- Daoism and The Martial Arts: Is there a missing link?
Sunday, April 22nd, at 10:30 AM. At East Bay Hatha Yoga Shala 2050 4th Street, Berkeley, CA.
Here is the flier (pdf) if you can think of a place good to posted it (your refrigerator is ok.)
How could notions of softness, gentleness, fluidity and even weakness have gotten tangled up with martial arts?
What exactly is the link between ritual trance, meditation and tai chi super hero skills?
Were ancient Daoists some kind of elite fighting group?
Or did they just play that role on the stage?
Could these ideas and practices have just melted into each other over centuries?
Does qigong or yogic daoyin have anything to do with all this stuff or is that a different road all together?
This talk will cover the latest research into these questions and more.
Also I'm participating in a "Pop-Up" for a new organization called We Are = Movement. On April 21st @ 1 PM I'm going to be doing solo practice in a storefront with windows at 3344 24th Street in San Francisco. There are lots of other solo practices to watch over the week and some cool looking evening talks. Check it out!