1:00-3:00 PM Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology (11 Divinity Avenue, MA)
Martial arts demonstrations from Asia, Europe, and South America will be offered in conjunction with the Peabody Museum’s exhibition, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures. Drop in for demonstrations by Harvard student athletes, practice some moves, and learn the ways of warriors. Invited athletes will represent archery, capoeira, fencing, aikikai (aikido), hapkido, and wushu.
Special Members-only workshop 3:00-3:30 pm (limited space available)
Practice Chinese martial arts with male and female members of the Harvard Wushu team in a special members-only reserved session. Wushu is both an exhibition and a full contact sport practiced and popularized most famously by athletes such as Jet Li. Wushu training emphasizes quickness, explosive power, and natural, relaxed movement. The wushu practitioner must combine flexibility with strength, speed with flawless technique, fierce intent with effortless execution. The Harvard Wushu team is dedicated to the practice and performance of contemporary Chinese martial arts, a dynamic tradition that blends power, agility, rhythm, and elegance. This short workshop will showcase a variety of styles, ranging from explosive southern-fist to fluid tai chi, along with a variety of weapon forms. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Appropriate for adults and accompanied kids ages 7 and older. Reservations required. For questions about the program, call 617-495-2808.
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Directions and parking Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage starting at 12:00 pm. Public information: 617-496-1027. Regular museum admission rates apply.