Monk System and Bando Basics Weekend Training

Event Date: January 11, 2020 9:30 AM

Join Debby for a weekend of the Bando Monk System and Healing Arts Training.  Syllabus to be announced.

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

  • Monk System forms and drills
  • Basic evasion drills
  • Insight meditation practice

Saturday afternoon:

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

Part 2:  Saturday, 4:30pm – 7pm

  • Continued work on evasion and footwork
  • 6:30 – 7pm Shared dinner preparation

Part 3:  Sunday, 9:30am – 1:30pm

  • Dhanda Yoga
  • Staff drills
  • 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 is suggested for the Health Defense session.