Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 3 PM - 7 PM
Soja Mind / Body
368 24th St,
Oakland, California 94612
Dance As Self-Defense is a completely new way of thinking about both martial arts and dance. All the fun stuff in martial arts put it into dance games. It’s the safe way to work with maximum momentum. Each game plays with principles of movement and perception through dance. We will learn the W.A.L.T.Z. (Warriors and Lovers Traditional Zeitgeist), and the S.A.M.B.A. (Situational Awareness Momentum-Balance Activation). These dance styles are straight-up short-cuts to advanced martial arts skills.
One of the beautiful things about this practice method is it by-passes the normal emotional identity blocks people have, thereby giving students an opportunity to experience movement in new ways. If you would like to learn martial arts through dance, this is a great entry point. If you would like to bust your martial arts training out of its neat little boxes, this is the ticket. Or, if you just want to have a whole bunch of fun, this is the class for you!
People with little martial arts experience will be astounded how much power they have. Experienced martial artists will want to completely re-think how they generate power.
Because intrinsic power is easily accessible through play, this dance workshop is about stuff everyone already has. We want the expression of power to feel good. That positive feeling gets people dancing more, feeling and owning that part of themselves which is powerful.
Stop fighting and start dancing!