Wu Shen Tao will be hosting a level 2 Swordplay workshop. We have hosted level 1 workshops a couple of times in the past and now we are moving onto the next level.
The workshop will consist of a one hour review of fundamental skills and then proceed to more advanced skills of hand work, foot work, single person and paired training drills, feinting drills, compound reaction drills and finishes up with 60-80 minutes of rotating sword sparring matches. Although this workshop is labeled level 2 it is appropriate for anyone who has a strong interested in, anyone who has taken previous swordplay training, or those who have been in Martial arts for over a year.
It will take place at the Roda Movement Center located in Takoma Park MD at 7014 Westmoreland Ave. On February 10, 2019, we are scheduled to begin at 10:30 am and this 5 hour intensive will end at 3:30 pm. There will be a 20-30 minute break midway through so participants may bring food to eat or call for pickup at one of the several eateries nearby and around the corner. It is also highly suggested that participants bring extra water, eye and groin protection, and whatever other protective equipment they deem necessary. The cost will be $150 per person and includes a foam sword so that we all may be equally armed during the drills and sword sparring matches.
Paul Ramos will be teaching the workshop and he has been training in, teaching, and sharing his expertise in Asian Swordplay, Medieval Swordplay (having previously taught swordplay to the street and stage performers at several MD Renaissance Festivals), and Olympic Style swordplay (having been a competitive Collegiate team member in NYC; as well as a former Nationally ranked Sabre Fencer), for the last 40 years.
If you are interested in attending you should contact us ASAP to be placed on the participant list and you will be updated as to all pertinent information associated with this event. The event is limited to 20 participants so you will need to secure your spot soon. To register or to gain more information feel free to contact Paul Ramos at 301-651-3617, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also find updates on our website DCMDTaichi.com.