Martial Arts Master, Graphic Artist, Musician & Composer.
Singer, Guitarist & Shakuhachi Player, Teacher and Luthier.
SHAKUHACHI ONLINE COURSE
AN EASY GUIDE FOR BLOWING MEDITATION
It is an excellent shakuhachi study guide for people with or without experience in musical studies. The study program consists of 4 structured levels each in 3 cycles. There are 12 cycles in total that constitute the Mumon Ryu study system created by Zapata sensei. This step-by-step tutorial teaches you from basic concepts to advanced tecniques of the instrument. Learn grammar for shakuhachi, postures, breathing exercises, history and philosophy of the art, How to blow and produce sound with the flute, advanced meditation practices, traditional martial arts using your body and flute as self-defense tool. Learn how to play our private repertoire that includes the most famous Komuso buddhist monks music, japanese folk music, our own sonatas, and much more. You will become a member of Shakuhachi Colombia community with full access to the online class room (HD Videos, HQ audios sincronized with music score sheets, detailed instructional documents, free webinars, study feedback supported directly by Zapata sensei, etc.).
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Zapata Sensei, Thank you for starting me on my journey through the martial arts. I am now fascinated by it. Thanks for your patience; your ability to share your martial art skills through teaching is exceptional. What I found special about your martial arts training is that it is done in the old way, with your mind, body, and heart working together. Thank you for passing down the information from a connection from you as a teacher to me as your student through your live, experiences, and personal histories. Domo arigato gosaimashita.
Recomiendo las clases de Shakuhachi con Ricardo Zapata. Yo tomo la clase por Skype lo cual es muy conveniente para mi y él es super paciente. Él te muestra no solo como tocar la flauta sino la filosofía que hay detrás de tocar este instrumento que es lo que la hace tan especial. Lo que me encanta de esto es la meditación a través del sonido.
Start your practice with the best option, sound and price. We offer 3 special series for you: Hitoyogiri series a lightweight bamboo flutes for beginners. Yoshin series an affordable price for a professional flute with selected root-end bamboo 100% Colombian. And the professional Madake Series that experiences the real sound from japanese bamboo forests, made with imported japanese bamboo.