|Practices:||Tai Chi – Mondays and Thursdays 07h00 -07h40
Kobujitsu - Tuesdays and Thursday 13h15 -13h55
|Venue:||Old Mutual Sports Hall|
|Contacts:||Chairperson: Priya Gopal - 072 997 4804
Sports Officer: Marius Henn - 011 717 9425 or email@example.com
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that focuses on improving physical and mental health. It is very much about improving yourself through practising the various moves that have been choreographed into a flowing sequence known as the Short Form. All the moves in the Short Form also have self defence applications. The Tai Chi class at Wits also teaches the straight sword, broad sword and fan forms. Tai Chi also offers a large variety of stretches and breathing techniques that will help relieve muscle strain, increase flexibility and relax the mind.
Yuishinkai Kobujutsu is a Japanese martial art that strives to preserve the traditional karate and weapons techniques from the Okinawan islands. The core philosophy behind Yuishinkai Kobujutsu is respect for others and self improvement through training together. There are no competitions in Kobujutsu because it implies that the style must be strictly standardised for everyone, which is detrimental to developing a personalised style suited to your physique.
The sessions are done as a class, but our experienced instructor keeps an eye on every individual and subtly corrects their technique, ensuring that beginners get it right from the start and keep on improving. While beginners opt for one or the other, many of the experienced practitioners enjoy doing both of these complimentary martial arts forms. Everyone is welcome!
When: Tai Chi – Monday and Thursday, 7am – 7.40am
Yuishinkai Kobujutsu – Tuesday and Thursday – Lunch, 1:15pm – 1:55pm
Where: Old Mutual Sports Hall
Contact: Club Chairperson Priya Gopal 072 997 4804
Tai Chi & Yuishinkai Kobujutsu Instructor Lee Jardine 072 569 0057