WesWell fitness classes this semester

More classes from WesWell that we haven’t posted about, mostly starting this week, some starting today (Thursday).

See them all at the WesWELL website, check them out if you need some motivation to get in shape and learn some martial arts skills.

Meditation, Tai Chi and Kung Fu

The Small Forest Temple is offering classes in traditional Meditation, Tai Chi and Kung Fu through WesWELL. All classes are taught by priests of the Small Forest Shaolin temple with 40 years of combined teaching experience.

For a more detailed information on these classes and also to register for them, please visit the WesWELL website.

Temple Meditation – The essential practice of Chan (Zen), meditation

Instruction and practice in traditional Chan meditation. Chan is the mother discipline of Zen. It is a completely non-religious practice of spiritual awakening. Come clarify your life, reduce stress, and understand the cause and effect nature (karma) of your personal challenges.

Day Thursdays.
Time 5:00 – 6:00pm
Location Memorial Chapel Meditation Room
First Class Meets September 17, 2009

Temple Tai Chi
Temple Tai Chi (Shaolin Chuan) training is a practice to cultivate power and peace in harmony and to experience a union with the infinite. Shaolin arts emphasize the internal. Some of the many benefits include increased concentration, reduced stress, improved health, clarity of perception and personal confidence to be yourself.

Day Thursdays
Time 6:30 – 7:30pm
Location Memorial Chapel Meditation Room
First Class Meets September 17, 2009

Temple Shaolin Kung Fu
Temple Shaolin Kung Fu (Southern Tiger Style ) is for those who have not been physically active, as well as those who have been. Real effectiveness is a result of mastery of skill, not of size or muscle power. Temple training stresses the development of internal strength, and how it is effective in any situation.

First semester of training
The ultimate self-defense strategy
The ability to physically release yourself from any situation (grab or hold)
An introduction to the fundamentals of defense and strike

Second semester of training (White sash training)
The basic internal and external principles of stances, strikes and defensive maneuvers completes the requirements to test for blue sash certificate (second level of training).

Day Thursdays
Time 7:30 – 9:00pm
Location Wrestling Room
First Class Meets September 17, 2009

Cardio Kickboxing

One hour of fun and sweat for health, liveliness and exercise! By whatever name it is called, all such exercise systems are based on fast and lively repetitions of movements loosely based on martial arts techniques. This is not for self-defense, simply for health benefits, tension release and great fun. Everyone contributes their favorite music!

Note: This is an all-levels class and is appropriate for anyone, whether you have previous experience with Cardio Kickboxing or not.

Day Fridays
Time 5:00 to 6:00pm
Location TBA ( please visit the WesWell site for more info)
First Class Meets February 13th, 2009