Classes

Class is held every Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Rates: $30 for a two week trial, if you sign up for the month, just pay the difference!

$50 per month.

$20 drop-in class with approval from instructor.

Beginners and experienced are all welcome, regardless of what style you may have trained.  Please let me know of any limitations you may have.  If you have any question please contact me via the contact page and I will get back to you shortly.

If you wish to attend our class, please download our Ground Dragon Martial Arts liability and photo release, it will help move things along and get you into class faster.  If you are unable to download and print out the release, please show up 10-15 minutes prior to class in order to do so.

Location Griffith Manor Park:

There is a small parking lot at the park, but I would recommend parking on the street to avoid upsetting anyone who wants to use the park outside of our class.

Classes consist of a two hour long session, once a week.  We will start with standing in Santi Shi, the basic Xingyiquan posture, move onto basic warm-up and conditioning exercises (pai da gong and cardiovascular), forms and application training, sparring/grappling, and finish off with Qigong (breathing exercises).  This is a very basic outline and will be subject to modification based on the day’s curriculum.

All students are expected to bring their own gloves, preferably MMA-style sparring gloves (see picture) but 8-16oz boxing/kickboxing gloves are acceptable, a mouth-piece, water and towel.  A yoga mat is recommended if you find grass to be irritating during the conditioning part of the class.

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Please be prepared to sweat in these classes, this will not be your grandma’s Tai Chi class (no offense to your grandma’s Tai Chi class is intended).  Also, as this is a martial arts group, be prepared for some level of contact.  I will do my best to scale the course as much as I can but if you are looking for something more in line with developing your Qi, there are excellent teachers for that.