Starting in April we will be using Black Bamboo Fan during Leadership Class.

Starting in April we will be using Black Bamboo Fan during Leadership Class.

This traditional bamboo slat fan with a nylon sail is adorned with a dragon and phoenix. 13 inch-long shafts, 2 feet wide when open and is $20.00 in our school pro shop.

During Leadership class, students will learn how to open and close the fan properly, the 4 blocks & the form “Spring Autumn Fan”.

To give you a little history on this form, it originated during the Spring & Autumn period of Chinese history. The fan was used as a weapon and at the same time used to hide and obscure one’s movements from the opponent.

Today this form is practiced for its health benefits and for its beauty. One of the great health benefits of practicing this form is that it can strengthen your hands and it has been know to give relief to those suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.

If you do not already own a fan, please see Sifu Pasquale to place your order. Please note that we do not have extra’s to use during class time and it is a requirement for class.

Also, it is important for students to care for their equipment properly. With excessive dropping or opening & closing hard it could damage or break the shafts and the company that we purchase from does not except returns. We thank you everyone in advance for their cooperation.


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