Fire Monkey Celebration

On Sept.11, 2016, Sifu Paul Ramos, was honored at Cubano’s Restaurant in Silver Spring to mark the return of the Fire Monkey year and to celebrate his 60th Birthday.  40+ students, kung Fu sisters and brothers, friends, and family members attended the event which featured live music, a Latin Buffet, and much spirited conversation and merry making.  Statements from students, disciples, and from Paul himself took place toward the end of the festivities. Pauls’ Sifu, Master Liu, was there to say a few words and present a Sword with the Wudang Long Men stamp and Paul’s name upon it. Assistant Shaolin instructor Jeff Bandy also presented Paul with a Ming Dynasty double edged sword as well. Student Andrea Koo also played a beautiful traditional Chinese Folk song on her violin. The food, drink, camaraderie and the venue made the event a fun and memorable evening. Paul thanks everyone who attended and/or wished him well for their support, friendship and assistance in having a great celebration and in having a great year!