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Shuai Jiao

with LaoShi Sonny Mannon

June 25th, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm Shui Jiao Fundamentals II

1:30pm - 3:30pm Shui Jiao Takedowns for Kung Fu

  • $45 for 1 workshop, $80 for both

  • Flying Tortoise students: $36 for 1, $64 for both

Sonny Mannon has been a martial artist for almost 20 years and lived in Beijing from 2007 to 2015 where he trained Shuai Jiao full time under Master Liu.  He is the only foreigner to have continuously studied Shuai Jiao in China for that length of time.  Sonny has competed in Shuai Jiao tournaments both in China and internationally.  Because of Sonny’s ability to speak and read Chinese, he was able to research Shuai Jiao through interviews with famous teachers, through training sessions with different schools, and from the few published texts in Chinese on Shuai Jiao to a degree rarely seen outside of China.  Sonny has taught Shuai Jiao seminars all over the world.  

10:00am - 12:00pm Shui Jiao Fundamentals II: More fundamentals!  Focusing on different exercises than Fundamentals I as well as variations we will go deeper into the usage of our fundamental movements.  

1:30pm - 3:30pm Shui Jiao Takedowns for Kung Fu: We will go over common takedowns found in Chinese Martial Arts including Tai Ji, Ba Gua, Xing Yi & San Da.  Shuai Jiao has a history dating back thousands of years and has influenced the throwing techniques of many styles of Chinese Kung Fu.  
Sonny is the owner and head instructor for Sequoia Kung Fu & Yoga located in Visalia, Ca.