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Shirsha Marie is the Founder and Senior Instructor of Byron Bay Martial Arts, which she established in the heart of beautiful Byron Bay Australia, in 1986.
This thriving Centre promotes the development and integration of body, mind and spirit through the Eastern Arts of Taiji, Qigong and Traditional Hapkido.
Shirsha's teaching style is a significant outcome of many years of dedication to martial arts, healing and meditation. She provides a friendly, safe and non-competitive training environment with a focus on cultivating vital life energy to advance health, fitness and well-being.
The inspiring arts of Taiji and Qigong offer physical, mental and spiritual development to benefit all-round health and enhance one's experience of daily life.
Practice increases co-ordination, balance, alignment, stability, flexibility and strength, and improves focus, stamina and self-confidence.
At an internal level these authentic systems provide effective stress release, relaxation, and deepened states of awareness and tranquility. They cultivate inner refinement and respect and harmony with self and others.
SOFT STYLE MARTIAL ART
For Internal Strength & Harmony
Taiji (Tai Chi) is a soft style martial art based on principles of relaxation and meditation. Its smooth circular moves express the underlying forms of energy and motion inherent in life. These flowing movements demonstrate the Yin and Yang polarities of energy, continually changing but always moving toward balance.
Taiji is a non-aggressive self-defense system whose soft yielding forms are employed to harmonize with an opponent's force and develop internal strength, alignment and stability.
As a moving meditation, Taiji coordinates body, breath and mind, which fosters inner knowledge, calmness and depth, and promotes the experience of stillness in action.
This school teaches the Yang Form, in the traditional lineage of Yang Chen-Fu, Cheng Man-Ch'ing, and Huang Sheng-Shuan, as systemized by Patrick Kelly. Read More
GENTLE EXERCISE ART
For Radiant Health & Well-Being
Qigong (Chi Kung) is a gentle and enjoyable exercise system based on traditional Chinese medical theory. It develops and integrates mind, body and breath to cultivate vital life energy and promote lasting health and longevity.
Qigong is both relaxing and energizing. It cultivates the smooth flow of energy throughout the whole body, nourishing every organ and tissue. Practice includes light stretches, fluid circular moves, postural alignment techniques, self-massage and deep breathing exercises to enhance the condition of the muscles, skin, glands, organs, joints and bones and improve all functions of the body.
Qigong calms the mind and creates emotional balance which helps to protect the body from stress and disease and brings inner peace and well-being.
Traditions That Have Healed and Inspired
for Thousands of Years