Chinese Martial Arts Academy Monthly Newsletter - October 2012
What an exciting month! We did it. We are up and running, enjoying the new space and new class schedule. There is still much more to do, but we are on our way! Please note the following information:
Along with all the great new benefits of our beautiful new space and daily class offerings, there will be a minor adjustment to the tuition rates, including multiple types of payment plans.
As requested by many of you, we will be switching to an automated payment system to accept credit cards!
In addition, beginning this October the new rates will include separate types of memberships and three types of payment plans. All memberships are for unlimited training. I have always believed in only giving everyone the incentive to come as much as they want.
Monthly (w/ Annual Agreement):
Tai Chi $75
Month-to-Month (No Long-Term Commitment):
Tai Chi $95
Same rate as the Monthly (w/ Annual Agreement) but paid in total and receive the 13th month free!
Please note- we also offer 10% discounts to families, teachers, military, law enforcement and fire fighters!
Updated Class Schedule:
Please note the new class schedule! In addition to offering classes 6 days week, we have added several new classes and adjusted other class times for your convenience. The beginner TaiChi class on Saturday is earlier so all classes have access to the entire carpet. Beginner TaiChi classes on Tuesday/Thursday is now 6-7pm. In addition, we have added in two Kungfu classes on Tuesday/Thursday from 7-8pm for ages 8 years old and older. Please know that I am listening when you tell me what works better for you!
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Articles and Interviews!
In addition to the world’s greatest teachers (Jiang Shifu and I;) The Chinese Martial Arts Academy ????? also has a few other incredible resources which will make it one of the greatest martial arts schools EVER. These other resources include our new facility (which includes even more improvements lined up for this coming year), and YOU - our students! We attract good people, dedicated to their art.
This month we have a great interview with one and a truly awesome article by another. Please enjoy:
Wushu (Kungfu) with Dean Farley:
TaiChi with Jim Posniewski:
For those of you who were able to attend class September 22nd, we were very fortunate to have Shifu Martinez visit and guest instruct the 13+ class. For those of you who don’t know, Shifu Martinez is a head instructor, along with Beijing Wushu Team member Xu Dingyuan at The Professional Martial Arts Academy (PMAA) under Master Jiang Bangjun (former All China All Around Grand Champion). He is also a USA Team Coach and trains several USA Team and USA Junior Team members. Just having him visit, put an eye on our program and young athletes is very meaningful. He had a lot to offer the class, and a lot to offer me as we look to move our athletes to national tournaments in the future. Just so you know, he was VERY impressed by our program. Look forward to many more visits from current and former USA team members and coaches!
Monthly Challenge - October:
When I moved to China in 2002, I met an American there named Peter Wolf. I’ve come a long way in my training since then. However some of the things he’s written or spoke with me about have stayed with me for over 10 years now. I wanted to share some of them with you and hopefully give you something to think about for this month’s challenge: http://www.martialartsalbany.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more exciting information about upcoming Open House, an Official Grand Opening, Movie Nights and Seminars with guest instructors!
Thank you for being so understanding as we get settled in at our new home. There are many things to do and I am working on them all! From sales to bookkeeping, cleaning to teaching and everything else going on behind the scenes please know I am doing my best to keep things running smoothly while giving you the best in Kungfu and Taichi!