HAPPY AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL 2017 !!
SPECIAL EVENTS/ CLOSINGS
Autumn Moon Festival- October 4, 2017
US Challenge Tournament- Gaithersburg Marriott SAT. Oct 7
Wu Shen Tao Autumn Moon Festival lunch SUNDAY OCTOBER 8 11-1 Pm
CLOSED COLUMBUS DAY October 9, 3017
US OPEN TOURNAMENT IN NYC
The US Open Martial Arts Championships took place at Queens College in Queens NY, on October 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation. The event was open to all styles of Martial arts from every country and displayed forms, weapons, and multiple person divisions. As its name implies, it features a multitude of different application and sparring events to include point fighting, continuous contact fighting, ground fighting, weapons sparring, Wing Chun Chi Sau, Tai Chi Push Hands, and Mass Attack divisions. Paul Ramos and George Harris returned as judges in various internal forms and weapons divisions as well as in Pushing Hands. Senior Assistant Instructor Eric Putney also went and observed the event to hopefully help educate potential WST competitors for next year.
In general, the tournament was a good one with many interesting divisions taking place addressing mostly Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino martial arts. Although the event started later than planned, once it began, Chief Judges controlled the rings and few problems occurred. We hope to come back next year to judge again and to bring several students to compete. More information may be obtained at www.wfaf.org/en/championship/
AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL GATHERING- BE AWARE OF DATE CHANGE!!
This year on October 4, 2017 the Asian celebration of the Autumn Moon Festival takes place. Traditionally a holiday period of about a week that commemorates the end of growing season and a chance for people to get together and eat, drink and be merry. It also celebrates ones ancestors and the friends who have passed on. Customs include parties, banquets, family gatherings, Moon watching, eating Moon cakes, and making and flying paper lanterns. We at Wu Shen Tao generally have a Saturday afternoon lunch gathering where we gather to talk, tell stories, and to enjoy each other’s company outside of class time. This year we will meet on Sunday due to the final Tournament of the season, the US Challenge in Gaithersburg, MD. Bring friends and family members.
We will gather at Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet located in Rockville MD at 5550 Randolph Rd. 20852 at 11AM on Sunday October 8th. We hope to see you there!!
UPCOMING EVENTS AND TOURNAMENTS
US Challenge Tournament. Saturday October 7th from 8:30 AM to 5 PM at the Marriott Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg MD http://www.uswushuacademy.com/index.php/en-us/events/us-challenge/schedule sponsored by US Wu Shu Academy
Wu Shen Tao Autumn Moon Festival Lunch Gathering at the Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet Sunday October 8 at 11am at 5550 Randolph RD Rockville MD 20852 Phone # 240-833-2184 Dress- casual
OCTOBER SWORDPLAY CLASS
We will meet for sword basics and application class this month on Wednesday October 18, 2017 from 7:30-9 PM. Bring a sword, eye protection and groin protection (optional). All students are encouraged to attend regardless of experience.
WEB SITE CONTACT PAGE IS 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. Active members may obtain password to Vimeo account in class only. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.
QUOTES OF THE MONTH
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.