I’ve been moving (and learning about movement) since before my birth, but have always enjoyed movement arts and expression as far back as I can remember. As a child, I studied ballet, learned folk-dances, and later, practiced martial arts, beginning with Tae Kwon Do in 1985 and continuing with Hung Gar kung fu, which I began taught from 1992-2003 at the Seattle Kung-fu Club in the International District. Insatiably curious and ever seeking more depth, I have also studied the arts of Wah Lum Pai, Aikido, Aikijutsu, and military combat styles. Drawing on the synthesis of my experience, I offer classes in Kinesthesis Martial Movement, an accessible yet effective form of martial arts. Martial arts practice, I feel, is critically important in developing the Warrior archetype that exists within us. Kinesthesis refers to physical learning, and while teaching effective self-defense, I also encourage students to learn from the physical experience of inhabiting their Warrior aspect to explore and develop will, discipline, awareness, presence and sincerity–five qualities that are inextricably linked with this archetype. Classes combine meditation, stretching and conditioning exercises, practice in self-defense techniques and the study of forms (also known as kata).
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