Bringing traditional Chinese healing & martial arts to the Finger Lakes community
Check out our recently updated class schedule below. Many classes to choose from!!
You are welcome to drop in on any classes listed here, no sign-up required. We welcome new students and hope to see you soon!
Shen Long Xingyi Quan: Form-Intention Boxing
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7:30 at FLX Acupuncture Ithaca studio (details and map below)
Shen Long Xingyi Quan is a unique style of xingyi. While its five element and 12 animal forms are recognizable when compared to orthodox styles, the Shen Long system is distinguished by its heavy influence from Gao Bagua, emphasis on martial realism and the non-xingyi foundational aspects of its curriculum. No prior martial arts experience is required.
Cost: $75/month for unlimited xingyi classes (talk to the instructor about per-class rate)
Community Qigong: Wang Ji Wu's 16 Longevity Exercises
Saturdays 9-9:45am (At FLX Acupuncture Ithaca studio)
The reputed Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Wang Ji Wu, created this series of exercises in the 1930s to serve as a front line therapy at his busy clinic in Beijing. Distilled from his system of Xingyi Quan, the Longevity Exercises artfully combine physical movement with intention to stretch and “clean” all the joints of the body while balancing the energetic system. The exercises are easy to learn and easy to practice, and can be done seated if standing is not possible.
No experience required, all levels welcome. Feel free to drop in - all summer long we will do the same set of exercises every week.
Cost: Suggested donation $10-15 per class, or $40 per month.
Unlimited classes are also available with purchase of acupuncture package with Jessie - ask her for info!
Bagua Zhang (Liang Zhenpu Style)
Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 at FLX Acupuncture Ithaca studio (details and map below)
Liang style Baguazhang is one of the three major schools of bagua that originated from students of Dong Haichuan, the founder of bagua. This style is notable for its efficient employment of qinna (joint locks), elbow and leg attacks. The North American Tang Shou Tao Association is fortunate to have studied from multiple branches in the Liang school and teaches a uniquely comprehensive curriculum. No prior martial arts experience is required.
Cost: $60/month for unlimited bagua classes
Tues, Thurs, Sat location:
407 Taughannock Blvd, Suite E
(Inside Nine Rivers Osteopathy)
Ithaca, NY 14850
We are located inside the office of Nine Rivers Osteopathy. It's across the street from Island Fitness, and located between The Dock and the newer condominiums.
Enter the outer door, then the studio is on the right side of the hallway.
Stay tuned for summer 2023 Qigong classes at Hector's Lucky Hare Taproom
Telephone: (607) 218-2035
Students must arrive at least 5 minutes before class start time.
Wear comfortable clothes for exercising.
Wear indoor shoes or socks inside the studio - no street shoes inside.
Water and bathrooms are available, but bring your own water bottle.
Let the instructor know if you have any health concerns.
Prospective students may try their first Xingyi class for free.
Contact us if you have any questions!