Leda has been training in the various styles of contemporary Wushu since 1988, and teaching since 1994 and has been training in the traditional Wudang style under Master Bow Sim Mark of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute since 1996. She has knowledge in both western and eastern methods of exercise and tries to blend her understanding of both when teaching her students.
Because of her close ties to Master Bow Sim Mark and affiliation to the Chinese Wushu Research Institute, students who study with Leda will have opportunities to perform, and take special seminars at the CWRI.
Leda has selected a few of the internal and external styles which would be suitable for beginners and intermediate students. Leda's specialty in empty hand lies in Tai Chi of the internal curriculum and the Long Fist style of the external curriculum, and in weapons: straight sword and fan.
Whether one chooses the internal or external curriculum, there is a large emphasis on wushu basic stretching and conditioning as an essential part of training.
Leda has come up with a comprehensive flexibility and conditioning program which combines the most essential and beneficial elements from wushu, yoga, pilates, acrobatics and dance which she recommends to everyone who wishes to fully excel in the wushu curriculums.
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The Foundation of Wushu
Various Styles of Wushu
Beginner Tai Chi
Intermediate Tai Chi
Advanced Tai Chi
Pushing Hands (Tai Chi Sparring)
Rooting Pine Energy and Meditation
Last Modified: 06.23.05 Copyright ©2000-2001 by Leda Elliott. All rights reserved. Silhouette Photos by Liz Linder. photos by Jim Madden