CLOSED LABOR DAY – Monday September 3, 2018

Playful Dragons Gathering/ Potluck – September 16, 2-6pm

Autumn Moon Festival Lunch- Hibachi Sushi Supreme Buffet Sept 29-1 PM

US Wu Shu Academy Challenge Tournament- October 7, 2018 Saturday at Marriott Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg MD

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


On August 4, 2018 The Capitol Classics/ China Open event took place at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center at the National Harbor near WDC. The turnout of the Kung Fu side of the event was moderate and the event did not start on time (which is not unusual for tournaments in general). The event attempted to use new judging and scoring software but unfortunately it did not work as hoped for.  Delays, and clerical issues further delayed several rings. Otherwise, the judges did their best to attend to the competitors needs and everyone was judged fairly and eventually. Hopefully some of the technical issues will be resolved before next years’ event.


We are having 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 2pm -6 PM on Sunday September 16, 2018.

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 come join us.  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. Volunteer by contacting Paul or any of the teaching staff.

See you all then!!


This year on September 24, 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.

Make plans to join us on September 29.2018 at the Hibachi Sushi Supreme Buffet located at 28 Bureau Dr. in Gaithersburg, MD 20878 beginning at 1 PM. The price is approximately $16 per person and we will gather to socialize, talk martial arts, and eat and have fun. Notify Paul (301-651-3617 or at, if you have questions, concerns, and to say how many people are in your party so that we may be able to secure our own area in this busy sought after location. We hope to see you there!!


We would like to thank all of the sponsors/ friends who contributed to the Go Fund Me site and helped defray costs for our Senior Team members Stephen Genus and Daniel Nightingale to attend the Florida ICMAC International Championships as well as the Kuoshu World Tournament. The funds were spent on Registration fees as well as hotel rooms and some meals. Your assistance helped them remain focused on training and the results obtained by them and their teammates justified our expenditures in that we did very well at both events. (Results from Kuoshu World Tournament- 3 World Champions and 5 US National Champions). When we stand together, we succeed together!


We will meet for sword basics and application class this month on Wednesday September 12th, 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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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 if you have questions or concerns.



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