Saturday, 13th June, 2 – 3pm

Saturday, 20th June, 2 – 3pm

Saturday, 27th June, 2 – 3pm

Mark Stevenson

Meihua Quan translates as Plum Blossom Boxing or Plum Blossom Fist.

The plum blossom is known as one of the ‘four gentlemen’ of flowers in Chinese art and culture (alongside the orchid, chrysanthemum, and bamboo). It is famous for flowering in winter and it is this ability to flower in tough conditions where we find an analogy to martial arts training.

Dating back thousands of years and said to be the ancestor to all martial arts, Meihua Quan is built on a foundation of basic stances, and the 5 main stances each correspond to the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The workshop will begin with learning and refining the stances before going on to study the first Meihua Quan form.

For those who have attended Meihua workshops previously, you will spend time refining moves already learnt. If this is your first Meihua workshop, you will start learning the sequence.

Meihua Quan is suitable for both Tai Chi and Kung Fu students. As with all WCA classes and workshops, students work within their own physical abilities.

You will find that learning Plum Blossom Boxing stances and forms carry over very well to other styles learnt at WCA and will improve Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and even Kickboxing skills.

This is a unique chance to learn an ancient martial arts form, which was taught to Mark on his visit to China last winter.

Booking and price

It is recommended that you book in advance.

Each workshop Zoom session is £5 per person.

For more information, please email or call/text 07834 375776.

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