Fourthguides Weekend Autumn 2019 - Talks and Workshops
Embodiment through martial arts
James will be helping us get into our bodies through a combination of natural movements and exercises informed by ancient Chinese martial arts systems.
James Roper is a multi-media artist and martial artist based in Manchester, UK. Roper has exhibited widely across the globe, with solo shows in London, New York, San Francisco, Milan and Barcelona. He has also collaborated with brands such as Nike, Facebook, MTV, Converse, Ford and NBA.
Roper attained his first degree black belt in Nam Pai Chuan Shaolin Kung Fu in 2014. He now studies Jiu Fa Quan, a mix of both traditional and modern martial arts training. As well as teaching his own weekly martial arts class in MediaCityUK Roper also runs workshops that incorporate his knowledge of Chi Gung, Kung Fu, Yoga, Bioenergetics and breath-work practices to help activate and release dormant energies that lie within the body.
You can find out more about James' work here: James Roper Art.