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Rim Kung Fu
So Rim Kung Fu is a traditional, elite
combat Kung Fu that originated in the So Rim mountains
of China. So Rim Kung Fu combines strength, stability,
and the grace of nature with the agility and snap
control of animals to create a very effective and
sometimes ferocious martial art. The student of Kung
Fu learns offense and defense as second nature. He
studies age-old forms that imitate animals, birds
and insects in their fighting techniques. Kung Fu
literally means "practice everything," and
requires that its students learn the art in martial
arts as well as the self-defense aspects. Chinese
weapons are also taught as an integral part of So
Rim Kung Fu.
Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is a form
of modern belly dance generally referring to a combination
(fusion) of many dance forms. It frequently incorporates
elements of Popping, Hip Hop, Breakdance, 'Egyptian'
or 'Cabaret' belly dance and modern, but often draws
from many traditional forms such as Falmenco Kathak,
Bhangra, Balinese, and other folkloric dance styles.
In tribal fusion, dancers expand on the elements previously
fused to form American Tribal Style, also referred
to as ATS, to make their style unique and more relevant
to their contemporary experience
Tribal Fusion dancers utilize a variety of musical
genres, including folkloric Egyptian (such as saidi),
Indian (traditional or pop), Middle Eastern pop (such
as Rai), as well as contemporary electronic music,
hip hop, and rock.
An important distinguishing feature of the tribal
fusion dancer in our classes and performances is their
costuming. As with the movement, it is a fusion between
many folkloric dance styles, infused with elements
from streetwear, vintage costumes and jewelry, and
other tribal and modern cultures.
Our Tribal Misfits troupe has performed numerous times
throughout the years at the Library, Dance is for
Every body. Also we perform at the Boulder International
Festival annually, Fringe Festival, Asian Festival,
the Creek Festival, Octoberfest, Emerald Elementary,
private parties, Raves, and much more . We are now
in our seventh year of operation.
Atlantic Martial Arts
Aikido (i-ke-do): an effective, practical
method of unarmed self-defense, promoting physical
fitness, awareness, proper breathing, posture, and
balance.The Aikidoist spontaneously blends with the
power of an attack and swiftly redirects this aggression
against the opponent.
An entirely reflexive martial art, Aikido practice
improves physical reaction, perception, and agility.
Students perform specialized stretching exercises
to improve physical and functional coordination.
Amina Salah has been studying, teaching
and performing Middle Eastern Dance for 17 years.
She has taken many trips to study in Egypt and shares
these experiences in her classes. She has done extensive
work with finger cymbals. She also studies Arabic
and Yoga. She brings musicality, passion and expression
to her dance and teaches how to do emotive improvisational
dance, responding to the music.
Goju Ryu Karate
Kodokan Goju-Ryu emphasizes self-mastery and self-improvement,
rather than competition.
Goju-ryu translates to hard/soft style and Goju-ryu
karate is unique in the way it combines rounded,
flowing, soft movements with linear, powerful, hard
movements. It includes both striking techniques
such as punches, kicks and blocks, and grappling
techniques such as grabs, take-downs, arm-bars,
and pressure-points. Students train primarily through
the study of traditional forms (kata), applications
(bunkai), and prearranged sparring (kumite).
Kobudo is a traditional weapon art. At different times, and for various reasons during its history, weapons were banned on the island of Okinawa. The resourceful Okinawans adapted everyday farming and fishing implements including the 6-foot staff (bo), rice-grinder handle (tonfa), horse's bridle (nunchiyaku), boat paddle (ueku), rice sickle (kama), etc. -- for self-defensive purposes. Over time, the use of these weapons became formalized into a beautiful, graceful, and effective art that has been passed down from generation to generation.
The founder of American Hard Style is
Robert Thomas Chang. He took useful elements from
three traditional Japanese Sword Styles and combined
them into American Hard Style. They are Batto Ryu,
Toyama Ryu and Shinkendo. Together, they form a comprehensive
curriculum for use in learning Japanese swordsmanship
within an American context. Sensei Gene Starkey is
the Boulder CO instructor in American Hard Style.
With an integrated framework of comprehensive
martial arts training, classical and progressive
methodologies, critical pedagogy, and a safe and
entertaining training environment, Progressive Defensive
Traditions - Boulder Koryukan welcomes adults and
mature teens interested in learning the old-style,
practical martial arts. We encourage enquiring minds
to peruse our sites and the many links provided;
information is your greatest ally in choosing a
martial arts school. When you're ready, send us
an email, give us a call, or stop in to observe
or take a free trial lesson. Were interested in
helping with any sincere query.
Christine loves teaching Belly Dance!
she is the director and choreographer of Boulder own
"Figure 8's". Christine has been studying
many dance forms for the past 40 years and incorporates
her Jazz and hip hop style into her dance choreographies,
while maintaining a deep respect for her modern Egyptian
training. This dance transforms women and gives them
an opportunity to express the heart and soul in a
way words cannot touch.
Gypsy Flamenco Guitar and Dance
Artistic Director • Dance teacher •
Learn the Real Flamenco from Gypsy teacher/educator
René Heredia. All dances are taught and choreographed
by Maestro Heredia.
Upper and lower torso movements, foot technique,
hand clapping, finger
snapping, castanets, dress, arm and hand movements,
history of the art and
all the rhythms of Flamenco with the accompaniment
of live guitar. (All levels)
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