QTPOC Kung Fu 

Inviting BIPOC 2SLGBTQ+ folks for a kung fu self-defense workshop. These practical sessions are based in Wing Chun kung fu to be able to overcome larger opponents.

Sundays, May 5 to May 26 from 1 to 2:30pm at The 519 [519 Church St.]

Takout meal and Presto Tickets provided

All ages are welcome, but 2SQTPOC youth will be prioritized.

Free. Limited to 10 spots, RSVP preferred. Email Barb: BDosSantos@The519.org or text 416-995-6241

Facilitated by Sze-Yang (they/them) @seeyinandyang, a queer Asian non-binary dancer, martial artist, actor, advocate, and community developer.

They have 25+ years of martial arts experience in Tae Kwon Do, Wushu, and Wing Chun, and have created affirming dance/movement education for 2SQTBIPOC communities with @illnanadcdc.

How the day will look like? The class will start with a guided multidisciplinary warm-up drawing from dance, and acrobatics, followed by strengthening and alignment of the body. The previous will prepare you to understand spatial awareness and will support you to throw and land a punch, a kick, and counter incoming offensive movements.

Note: There will be guided hand to hand contact with other participants during the class. Please wear clothing you are comfortable moving in.