Eight Step Mantis

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    Tai Chi

    Stuck in a rut? Get back in the flow of things by learning Tai Chi! Described as meditation in motion, this gentle martial art is designed to help practitioners harness their internal energies, working towards clarity of mind and a soothing sense of emotional balance. With Eight Steps Mantis, you’ll begin your practice with a Chi Gung meditation, and warm up with traditional stretches. Then, once your mind and body are prepared, you’ll launch into the Tai Chi practice, learning single movements that will build up to a full set. In time, you’ll gain the ability to sense subtle weight shifts in your body, and to perfectly coordinate your breathing with your motion. To get to this point, you’ll enjoy one-on-one guidance to help make critical corrections and ensure that your form is correct, receiving instruction from teachers that support and care about the wellbeing of their students. Don’t you deserve a little inner peace?
    Tai Chi

    2940 20th St, San Francisco

    • Explore the tranquil movements of tai chi, one of world’s most meditative martial arts practices
    • Revitalize your body and reap the many health benefits associated with Tai Chi
    • Master breathing techniques that will help you achieve mental focus and control
    • Find joy in the simplicity and fluid motions of this timeless art
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    Kung Fu

    Everybody is kung fu fighting, but your kicks aren’t fast as lightning? Bet that can be a little bit frightening. Up your self-defense game by learning traditional Chinese martial arts with Eight Step Mantis! You’ll find yourself in a supportive studio environment that takes training and fitness seriously. Each class starts off with a meditation to clear the mind, and a warmup to prepare the body. Then, after some strength and endurance exercises to improve core strength, you’ll engage in kicking and punching drills to improve and internalize proper form. You’ll also get practical experience through partner drills, during which you’ll learn to implement counters and takedowns techniques into your self-defense arsenal. With practice, kung fu study can lead to improved balance, coordination, and fluidity, as well as more focused mental discipline. And yes, expert timing.
    Kung Fu

    2940 20th St, San Francisco

    • Develop your self-defense skills and get fit with a Chinese martial arts class
    • Learn to strike fast with powerful kicks and punches developed during stand-alone drills
    • Build your reaction time and countermeasure skills through partner exercises
    • Improve your confidence and discipline while studying in a traditional studio
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