The Wabi-Sabi Academy offers Health Qigong, Taekwondo and self-defence.
Chinese Health Qigong (Pronounced “chi-gung”): Qigong is a form of exercise that is suitable for all ages and abilities but is particularly useful for middle to old age. Qigong is safe and easy to learn. It combines exercise for the breath, mind and body. The aim is to strengthen muscles and bones, promote energy and blood circulation, prevention and curing diseases, maintain good health and prolong life span. After Qigong you should feel comfortable, refreshed, happy and content.
Taekwondo: Members of the British Taekwondo Association and the Universal Freestyle Karate Kickboxing Association, The Academy teaches Kukkiwon Taekwondo led by Master Roz Gadd. There is also has a specialist 3-6 year old programme led by Black Belt Instructor Callum McNally. Please contact Callum on 07591 947762 for more information.
These martial arts programmes are taught in a way that focuses not only on the work the student does in class, but by working with the student to develop a whole range of skills that make the student a true martial artist. The class are family friendly and we encourage cross generational training.
Self Defence: The instructors at Wabi-Sabi have backgrounds that allow them to teach and promote ‘real” self-defence in courses and seminars. They know that many of the self-defence courses promoted are all but useless in real life situations. Many of the techniques that are taught are difficult for most people to produce even in a training environment. Locks and pressure points require years of training, even then, they may not work for a variety of reasons. ‘The truth is that when an attack comes, we feel fear; and a natural result of that fear, is one that we can not control, that is the “adrenaline dump”. This can be devastating, especially if you are not prepared for it. The good news is, a high percentage of attacks can be avoided all together with good instruction.
Master Roz Gadd
The Wabi -Sabi Academy, Rear of Church Street, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4HF
07595 894194 or 07595 894191