Monk System Weekend Training

Event Date: July 13, 2019 8:30 AM

Join Debby for a weekend of the Bando Monk System 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, July 13th, 8:30am – 11:30am

  • Meditation walk
  • Communion and Sun Salutation Forms
  • Dhanda Yoga & Monk Staff training

Saturday afternoon:

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

Part 2:  Saturday, July 13th,  4:30pm – 6:30pm

  • Monk System basic drills
  • Circle Form partner drills

Part 3:  Sunday, July 14th, 8:30am – 1:30pm

  • Communion and Sun Salutation Forms
  • Insight meditation practice
  • Min Zin
  • Dhanda Yoga and Monk Staff training
  • Circle Form partner drills
  • Understanding the Eight Limbs of Yoga

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.