TAIJI * QIGONG * HAPKIYUSUL
Shirsha Marie is the Founder and Principal of Byron Bay Health & Martial Arts, which she established in 1986 in the heart of beautiful Byron Bay Australia.
This thriving Centre promotes the integration of body, mind and spirit through the Eastern Arts of Taiji, Qigong and Hapkiyusul. These time-honoured systems are practiced to deepen and enhance one's experience of daily life.
The primary focus at Byron Bay Health & Martial Arts is personal development, which includes physical and mental fitness and well-being. Shirsha's teaching style is a significant outcome of 30 years of full-time training in traditional health and martial arts. She provides a friendly and non-competitive training environment which allows students to focus within and cultivate internal energy, lasting health, self-knowledge and a peaceful, harmonious lifestyle.
New Early Morning Qigong Class
Wednesdays from 7.00 to 8.30am.
For Enquiries and Bookings please call 02 66858181
Art of Flowing Movement
Internal Power & Meditation
Taiji (Tai Chi) is a soft style movement art based on principles of relaxation and meditation. Its smooth circular moves express the underlying forms of energy and motion inherent in life.
The soft yielding techniques of Taiji are employed to harmonise with incoming force and develop alignment, flexibility, stability, core strength and focused awareness.
Taiji is often referred to as a 'moving meditation' which coordinates body, mind and energy to foster calmness, inner peace and 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
Practical Self-Healing for Modern Times
Qigong (Chi Kung) is a gentle exercise system based on traditional Chinese healing arts. This natural therapy is a self-healing practice that integrates the body, breath and mind to promote radiant health and longevity.
Qigong is both soothing and energizing. Its light stretches, circular rhythmic moves and deep breathing methods enhance the smooth flow of energy throughout the whole body. This nourishes every organ and tissue, increases vitality, and improves all functions of the body.
Qigong has been traditionally practiced to quieten the mind, slow down the ageing process and protect the body from stress and disease.
Way of Focused Energy
Self-Mastery through a Warrior Tradition
Hapkiyusul (pronounced Hap-Kee-Yoo-Sool) is a traditional Korean Martial Art that integrates a broad range of dynamically flowing self-defence techniques. It incorporates blocks, strikes, kicks, joint manipulations, pressure point controls, off-balancing moves and throwing skills.
Hapkiyusul includes internal training practices such as focused breathing methods, 'Ki' energy development and meditation. It promotes fitness, flexibility, strength, focus, co-ordination, balance and self-confidence.
The unique training methods of Hapkiyusul result in a highly effective system of self-preservation. Nonetheless, it is primarily a training programme which aims to develop the mind and spirit of a warrior, with a character that is able to master oneself in all situations. For enquiries please call: 02 66858181
Traditions That Have Healed and Inspired
for Thousands of Years