• There are many kinds of respect: respect for oneself, respect for others, respect for the environment, etc. To respect means “to show regard and consideration.” Respect is like a good stance while doing a Kung Fu technique: it is the base that all goodness is built upon. Out of all the different kinds of respect, […]
  • A form is a set pattern of blocks, kicks, punches, sweeps, and throws, which represent a fight against several opponents. Like sparring, forms are a different way of applying techniques you have learned in order to improve them, and to better understand your Kung Fu. To do forms well, the student must develop good stances, […]
  • “Qi” (氣) is a Chinese word that loosely translates to “breath” or “energy,” but it is difficult to define in English, as the Chinese consider qi to be “neither matter nor energy, but both.” Many Asian cultures believe qi to be the intrinsic substance of all things in the universe, “the medium between and within […]
  • The Eleven Elements are eleven phrases that are based on the lessons taught by many great teachers throughout history. As with all spiritual lessons is NOT necessary to memorize the expressions word by word; rather, they are meant to be reflected upon. When thinking about each element, meditate on the phrase to try to reach […]
  • Congratulations to our students who received their next Tai Chi sashes! To Purple Sash: Irene Gruber Tom Roy (not shown) To Green Sash: Antonio Fontes Roger Zimmerman To Yellow Sash Green Stripe: Curvin Huber To Yellow Sash: Marla Iyasere To White Sash Yellow Stripe: Amy Fortier Reid Fortier (not shown) Christopher Fritz To White Sash: […]
  • Why are some people drenched with perspiration after a workout, while others are barely winded? Fitness level and body chemistry are two reasons, but another reason that is seldom discussed is effort. The amount of effort that each person exerts during a workout varies. This is especially true when the workout has become so tedious […]
  • People sometimes ask, “What is the best martial art to study?” All styles have value, but the most important thing to search for is an enlightened teacher. What the school teaches is more important than its martial arts style. Since anyone can teach skills, the quest is to find a school that teaches life values […]
  • Congratulations to all of our students who attended the ICMAC tournament today, we are very proud! Photos are available on our Facebook page. See results for our schools below! Sije Cheyenne LaChapelle Women’s Traditional Northern Grand Champion 1st Place Hand Forms 1st Place Long Weapons 1st Place Short Weapons 2nd Place Other Weapons Sihing Tian […]
  • To stay motivated, you should reward yourself at each step toward further fulfilling your goals When you are setting your goals, pencil in what your reward will be as you accomplish each short-term goal. By making the rewards better and better as you fulfill each short-term goal, you will constantly jump-start your motivation to keep […]
  • Congratulations to our students who ranked for their next sashes! To Green Sash Black Stripe: Diego Moreno To Green Sash White Stripe: Kai Diesing Alexander Solen To Yellow Sash Red Stripe: Will Atherton Justen Force Eli O’Toole To Yellow Sash Black Stripe: Caleb Langhoff To Yellow Sash White Stripe: Jackson Caldwell Zachary Copetas Chris Wilkins […]