Some great skill here. Notice the wind-fire wheels in use. That is Nezha's signature weapon. Also there is a guy balancing with his leg up. He goes backwards as if to do a walk-over but then rotates into a back leg extension--I think that is basic training for Nezha Hoop work, I've seen it in opera stuff. Of course I love this stuff and Nezha is spinning around in my head as I'm writing the history of Baguazhang! January Deadlines.
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Workshop Travel Schedule
Daodejing Online - Next meetings, Sundays, Feb. 18th, Mar. 18th, 8am to 10am (MT) inquires welcome.
Berkeley: March 23rd-25th -- at Soja
Portland Shaolin: April 27-29th
China: Daoist Conference Beijing--June?
New Book, New Deadline: May!!!
Summer in Boulder? Residency Project: Inner Depth