Monthly Newsletter- May 2019

Dear Friends,

Hopefully this early May showers will bring some late May flowers. 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
Kungfu and Tai Chi Competition
Beginner’s Tai Chi Class
Sash Test Recap
CMAA on Instagram
Martial Arts of Wudang
Tai Chi Lunch

School Closings


CMAA will be closed Saturday and Monday for Memorial Day Weekend (25th, and 27th).     

Kungfu Competition
Join Team CMAA to represent our school at The 10th US International Wushu-Kungfu Tournament on May 26, 2019 at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center (Address: 2 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).  This tournament is appropriate for all levels. More info here:

The next two I would recommend would be August in Albany at the North East Open (appropriate for all levels) and (usually) December at The University of Maryland (also good for all levels).  Please speak with Shifu if you are interested. 

Why compete?

We learn important lessons when we compete and martial arts offer all types of competitions for those who seek to benefit from competition experience. From small tournaments to national and international tournaments, individuals can choose to compete in either individual forms or various types of sparring. From goal setting to developing the confidence to perform in front of a large group, it doesn’t matter which events they choose, the benefits remain numerous. From learning to deal with loss and disappointment, to winning gold, qualifying for a national team spot or competing internationally, important life lessons will be learned. Additionally, achievements can also be listed on student’s CV’s.


Beginner Tai Chi Class

CMAA is happy to announce we will be continuing our 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.

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 continue to focus on just the essentials if they feel Wed’s remains the best fit. Please call/text (518-755-7512) to register if you are interested. The cost is $67.50/month.
Sash Test Recap
Congrats to the CMAA family and those who tested last weekend! What a great group. Very excited to move on to new forms, new weapons, new challenges and new successes! Hope to see you in class this weekend!


CMAA on Instagram

Martial Arts of Wudang
Wudang Mountain is home to a rich martial arts tradition.  The movements, and scenery are just beautiful.  Enjoy!

Tai Chi Lunch
All CMAA Tai Chi students are welcome to get together at 12pm on Tuesday, May 14th at the Hong Kong Bakery and Bistro located at 8 Wolf Road, Colonie, NY 12205.  Our Tai Chi students are such a wonderful bunch of good people and we just never seem to have enough time to catch up. If you can confirm in advance please let us know so we can have a general idea of our group’s size.