CANCELED: Monk System and Bando Basics Weekend Training

Event Date: April 4, 2020 9:30 AM

Dear friends,

With the threat of infection from the novel corona virus not minimized yet, the right thing for us all to do is to stay home until our movements are much less likely to put at risk ourselves or loved ones.  We’ll resume as soon as it’s safe!



Join Debby for a weekend of the Bando Monk System and Healing Arts Training.  Location:  Riversbend Studio, 6031 Deborah Drive, Warrenton VA 20187.

All are welcome to attend. Students are welcome to attend any or all of the weekend training sessions.

The Bando Monk System is a martial arts discipline that aims to minimize any harm to one’s opponents.  Monk System practitioners focus on defensive skills and movements that avoid serious harm, if at all possible, to another.  This practice involves maintaining a calm state of mind in the midst of verbal or physical attacks, and the use of de-escalation  when possible to reduce the likelihood of harm to oneself, people one may be protecting, or even the aggressor.  



Part 1:  Saturday  9:30am – 11:30am – Monk system  and Bando basics training

  • Bando basics and Monk System training

Saturday afternoon:

  • noon – 1:30  Yin Yoga
  • 2 – 3:30  Health Defense with Grandmaster Joe Manley

Part 2:  Saturday, 4:30pm – 7pm

  • Meditation practice
  • Continued work on evasion and footwork

Part 3:  Sunday, 9:30am – 1:30pm

  • Dhanda Yoga
  • Staff drills
  • Meditation & Min Zin practice

Participants are encouraged to bring:  Water bottles, light snacks, materials for note-taking, personal staffs, Min Zin stones, and meditation beads.  Attire:  black pants and shirts, hat or cap, training shoes and hiking shoes.

Donations for training and to cover costs are appreciated.  Suggested donation:  $50 for one day; $75 for both days of Monk Training.  In addition, a $20 donation (cash only) is suggested for the Health Defense session.