JULY 2018 Wu Shen Tao News

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June 9, 1-5 PM Dance Exchange 20th Anniversary Celebration

2oth ICMAC Chinese Martial Arts Championships – Orlando Florida,  June 29-July  1

US Kuoshu World Tournament- Hunt Valley MD July 28-July 31

Capital Classics/China Open Tournament –Gaylord Hotel National Harbor Aug 3 & 4th

US Wu Shu Academy Challenge Tournament- October 6, 2018 Saturday at Marriott Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg MD

US Open Martial Arts Championships –OCT. 14 –Queens College NYC



The Dance Exchange celebrated its’ 20th year in Takoma Park MD and had a weekend of parties and workshops.  It kicked off Saturday June 9th at 7117 Maple Avenue from 1-5 PM. The event brought in large numbers of participants who took part in the classes, workshops, and who enjoyed the music and stories celebrating the Dance Exchange’s long and notable presence in the Takoma Park community. Wu Shen Tao held a popular workshop on Internal martial arts with a large group finishing up with group participation in Tai Chi fundamentals. We’d have to say that the event was a success and that we were glad to be a part of it.



For internal arts practitioners...

Be a part of the Tru2Form Underground and go beyond pushing.  See what Tai Chi really has to offer as you take the next step into "Punching Hands".  Experience a day in reality with the truth of our beloved art.

Learn the true essence of Tai Chi Chuan boxing under the tutelage of a champion Tai Chi fighter - Master Christophe Clarke. Feel the energy and experience a part of yourself that you have been waiting to meet (the "scholar warrior" within).

This seminar will guide you safely to the next level, and that's reality. 

Do you have the ability to protect yourself and your family under the pressure of a real attack/uncomfortable situation?  This seminar will help you address your weaknesses and develop your strengths in a safe environment. 

Our goal is to research the truth and face it...not alone, but together as a brotherhood. 

Tai Chi is under fire, because of poor representation with the use of tricks, mysticism, and distorted physics - making false claims of incredible chi powers and fighting ability.

It's our duty to address these matters and test the different theories of applications. 

Join in on this amazing seminar - Sunday, July 22, 2018 - and be a part of the solution, taking action to prove the truth and legitimacy of Tai Chi as a fighting art.

This seminar will change your life and your training in a positive way.

 -"Where there is unity, there is strength!" 

This workshop consists of 6 hours of training in Master Clark's Punch Hands method which is meant to be a transitional method between Push Hands and combat.  He is uniquely qualified in this subject in that he has been a Tai Chi teacher since 1985 and has also won US and World Champioship titles in Full Contact and Reaction Skills fighting. 

This one day event will take place at 7117 Maple Ave. Takoma Park MD.  Call Paul Ramos director of Wu Shen Tao Health & Martial Arts, to secure your spot at this rare and exciting event. The cost is $200 per person and slots are filling quickly so reserve your space today!  The format will be 3 hours training, then lunch break, and then the final 3 hours of training on Sunday July 22nd. Call 301 -651- 3617 or email Paul at longmen987@gmail.com for more information or to reserve your spot.



We will meet for sword basics and application class this month on Wednesday JULY 18, 2018 from 7:30-9 PM. Bring a sword, eye protection and groin protection (optional). All students are encouraged to attend regardless of experience.



We humbly accept suggestions as to how we may improve the site so that it may be easier and more usable to friends, and to current and future members. 



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.



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