Saturday August 26th
10am - 2.30pm
Yang Style Fan
The Chinese have a saying regarding weapons; "The shorter it is – the more dangerous. The more ordinary looking – the deadlier it is."
The fan may conjure up images of romance and grace, but what many people are unaware of, is the history of the versatile fan as a lethal martial weapon.
The innocent looking fan could be hidden in a sleeve and carried closed to conceal daggers or darts and opened to hide one's movements. "Fighting Fans" had ribs made of honed metal and carried folded, it was recognised as a weapon. Even when opened the fan could still appear harmless; however, in the hands of an expert, a fan could become suddenly lethal.
All movements within this form are practical, useful techniques for self-healing and self-defense..
All Saints Parish Church Hall
Corner Cromwell and Oxford Streets
Resource materials provided
Fans available for purchase at the workshop
NB: Workshop dates and /or topics are subject to change without notice