Traditional fut san lion dance

and its Martial roots

The Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team (TDDT) and the United States Dragon & Lion Dance Federation (USDLDF) are proud to present a Fut San Style Lion Dance Seminar from October 24th to 25th in Austin, Texas.

This course will be taught by Grandmaster Lee Kam Wing of the Seven Star Praying Mantis style. Grandmaster Lee will teach an additional martial arts seminar for those interested in the Seven Star Mantis style.

**Announcement**: This seminar is postponed until Spring 2021. All seminar fees will be refunded.

The Courses

Course 1

Traditional Fut San Lion Dancing and Its Martial Roots

Course 2

Seven Star Mantis Set 1st Road of Ba Elbow

Course 1 - Traditional Fut San Lion Dancing and its Martial Roots

Organizers

  • Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team (TDDT)

  • United States Dragon & Lion Dance Federation (USDLDF)

Description

This course is designed for practitioners of all skill levels to come together and learn more about the beautiful and robust style of Fut San lion dance. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Lion handling

  • Stepping

  • Head movements

  • Tail coordination

  • Drumming, including Seven Star Beat and Drum Flowering techniques

  • Coordination of drum, gong, and cymbals

  • Traditional Chengs used for businesses

This seminar will be hands on, and participants should expect to be active most of the time instead of sitting through lectures. To maximize the instruction and practice time for individuals attending this seminar, in person attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 participants (48 slots left). Online attendance is limited to 30 people (26 slots left).

Dates, Times, and Location

October 24: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

October 25: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: UT Campus

Course Costs

Registration available up to August 31, 2020:

  • USDLDF Members: $150

  • Non-Members: $200

  • USDLDF Online Attendees: $75

  • Non-Members Online Attendees: $100

Note: Prices will increase by $50 for in person attendees and by $25 for online attendees on September 1, 2020.


Note: This course is not an introduction to lion dance. Prior experience in the art is necessary to attend this event.

Note for Online Attendees: Individuals purchasing an online attendance ticket will have access to instructional blocks and Q&A sessions during the seminar. They will not receive feedback during practice times. These tickets are for individual use and not for groups. Any person found to have multiple people using access to their ticket will be removed from the stream, and their course fees will not be refunded.

Course 2 - Seven Star Mantis Set: 1st Road of Ba Elbow

Organizer

Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team (TDDT)

Description

In addition to the above seminar, Grandmaster Lee Kam Wing will be teaching an advanced level set of the Seven Star Mantis Style and its related applications.

Date, Time, and Location

October 25: 3:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Location: UT Campus

Course Costs

Registration available up to August 31, 2020:

  • Lion Dance Seminar Registrants: $50

  • Kung Fu Set Only Registrants: $75

Attention: Prices for the Kung Fu Seminar will increase by $25 for registrants on September 1, 2020.


Note: Those attending the lion dance seminar that have previous martial arts experience are welcome to participate in this course and will receive a discount upon registering for both events.

Note: This course is not designed to teach beginners of Chinese Martial Arts, prior experience is necessary to attend this event.

Important information for both courses:

All sales are final, and refunds will not be issued except in situations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. If an individual is unable to attend and wishes to transfer their registration to another individual, they will incur a $25 administrative fee.

The Instructor

About Grandmaster Lee Kam Wing

Grandmaster Lee has been propagating the arts of Seven Star Mantis and Lion Dance since 1972 in his native Hong Kong and around the world. In his time as an instructor of these arts he has published numerous books and videos on the art of Seven Star Mantis, and has been featured in numerous magazines, interviews, and documentaries worldwide. Grandmaster Lee’s lion dance drumming skills were recently featured during a performance along with the prestigious Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.

In addition, Grandmaster Lee leads the Hong Kong Southern and Northern Martial Arts Federation and the World of Seven Star Traditional Martial Arts Federation. Grandmaster Lee's students continue to propagate the arts in Hong Kong (as teachers in the Hong Kong branch of Chin Woo), and in other countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Hungary, France, and Australia.

The Venue

The Texas Union

The University of Texas at Austin

2308 Whitis Avenue, Austin, Texas 78712

Parking information: https://parking.utexas.edu/parking/visitor

Registration and Payment

Registration Instructions

Please fill out the registration form.

Early registration ends on August 31, 2020.

Late registration begins on September 1, 2020.

This seminar is postponed until Spring 2021.

Payment Instructions

Please submit your payment either by check or through PayPal.

For PayPal:

  • Uncheck the "Paying for goods or a service?" option.

  • If you do not uncheck that option, you will incur a PayPal processing fee of 3% plus 50¢. Please contact us for correct totals to avoid having to send multiple payments.

PayPal: https://paypal.me/tddtaustin

Please contact info@tddt.org with any questions.

Addenda and Disclaimers

COVID-19 Disclaimers

The University of Texas at Austin requires all individuals inside buildings on their campuses to wear face masks. This is not a negotiable point, and if someone attending does not wish to abide by these rules, they will be required to leave with no refund issued.

TDDT and the USDLDF are aware of the constantly shifting nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event the seminar is cancelled due to COVID-19, TDDT will offer the attendee the choice to either apply their registration fees to the rescheduled date of these courses or receive a refund.

In the case of the courses being held, but certain areas of the country remaining quarantined and/or have travel restrictions, TDDT will offer access to those affected as an online attendee (with a refund of the difference between an online ticket and an in person ticket) or a full refund.

Please contact info@tddt.org for any questions.

Refunds and Transfers

All sales are final, and refunds will not be issued except in situations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an individual is unable to attend and wishes to transfer their registration to another individual, they will incur a $25 administrative fee.

Limited Liability

It is your responsibility to consult a physician before participating in this or any fitness program. You affirm that you have no known medical conditions that would restrict you from participating in the classes offered.

You understand and are aware that your participation in the classes involve risk. These risks may lead to tangible or intangible harm, and you agree that they may result not only from your own actions but also from the actions of others. With the knowledge and understanding of these risks, you choose, of your own will and volition, to continue participating in the class.

You agree to hold the Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team, the United States Dragon & Lion Dance Federation, Lee Kam Wing, and The University of Texas at Austin, and their representatives (hereafter known as "the Providers") harmless from any damage, whether tangible or intangible, that may happen to you while participating in the classes offered.

You agree not to start any lawsuit or other court action against the Providers, nor will you join in any such proceeding, including any claim for money damages. You acknowledge and agree that you are entering a covenant not to sue the Providers in any capacity, including to hold the Providers liable for any injury, loss, or damage sustained by you or your property, even if it is due to the Providers' negligence or omission. You also waive the right of any of your insurers to make any such claim.