UK Chinese Sword Seminar April 2024

 

Sign up now for the April 2024 Chinese Swordfighting  seminar with Scott Rodell

VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED – Brudenell Primary School, Welton Place, Leeds, LS6 1EW

Friday 12th April 6pm – 8pm  :  Saturday 13th April 9am – 5pm  :  Sunday 14th April 9am – 5pm

Over 18s Only

Friday Evening – Introduction and overview for the weekend.  Some basic Chinese sword methods, cuts, footwork and exercises.

Saturday and Sunday – Jianfa: Chinese straight sword, focus for more experienced players will be on partner work for competition.  Those wanting to be less competitive will have options for lighter partner work and exercises.

EQUIPMENT

All ages and abilities welcome, some spare wooden jian (swords) and gloves can be made available for those without – a small additional cost of £5 is requested for rental of equipment for the weekend.

If you have available please bring with you: solid wooden jian, protective gloves (HEMA/Lacrosse), Fencing/HEMA mask.  For more competitive practice, gloves and mask with overlay are minimum requirements.   Other protective equipment is also recommended e.g. fencing jacket/gambeson/torso protection, arm protection, gorget/neck protection, leg protection.

TRAINING

Training and exercises in Chinese Jian (straight sword) from the traditional Yang Family Tai Chi both the Michuan (Inside teachings) and the public systems.  There will be a focus on basic cutting and thrusting techniques, body mechanics and correct form. Following from this there will be practice of applications with partners, fixed step (in place) and with footwork.  There will also be some controlled free swordplay and there may be chance for some to choose to try some more competitive swordplay with additional protective gear.

TEACHER

Scott Rodell is a teacher with over 30 years of experience from teachers such as TT Liang, William CC Chen, and Wang Yen-Nien. He teaches seminars all over the world and is returning to the UK to focus on sword skills for competition fighting.

If you are interested in attending please chose an option from the paypal link below to pay in full (either 1 day or full weekend).

Full Weekend cost: £160 paypal

Single Day Cost: £85

Bank transfer or payment in cash is available by arrangement 

Payment plan for 3 monthly payments is available via secure direct debit (see below).

If you need more information please contact Paul Andrews – paul@xingyiacademy.com

PLEASE NOTE AFTER PURCHASE PAUL WILL EMAIL CONFIRMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECIEVED CONFIRMATION WITHIN 24 HOURS PLEASE CONTACT PAUL (paul@xingyiacademy.com)

PAYPAL 

Options

INSTALMENT PLAN – GOCARDLESS SECURE DIRECT DEBIT

Pay in 3 Monthly instalments of £55 using GoCardless secure direct debit

The additional cost covers transaction fees from the payment processor