Posted On:12/29/2006 11:50am
Style: Nothing currently
Does anyone know of any wushu schools that teach choreography? I know that's a funny question, because as far as I can tell ALL wushu schools I've visited teach choreography, the problem is they don't admit as such and try to pass it off as some form of sparring (?).
I'm looking for somwhere that would teach in a similar way to a theatrical fencing school. 'Martial Arts fo the stage' type of thing. Have any of you seen anything like that, or even done something like that?
Posted On:12/29/2006 11:54am
Style: Relson GJJ
Teh r34l Wushu?
I think only idiots assume that someone who trains for the ring can't make the switch to the street as soon as things change. - dweidman
Posted On:12/29/2006 12:11pm
Style: Kung fu, Jiu-jitsu
I've seen that kind of thing before, but I don't know of any actual schools at the moment. They are out there, though. Keep looking, and also you might (just maybe) find one if you search on here because I've seen a couple mentioned here I think but I can't give you any guarantees.
Here's looking at you, squid.
Posted On:12/29/2006 12:51pm
Style: Ke?po, MMA ultra-newb
Are you looking specifically for a wushu type of choreography, or just trying to get a wushu school to admit that it IS choreography?
Where are you at geographically? There is a stage combat studio in Atlanta.
Also, check the Society of American Fight Directors. It's for stage combat people and they should be able to help get you in touch with someone in your region.
Posted On:12/29/2006 3:02pm
Style: Boxing, Wushu
Where are you located?
Posted On:12/29/2006 3:06pm
Posted On:12/29/2006 4:41pm
Style: SanDa / MMA / Kung-Fu
Have you checked out Yao Li's gym on Boylston STreet, the program is primarily focused on performance based wushu and Yao is a really nice guy. http://www.taichi.com/index.htm
There is also a wushu club at Harvard that I have heard is good at performance based forms.
Your best bet would be to hook up with Jason Yee next time he's in Boston (he's from here so he visits fairly often), he's currently in LA working in the movie industry and he has good fight choreography experience, look him up on his website and he could point you in the right direction. http://www.jasonyeekungfu.com/
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