CMAA News Letter- April 2012

Chinese Martial Arts Academy News Letter- April, 2012 Dear Students,

I just wanted to write you all and share with you some news about the Chinese Martial Arts Academy.

Kungfu Sash Test- CMAA has developed a ‘Sash System’ for the Kungfu-Wushu Program. This ranking system, similar to belt systems commonly found in other Asian martial arts, allows for students to systematically progress through our standardized curriculum. Students are able to focus on individual achievement as they advance through our ranks, becoming proficient in all areas of Wushu practice. On March 31 we held our first sash test. Congratulations to Greg Mankes, Laura A Prendergast, Scott Beiter, Stelianos Canallatos, Jason Utter and Dean Farley on earning their Yellow Sash. I am genuinely proud of each and every one of you- I am proud of your work ethic, I am proud of your dedication and I am proud to have you as an officially ranked member of the Chinese Martial Arts Academy family!

Tai Chi New Class- New Beginner Tai Chi class beginning this Saturday, April 7th, 10am-11am. Class will be held alongside Jiang Shifu’s Intermediate/Advanced class, and will focus on Yang Style Tai Chi basics and the Yang 10, 16 and 24 routines. Also, please see the recent blog post with free online video references for many of the routines practiced at CMAA:

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I will be keeping an updated blog with posts related to Kungfu- Wushu, Kungfu Kickboxing, TaiChi and a CMAA General Interest category. CMAA Monthly Challenge: Every month we will issue a CMAA Challenge to be either completed at the school or at home. The goal is to help us grow as martial artists. The challenges may relate to strength training, flexibility training, or even a meditative practice or community service initiative. Some months challenges may interest you more than others. Participation is encouraged but of course optional:)

Thank you for your continued support. Please stay tuned for more exciting developments at the Chinese Martial Arts Academy!


-- Shifu Lucas Geller

The Chinese Martial Arts Academy (CMAA) Pil-Sung Martial Arts 1095 C Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205 Phone: 518.755.7512 Email: Website: Facebook: