June 2017 News

 

SPECIAL EVENTS/ CLOSINGS

No Noon Class – Monday June 12, 2017 at the DX

Closed Monday July 3, 2017 for Independence Day Holiday

 

WU SHEN TAO 3RD ANNUAL PLAYFUL DRAGON GATHERING            

We are looking to have this year’s celebration at our usual place in Silver Spring at the Indian Springs Terrace Park facility.  It is located at 9717 Lawndale Drive, Silver Spring MD 20901. We will meet at 1:30pm -6 PM on Sunday July 16th

Feel free to invite friends, families, students and teachers from the area. Join us for food, demos, games, stimulating conversation, and an impromptu live music jam performed by the attendees. There is usually a push hands group, a discussion group, and a play area nearby for children to climb and run around in. There is an indoor facility with bathrooms and a kitchenette and open areas outside for cooking, playing, and enjoying the weather. It is always a lot of fun and we encourage you to keep the 3rd Sunday in July available to come join us.  We will still have AM classes that day so come work out and then join us for fun in the sun!  Please RSVP so that we can prepare properly! A somewhat accurate headcount helps us make sure we have enough fun for everyone! Volunteers for setup and breakdown sincerely appreciated.

See you all then!!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND TOURNAMENTS

Playful Dragon Gathering- Indian Spring Terrace Park, SS MD -July 16 2-6 PM

Kuoshu International Championships –Hunt Valley Marriott, Hunt Valley MD -July 29 & 30th.

Capitol Classics / China Open- Saturday August 5, 2017 at the Gaylord Resort and Hotel, National Harbor MD.  

US Challenge Tournament.  Saturday October 7th from 8:30 AM to 5 PM at the Marriott Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg MD

 

JUNE SWORDPLAY CLASS

We will meet for sword basics and application class this month on Monday June 19, 2017 from 7:30-9 PM. Bring a sword, eye protection and groin protection (optional).

 PLEASE LIKE US ON OUR WU SHEN TAO FACEBOOK PAGE

-and join some of our online conversations and discussions- Thanks again!

NEW WEB SITE UP- PLEASE SIGN IN!

Our newly designed web site is up and running at present. Although most of the information has been set up; small additions to text, video, and pictures will be added to make the school’s curriculum and goals more accessible.  New elements to the site include a sign up contact page for those wanting to receive our newsletters and announcements, we’ve also added more videos to give examples of the various arts that we teach. Schedules of our Takoma Park as well as our Gaithersburg locations are now online.                                                                                                                                                        We plan to get the members only page set up soon. This page will allow members access to areas of the site where one may find articles, videos and archival information concerning the programs taught as well as historical information related to internal martial arts.                                                                                                                                      We also plan to have online payment options available for those persons seeking to sign up for introductory classes, or to buy uniforms, books, or to pay for classes.   We also humbly accept suggestions as to how we may improve the site so that it may be easier and more usable to current and future members. 

 

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 longmen987@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns.

 

 QUOTES OF THE MONTH

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain-

Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein-

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

Theodore Roosevelt-

April 2017 News

SPECIAL EVENTS/

Tien Shan Pai Legacy Tournament – Saturday Apri; 22, 2017 10 AM -5 Pm

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day- Saturday April 29, 20178:30-9:30 am

Silver Spring Fiesta Asia Street Festival- Sunday May 7- 9am- 6 PM-Downtown SS

Asian Heritage Festival- Saturday May 20, 2017 – 11 am -7 Pm-  WDC

TIEN SHAN PAI LEGACY TOURNAMENT

This, by invitation only event will take place on Saturday April 22nd, beginning at 10 am, in Timonium MD. Previously this event only eligible for students of the Tien Shan Pai lineage but they have invited a few schools outside of the system to expand the event. There will be kids and adult Shaolin Kung Fu divisions as well as Tai Chi, Xing-I, Bagua empty hand and weapons division and Pushing Hands. I would like to have several of our students compete to gain practice at this smaller and less formal event. It is also a good tune up for the qualifier for the Kuoshu World Championships to be held near Baltimore the last weekend in July.

Let Paul know if you plan to attend so that he can make sure your event(s) are up to snuff.  Online registration is available by going to http://www.tienshanpai.org/ by April 15, 2017. Registration is available at the door but a bit more expensive beyond the first event.

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APRIL SWORD PLAY CLASS

Swordplay class will take place on Wednesday April 12 from 7:30-9 PM. Please bring a foam or wooden sword, eye protection, and perhaps groin protection. See you there.

WORLD TAI CHI DAY

As is our custom we will be celebrating World Tai Chi and Qigong Day again this year. This annual event has taken place since 1999 and we have joined the international community in having free Tai Chi since the very first year.                                                                                           Feel free to invite your friends and acquaintances to join us on Saturday April 29th from 8:30-9:30 am. If the weather is good we meet up at the Takoma Park Gazebo and have class outdoors. We may have the Tai Chi Push hands and self- defense classes there also if the weather permits. Join us and we will hopefully enjoy some good weather, fresh air, and good Tai Chi.  The Gazebo is located at the corner of Carrol Ave and Westmoreland Ave., about 3 blocks from the school.

 

NEW WEB SITE UP- PLEASE SIGN IN!

 Our newly designed web site is up and running at present. Although most of the information has been set up; small additions to text, video, and pictures will be added to make the school’s curriculum and goals more accessible.  New elements to the site include a sign up contact page for those wanting to receive our newsletters and announcements, we’ve also added more videos to give examples of the various arts that we teach. Schedules of our Takoma Park as well as our Gaithersburg locations are now online.                                                                                                                                                   We plan to get the members only page set up soon. This page will allow members access to areas of the site where one may find articles, videos and archival information concerning the programs taught as well as historical information related to internal martial arts.                                                                                                                                                                                  We also plan to have online payment options available for those persons seeking to sign up for introductory classes, or to buy uniforms, books, or to pay for classes.  We also humbly accept suggestions as to how we may improve the site so that it may be easier and more usable to current and future members. 

 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 longmen987@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns.

 QUOTES OF THE MONTH

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

-Peter Drucker

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

-Chinese Proverb

Happy are those who dream the dream and are ready to pay the price to make them true.

-Leon J. Suenes