Pa Kua Master

Julio C. Hugentobler

Archery, Martial Art, Edged Weapons, Acrobatics, Sintony, Tai Chi, Pa Kua Rhythm and Pa Kua Chi

Master Julio has been involved with Pa Kua since 2006 and has over 13 years of experience teaching in Canada and Brazil. After moving to Canada in 2017, he opened the first Canadian Pa Kua studio, where he’s been able to share his passion with students of all ages and skill levels. Julio is always seeking to improve his craft and find creative ways to address the unique needs of each student. Although he’s a master of many disciplines, his true talent is his ability to maintain perfect hair after a headstand.
Instructor

Jessie Alexanderson

Edged Weapons

Jessie
Originally from Mexico City, Jessie moved to Canada a few years ago. After trying classes at Pa Kua, Jessie fell in love with the Edged Weapons class and quickly gained mastery. Outside of the Pa Kua School, Jessie is a fantasy writer, social service worker, and a really geeky bladed-weapons enthusiast. Fun fact about Jessie: She’s also a trained opera singer, and she has performed in opera halls throughout Mexico!
Instructor

Emmanuel Guerrero

Archery

Emmanuel has been practicing Pa Kua since 2018. He has studied Martial Arts and Edged Weapons, but his primary focus is Archery. Pa Kua has taught him that being fluid and moving with the flow of life is just as valid as being the rock in the current. Outside of Pa Kua, Emmanuel travels as a professional storyteller and works in game development (he also happens to be a long-standing Guild Master of various MMOs and games).
Instructor

Elizabeth Hayden

Archery

Over a year ago, Elizabeth spontaneously signed up for an archery class at Pa Kua, and she’s been pleasantly obsessed ever since. Elizabeth believes that traditional archery gives students a framework to sharpen their focus, build strength, and master a skill that is pretty badass (if we do say so ourselves). When she’s not practicing at Pa Kua, you can find her at her day job at a local university or at home watching the weirdest movies she can get her hands on.
Instructor

Morgane Lashkari

Sintony and Martial Art

Morgane began her journey at Pa Kua with Sintony classes. After two years, Morgane is an instructor and practices Sintony, Martial Art, Archery, and Acrobatics. When she’s not training or teaching, you can find her working on her music, catching up on a series, or trying to learn something new!
Instructor

Laura Sepulveda

Acrobatics

As a former dancer, Sintony and Acrobatics have given Laura an outlet to move and reconnect with her body. She especially loves Acrobatics because it challenges students to overcome fear and redefine their limits. Outside of Pa Kua, Laura is an active member of London’s theatre and arts community, an avid watcher of cheesy Christmas movies, and she’s known to bake a mean cake.
Instructor

Melissa Taylor-Gates

Archery

Melissa has been training at the Pa Kua School since it opened. After trying every class, she found a passion for archery, and she’s now one of the school’s archery instructors. When she’s not shooting arrows, Melissa can be found working in the mental health field, gaming, and reading as many dystopian novels as she can get her hands on.
Instructor

Colin Peacock

Tai Chi

Colin joined Pa Kua in 2018 and teaches Tai Chi. He has always loved to pick up new skills and enjoys the variety of challenges offered by Tai Chi, Edged Weapons, and Chinese Archery classes. When he’s not at the School, he’s passionate about trying new restaurants and cooking.
Administrator

Stacey Duffield

Edged Weapons

Stacy originally joined Pa Kua to take her daughter to Acrobatics classes on weekends, but soon after, she began practicing Edged Weapons and Tai Chi herself. Stacy recommends taking a few different classes, which can help balance and improve your abilities. She is currently training in Sintony, Martial Arts, Acrobatics, Edged Weapons, and Tai Chi. Stacy also happens to be our school’s administrator — clearly, she can’t get enough of us!

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