Michael A. Vollero

Wudang Martial Arts instructor

Based in
Orlando, United States
Also teaches in Disney area, Florida, Orlando, UCF, Winter Garden
Michael A. Vollero | Wudang Martial Arts instructor

Rates: variable, but, i know what it's like to be broke, so don't shy away because of money. We'll figure things out!


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Life long martial artist hoping to share these beautiful experience with the world through instruction, storytelling, film-making, and traveling. Recently relocated to the Orlando, FL area, I hope to share these arts with anyone with an open heart to learning.

My focus is in the Internal Chinese Martial Arts, and specifically, the Wudang Schools. My training includes tutelage both across America and in the Sacred Wudang Mountains of Hubei, China. For class information, please visit my school's website at http://www.HundredSchools.org or stop by the blog (with lots of great articles on martial arts, the school, and Wudang) at http://HSOT-MA.blogspot.com . Let me know if you have any questions and hopefully we'll begin walking the path of the martial artist side-by-side soon!

Offering instruction in:
Application of Traditional Martial arts in combat,
Taijiquan for Combat,
Taijiquan for health,
Qigong, Iron body, and strength, conditioning for TMA,
Wudang Gongfu,
Wudang Taijiquan,
Wudang Qigong,
Yin Style Baguazhang,
Taijiquan for Clinch Fighting,
"Realizing Self-Defense" Program,
Film Fighting & Combat
Shooting Action (film workshop)
Pushing Hands Classes,
Sparring Workshops and groups,
& more.

Taijiquan systems include Zheng Manqing's Taijiquan, Wudang Sanfeng Pai 13 Taijiquan, and Wudang Nan Pai Taijiquan. Each as a unique look at Taijiquan, and develops different skills and abilities towards health, combat, and self-reflection.

Offering private lessons, small group classes, and open enrollment classes.

See you all soon!
[email protected]

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Wudang Taijiquan @ Integrity MA

Taijiquan covers a broad variety of systems, theories and styles. Offered here, the Wudang Sanfeng Pai art of Taijiquan as a health practice and specifically a Martial Art. Classes include Standing Gongs, Qigong, Posture training, rooting, form, application, and pushing hands training.

For information on classes and enrollment, please contact Integrity Martial Arts @ (386)789-KICK.

For information on the class material and instruction, please contact Instructor Vollero @ (407)279-1533.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Integrity Martial Arts
Location: 
2700 Enterprise Road, Orange City, Florida, United States
Date and time: 
Tuesdays/Thursdays evenings @ 7:30PM (class runs for about an hour)
Rates: 
90.00/month

Wudang Gongfu @ Integrity MA

Ongoing training in the practices of Wudang Traditional Wushu. This class is open to all students age 12+ and offers training in technique, drilling, form, application, and live practice.

For more information, please contact Integrity Martial Arts at (386)789-KICK for details on enrollment.

Any questions about the material, feel free to contact the instructor at (407)279-1533

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Integrity Martial Arts
Location: 
2700 Enterprise Road, Orange City, Florida, United States
Date and time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:00PM (Class runs for an hour)
Rates: 
$90.00/month

Wudang Gongfu Classes

The martial arts of Wudang have grown from the deep internal arts of Taijiquan and Star Stepping Daoist practices, and the merger with the warrior arts found throughout Chinese history. This unification created the Wudang Gongfu (Kung Fu) which is taught today.

For priests and monks living in the mountains and traveling historical China, bandits were plentiful, and the skills of self-defense were crucial to their peaceful training if they were going to survive in such harsh times. The practice of combative use of Taijiquan takes many years to develop. Because of this, basic martial art skills were developed for the students to train in for the purpose of defensive fighting. From these external arts, the power is developed inward, and the internal power can be unlocked as a student progresses and evolves in their form practice.

The martial arts offered in this course are designed for students of all experiences and levels. The initial course all students will train is the basic for of Jibenquan, the basic Wudang kicking methods, and various internal power development skills. Once achieving basic level proficiency in these skills, they then join the class in the current form being trained.

All students learn together and train the current form of the season. As this form rotates through various Wudang Sets from the Sanfeng Pai, the students will also train and practice their previous forms.

All necessary skills will be trained in this open course including, but not limited to:
~Basic Stretching Methods
~Advanced Stretching
~Loosening Drills & Exercises
~Qigong for health, strengthening, and cultivation.
~Standing Meditation for core conditioning and mental/emotional/spiritual health.
~Kicking and technique drilling.
~Form training and deep explanation for striking, grappling, and theory application.
~Pushing Hands for energy sensitivity development.
~Live sparring for combat familiarity.

If you are interested in checking out this class, or have questions, please contact the instructor at [email protected] .

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Lakeview Park
Location: 
Lakeview Park, Winter Garden, Florida, United States
Date and time: 
Wednesdays, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Rates: 
$60.00/month

Wudang Taijiquan Classes

Study the art of Wudang Taijiquan (Ta'i Chi) as taught on the Sacred Wudang Mountains. The course is designed for students of all levels to learn, train, and cultivate the skills and abilities of this art form.

The form the class is built around is the "Wudang Sanfeng Pai 13 Principles Taijiquan Form" also known as the "Zhang Sanfeng Mother Form" as it is said to be the original form as created by the legendary found of Taijiquan. This form is unique in the energy and principles, and is a beautiful skill for cultivating core strength, internal qi, stillness, blood flow, stability and balance, Daoist Inner Alchemy, and martial skill.

For more information on this class, please visit the article on the school blog at: http://goo.gl/klgH

Class is built around:
Class will focus on:
~ Stretching for the longevity of the body,
~ Qigong exercises for balancing energy and mind,
~ Rooting to improve balance, relaxation, and core,
~ Form for fluidity, strengthening, and stamina,
~ Application for proper combative use and weight shifting abilities, &
~ Pushing Hands drills for sensitivity in combat/self-defense.

Any questions please email or call!
[email protected]
(407) 279 - 1533

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Lakeview Park
Location: 
Lakeview Park, Winter Garden, Florida, United States
Date and time: 
Every Saturday from 6:30PM until 8:00PM
Rates: 
$60.00/month

Yin Style Zhen Trigram Baguazhang [Personalized Class]

One of the for primary internal martial arts, Baguazhang is probably the most diverse, second only to Taijiquan. In these classes, students focus on one particular piece, of one of the most classic of lineages. Yin Style Baguazhang is known for it's combative application, and it's body strengthening-conditioning aspects. The Zhen Trigram, or Dragon Palm, is one of the most combatively useful, in that it's goals are a constant theory of entering and breaking the opponent's center.

Offered in this course, students will learn the slow and steady path to grasping Bagua-- not as a performance art-- but a combative system. The following aspects are trained in the course:
-Stretching
-Qigong
-Walking the Circle
-Strengthening Postures
-Stationary Drilling
-One, Two, & Three Step Drilling
-Application
-Form drills
-Circle Sparring
-Cool Down stretches

The techniques in Yin Style Baguazhang are done with many mindsets as to develop each aspect, of each technique as to fully grasp their multi-faceted meanings. Expect a slow long road in this course, with amazing rewards to blossom for your hardwork and gongfu.

For more information, please visit the school website @ http://www.HundredSchools.org and flip through the blog-- found at http://HSOT-MA.blogspot.com to answer any questions you may have.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Various Parks and Recreation Areas
Location: 
, Orlando, FL, United States
Date and time: 
Personalized classes are developed around the students' schedules. Dates and times are established upon start up.
Rates: 
Dependent on class scheduling and student enrollment.

Zhengjia Taijiquan Short Form [Personalized Class]

Master Zheng Manqing departed from his teacher's lineage, eventually creating his own form within the Yang Family branch. So unique from his predecessor, Master Zheng's form and practice could be considered it's own lineage. 4th Generation instructor Michael A. Vollero has worked with students of all ages, including classes at Pennsylvania State University for instruction in Zheng's Taijiquan.

Here in this class, the development of relaxation, suppleness, and recessiveness is fine-tuned as a martial practice. The softest of all Taijiquan systems, Zhengjia Taijiquan is unique in that the student is always in a state of accepting loss, in a never ending cycle of reflection and realization.

Offered in this course:
-Stretching
-Qigong Warmups
-Standing Meditation
-Study of the form
-Taiji Walking
-Reeling Silk
-Qigong studies
-Pushing Hands
-Sword Sparring
-Cool Down Stretches

HSOT-MA offers classes to interested students, based around their schedules. Please visit the website at http://www.HundredSchools.org for details, and stop by the blog at http://HSOT-MA.blogspot.com to read deeper into the systems and classes offered.

Best of wishes in your training!
[email protected]

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Various Parks and Recreation Areas
Location: 
, Orlando, FL, United States
Date and time: 
Open course registration. Class times are based around your schedule. Classes geared towards private and small group lessons.
Rates: 
Dependent on class scheduling and student enrollment.

Wudang Taijiquan, NanPai Training [Personalized Class]

The Wudang Nan Pai (Southern Sect) Taijiquan Short Form is a unique training method from many other Taijiquan systems. It begins with teaching the student physical strength through deep low stances, and opens the student up after developing a solid core. These courses offer:
-Stretching
-Opening Qigongs
-Training & Drilling of the form
-Application of techniques for combat and self-defense
-Pushing Hands
-Cool down stretches & Qigongs.

The HSOT-MA (Hundred Schools of Thought Martial Arts is unique in that class schedules are built around the student's availability, and pricing is reduced with higher class enrollment.

For details and information on the school, please visit our website and blog:
http://www.HundredSchools.org
http://HSOT-MA.blogspot.com

Also, to view our Wudang Taijiquan Flyer:
http://goo.gl/FDZ6

Best of Wishes with Your Training!
~Michael A. Vollero (夏逍鵬)

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Various Parks and Recreation Areas
Location: 
, Orlando, FL, United States
Date and time: 
Class times/dates are set with student request as the schedule is built around student(s) availability. Check out our website at http://www.HundredSchools.org for more details.
Rates: 
Dependent on class scheduling and student enrollment.

Wudang Taijiquan, 13 Principles [Personalized Class]

Learn and grow with the Wudang Sanfeng Pai Taijiquan 13 Principle Form and martial system.
Classes include:
-stretching,
-qigong warm-ups,
-standing meditation,
-learning and training the form,
-application of the techniques for combat and self-defense, &
-qigong closing drills.

Class structure and pricing is all explained on our website and blog at the following address:
http://www.HundredSchools.org
http://HSOT-MA.blogspot.com

View the flyer in PDF format @
http://goo.gl/FDZ6

Best of Wishes with your trainings!
~Instructor Michael A. Vollero (夏逍鵬)

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Various Parks and Recreation Areas
Location: 
, Orlando, FL, United States
Date and time: 
Set your own date and time for classes!
Rates: 
adjusted depending on class size and schedule

Experience

Wudang Daoist Martial Arts School, Wudangshan, Hubei, China

Lived and trained at the Sacred Wudang Mountains under Master Chen Shi Yu for a summer.

Dates: 
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Daoist Gate, Wudang Martial Arts

Currently a student training under Zhou Xuan Yun in Boston in the Wudang Sanfeng Pai lineage.

Dates: 
Sep 2008

Active Stunt Work in the Independent Film Industry

From Hollywood California, to New York City, experience working as a Stunt Coordinator and Fight Choreographer for the independent film industry. Performance experience also.

Dates: 
Jul 2007 - Feb 2010

International Stunt School

Trained in Seattle for Stunt work. Applies to live stunt shows and stunts for the film industry.

Dates: 
Jun 2007 - Jul 2007

Moving Water Taiji

Assistant Instructor under 3rd Generation Zhengjia Instructor at Penn State University.

Dates: 
Sep 2004 - Feb 2010

Tetsuryu Ninjutsu

Trained in Tetsuryu Taijutsu in semi-private lessons. Advanced to assistant instructor for classes and seminars. Worked with instructor in Self-Defense seminars, and Rape-Prevention classes.

Dates: 
Sep 2002 - Oct 2004

Shaolin Kung Fu

A decade training Shaolin Gongfu in a school mixing Southern & Northern Shaolin styles. Learning the Five animals, the monkey styles, Plum Blossom, Flower Fists, and even some Tibetian Buddhist forms. But the main benefit of this training comes from the hard conditioning and Iron Body training. Although not my focus, I learned and trained the Iron body techniques enough to gain partial benefit, and a complete understanding.

Dates: 
Mar 1999 - May 2009

Military Tae Kwon Do

12 years of traditional, military style Tae Kwon Do.

Dates: 
Sep 1991 - Jun 2003

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

THE SMALL PRINT

I am very open with pricing and scheduling. My systems and policies are based in Daoist Philosophy, and I only ask appropriate respect and attitude. I choose and take on students based on goals, mindsets, and ethics. My pricing generally is determined by an algorithm found on my sites, and I offer discounts to low-income students and families.


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