation for the Sword
24 Movements to improve Energy, Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination
Improvement and practice of Attacks, Defense, and Combinations
Sword Drawing Techniques
Partner Training (one-and-one, etc.)
Technical training such as defense from attacks and offensive techniques
Strength and Core training

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Kids Martial Arts

Kids Martial Arts is given to kids from age 4 and up. Children significantly benefit from the system that is built to suit their needs.The martial arts games, the kicks and punches, as well as the connections with other kids found through Pa-Kua Martial Arts, serve to increase the child's confidence, self-esteem, and social skills. At the same time Pa-Kua Martial Arts teaches the child to respect peers and elders, works on the student's focus and control, and offers the student with the tools required for the full life that lies ahead. This always occurs in a positive atmosphere.

The many benefits of Pa-Kua Martial Arts for kids are clearly noticeable and shown in the child's school work, behavior at home, and interaction with family or friends. The classes for children are conducted in a completely safe and professional atmosphere, by Instructors and Masters who make sure the children develop their skills in complete safety.

Overall Benefits of Pa-Kua-

Self-Discipline
Self-Confidence
Learning about Nutrition and why to eat better
Improved sense of Self-Awareness
Improved Social Skills
Weight loss
Improved flexibility, strength and coordination
Respect

Yoga-

Practice- The Children will work on many different exercises such as stretching and controlling their breathing, and holding positions that will require balance, strength, or flexibility, sometimes requiring all three as the student progresses. This is always done in a fun and enthusiastic environment with music.

Benefits- When we are born we have amazing flexibility. Then, gradually as we get older, we lose that natural flexibility and must work at it. By having your child attend these children’s yoga classes they are able to stretch and maintain that flexibility throughout their life. Yoga has also been proven by case studies to help them regulate their emotions, manage stress, and calm themselves. Studies now show that they may also choose better foods to eat and engage in more physical activity than children who do not study yoga.

Most Pa-Kua schools offer an introductory class in which the student can try out a class before enrolling. The parents can even stay and observe their child participate in the class.

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Yoga Classes

Sintonia, or Chinese Yoga, is an ancient art derived from the Pa-Kua knowledge. Through movements and meditation, Sintonia teaches the student to harmonize the body & mind. Chinese Yoga gives the energy necessary to lead a full and healthy life. It’s a way to study ourselves through stretching, postures, breathing techniques, and cardiovascular exercises.

Sintonia provides an excellent source of physical conditioning. The movements tone and strengthen the body while promoting lean muscle and burning calories at a high rate. The stretching exercises increase flexibility, protecting you from injury and providing a greater range of motion, while the breathing exercises oxygenate the body and regulate both the heart rate and the cardiovascular system.

The student also learns techniques to relieve stress and achieve a sense of calm in the midst of the chaos of everyday life. Through the study of ourselves, we come to understand and synchronize with universe. Once a state of Harmony is achieved, we can easily adapt to any circumstance or environment, overcoming culture shock, language barriers, and regional difference, thus finding harmony anywhere. Sintonia can be described as the harmonic interaction between ourselves and the universe.

Class Overview:

Meditation and Breathing exercises
Postures Developing Flexibility
Techniques for relieving stress and increasing energy
Postures Improving Strength & Balance
Qi Gong exercises (Breathing with Energy)

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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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