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Theory, History, & Principles of Chinese Martial Arts

A Three-Seminar Series w Master Jason 

via Zoom or In-Person at South Austin Kung Fu

Sunday, Oct. 29, 1-3:30pm: Chinese Anatomy
Sunday, Nov. 5, 1-3:30pm: Yin Yang Theory
Sunday, Nov. 12, 1-3:30pm: Five Elements

Have you ever wondered why we chop to the neck and call it Stomach 9? Or what it means to move chi from dan tien through ming men to da zhui? What is Hua Ching really? This is your chance to get context and clarity for these underpinnings of our martial arts!!

Master Jason will teach seminars on Chinese Anatomy, Yin-Yang Theory, and Five Elements Theory as general concepts and as they relate to martial arts training. Read more about Master Jason's qualifications below!

The Chinese Anatomy Seminar will explore meridians and acupoints as well as specifics about how we use them in our training.   Expect both lecture and movement-based experiential learning. You will leave with a better understanding of the general and specifics, as well as practical uses for martial arts training. This is a must for anyone training Kung Fu or Tai Chi! 


Yin Yang Theory is a cornerstone of traditional Chinese thought. Developed over 2000 years ago, it is a lens through which the Chinese understood nature, science, government, health, and martial arts. Master Jason will explain what Yin Yang Theory is and where it came from, show examples of how it is used to understand the natural world and the physical body, and detail how it informs our martial arts practice.


The Five Elements Theory is a foundational way of understanding change in the universe. Developed and used by the ancient Chinese, this is a kind of sister theory to Yin-Yang theory. We will talk about how this theory informs martial arts, Feng Shui, philosophy, Chinese medicine, warfare, and more!



About the Instructor: Master Jason Hammond is a 6th degree black belt in Shaolin-Do Kung Fu, a rank earned after 22 years of training.  He has trained Chinese martial arts since 2000 and taught since 2004.  Master Jason earned his master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin in 2010.  He is former faculty at The Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage, where he specialized in orthopedic bodywork and Zero Balancing, which combines physical and emotional wellness.  As a Shaolin master, an acupuncturist, and a massage therapist, Master Jason has a unique perspective from which to integrate details and techniques.

$50 each or all three for $120 - Click Here to Register
Open to Everyone!

SAKF LGBTQIA+ & Women Group

Train & Play - Second Friday of Every Month

Monthly casual get-together to support each other in training and in life!

Open Gym Training @6pm

Potluck Dinner & Drinks @7pm

Next Train & Play is October 13, 2023!!!

Potluck Theme: Salads & Sides!!

Save These Dates

Fall Tournament 
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 @ South School
(Classes Canceled)
End of Year Party
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 @ Meanwhile Brewing

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