SPECIAL EVENTS/ CLOSINGS
CLOSED MONDAY JULY 3 for Independence Day Holiday
Saturday July 8- Class location changed to Sligo Creek Park (Piney branch Rd East to Dale Drive, Park entrance 100 ft. on right after Piney branch and Dale Drive intersection in lot on Dale Drive. (Change related to DX Summer Intensives).
No Children’s Kung Fu class on Saturday July 8 and July 22 (r/t DX Summer Intensives. Children will be billed at ½ rate for July.
PLAYFUL DRAGON COOKOUT- Sunday JULY 16, 2-6 PM- Everyone invited
DX SUMMER INTENSIVES
The Annual Summer Dance Intensives from July8-23 will utilize the entire space. Therefore all daytime classes during this time period will not take place. NO Monday or Thursday noon classes are available from July 8-22nd.
On Saturday July 8 classes will be moved outside to the park just off Piney Branch Rd. on Dale Drive. There is a parking lot available and a field to workout in on the left about 200 yards after the turn onto Dale Drive from Piney Branch Rd. On Saturday July 22, all Tai Chi and self- defense classes will all take place in Studio 2.
We apologize for any inconvenience and will resume normal scheduling after July22.
WU SHEN TAO 3RD ANNUAL PLAYFUL DRAGON COOKOUT
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!
We also seek volunteers to help with assorted set up and break down tasks such as help with barbequing, transporting food to the venue, etc. A signup list will be brought to the school soon and those in attendance will be asked to help during the announcements at the end of class.
See you all then!!
WELCOME AND CONGRATULATIONS!
We’d like to welcome new members Patricia Vrabel, Holly Vaughn, James and Ellen Salkeld, Christin Melendez, Rex Durairg, Yonas Le Baron, and Gerald Lucas to the Wu Shen Tao family. Speaking of families, we send belated congrats to Emily and Hieu Duong on the birth of their son and congrats as well to Andrea and Kevin Koo on the birth of their daughter Abigail. Hopefully we’ll see you all at our cookout on July 16th.
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
JULY SWORDPLAY CLASS
We will meet for sword basics and application class this month on Wednesday July19, 2017 from 7:30-9 PM. Bring a sword, eye protection and groin protection (optional).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.
QUOTES OF THE MONTH
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
If there is no struggle; there is no progress.
Success doesn’t come to you…you go get it.