Starting in August
Long Pole Module
We will be learning the first Hua Quan Long Pole form. The class is open to all adult Kung Fu students. Modules are 30-minute classes that take place Thursdays and Saturdays after the adult Kung Fu class. The modules are an extra $25 per month. Students will also be responsible for purchasing their own long poles. Long poles are $30. When stood on the floor, the tip of the staff should reach the student’s wrist when his/her arm is extended above his/her head. Note: the long pole will also be taught as a part of the Tiger Team class on Thursdays.
Saturday August 18th
Push Hands Workshop with Bagua Joe
All Tai Chi and Kung Fu students are welcome to hone their Tai Chi skills in this two-hour push hands workshop with Bagua Joe. Push hands is Tai Chi sparring, using your own skill and listening (as opposed to brute strength) to “uproot” your opponent. Bagua Joe has been teaching Bagua Zhang and Tai Chi in the Boston area for many years. No experience is necessary and the event is free to Metrowest Kung Fu students. Non-Metrowest Kung Fu students may attend for $20. See Sihing for more information.
Thursday August 30th
Adult Kung Fu Ranking with Sifu Gary
$35 sash fee must be paid by August 23rd. See Sihing for more information.
Starting in September
Fridays at 6:30pm
Yoga in Portuguese
Our yoga instructor Jean will be teaching classes in Portuguese starting in September, Fridays at 6:30pm. São todos bem-vindos!
Saturday September 1st
Black Sash Ranking
Our Kung Fu brother Joncarlo Zinck (Sihing Eliot’s classmate, Maynard students’ Sisuk) will be receiving his black sash. All Kung Fu students are encouraged to attend. We will be going out to dinner to celebrate afterwards. No Kung Fu or Tai Chi classes in Maynard.
Saturday September 8th
Sunday September 23rd
Restorative Yoga with Karyn
Restorative yoga is back! Top off your weekend with a calm state of mind and relaxed body. Restorative yoga is a gentle and quiet practice which uses props such as blankets or blocks to fully support your body, helping layers of tension melt away as we practice the art of letting go or undoing through deep relaxation. Payment is required to make a reservation, as space is limited. $25 per student, contact Sihing Eliot or Karyn for more information.
Saturday September 29th
We will have a table at MaynardFest. We will have no classes, since Main Street and Nason Street will both be closed. Come visit us and check out several other great local businesses!
Saturday October 6th
Join us for a day of sharing our Kung Fu with our friends from other martial arts schools near and far! This is a relaxed, friendly, and inexpensive competition that is great for first-time competitors, or students who are nervous about competing. The tournament is not mandatory, but all Kung Fu and Tai Chi students are strongly encouraged to attend. The tournament is $50 to preregister before September 29th, or $60 at the door, cash only. Register online at Octoberfist.org or in person at the kwoon. Check-in and same-day registration is 8:00-9:00am. Competition starts promptly at 9:00am. See Sihing for more information.