Fri, Jan 24 | West Hampstead Community Centre

Kung Fu Panda - Screening and TALK on the REAL meaning of KUNG FU

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Kung Fu Panda - Screening and TALK on the REAL meaning of KUNG FU

Time & Location

Jan 24, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
West Hampstead Community Centre, 17 Dornfell St, West Hampstead, London NW6 1QN, UK

About the Event

Unleash your inner panda with the classic animated movie Kung Fu Panda! This beautifully realised film is a hilarious popcorn ride but it is also beloved for containing nuggets of real Chinese philosophy from Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism and wonderful elements of Chinese traditional culture. Join us for this FREE movie screening preceded by a short talk by Alex Jacobs introducing some of the elements of Chinese philosophy, martial arts and traditional culture that are interlaced through the film.

Learn what Kung Fu really is and how it is much more than just Martial Arts. Learn about how this idea permeates all of Chinese culture and how it can help you to be a healthier, more empowered, happier person. Find out about the symbolism of the animals of Kung Fu Panda, including Monkey, Crane, Mantis, Tiger and Snake. Learn about the mind-body training that it takes to be a true Panda master!

The film and talk are free but a £5 deposit is required to reserve your seat. It will be refunded when you arrive on the day so that we can guarantee every seat that is reserved is actually filled. There will be no refund for non-attendance.

About the Speaker – Alex Jacobs

Alex Jacobs is a Chinese Medicine practitioner qualified in all of its 5 healing methods (Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal Medicine, Chinese Dietary Therapy, Qi Gong). He practises in North London at Dao Medicine (www.daomedicine.com). Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he has spent his life training and developing in different traditional disciplines with multiple teachers. He is also the founder and current organiser of the London Chinese Medicine Meetup Group and a council member for the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. His main inspiration is to find better more effective ways to empower people in their own health and personal development with Chinese medicine treatment and self-help.

If you have any questions or have trouble booking through meetup, you can contact Alex directly at alex@daomedicine.com or on 07917610596.

Alex also teaches weekly Tai Chi and Qi gong classes at West Hampstead Community Centre (Mondays 10:30am to 11:30am - £11, Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm -£15.) All levels welcome. Contact him directly if you would like to come along. 

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