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Tien Shan Pai Legacy Invitational Tournament- April 22
Fiesta Asia Silver Spring Demo- May 6 –downtown Silver Spring
Fiesta Asia Heritage Festival- Pennsylvania Ave WDC – May 19
Taiwan Push Hands Masters visit – May 19 –Rockville MD
TIEN SHAN PAI LEGACY EVENT
This invitation only event will take place in Timonium MD on April 22, 2018 with registration at 9 am and the event beginning promptly at 10am. Online Registration can be secured at www.tienshanpai.org . Hard and soft style divisions will take place and we hope to have some students compete in Tai Chi, Xing-I, Bagua, Internal Weapons, and Push Hands divisions. This event is a good warm up/ tune up before the summer tournament season begins. It is also an excellent way for student to receive feedback on their forms and other events by qualified judges from the Tien Shan Pai system.
Tien Shan Pai
Sunday, April 22, 2018
U.S. Martial Arts Timonium
9 AB West Aylesbury Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093
FIESTA ASIA STREET FESTIVALS
The 2018 Street Festivals are on this year and we plan to demonstrate again at these excellent street celebrations. We hope to have adults and children there to showcase our martial arts. These events feature Music, Food, vendors, demonstrations of Pan Asian dance and martial arts and it is always a fun day of activities and various things to see and do. The Downtown Silver Spring event will be on Sunday May 6 from 10am -6pm. The Asian Heritage Festival takes place Saturday May 19, 2018 is from 11am-7pm on Pennsylvania Ave in WDC. We do not know what time our particular demos will take place but we will pass that info to you when we are notified.
Taiwan Masters Visit
The David Chen Foundation is pleased to announce a Picnic and Tai Chi Cultural Exchange at the Tai Chi Court in Cabin John Park on Saturday May 19th from 10-6PM. The event will include form demonstration from area schools, discussion of Tai Chi theory and push hands practice. Best of all, we will be joined by a team of 36 teaches, coaches and top students visiting from Taiwan. The team is made up of leaders from different schools from all over Taiwan and includes several champions in Push-hands competition. This is a very rare opportunity to share, learn and contrast your understanding with top player from Taiwan. The event is free, don’t miss it!
APRIL SWORDPLAY CLASS
We will meet for sword basics and application class this month on Wednesday April 11, 2018 from 7:30-9 PM. Bring a sword, eye protection and groin protection (optional). All students are encouraged to attend regardless of experience.
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FREE COMMUNITY PUSH HANDS -
Our weekly Community Tai Chi and Push Hands Open workout is alive and well (25 years and counting). We hold the Free Community Workout, 3 blocks away, at the Roda Movement Center which is located at 7014 Westmoreland Avenue (just off Carroll Avenue) in Takoma Park, MD. It is located just behind the Gazebo located on Carroll Avenue and across from the House of Musical Traditions. The workout takes place on Thursdays from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.
QUOTES OF THE MONTH
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers themselves is mighty.
Real difficulties can be overcome. It is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
-Theodore N. Vail
Wu Shen Tao is raising money to send a team, lead by senior students Stephen Genus and Daniel Nightingale, to two major tournaments in 2018.
If you have ever received their corrections in class or pushed with them on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings, then you know Steve and Danny have achieved an admirable level of skill. We know they'll make us all proud, and we think they can win a lot of medals too.
Tournament travel is expensive. Please consider donating and forwarding this campaign to your friends, so we can help defray the costs.
Thanks for your support!