Newsletter – January

Dear Friends –

Happy New Year!  Wow, I can’t believe 2012 has come and gone.  CMAA has done so much this past year.  We’ve gone from 9 hours of class per week to over 30 hours of class per week in our wonderful new home!  We’ve done movie nights, pizza nights, demonstrations, parades, cultural galas, and sash tests.  With our Tai Chi group we’ve had a potluck, documentary showing, seminars with Master Sugiyama and more.

I am so proud of all our accomplishments this past year and I am excited to be working on many new and exciting initiatives for CMAA this coming year- 2013!

Mission Statement

Did you know that CMAA has a mission statement?  Well, we do!

– To provide the finest quality instruction in Chinese Wushu (Martial Arts), while adhering to the traditions, methods and integrity of its practice.

– To develop students to their maximum potential in body, mind and spirit- emphasizing both physical and mental conditioning; encouraging personal growth and development for each individual student.

– To inspire all students to learn and practice self-discipline in everything they do and achieve excellence through persistence.

Chinese New Year Demonstrations

CMAA will be organizing two demonstrations for the Chinese New Year!  By special request, we will be showcasing our rising talents at the Clifton Park Half Moon Library Chinese New Year Demo on February 2nd and The Chinese Community Center Chinese New Year Celebration at the Egg on February 9th!  More info to come!

CrossFit

New CrossFit classes!

CrossFit Essentials: Mon/Weds/Fri (9am-10am)

CrossFit : Tues/Thurs (6pm-7pm)

CrossFit: Mon (7pm-8pm), Weds (8pm-9pm), Fri (7pm-8pm) and Sat (2pm-3pm).

Latham CrossFit Website!

CrossFit is for anyone, regardless of their age or fitness level. Members range from professional athletes and members of the FBI SWAT Team, to grandfathers in their mid-seventies and desk jockeys with barely enough hand-eye coordination to use a mouse.

In short, if you care about health, real-world performance, or just want to look better, CrossFit is for you.

Learn more here: www.LathamCrossFit.com

Tai Chi

Due to low enrollment, we will temporarily suspend the Tues/Thurs evening, 6pm, and Sat morning, 8am, Tai Chi classes.

Sanshou – Kungfu Kickboxing

We have a new Sanshou special!  Training on Tues/Thurs evening 8-9pm for just $65 a month!

January Challenge

Typically, with the New Year comes a New Year’s Resolution.  What’s yours?  Remember, “The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching our goals.  The tragedy of life is not having goals to reach for”.  In the spirit of self-improvement and goal setting, let’s revisit the September monthly challenge, identify our goals, and start making a plan for 2013! Read more here:

http://www.martialartsalbany.com/cmaa-monthly-challenge-september-goal-setting/

School Closings:

Please note we are closed today January 1st Tuesday) for New Year’s Day!

Summary

As always, lots of exciting things are happening right now.  2012 was incredible and I know 2013 will bring many more wonderful things to CMAA!

Happy New Year!

Best-

Shifu

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