In-Person: Improvised Kung Fu with Derek Yee
Ft. Mason Center
Class Time/Dates: Monday-Thursday 11:00am-2:00pm PST // August 21-24
Schedule: 4 sessions
Class size: 12 students maximum
Prerequisite: Longform experience and must be okay with lots of physicality.
Enter the mystical, made-up world of an ancient China where kung fu rules. Inspired by wuxia movies like “House of Flying Daggers” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” this class will bring to life a fully improvised kung fu movie.
This class will teach:
-The basics of improvised kung fu-inspired fighting (basic striking, blocking, and foot work; how to keep each other safe; and the rhythm of a fight) — you do not need to have prior martial arts experience!
-How fights are incorporated into the narrative and their function
-How to play the characters and narrative structure of the genre
Please be dressed to move (shorts, activewear, or sweatpants but not jeans)! While you’ll be going at your own pace, there will be a lot of movement in this class.