Do you want to study Bagua Zhang, but don’t have a teacher in your area?

Do you want to study a holistic martial art – Bagua Zhang, but don’t have a teacher in your area? Here’s your chance to learn with a devoted instructor who cares about you, with live remote video classes!       While it may not be as personal or effective as learning in person with …

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Foundations of Bagua Zhang Workshop Tonight! 🐉🍕Vaccine Policy

Foundations of Bagua Zhang Workshop Tonight! 🐉🍕    I hope you will join us this evening for the Foundations of Bagua Zhang Workshop, held at Shifu Derryl Willis’s Seattle School of Chen TaiJiQuan: SH/FT – Movement & Healing Arts   3517 Stone Way N Seattle WA 98103 United States    Saturday, August 28th  6:30pm doors open Class 7pm-9pm Pizza …

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Summer Returns – Massage, Workshops & In-Person Classes! 👐🏼🐉

Summer Returns — Massage Therapy, Workshops & In-Person Martial Arts Classes! 👐🏼🐉 I am excited to announce that after a 6 year hiatus, I am returning to make a fresh start with my bodywork and massage therapy health care practice!   I completed the process of getting my CEU’s updated in June to renew my …

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Bagua Workshop & Pizza! 🐉🍕

Foundations of Bagua Zhang –  Workshop & Pizza!  🐉🍕 Why is Bagua Zhang regarded so highly in Chinese Martial Arts? What makes Bagua Zhang Kung Fu so unique and effective, among all the many styles and systems of martial arts?   Four Main Principles:  In this workshop you will discover the 4 Main Principles that …

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Sifu Kisu’s Shaolim Workshop – in Seattle!

Please join us in welcoming Sifu Kisu of the Harmonious Fist Chinese Athletic Association to Seattle for his first workshop in the Greater Puget Sound area!  Students of all experience levels and all styles of martial arts welcome!  Sifu Kisu’s Northern Shaolim Workshop  Sunday, July 11, 2021  From 9am to 5pm Tuition $80 for advance registration; or $90 …

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Practicing Bagua Zhang — Creativity and Transformation 🐉🌀💫

The only constant is change. Nature repeats in cycles of transformation. Like the seasons, and cycles of birth, growth, maturity, death, and rebirth.  As a martial arts system, Bagua Zhang reflects the cycles of transformation, and harmonizes with them, in many ways and on many levels.    Why I got into martial arts ~  Growing up as …

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Internal Fighting Arts Podcast: interview with Dennis Mace

  I was honored to be invited by Ken Gullette to be a guest on his Internal Fighting Arts Podcast, and appear in the newest episode, 55.   It was great catching up with Ken during the interview, and though we just started skimming the surface, I look forward to continuing the conversation and training …

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Return to In-Person Training

After over a year of social distancing to curtail the pandemic, we will finally resume in-person classes at Mace Martial Arts on April 24th, for students that have received their completed COVID-19 vaccinations!    This will include private lessons as well as small group classes.    I received the 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine  today …

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Our Bagua Zhang Lineage

In Chinese martial arts, the ancestral lineage of discipleship is often considered a primary factor of the quality of a student’s skill and development. The student is often viewed as a reflection of their teacher, sometimes creating biased presumptions.  Pedigree is important — but not from trivial name dropping and bragging rights, but from understanding …

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Weapons Training During the Pandemic – The Most Versatile Weapon – Staff

Starting Thursday, January 14th (7pm-8pm), and Sunday, January 17th (11am-12:30pm), during our regularly scheduled classes, we will begin a phase of Weapons Training, remotely via Zoom during the pandemic – starting with Staff, The Most Versatile Weapon.   The staff is one of the most ancient and versatile weapons – Learn practical techniques and strategies to improve …

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Exhausted? Revitalize with Meditation and Qigong – Sealing the 5 Senses 🧘🏻‍♂️🌀💫

I often use the expression “Look within to reveal and heal your True Self.” Why?  Our attention and energy gets scattered and depleted by focusing on everything going on around us. Busy-ness of the world, survival, work, school, family, obligations, politics, hobbies, sports, recreation, games — all the 10,000 things of the world have their place and …

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Training during the Pandemic — Forms & Tempering the Body & Mind

Over the last 9 months, I’ve been grateful to continue teaching all our group Bagua Zhang Kung Fu classes remotely on Zoom, thanks to modern technology.  Though I miss teaching my students in person, and look forward to training with everyone again with in person classes, we’ve found some creative approaches to traditional training methods …

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New Beginners Bagua Zhang Kung Fu Class Starting in August!

New Beginners Bagua Zhang Kung Fu class starting in August!  We have a few spots available if you would like to start training Remote online with our Beginners Bagua Zhang Kung Fu class, starting this Saturday, August 1st, at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm PST!  With all the uncertainty of the tumultuous times we are all living in, Bagua …

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Bullying and Oppression; Return to Class on Father’s Day!

What’s going on?  As we celebrate Emancipation Day/Juneteenth here at Mace Martial Arts, we also recognize bullying and oppression have been on the rise in recent years. All over the world we continually see examples of it, especially in current events that painfully expose America’s unresolved legacy of bullying and oppression, in “the land of …

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Memorial Day 2020, Phase 2 & Remote Memberships

I wish you a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend with your family, as we honor those who have served our country and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, especially now in light of the unprecedented and unpredictable changes we are all facing this year.  The next step in gradually lifting social distancing restrictions …

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Kung Fu Theater Open Dojo & New Weeknight Classes!

Kung Fu Theater Open Dojo & New Weeknight Classes at Mace Martial Arts!  Join us for the open house celebration of my new Guan (Dojo) in Shoreline, & I’m eager to add a weeknight class starting in September! Kung Fu Theater Open Guan (Dojo) Double Feature!  Have you been wanting to check out our new …

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Magical Thinking in Meditation & Martial Arts

Vajra Visions Newsletter

Magical Thinking in Qigong & Martial ArtsIn my previous post, I referred to Magical Thinking in regards to self-image, and choosing to (re)start an enjoyable form of exercise. Now I’d like to share this concept to transform your approach to training, and being, especially in meditation and martial arts practice.  Most people interpret Magical Thinking as being …

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The Courage to Overcome Victimhood

“Look within to heal and reveal your true self”   We have all at some point in our lives been attacked, betrayed, or suffered trauma — how we respond, learn, and adapt to those challenges determines our personal value and sense of worth. How we perceive and respond is the barometer of our level of …

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With the Grace of the Phoenix

Happy New Year ~ 2017! We’ve all faced many challenges over the last year. It’s been a chaotic and unpredictable ride for me personally, with tragic lows and exhilarating joys, shocking surprises and wonderful new changes. You can probably relate, as I have witnessed similar experiences for many of my family, friends and students, and …

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Sacred Spirals, Classes Reduced

Sacred Spirals Throughout the Universe, energy tends to move in spirals, naturally forming matter into spheres. The polarity of opposites creates vortexes throughout nature — from galaxies, the movement of solar systems and the gravitational fields that create planets, hurricanes and typhoons, tornadoes, are also seen in the eddies in the currents of wind and …

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Independence, Boundaries and Self Defense

Today, we celebrate 240 years of Freedom in the United States Freedom and Independence from oppression. While today, we face oppression globally from corporations, we also face oppression personally, every day from the distractions and fears we give our power to, that take away from our being present and appreciating and living our lives fully. …

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Stress Less and Protect Yourself

Stress Less with Essential Oils   I’ve been familiar with the benefits of essential oils for several years, from when I was studying and practicing massage therapy. I’d heard of doTERRA, but I hadn’t actually used the brand until September of last year, when I was invited to attend the International doTERRA annual convention in …

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Start the New Year with Essential Energy

Rejuvenate your vitality with the Essential Energy Online Course starting next week — each Monday in January! Essential Energy 4-Week Online Course   Over the last few months since Karen and I began sharing our Essential Energy Workshops, we’ve been flooded by the gratitude and rejuvenation of the participants –ranging from children to seniors — …

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Sharing the Dream of Essential Energy and Bagua

Sharing the Dream of Essential Energy When Karen Atkins & I started collaborating to create the Essential Energy Classes a couple months ago, we were both deeply inspired to share the integration of the Energy Cultivation of Qi-Gong traditions we’ve practiced for decades, with the naturally supportive qualities of Essential Oils — both of these …

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Restore your Essential Energy

Fulfilling a Dream I’ve been dreaming of sharing this wisdom since I was introduced to energy building practices of Qi-Gong over 30 years ago. Every day I hear people complain about “feeling old”, having low energy, low sex drive, weak immune systems and burdened with emotional overwhelm. I want to encourage all of them, and …

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What are “Mixed Martial Arts”?

What are “Mixed Martial Arts?” From Mace Martial Arts — The Other MMA! What we call “Mixed Martial Arts” today is mostly a sport-based amalgamation of Western Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazialian jiu-jitsu, usually practiced in sporting events where fighters compete in a matted “cage” or ring. There are often other systems that influence the …

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Uniforms for Vajra Visions – Mace Martial Arts

Uniforms not only help keep your street clothes from getting damaged in the rigors of training, they also instill a sense of focused determination during practice. Wearing a training uniform builds camaraderie and belonging with classmates, which helps students set goals as they learn and grow together. Student & Instructor Uniforms for Vajra Bagua Zhang …

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The Most Versatile Weapon – Staff Workshop

The staff is one of the most ancient and versatile weapons – Learn practical techniques and strategies to improve strength, coordination, power, and how training with this weapon correlates with bare-handed self defense as well as being able to use walking sticks, gardening tools, brooms, mops and pool cues as effective self-defense weapons! We will …

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Are you Ready to Change Your Life? Learn how any obstacle can be an opportunity

Are you ready to change your life? Have you encountered problems in your life where you feel attacked, dominated or just overwhelmed? We all have at some point – maybe your job, an irritating family member, financial burdens, a painful injury, severe weather, an obnoxious neighbor, a bad haircut, or who died in the last …

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Fresh Start for 2015

Fresh Start for the New Year!   “You have sole ownership of your vision. And the Universe will give you what you want within your vision. What happens with most people is that they muddy their vision with “reality”. Their vision becomes full of not only what they want but what everybody else thinks about …

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Let Freedom Ring!

Happy Independence Day! We wish you a safe, liberating, joyful Summer, and we have some excellent workshops and classes coming up soon — and a special announcement about our rates — see below! Let Freedom Ring! Freedom. As we come together this holiday weekend to celebrate the liberation of our nation, we want to extend …

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Can I get your feedback for Mace Martial Arts?

Please give your feedback to improve classes and materials — New Classes, Workshops and video material coming soon!   Tell us what you think! We’d love to get your feedback If you’ve had a chance to try my classes or workshops, thank you for your interest and commitment! Your invaluable input would be immensely helpful …

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Why Martial Arts & Massage Therapy?

  Why Martial Arts and Massage Therapy? I hear this question a lot. While it seems contradictory, the practices are actually complimentary – on several levels. Martial and Healing Arts have been practiced in tandem in most cultures for several millenia. Though this tradition has been lost in the West, in most of Asia it’s …

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Ride the Horse – Happy Lunar New Year!

Riding the Horse to Health and Happiness! In Chinese Astrology, 2014 is the year of the Green Wood Horse, leading us from the trepidation of the last Black Water Snake year, into a bold, new era. According to this ancient wisdom, we are at the brink of startling new growth and exhilarating potential.So saddle up, …

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Sleep Well & Happy Holidays!

  Season’s Greetings! Tonight is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, and you might feel a bit sleep deprived, with Holidays and the Year’s end upon us. While the days are shorter and the nights are longer, do you find yourself wanting more sleep than usual? Maybe waking in the middle of …

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Fresh Start! 2013

Relax and Recharge at New Seattle Massage!   Come in to check out my new space and get a great massage at New Seattle Massage in Seattle’s University District! Starting this month I will be consolidating my practice from Bothell and Seattle to one central location, with more availability for your schedule at New Seattle Massage. To enhance …

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Relax & Recharge: Massage Therapy & Epsom Salt

The Wondrous Benefits of Massage Therapy & Epsom Salt   Wonder why I recommend an Epsom Salt bath after massage therapy? Well, let me break it down for you! During your massage therapy sessions, I release metabolic waste from your muscles. Drinking extra water helps flush some toxins, but you might be sore for a …

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A Secret to Pain Relief and More Energy – Part 3

In my previous article, I introduced two crucial deep breathing methods to reduce pain and increase your energy. Now, I’ll be taking you to the next level, to help you eliminate pain, get grounded, more connected and discover your inner-power! “Inner-Power“, you ask? Yep! In Chinese, it’s called Qi (pronounced “chee“), and means “breath” and …

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Pain Relief and More Energy – Part 2

 In my last post, I shared one of the most effective secrets to correct posture and reduce pain — deep breathing. What results have you noticed from using the posture & deep breathing methods in my previous article? To enhance the health benefits, here are 2 deep breathing methods that will help you feel more …

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A Simple Secret to Free Pain Relief

 Do you know a major cause of headaches, neck and back ache, and even numbness in the hands and feet? I see it every day: poor posture. The good news: one of the best solutions to correct posture is free! If used correctly, this secret could save you hundreds — even thousands — of dollars …

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