I go to England to ring bells, and while there stay with friends who do martial arts. I’m always happy to do some teaching during the visit (especially since there are no bell practices on Saturday anyway). Times are 10:00 to 4:00 Saturdays and 10:20 to 4:30 Sundays (because of service ringing, 10:40 start if I have a quarter peal attempt at Overton).

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In Basingstoke hosted by Northern Gate Internal Arts. Bagua, xingyi, training weapons. There is a group practice Thursday evenings at 6:00 and Saturday mornings, 9:30 - 11:00 outside, year round. The location is Becket Court, on the Worting Road, Basingstoke. The local coach is Neil Bates.

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Neil teaches regularly on Saturday mornings 9:30 - 11:00, subject to weather conditions. Contact Neil for location and to make sure there is a class.

Next session with Andrea: 2020, 2021, and 2022 were writeoffs, with covid travel restrictions. Cross your fingers for November 2023.

Bagua (continue to advance in Jiang, Liang, and MaGui) and Xingyiquan (continue with animals, staff, Anshenpao, Eight Moves routine, weapons). 

Bring your sabre, stick, spear, or sword every day, because any nice weather we get we might pull them out (each person works with one style and one weapon each session, it is not a randam grab bag of training).

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