07

Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:45
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

My name is ________.
My preferred pronoun is _____________.
I love the texture of ________.

intro:
body work
guidance and references through imagery
- to bring awareness to our own body
- to build connection with our own body
- to build connection with the instrument
- everyone is different and have their own pace of connection with their body

Chi/ki Experiment
- the word "Qi" (qi-gong 氣功) shares the same character/kanji as "ki" (ki-ai 氣合)
(however the character for Tai Chi 太極 is different from Qi/Ki 氣)
- "Qi" or "ki" is a major component of our body that can be easily overlooked

Alignment
- apply the same concept of feeling the air/ki through your spine to build upper body awareness
- to feel the alignment of shoulder, arms, and lower body
- to feel the space around our body

Warm up:
1) tai chi arm swing warm up exercise
- purpose: posture awareness, and the concept of initiating from your core, and "letting go" of the arms
2) den den daiko arm swing exercise
- purpose: initiating from core, imagine a tiny pulley on the top of your head that guide the direction
3) Arm swing and glide across the room (with water bottles)
- in order to keep the water from splashing, one need to engage the core and be able to fully relax the arm
4) Frog Hop
- purpose: core workout and control. imagine stepping on hardboiled egg to engage the core for controlling the landing of our feet
5) Frog Hop with arm swing/water bottles
4) dying cockroaches for 2 minutes
- purpose: "shake it up" shake up the qi/ki throughout your entire body

Key points about using water bottles
- follow the flow of water
- understanding the flow from "initial energy"
- the "velocity" of the flow
- the direction of the flow.

alignment of body with drum
- air bachi to check posture and allignment
- 2 minutes drum roll gradually from soft to loud, focus on posture

2 minutes roll
- focus on breathing and bring your awareness to where tension happen

Mountains
- gradually get louder and back to soft as one big group and then smaller groups
- bring awareness to where tension happen
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breathing/kegel exercise chest/torso > belly
- breath in > jelly fish (relax muscle below your belly button, i.e. pelvis floor muscle)
- breath out > jelly fish goes up (tighten up pelvic floor muscle in an upward motion)

Light Saber Game

Teacher(s): 
Yeeman Mui
Attendance: 
Cliff Sabath
Shay Suban
Taylor Lee
Images: 

Classes in this Course

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Sat, September 21, 2019 01
Sat, September 28, 2019 02
Sat, October 05, 2019 03
Sat, October 12, 2019 04
Sat, October 19, 2019 05
Sat, November 02, 2019 06
Sat, November 09, 2019 07
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