Wing Chun and Yoga Seminars
_Jamestown, NY: On Saturday, February 18, 2012 we hosted two free seminars for the public to try and introduce some new arts. From 1-4pm, Mark Stoddard, a Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor from Buffalo came and did a nice introductory presentation on the basics and subtleties of Wing Chun. The participants got hands on work and demonstrations of this. Most people are very unfamiliar with Wing Chun except for the “sticky hands” seen in popular movies. We have unfortunately had a lack of representation of the soft style arts around the Jamestown area, so hopefully this will spark a little interest in it.
From 4:30-6pm, Jen Raines presented the second seminar on beginner Yoga. The participants again got to experience the stretching and relaxation benefits of Yoga. She also had a very nice turnout. The seminar focused more on fundamentals that were not too advanced or difficult for people that had never done Yoga. As with the Wing Chun, it gave many people a new look into an art that was not yet widely offered in the area.