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Women's Self Defense Class: On the Ground
Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Self Defense Class: On the Ground

Come join Wendy and Jenny for a 2 hour workshop focused on self defense techniques on the ground. This class is taught by women for women and no previous experience is required. In two hours we will cover:

  • Self defense options and strategies

  • Using your voice and body language

  • Basic strikes and kicks

  • How to fall

  • How to get up

  • Basic ground fighting techniques

Limited to 20 spots.

Costs:
Free to Many Roads Martial Arts Members
$15 to anyone who attended Women’s Self Defense at Portland Shaolin
$30 for everyone else

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Women's Self Defense Class:  Escaping Grabs
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Self Defense Class: Escaping Grabs

Come join Wendy and Jenny for a 2 hour workshop focused on self defense techniques from different grabs. This class is taught by women for women and no previous experience is required. In two hours we will cover:

  • Self defense options and strategies

  • Using your voice and body language

  • Basic strikes and kicks

  • What to do when grabbed

  • Basic escapes from various attacks

Limited to 20 spots.

Costs:
Free to Many Roads Martial Arts Members
$15 to anyone who attended Women’s Self Defense at Portland Shaolin
$30 for everyone else

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Silat Fundamentals Workshop
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Silat Fundamentals Workshop

Silat Suffian Bela Diri is a Bruneian form of silat as taught by Maul Mornie. It utilizes weapon based skills to teach body mechanics that are applicable to armed and unarmed conflicts. This session will cover the fundamental movements and skills of Silat Suffian Bela Diri including footwork, basic attacks, and defenses. It will also include applications of those movements both armed and empty handed.

This session is taught by Brian Pike, SSBD Pacific Northwest Training Group leader and student of Maul Mornie. The focus will be on sharing the art with new students and expanding interest in SSBD in the NW United States.

No equipment or prioir training necessary.

Cost is $20/person.

Contact Brian Pike for more information at martialconceptsportland@gmail.com

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CANCELED - Women's Self Defense Class: Teens and Moms
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

CANCELED - Women's Self Defense Class: Teens and Moms

Class has been canceled due to insufficient registration. We will reschedule the class for some time in 2020.

Please e-mail jenny@manyroadspdx.com with any questions.

Come join Wendy and Jenny for a 2 hour workshop focused on self defense techniques for teenagers. This class is taught by women for women and no previous experience is required. This class is designed for young women from 13 to 18 years old. Mothers are welcome to attend with their daughters but the focus will be on specific self defense scenarios and issues for teenagers. In two hours we will cover:

  • Self defense options and strategies

  • Using your voice and body language

  • Basic strikes and kicks

  • Basic grab defense

Limited to 20 spots.

Costs:
Free to Many Roads Martial Arts Members
$15 to anyone who attended Women’s Self Defense at Portland Shaolin
$30 for everyone else

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Pure Animal Experience with Scott Phillips - Part 2
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Pure Animal Experience with Scott Phillips - Part 2

This workshop is not just about transcending the fear of death, but also about creating beauty along the way—which is the primary purpose of internal martial arts, should you accept the challenge.

In this workshop you will unpack the Total Dragon-Body Experience through games and other types of joyful intensity. By de-focusing your practice, you will improve the speed at which you learn.

Then, re-Focusing on basic movements, you will discover the source of Tiger-Pouncing spirit, power, and instinct. This marriage of Dragon-body with Tiger-Pouncing is the root of internal martial arts.

But animal movement is not an end unto itself, it is a door way to spontaneity. By first mobilizing the areas of your body which are too quiet, you will remove the obstacles to whole-body power, and reveal the pathways to maximum speed and efficiency.

This work re-Enchants the martial arts through connecting you to its authentic origins. In this workshop, you will become pure animal. 

Scott Park Phillips is the author of Possible Origins, A Cultural History of Chinese Martial Arts, Theater and Religion (2016). He lives in Colorado, where he mixes martial arts with improvisational theater, dance ethnology, and Daoist studies in the teaching of children and adults. He is current finishing a book on the role of Zhang Sanfeng, Nezha and the Golden Elixir in martial arts before the Boxer Uprising. Email: gongfuguy@gmail.com

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Pure Animal Experience with Scott Phillips - Part 1
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Pure Animal Experience with Scott Phillips - Part 1

This workshop is not just about transcending the fear of death, but also about creating beauty along the way—which is the primary purpose of internal martial arts, should you accept the challenge.

In this workshop you will unpack the Total Dragon-Body Experience through games and other types of joyful intensity. By de-focusing your practice, you will improve the speed at which you learn.

Then, re-Focusing on basic movements, you will discover the source of Tiger-Pouncing spirit, power, and instinct. This marriage of Dragon-body with Tiger-Pouncing is the root of internal martial arts.

But animal movement is not an end unto itself, it is a door way to spontaneity. By first mobilizing the areas of your body which are too quiet, you will remove the obstacles to whole-body power, and reveal the pathways to maximum speed and efficiency.

This work re-Enchants the martial arts through connecting you to its authentic origins. In this workshop, you will become pure animal. 

Scott Park Phillips is the author of Possible Origins, A Cultural History of Chinese Martial Arts, Theater and Religion (2016). He lives in Colorado, where he mixes martial arts with improvisational theater, dance ethnology, and Daoist studies in the teaching of children and adults. He is current finishing a book on the role of Zhang Sanfeng, Nezha and the Golden Elixir in martial arts before the Boxer Uprising. Email: gongfuguy@gmail.com


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Talk and New Book Signing with Scott Park Phillips
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Talk and New Book Signing with Scott Park Phillips

Completely new and meticulously researched, Tai Chi, Baguazhang and the Golden Elixir erases a hundred and twenty years of confusion and error to reveal the specific theatrical and religious origins of Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Come meet and discuss this new book with the author at Many Roads Martial Arts Center.

Scott Park Phillips has a reputation for making his students stronger, smarter, richer, funnier and better looking. He lives in Colorado, where he mixes martial arts with improvisational theater, dance ethnology, and Daoist studies. He is also the author of Possible Origins: A Cultural History of Chinese Martial Arts, Theater, and Religion.


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