Saturday October 19th
Kick Like a Girl with Sije Cheyenne
Join us for a women-only Kung Fu class lead by Sihing Eliot’s classmate and Sifu Gary’s daughter, Sije Cheyenne LaChapelle. Sije Cheyenne started her Kung Fu training just two months short of her fourth birthday, after watching and imitating her father during his training. After several years of training, she became the school’s youngest black sash at twelve years old, and is currently a second-degree black sash. She is an avid competitor who is a many-time Grand Champion of both forms and sparring at a wide variety of tournaments, large and small. She is a member of the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors, and still trains and teaches Kung Fu in Auburn. This class is beginner-friendly and will include a discussion portion at the end. It is free to female Kung Fu and kickboxing students of Metrowest Kung Fu and The Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of New England. Male students are encouraged to join Sifu Gary’s Kung Fu class in Auburn that day; Kung Fu class in Auburn is at 11am.
Saturday October 19th
Kid Pinky and Restaurante Allende at ArtsNight Maynard
As a part of October’s ArtsNight Maynard, get the blues with Kid Pinky, a retro-style, four-piece blues band that is both authentic and unique. Lead man Steve Prisby was the founder and leader of The Movers, the 1995 International Blues Band Competition winner in Memphis, TN. Accompanied by three highly talented bluesmen from the New Hampshire area, Kid Pinky is a throwback to the future. While paying homage to blues from the 40s and 50s, as well as New Orleans funk and jazz, they have assimilated their influences to conceive an entirely innovative and original sound. Engaging personalities and comfortable volume levels always make the show FUN, creating an intimacy that feels like a private performance in your own living room…or kwoon. We’ll also be featuring delicious food from Maynard’s upcoming Puerto Rican restaurant, Restaurante Allende!
Sunday October 20th
Qin Na Seminar at YMAA Boston
756 South Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
We will be supporting this event hosted by our friends at YMAA Boston. “Qin na” means “seize and control” and is one of the four major elements of martial arts training (tui/kicking, da/punching, shuai/wrestling, and na/locking). This class will focus on the fundamental principles for Qin Na and self-defense applications of techniques from the YMAA Qin Na Curriculum. Qin na principles are the foundation of numerous martial arts styles including aikido, judo, and Brazilian Jujitsu. These joint locking techniques can be applied to any background and style of training to help understand how to control opponents in hand-to-hand exchange. The material covered in this seminar is a valuable addition to any martial arts style. It is $95 for non-YMAA students. Please see Sihing or contact YMAA Boston for more information.
Thursday October 24th
We will be participating in the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat event, the Thursday before Halloween. This event draws thousands of kids in Maynard! The event features dozens of stores to visit for treats, a Haunted House, and storytelling. There will be no classes at Metrowest Kung Fu that evening.
Saturday October 26th
Tai Chi Ranking with Sifu Gary
All students are encouraged to come support their classmates, who will be receiving their next sashes during this formal ceremony. Friends and family are welcome, pictures and videos are encouraged! $35 sash fee must be paid by Saturday October 12th. See Sihing for more information.
Sunday November 3rd
Zumba with Roxanne
Zumba is a Latin-based dance fitness class. No experience is necessary and the event is open to the public! You will get a great cardiovascular workout and have a fun time. Licensed Zumba instructor Roxanne O’Connor grew up in a household that fostered a love of music, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2009 with a degree in Music Education. She currently resides in New Hampshire and is the music teacher for Bow Elementary School, as well as the lead singing musician for the New Hampshire seacoast nonprofit organization, Arts in Reach. When she isn’t making music, Roxanne enjoys playing with her daughter, watching football her husband, snowboarding, and playing with her adorable pugs Gronk and Liza.