November Newsletter Followup

Dear Students, With so many hings going on please review the original November Newsletter here:

In addition, I did want to follow up with some additional information about a few events:

TaiChi Potluck and Film:

Looking forward to tomorrow evening (5:30-8:30 ~)!  See you thereJ

Kungfu Sash Test:

Please note that we will be doing our quarterly Sash Test on Sunday, Dec. 2nd at 11am.

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 your (or your child) is ready to test, please speak with me before or during class, via email or by phone (518) 755-712.

Please register and pay your testing dues by Friday, Nov. 30th (dues are listed in the Kungfu Sash requirements information page posted above).

KUNGFU Movie and Pizza Night! 

Join CMAA for an evening of kungfu, games, food and entertainment.  So far we’ve got Shaolin Temple (the original, Jet Li’s very first movie), and Wushu (by Jackie Chan) as possibilities.

Date: Saturday, December 1st

Time: 5:30pm -8:30pm.

Parents are welcome to drop your children off for the evening and enjoy a relaxing night out!

The cost is $25 per child under 13 years old, $10 for individuals 14 years old and over.

Please register by Friday, Nov. 30th.  However, the earlier your register the better as space will be limited!

Kungfu and TaiChi Seminars

We are working on bringing former USA Wushu-Kungfu Team member and national/international Tai Chi champion Brandon Sugiyama to CMAA in December on Saturday the 8th.  Master Sugiyama is a Longfist and Spear specialist in Kungfu, and Yang style Taiji and Bagua specialist in internal styles.  More news to follow!  Please enjoy a short demonstration of his during the Masters Demo at the largest Wushu tournament of the east coast this year:

More details to follow!

Google Review

I need your help!  Please let others know about your great experiences at CMAA.  We are now on Google Maps, and your review can really help us.

Latham CrossFit

We will be launching Latham CrossFit this coming week! (11/12/12)

Our new CrossFit classes will be held Mon 7-8pm, Weds 8-9, and Fridays 7-8pm.  Classes are typically less than an hour long.  They include a warm-up, techniques training (proper form), the WOD (Workout of the Day), and additional technique training/conditioning.

Our goal is elite fitness no matter what your experience level.  We can scale the workouts for any fitness level!

For non-CMAA students the cost is $75 per month (no contracts!).

For CMAA students the cost is only $65 per month!  Family discounts apply (child in kungfu, parent eligible for 10% discount in CrossFit.  Space is limited and class sizes will be kept small to ensure the quality of the program.  Please speak with me if you are interested in learning more.  As we expand the program more class times will be added (including morning, noon, and evening sessions).  Please stay tuned for details if you are interested in getting in the best shape of your life!

More information about Latham CrossFit here:

Birthday Parties!

Imagine your child's next birthday party right here at the CMAA.  Your party can be customized in any number of ways.  We will work with you to make this a fun, safe and memorable event.

A basic party will include:

  • A Kung Fu class (even friends who know nothing about martial arts will have fun!).
  • Venue for food, birthday cake and refreshments.
  • Activities and games.
  • Great Music.

When: Available on Saturday nights or Sundays from 11-1.

Cost:  $200 (does not include cake)

How many: Up to 20 guests!

Wrap Up

There are so many great things going on at The Chinese Martial Arts Academy right now.  I appreciate your patience as we continue to develop our programs to bring you the highest quality instruction in TaiChi, Kungfu and Fitness. It is a very exciting time and I hope you are proud to be part of such a wonderful group of people (I know I am)!