Body Balance Healing Arts
TAI CHI KUNG FU MASSAGE
Welcome to Body Balance
Tai Chi Kung Fu Massage
Come learn the secrets of the ancients handed down thru the Ages from Master to Master.
Tien Shan Mountains - Birthplace of Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu
From Grandmaster to Master - Body Balance was founded in 1986 by Master Pat Hancock-65th generation Tien Shan Pai. Offering world-class traditional chinese internal and external martial arts: Tai Chi, Meditation, Kung Fu, and Hsing I. Master Pat Hancock is a world-ranked master instructor with over 40 years experience.
Pat Hancock's teaching style is unique in the world of martial arts. Every student receives instruction tailored to their learning style in a relaxed & engaging setting. His skills, intuition, humor, endless curiosity along with over 40 years of experience makes the many benefits of martial arts accessible to everyone. Pat is a natural-born teacher and continues to share his ever expanding wisdom with his students. Each and every student receives the training they seek to achieve their individual goals: whether to compete at the World level or increase their physical & mental fitness. Pat is a proud Grandmaster to two of his student's schools: his daughter Eileen, owner of Body Balance Academy of Grass Valley, CA and his son Nicholas, owner of Balance and Harmony of Canby, OR.
Tai Chi's graceful forms incorporate deep breathing, relaxation and a full range of movement to release blocked energy and allow Chi to flow naturally again. This supports the body to heal and develop strength, vitality, calm and clarity. Tai Chi is an ideal lifelong meditative exercise that is accessible for all levels of ability.
At Body Balance you will receive individual instruction while learning at your own pace. The class begins with a group warmup of gentle movements and then the group begins the practice of the Tai Chi form together. Students step out when they have performed the moves they have learned to receive further instruction.
Different stories have been handed down about the origins of Tai Chi. One version holds that it was developed by monks to protect themselves against bandits. In another story meditating monks were inspired by the movements of animals as they attacked and defended themselves. Some of the names-grasp sparrow's tail, white stork spreads wings, snake creeps down-seem to bear this out.
I thought Tai Chi wouldn't be a workout compared to the gym. Now my balance is improved and muscles are stronger. Exercise use to be hard work, even stressful; now it's quiet and meditative with a focus on breathing that makes movement easy.
I found great peace and enjoyment in the study of Tai Chi under Master Hancock, and was very pleased at the gradual gains in strength, flexibility and balance I felt...it has improved my ability to face stress in life, in my relationships, and even when I am stuck in traffic.
In just one session with Pat I noticed significant relief in pain in my knees, hips, legs and lower back. The more I practiced Tai Chi the stronger my body felt, the less pain I was in, and the more I noticed a greater sense of centeredness within myself throughout my day.
Kung Fu techniques are relaxed, fluid, and explosive like a whip & utilize strategies and skills that negate the dominance of size and weight. The practice of Kung Fu develops not only cardiovascular capacity and endurance but a calm clarity in the face of adversity. The great diversity of blocking, striking and foot movements builds muscle strength and agility of both body and mind.
Your class will begin with the Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu warm-ups building your cardio capacity, flexibility, strength and technique. Your training progresses to learning Kung Fu forms which are a memorized series of fighting applications. Some forms are two-man sets which are choreographed fighting routines where you begin to learn defending and attacking reactions. If you choose to learn to spar you will start using these multiple fighting techniques in controlled sparring one-on-one at your pace. At the more advanced levels, weapon forms and weapon two-man sets are taught as well as Dragon, Praying Mantis, and Monkey forms to name a few.
Each student learns at their own individual pace to meet their personal goals. Come to get fit or compete at a world-class level. Schedule your Intro today!
I grew up learning Kung Fu from Shi Fu Pat. I tell everyone that Kung Fu is what gave me the foundation for my success as professional dancer.
My sons started wrestling this year and finished undefeated against kids that have several more years of experience. It's clear that all of their Kung Fu training at Body Balance is a major factor contributing to their wrestling success.
With Shi Fu Pat's guidance and training I won the Bronze in the World Tournament.
Kung Fu: Mondays & Wednesdays
Advanced Kids: 4:30
Beginner Kids: 5:15
Adult Kung Fu: 7:00pm
Tai Chi: Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30am & 6:30pm
Private Training available
Patricia Hancock, RMP
Massage and bodywork have been a corner stone of health and well-being for millennia in cultures around the world. Women of most non-Western cultures rarely suffer menstrual or menopause symptoms. Men also rarely suffer benign prostate diseases. The Maya healers and Indigenous peoples throughout time view health holistically. Empower your self with the wisdom of the ages handed down from generation to generation.
I am a certified practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® Arvigo® Advanced Pregnancy Massage, and an Arvigo® Self Care Instructor. I am also avid student of Ortho-Bionomy® for many years and a certified Tai Chi Instructor.
For more information & to schedule an appointment, please call
301-972-5644 or email me at:
Arvigo Techniques of
Maya Abdominal Therapy®
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on an ancient Maya technique of abdominal massage.This technique is performed externally by gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position, allowing for improved functioning for optimal health and wellness.
Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation
Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
PMS/Depression with menstruation
Pelvic congestion, pain
Abnormal uterine bleeding
Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
Peri menopause, menopausal symptoms
Enhances pregnancy, aids in labor and birthing
Early stages of prostate swelling
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Erectile Dysfunction (depending on cause)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
Low back ache
Chronic indigestion or heartburn
Restricted breathing due to tension
ARVIGO® and THE ARVIGO TECHNIQUES OF MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPY® are trademarks owned by The Arvigo Institute, LLC and are used herein by permission of The Arvigo Institute, LLC. © 2016 by The Arvigo Institute LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Self Care Training
Foundations of Health & Wellness
This class is open to all who desire to gain a simple time-tested skill to bring balance to body and mind. Experience how the ancient healing and bodywork techniques of the Maya can support your reproductive, digestive, circulatory, emotional and spiritual health on this 2.5 day immersion. The Arvigo Institute, LLC is a continuing education provider for massage and acupuncture. Check the website or call the Arvigo office for full details. Contact your State Board for eligibility.
Register at ArvigoTherapy.com or call 603-588-2571.
My Teacher Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN, is a naprapathic physician and master herbalist who has lived and studied with traditional healers in Central America for more than 30 years. She apprenticed with the renowned Maya Healer Don Eljio Panti for 10 years until his passing in 1996 at the age of 103. Dr. Arvigo learned traditional pregnancy care from Miss Hortence Robinson, a well-known herbal midwife in Belize.
Dr. Arvigo combined her knowledge of anatomy, physiology and naprapathy (study of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues) with her extensive acquired background in traditional healing methods, and formulated the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. Dr. Arvigo established the Arvigo Institute in 2000 and trains healthcare professionals worldwide.
This class delves into the anatomy and physiology of the vital flows of chi, blood, lymph and nerves within the context of the ancient Maya healing wisdom which incorporates massage, herbs, nutrition, meditation and emotional/spiritual healing. Self care massage assists to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomatology while improving the body’s ability to self repair and balance.
Topics include digestive issues i.e., constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, bladder infections, incontinence, prostate health, painful or irregular periods, PMS, endometriosis, fibroids, fertility challenges for men and women, difficult menopause, post cesarean or hysterectomy scarring.
Each participant will receive a private 30 minute educational session for evaluation and guidance in Self Care Massage. This two and a half day class prepares the student to perform these techniques on her/himself only.
Class is all day Friday and Saturday and half day on Sunday - Class begins at 9:30am and ends 5:30 Fri & Sat. and 1:30 on Sunday.
Begin your self care journey here whether for self and/or furthering your professional training. I hold my Arvigo® Self Care workshops on my sacred healing property canopied by 500 year old Oaks and many other sacred trees and rare wild birds. Double occupancy rooms only $45/nt per person include DIY breakfast with organic, non-GMO, gluten free local foods, lunch, snacks, tea, coffee provided. We are located on the beautiful Agricultural Reserve of Montgomery County, MD surrounded by serene fields, woods, parks, lake and 10 minutes from the sacred Sugar Loaf Mountain. Our students always comment on how wonderful the energy is here. We are about 45 minutes from each of the Metro airports: DCA, IAD, BWI.
Instructor: Patricia L Hancock is a Certified Practitioner and Self-Care Teacher of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. She has traveled to Belize and Mexico to study with Dr. Rosita Arvigo for several years. For more information, please call 301-972-5644 or email
“Patty’s teaching presence infused the course with the essence, energetic & spiritual benefits of this physical practice. Her scope of knowledge was both broad and deep.”
“The program went above my expectations with teaching anatomy & physiology of the body in detail for someone outside a medical background.”
Patricia is a fountain of knowledge on the body and it’s connection to mind/emotions and spirit. I felt there was so much information she could provide just with her insight.
Body Balance Healing Arts, Inc. is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.
15211 Comus Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871, USA