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Congratulations to all Tai Chi Graduates

November 16, 2017

Another great Tai Chi ranking!

Congratulations on an awesome job receiving your new Tai Chi sashes!

Check out the new pictures

Be Thankful

November 3, 2017

"Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times, during those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge, which will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes, they will teach you valuable lessons."

More About Chinese New Year

October 27, 2017

Chinese New Year is coming February 16th 2018

and will be celebrated at the school Saturday, February 17th - watch for more posts to keep you updated on this very important yearly event!

Every year the date changes because it follows the Lunar Calendar. It is also called Spring Festival.

Chinese New Year starts a new animal zodiac year. In China, each Lunar cycle has 60 years and 12 years is regarded as a small cycle. Each of the 12 years is defined as an animal sign. 

2018 is year of the Earth Dog. It is believed that the year represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same way like the Western astrology signs.

People, (like Sifu Sara!), born in the Year of the Dog present with strengths such as:

Sincere, Loyal, Decisive, Responsible, Clever, Courageous, and are not afraid of difficulties in daily life.

According to Chinese zodiac analysis, this makes them have harmonious relationships with people.

Are you born Year of the Dog like Sifu Sara?

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Sihing Dave

October 11, 2017

First Certified Kung Fu Black Sash!

Sihing Dave has completed his black sash program requirements and has earned his certification and title "Sihing."

This title translates to "big brother." All kung fu students should address him with his title before his name - "Sihing Dave."

Congratulations Sihing Dave!

New Black Sash!

October 1, 2017

Congratulations Devin!

We would like to welcome Devin to our Black Sash Program.

Great job earning your Black Sash!

We are all proud of you. 

 

Chinese Lions

September 14, 2017

According to traditional Chinese belief, the lion signifies courage, stability and superiority.

Clashing cymbals, gongs and drums excite the moves of the lion. Throughout the performance, the lion will mimic various moods and demonstrate similar physical gestures combining art, history, and kung fu.

The lion dance was thought to bring good luck and prosperity in the year to come. Customary gifts like oranges symbolizing wealth and red envelopes containing lucky money are often seen at Chinese New Year accompanying a lion dance performance.

The northern lion dance was used to entertain the imperial court and the appearance is similar to a Pekinese dog.

The southern dance is more symbolic for Chinese New Year celebrations as mentioned above and have more cat like resemblances.

Congratulations to all Kung Fu Graduates

August 24, 2017

Congratulations on an awesome job in receiving your new Kung Fu sashes!
An extra congrats goes out to Jim for getting his Black Sash!

Our Kung Fu Style

August 12, 2017

The style of kung fu we do is a Northern Shaolin Long-fist called Huaquan (Glorious Boxing). This style involves movements of all of the muscle groups in your body including the joints and internal organs. It will strengthen the upper and lower limbs while working on developing flexibility in the knees, hips and shoulders. It will also build elasticity of the waist and teach the student how to control their breath during physical activity. This type of training is rigorous but all these elements play an important role in long-fist kung fu. There is an old saying that states:Practice boxing without exercising the legs, and you shall blunder into old age; practice boxing without exercising the waist and you shall never achieve expertise.” Statements like this remind us how important it is to train the body correctly and consistently while taking our time to build the proper fundamentals necessary for success. To be successful in long-fist a student must attend class at least three times per week on a consistent basis. Anything less will not allow the training to build the body correctly over time and run the risk of injury.

Kung Fu Class Outline

August 6, 2017

Monday through Thursday is where rank specific required curriculum is taught.

Monday & Wednesday is where advanced (brown and up) curriculum is taught. Sashes (blue and under) are welcome to train but will be dismissed early (re-entering the blue floor will not be permitted).

Tuesday & Thursday is where beginner - intermediate (blue and under) curriculum is taught. Sashes (brown and up) are welcome to train but will be dismissed early (re-entering the blue floor will not be permitted).

Saturday is focused on bag work, review, and sparring concepts. All ranks welcome.

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