Frequently Asked Questions
Le Rêve de la Luciole – Wellness – Martial Arts
Le Rêve de la Luciole
I can only come to class every other day because of my job. Is this a problem?
For Kashmiri Yoga this is not a problem because there is no progression. In Wing Chun, everyone advances at his or her own pace, which is not a problem either.
Can I be reimbursed if I stop attending classes during the year for any reason?
Out of respect for the life of the association and the teachers, all commitments are firm and final and cannot be reimbursed during the year.
Do I need a medical certificate to participate in the classes?
Yes, as for any physical practice, a certificate certifying that you have no contraindication to the practice is required at the time of your registration.
Do I need to be in good physical condition to join your classes?
Yes and no. A good physical condition is not necessary, it will anyway be improved and optimized with the practices. However, you must not have any pathologies that could be aggravated during the practices, whether it is for Kashmiri Yoga or Martial Arts.
Do you depend on a federation?
No, we are an independent school, none of the disciplines that we offer depend on a federation.
Do I need to be flexible to practice Kashmiri Yoga?
The belief that yoga requires flexibility is common and widespread. This course is for everyone, all bodies included. The starting point of the work is yourself, as you are. So come on!
I don't know if I should sign up for a yearly or a sessional course?
The year-round course allows for real introspection and in-depth work. It is much more financially advantageous, and even if you miss a class, it will be sent to your mailbox and you will have 7 days to do it. One-time courses are an alternative for those who wish to practice at their own pace, or for those who know in advance that they will only be available for part of the year.
Can I take a trial class?
Yes and no. It is possible to take a trial class but it costs the same as a regular class.
Whether you take the course online or in person, this 20€ will be deducted from your annual fee if you decide to subscribe.
Do I need equipment to take the course?
Yes, you need a yoga/gym mat or large towel or plaid, and a fairly firm cushion for sitting is recommended, so you can sit cross-legged with minimal strain on your back and hip muscles.
Will you hypnotize me?
No, you will not be hypnotized, you will always be in complete control of yourself.
What does a typical session look like?
Each session is different because everyone is different. But in general, the session alternates time for talking and time for listening to the body. Mental loops built up over the years are brought to light and the body and mind work together to break out of these loops. You are seated comfortably, and the session lasts about 1 hour.
Is it possible to do a face-to-face session because I wonder if the work is as effective remotely?
Having offered both types of sessions, I can tell you that the distance learning session works very well, if not better. The distance created by the screen allows you to let go and you have the added advantage, at the end of the session, of being able to sit back and let the session continue to infuse without needing to get back on the road.
Can I register for your class if I already practice a martial art from another federation?
Yes, the teaching here is for everyone, all practitioners and all levels.
Can I take a trial class?
Yes, it is possible to do a trial lesson but it is not free. The 20€ that we ask for this course allows us to reserve places for people who are really motivated, in a room where we welcome a maximum of 15 people. They will then be deducted from your course registration.
Are there any competitions in your Wing Chun classes?
No, this teaching is devoid of any form of competition. The traditional arts are incompatible with the spirit of competition.
What is Aunkai?
Aunkai is a martial art founded by Sensei Minoru AKUZAWA. It is a very effective method of training the body that allows us to understand its functioning in the most efficient way possible.
Can Aunkai be complementary to the practice of another martial art?
Yes, absolutely. Aunkai is for anyone who wants to learn how to use their body in an optimal way. Whether you are a practitioner of another discipline or a neophyte, Aunkai will give you all the keys to better use your body system on a daily basis.
Are there any codified techniques in Aunkai?
No, Aunkai includes exercises (solo and with partners) that allow to integrate and test the understanding of the fundamental body principles. When we practice martial applications, they come from our understanding of how to use our body and not from a pre-established memory of a fixed technique. “When the body is ready, the technique springs forth” Minoru AKUZAWA.
What is Aikibugei?
Aikibugei, formerly Aikibujutsu, is a complete martial art created by Sensei Lionel OUDART. It is the result of a lifetime of research into Aiki techniques. It is composed of the techniques of Aikido, Aikibudo and Daito Ryu and links these three strategies.
Does Aikibugei depend on a federation?
Aikibugei does not depend on any federation delegated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The teaching of Aikibugei is given and controlled by the national college of instructors trained by Lionel OUDART.
Does Aikibugei involve the use of weapons?
Although Aikibugei is a martial art of empty hand combat, it includes the use of the knife, the short stick (baton) and in a very small proportion that of the sword.
Katori Shinto Ryu
What is Katori Shinto Ryu?
The Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū is one of the oldest schools of Japanese martial arts. It was founded by Iizasa Chōi-sai Ienao in 1447. The essential component of this discipline is Japanese swordplay.The Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū is one of the oldest schools of Japanese martial arts. It was founded by Iizasa Chōi-sai Ienao in 1447. The essential component of this discipline is the handling of the Japanese sword.
Are there other weapons than the sword in Katori Shinto Ryu?
Yes, these weapons are the Bô (long stick), the Naginata (Japanese halberd), the Kodachi (short sword), the Yari (spear) and in some cases throwing weapons (Shuriken Justu) when this teaching has not been lost.
Does Katori include empty-handed techniques?
Historically yes, but these techniques called Yawara Justu seem to have been lost over time.
What is body training?
Body training is a complete training method combining breathing exercises, osteo-articular mobilizations, quadruped and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).
Do I need to be in good physical condition to practice body training?
The main objective of body training is to improve and optimize the general physical condition. This method is accessible to all, each one evolves at his own pace. You don’t need to be in any particular physical condition.
Is it necessary to have specific equipment to practice body training?
You should bring gym clothes that you feel comfortable in, a towel, tissues and a bottle of water.