Monthly Newsletter - April 2019

Dear Friends,

Finally, a few days of sunshine. It feels like spring weather may be finally coming. Between the holidays, sash test, and performances, things at CMAA have been action packed. And as always, from parties and documentaries, to various martial arts articles and upcoming demo’s, you won’t want to miss out on the action at CMAA!

School Closings
Beginner’s Tai Chi Class
Sash Test 
CMAA on Instagram
Kids Kungfu Kickboxing (ages 8-12)
History of Tai Chi Documentary
中华武术太极魂宝 太极拳
Benefits of Learning Tai Chi
Funny Kungfu Performance

School Closings
All classes will run as regularly scheduled.   

Beginner Tai Chi Class

CMAA is happy to announce we will be continuing our 8 week beginner Tai Chi class on Wednesday morning from 9-9:45am. This class will focus on gentle movements that introduce new practitioners to fundamental Tai Chi movements and concepts.

Upon completion of our 8 week intro course, students may choose to either transition to our regular Tai Chi classes offered at various times throughout the week (Tues/Thurs/Sat 9am or Wednesday evening), or re-enroll in the 8 week program and continue to focus on just the essentials. Please call/text (518-755-7512) to register if you are interested. The cost is $67.50/month.

Sash Test 
Students must arrive on time and be in full uniform to participate.  Students who arrive late or out of uniform will be required to complete a makeup test.

We will be holding our quarterly Sash Test on Sunday, April 7th at 10:30am. If you are not sash testing you are still encouraged to come participate and support your teammates (no charge of course).

You know exactly what we will be testing but if you have any questions, check the Sash Requirements page on the website and feel free to clarify things with me during class. 

If you are unsure whether or not you (or your child) are ready to test, please speak with me before or during class, via email at or by phone (518) 755-7512.

Remember, you will not “get” your sash at CMAA – you will EARN it! There is a big difference. It’s important you (your child) learns the value of their sash- the value of hard work! Let’s stay focused and step up our training so we’re fully prepared for the test!

White/Yellow/Green/Blue: $35
Red/Purple/Orange: $55
Light Brown/Dark Brown/Gold: $75
Black: $100

CMAA on Instagram

Kids Kungfu Kickboxing (ages 8-12)
Join our growing team of kids who love kungfu kickboxing!  With the real ability to ensure their own physical safety, your child can be confident and free to be themselves. Kids Kickboxing is both challenging and fun!  Class is held Tuesday 6-7pm.  The cost is $35/month.  Learn more about how we can make your child happy, healthy, confident and safe!
Check out some of the action here:

History of Tai Chi

Benefits of Learning Tai Chi
T ai chi, which uses slow and gentle movements, may seem like yet another exercise fad. But the practice began as a martial art in China hundreds of years ago, and its health benefits have been the focus of more than 500 studies in the last half-century.

“It’s really more like moving meditation, and almost anyone at any age can do it,” says a longtime tai chi teacher, Bill Helm, director of the Taoist Sanctuary in San Diego. Here, how tai chi can help you.

Funny Kungfu Performance
Funny and still incredible!  Enjoy!