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Loss of muscle mass, strength and flexibility

Loss of muscle mass, strength and flexibility occurs naturally in the body after the age of 35. The fact is that when you lose muscle you gain weight, even if you are eating well. Health experts recommend that you engage in some form of training that focuses on all major muscle groups a minimum of 2 times per week and up to 5 times per week depending upon your fitness goals. Kung fu, with its full body training, provides a perfect solution to prevent muscle loss and regain your strength and flexibility. Don't give into age and the losses of muscle and fitness that are associated with it. You may not be able to turn the clock back to 20 but you can take where you are right now and improve upon it and become stronger, more fit and start feeling better than you did in years.

Our style of Kung Fu does not have any performance gymnastics in it. It is an authentic style originally designed for adults of all ages to help build greater strength, better health and competent skills which you can actually use for self defense.

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Holiday Schedule

The school will be OPEN on Wednesday July 4th.

The school will be closed on Saturday July 7th and Monday July 9th.

We will hold a Kung Fu make up class on Tuesday July 10th at 7PM for All level Kung Fu Students.

Happy 4th of July

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Black Sash Testing

Black Sash Testing Went Fantastic This Month!





And we are very proud to have two new Sihings

Congratulations on Black Sash Certification - Sihing John and Sihing Ayden!


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Hot Tea in The Summer

Hot tea in the summer --- it cools you down

This may sound like the biggest paradox: ice actually triggers your body to heat up.

When we drink cold water in the summer, our bodies have to compensate for the difference in temperature by heating up more, which leads to even more overheating.

Drinking warm tea allows the body to relax, calm down, and cool itself down to a normal homeostatic temperature (equilibrium) without needing to compensate for the difference in temperature.

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A Leader

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

          -  J. Maxwell

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Congratulations to all Tai Chi Graduates

It is great to see our Tai Chi program Happy, Healthy and Growing!

Keep up the great work everyone!

Sihing Dave

Did a fantastic job earning his Tai Chi Black Sash Certification and title this month. 

Way to go Sihing!

Click here to see some graduation pictures


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Being Consistent

A consistent student who comes to class regularly and puts in the right amount of effort into training and, as a result, triggers: Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Endorphins, otherwise known as the body's natural "Happy Chemicals," may truly be sourcing Health and Happiness into their life style as a result of their training! 

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Your Biggest Challenge

"Your biggest challenge isn't someone else.

It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs,

and the voice inside you that yells "CAN'T," but you don't listen.


And then you hear the voice whisper "CAN."

And you discover that the person you thought you were

is no match for the one you really are."

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Congratulations to all Kung Fu Graduates

Another Great Kung Fu Sash Ranking!

Congratulations on an awesome job receiving your new Kung Fu sashes!

Congratulations Byron!

For getting his Kung Fu Black Sash. Keep up the great work!

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Chinese New Year 2018

Thank You Chesapeake Tai Chi & Kung Fu students for your outstanding support of our Chinese New Year celebration!

The student generosity this year was incredible!! Sigung & Sifu Sara are so grateful for such wonderful students and such a successful school.

A special thanks to Sifu Gary and his Massachusetts team for their dedication and their beautiful gifts of the custom hand made wooden swords for Sigung & Sifu Sara.

We would also like to thank Ada from Yumi Yumi in Chesapeake for the unique Chinese New Year cake that she made personally as a gift for our celebration. 



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Congratulations to all Tai Chi Graduates

Another Great Tai Chi  Sash Ranking!

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

Congratulations  Debbie!!

For getting her Tai Chi Black Sash. Keep up the great work!

Check out the new pictures


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Holiday Closing


The school will be closed from Wednesday, December 20th through Monday, December 25th.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

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Congratulations to all Kung Fu Graduates

Another Great Kung Fu Sash Ranking

Congratulations on an awesome job receiving your new Kung Fu sashes! Keep up the good work!

Check out the new pictures

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Congratulations to all Tai Chi Graduates

Another great Tai Chi ranking!

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

Check out the new pictures

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Be Thankful

"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."

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More About Chinese New Year

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

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!

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New Black Sash!

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. 


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Chinese Lions

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.

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Congratulations to all Kung Fu Graduates

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

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