Martial Arts

Applied Body Mechanics Ving Tsun is a tested system of Chinese Boxing that emphasizes small movements for maximum results. This class is skill-based training in an encouraging, safe and non-threatening environment. Practitioners will develop fast hands and good body structure through progressive sparring drills and pad work. No class May 21 & June 11. Instructor: Corny Martens
#45513 Mondays & Wednesdays, April 4 - June 30, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, Native Sons Hall, Saturdays,
10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Lewis Activity Room, $405/36 (3 classes/week), $270/24 (2 classes/week),
$135/12 (1 class/week)

Derived from the martial arts, tai chi is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing, which enhance physical health and emotional well-being. Tai chi improves overall fitness, coordination, and agility. People who practice tai chi on a regular basis tend to have good posture, flexibility, and range of motion, are more mentally alert, and sleep more soundly. Instructor: Ivy Wang
Wednesdays, April 11 - June 27, #45630 9:00 - 10:00 am level 2, #45629 10:00 - 11:00 am level 1,
 11:15 am - 12:15 pm level 3, Native Sons Hall, $144/12

The slow, fluid movements of Tai Chi reduce tension and stress, improves balance, coordination, and concentration, as well as muscle resiliency and joint flexibility. Tai Chi helps to increase energy and provides an overall sense of well-being. Instructor: Albert Balbon
#45632 Thursdays, April 12 - June 28, 7:15 - 8:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $96/12

Self-defense techniques will also be taught. This fast-paced, intense program provides excellent physical activity for all ages and can be adapted to individual needs. Certified by World Taekwondo Federation, Canadian Taekwondo Federation and BC Taekwondo Federation. Instructor: Richard Dobbs
#45514 Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 10 - June 21, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Lewis Centre MP Hall, $199/22

Karate is a great way to improve overall health and fitness at any age through physical conditioning and self defense techniques.  Safe and encouraging practice of blocks, kicks, punches and evasive moves will develop confidence, improve concentration and relieve stress! Courtenay Karate teaches traditional shito-ryu karate with NCCP certified instruction and expertise sanctioned by Karate Canada and Karate BC (an annual fee will be collected in class). No class May 21. Instructor: Brenda Bombini & Todd Robertson
#45663 Mondays & Thursdays, April 9 - June 21, 7:30 - 9:15 pm, Lewis MP Hall, $146/21

QiGong is an ancient healing art that combines flowing movements and breath aiding in overall health. The movements come from the core and expand through the motions aiding in increased muscle strength, flexibility and sense of well being. Breathe in vital energy and exhale tension and stress as you discover natures way of correcting posture and alignment. Instructor: Corny Martens
#45744 Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 10 - June 28, 9:00 - 9:40 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $144/24, $6.50/Drop-in