Events

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    2004
    Coral Springs, Fl.

    (954) 575-1030. Learn how to cultivate and apply chi as taught by Grandmaster Torres one of the only martial artists in the world who is rooted and can move at the same time. If you're wondering why you can't apply your internal arts, this is the seminar for you. Learn what others don't tell you because they never were taught how to - you have to first develop chi before you use internal arts. Learn the concepts of chi development and the incredible fighting applications from one of the worlds top masters. Anyone who wants to push hands with Grnadmaster Torres is welcome.

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    19
    Mar
    2004
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    Mar
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director

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    01
    May
    2004
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    02
    May
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director

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    01
    May
    2004
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    02
    May
    2004
    Saylorsburg, Pa.

    Group and Private Lessons at Little River Kung fu School of Saylorsburg, Pa., and Asian Healing Arts Institute, Pocono Mt., Pa.

  • Fri
    07
    May
    2004
    Sun
    09
    May
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director

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    22
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    2004
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    May
    2004
    Orlando, Florida

    International Academy Of Medical Acupunture Orlando, Florida. "http://www.iama.edu" data-kny="

  • Fri
    04
    Jun
    2004
    Mon
    07
    Jun
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director.

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    06
    Jun
    2004
    Mon
    07
    Jun
    2004
    Orlando, Florida

    International Academy Of Medical Acupunture, Hartford, Ct. www.iama.com

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    08
    Jun
    2004
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    10
    Jun
    2004
    E. Stroudsburg University, E. Stroudsburg, Pa.

    Taijiquan combines Shaolin based kungfu with ancient Daoist energy practices to create an unparalleled martial arts system whose mastery is still considered the pinnacle of martial achievement. Roughly translated as Grand Ultimate Fist, its name speaks volumes about the regard with which it is held in a country that serves as home to some of the oldest and most powerful martial arts in the world. Yet taijiquan is also fast becoming a lost martial art, with most practitioners simply going through the motions of their taiji form(s) unaware of the power locked within. In this workshop intensive you will study with Doctor Gary Torres, one of the country's top internal combat artists and trainer of "full contact" world champions, as he reveals the secrets of the taiji combat principles. You will first learn the taiji principles of movement and then combine those movements with taiji applications. Later, you will be taught to look beyond the primary applications present in all forms, and to recognize the near endless permutations which spread out from the main application set, like a tree with countless branches. With this foundation established, qinna will then be added to your training, combining taiji combat with the grappling arts. As both a physician and a master of Shaolin, taiji, bagua and xingyi, Doctor Torres will show you a perspective of taijiquan few can offer as you learn to unleash the power within your form. The material in this workshop will work with any style or form of taiji. Non internal artists (hard stylists) will also find a wealth of training and information which will increase their combat skills exponentially! To register visit: "http://www.americansocietyofinternalarts.org"

  • Fri
    11
    Jun
    2004
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    13
    Jun
    2004
    E. Stroudsburg University, E. Stroudsburg, Pa.

    Introduction To Dragon Heart Bagua" Dragon Heart Ba Gua has been described as a "no nonsense" bagua style which, in the hands of a proficient martial artist, may be used to devastating effect, even while cultivating internal energy and spiritual awareness. In this workshop, Doctor Torres, one of the foremost authorities on this system in the U.S., will introduce you to some of the movements, principles and applications expressed by the form. Each gua will be examined for the principle it demonstrates, as well as for the connections they share with the other internal arts. The material taught in this workshop may be applied to any combat style. Bagua fans please note: Doctor Torres will be launching an "9-weekend" program through A.S.I.A. beginning this year, designed to teach the entire Dragon Heart system. Please visit the "Summer Weekend Workshop" section for more details.

    "Push Hands Advanced Training" For many push hands practitioners, the extent of their practice and training consists of the 4 directions: ward off, roll back, press, push. But at the higher levels of push hands training exists rare and little practiced training sets which can make the difference between a good push hands player, and a champion. In this workshop Doctor Gary Torres will take you from beginning to advanced in an hour's time, covering the basics of push hands first to bring beginners up to speed, then going beyond the everyday training to teach the advanced practices of xiao lu (little pull) and da lu (big pull). Learn these practice sets and gain the edge over folks that have been pushing for decades. Take advantage of this opportunity to study this rare advanced training from a master who trains champions.

    Introduction to Xingyi Two Person Combat Form (Xingyi Wu Xing Doi Da)" Beyond the five elements and 12 animals solo forms of xingyi, is the more advanced two man (doi da) combat form. In this workshop, Doctor Torres will instruct you in this rare xingyi san shou, showing you how to put 5 element theory to use in this two person application set. You will be taught to use the 5 elements to both attack and defend against an opponent. Both the sheng (creative) and kuo (destructive) cycles will be demonstrated and taught. An awesome workshop covering high level combat theory and material that can be incorporated into anyone's practice. To register visit: "http://www.americansocietyofinternalarts.org"

  • Fri
    02
    Jul
    2004
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    04
    Jul
    2004
    Orlando, Florida

    This year the event will be held in Orlando, Florida at the World Marriott hotel, which is located just one exit from Disney World and is close to other major attractions. Athletes can also choose to participate in the 2004 AAU Chinese Martial Arts Nationals and be able to compete for national titles in this category (this requires an additional fee which will include AAU membership.). We will be providing great awards for both championships. With more than 408 divisions, the championship will offer exciting competition for all age groups and experience levels. More than 2000 medals will be awarded over the weekend. To register visit: "http://www.kungfuchampionship.com"

  • Fri
    09
    Jul
    2004
    Sun
    11
    Jul
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director

  • Fri
    16
    Jul
    2004
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    Jul
    2004
    Sparta, N. J.

    Baguazhang is an internal martial art that expresses itself through circular movements which use a combination of techniques including yielding neutralizing, sticking, coiling and spinning. Legend states that it was taught in a manner which allowed martial artists to adapt the principles of ba gua to the arts they had already mastered. Thus, throughout history dozens of permutations of this internal art have spread and flourished each style a unique art unto itself by expressing its coiling energies and power in many different ways. With this workshop, Doctor Gary Torres begins the Dragon Heart Series, a program designed to teach students the entire Dragon Heart Baguazhang system in just nine weekends. Each weekend will begin with a review of training basics, allowing new students to begin the program at any time. No matter when you enter, nine weekends later your training is completed, including an intense "applications weekend," where you'll get to bring it all together. Join Doctor Torres this weekend as he starts you on the basics, then goes on to teach you the eight circle walking postures, the eight palm exercises, the single palm change, the first pole movement and the first road of the series. Whether you're completely new at Baguazhang, or an old hand looking to begin studying a new system, don't miss this opportunity to train with one of the top martial artists in the country, as he guides you into the very depths of the Dragon's Heart. To register visit: "http://www.americansocietyofinternalarts.org"

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    22
    Jul
    2004
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    25
    Jul
    2004
    Baltimore, Md.

    Chief Judge at U.S.C.K.F. International Championships, Baltimore, Md.

  • Fri
    13
    Aug
    2004
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    15
    Aug
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director

  • Fri
    17
    Sep
    2004
    Sun
    19
    Sep
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director

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    25
    Sep
    2004
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    26
    Sep
    2004
    Brick, N. J.

    N. J. Sifu Dominick Ruggieri Director (732) 920-0605 Or register on the web site: "http://www.chinahand.com/Workshops/Stick%20Methods/Stick%20Methods.htm" Come and join GRANDMASTER GARY TORRES in this weekend workshop on SHORT STICK METHODS, APPLICATIONS, AND THEORY. Grandmaster Torres will bring 35 years of experience and knowledge on using the Short Stick and 9 Alley Method of weapons fighting. These Short Stick Methods are part of the PETER KWOK SYSTEM and are a valuable tool to increase your knowledge of weapons fighting. Come and learn how to apply these techniques to the Broadsword, Double Edge Sword, Cane, Umbrella, Short Stick, dagger, or any other short weapon in a combat use. And if that isn't enough, you can use these Short Stick Techniques as barehanded applications too!! This workshop can benefit any practitioner, of any style, at any skill level.

  • Fri
    08
    Oct
    2004
    Sun
    10
    Oct
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director

  • Fri
    15
    Oct
    2004
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    17
    Oct
    2004
    San Diego, CA

    Traveling The 9 Alleys With The Tai Chi Broadsword."The Tai Chi Dao or Broadsword is one of the most elegant and deadly of the four compulsory weapons. In the hands of an experienced swordsman and martial artist, it can be unstoppable hence its label 'Commander of Weapons.' Join Master Gary Torres as he shows you the many ways to 'dance wit the blade.' Covering application offense and defense, and working with the '9 alleys.' Learn how to become on with steel at the end of your hand. Once the concept of the broad sword is understood, any short weapon is easily adapted for self defense. Knowledge of the tai ji dao (tai chi broad sword) is helpful, but not necessary.
    Each of the eight trigrams (ba gua) has a distinct pole movement associated with it. As one walks the circle wit h the pole, spinning turning, swinging, and flipping the pole, a display of form and grace entertain the viewing bystander. Little does this bystander know that each movement has an application which is as easily applied to the pole as it is to an opponent. The 8 gua pole movements will be taught and their applications demonstrated To register visit: "http://www.guangpingyang.org"

  • Fri
    22
    Oct
    2004
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    23
    Oct
    2004
    Port Orange, FL

    Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, 4777 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, Fl. 32129-4153, (866)585-9677.

  • Sat
    06
    Nov
    2004
    Sun
    07
    Nov
    2004
    Sparta, N. J.

    Baguazhang is an internal martial art that expresses itself through circular movements which use a combination of techniques including yielding neutralizing, sticking, coiling and spinning. Legend states that it was taught in a manner which allowed martial artists to adapt the principles of ba gua to the arts they had already mastered. Thus, throughout history dozens of permutations of this internal art have spread and flourished each style a unique art unto itself by expressing its coiling energies and power in many different ways. With this workshop, Doctor Gary Torres continues the Dragon Heart Series, a program designed to teach students the entire Dragon Heart Baguazhang system in just nine weekends. Each weekend will begin with a review of training basics, allowing new students to begin the program at any time. No matter when you enter, nine weekends later your training is completed, including an intense "applications weekend," where you'll get to bring it all together. Join Doctor Torres this weekend as reviews the basics, the eight circle walking postures, the eight palm exercises, the single palm change, the first pole movement, and goes on to teach the second pole movement and the second and third road of the series. Whether you're completely new at Baguazhang, or an old hand looking to begin studying a new system, don't miss this opportunity to train with one of the top martial artists in the country, as he guides you into the very depths of the Dragon's Heart. To register visit: "http://americansocietyofinternalarts.org/Events/events.html"

  • Fri
    12
    Nov
    2004
    Sun
    14
    Nov
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director

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    20
    Nov
    2004
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    21
    Nov
    2004
    Coral Springs, Fl.

    Dragon Heart Ba Gua Zhang, 'Traveling the First Road.' Baguazhang is an internal martial art that expresses itself through circular movements which use a combination of techniques including yielding neutralizing, sticking, coiling and spinning. Legend states that it was taught in a manner which allowed martial artists to adapt the principles of ba gua to the arts they had already mastered. Thus, throughout history dozens of permutations of this internal art have spread and flourished each style a unique art unto itself by expressing its coiling energies and power in many different ways. With this workshop, Doctor G. Torres begins the Dragon Heart Series, a program designed to teach students the entire Dragon Heart Baguazhang system in just nine weekends. Each weekend will begin with a review of training basics, allowing new students to begin the program at any time. No matter when you enter, nine weekends later your training is completed, including an intense "applications weekend," where you'll get to bring it all together. Join Doctor Torres this weekend as he starts you on the basics, then goes on to teach you the eight circle walking postures, the eight palm exercises, the single palm change, the first pole movement and the first road of the series. Whether you're completely new at Baguazhang, or an old hand looking to begin studying a new system, don't miss this opportunity to train with one of the top martial artists in the country, as he guides you into the very depths of the Dragon's Heart.

  • Fri
    10
    Dec
    2004
    Sun
    12
    Dec
    2004
    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Group and Private lessons at Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sifu B. Kelly-Ferris Director