Monthly Newsletter – May 2016

Dear Friends,
From seminars, to competitions, demo’s and other activities, don’t miss out on the action!

School Closings
Sash Test Recap
Kungfu and Tai Chi Competitions
2016 New Jersey International Wushu Kungfu Tournament
4th Annual Kungfu Wushu Competition
Qigong Grandmaster Li Jun Feng Seminar
Benoit Denolle: Wushu Update
Excellence and Mastery
Martial Arts Interview with Two Pioneers

School Closings

All classes will be cancelled Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.

Sash Test Recap
This team did great!  I can’t tell you how awesome the energy was at the sash test event. I have seen great progress from our team on all levels.  It was very inspiring to me to see everyone so focused and really demonstrating all that they’ve worked so hard on.

Kungfu – Tai Chi Competition
If you are interested in competing, this is a great opportunity. CMAA will be organizing a competition team to participate in the 2016 New Jersey International Wushu-Kungfu Tournament. Yellow sashes and above are encouraged to compete. Everyone is welcome to come and support your team!

Just like sash tests, the true value of competition is still self-improvement. All the fun and team bonding is just a nice extra!

Here’s a photo from our competition last year!

2016 New Jersey International Wushu-Kungfu Tournament
Date: Sunday May 29, 2016
Location:
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (Grand Ball Room)
1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Divisions by age, gender and experience in Traditional Kung Fu, Taiji and Contemporary Wushu. Team and combat form categories as well. Competitors invited from USA, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Check-in begins at 9:00 am and competition starts promptly at 10:00 am.
Spectacular performance features Chinese and American Masters and Chinese National Champions.

Please get more information under “Competition” @ http://zhaochangjun.net/en/
http://zhaochangjun.net/ch/index.php/extras

4th Annual Kungfu Wushu Competition: June18th
If you are interested in competing, this is a great opportunity. CMAA will be organizing a competition team to participate in the 4th Annual Kungfu Wushu Competition. Yellow sashes and above are encouraged to compete. Everyone is welcome to come and support your team! As a smaller tournament with simple organization, this competition has been a good venue for new competitors.

Just like sash tests, the true value of competition is still self-improvement. All the fun and team bonding is just a nice extra!
Online Registration here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UuPl3A43Iy3FKKOSlouTAJfhWWZUCQLb-0Z54kpdDUU/viewform   
Date: Saturday, June 18th. Competition begins at 10am sharp.
Location: Hopkins Academy High School Gymnasium. (1.5-2 hours from Albany, NY)

Qigong Grandmaster Li Jun Feng Seminar

Wushu Legend (Beijing Wushu Team Coach/China National Wushu Team Coach) and Qigong Master Li Jun Feng will be coming to CMAA for a Sheng Zhen Unconditional Love Qigong seminar.

For more info please go here:
http://www.martialartsalbany.com/seminar-with-qigong-master-li-jun-feng/

Benoit Denolle: Wushu Update
CMAA student, friend, kungfu brother, and coach Benoit Denolle performing at French nationals . Great guy, great martial artist. Looking forward to seeing your performance at the European Championship!

To learn a little more about Benoit and why he works so hard and continues to compete check this article out!

“After years of training and competitions, I began to understand the true meaning of competition and devotion. It took me years to realize that winning wasn’t the goal of competition. Receiving a medal is not the point. Two or three days after, you don’t feel any difference in your life. I know because I experienced both defeat and victory…”
Read the rest here: http://www.martialartsalbany.com/why-is-wushu-my-life-today/

Excellence and Mastery

Martial Arts Interview with Two Pioneers
Guro Dan Inosanto and Benny Urquidez Discuss the Evolution of Martial Arts
“6 S’s needed for martial arts: Strength, Speed, Stamina, Skill, Strategy, Spirit.” Great interview with two pioneers on the past, present, and future of martial arts.

Summary
As usual please stay tuned for more exciting action at CMAA!

Best,

Shifu

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