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Term 3 dates

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Term 3 classes

Please note the following start and finish dates for all classes for the end of term 2 and the start of term 3. Please also note the extra closure in August. Any questions, give me a shout.

Last classes of term 2 are:

Kids Kung Fu – Monday 2nd July 2018

Adult Kung Fu – Wednesday 11th July 2018

Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Thursday 12th July 2018

 

The national (adult) kung fu seminar in Nowra is July 14th and 15th.

 

First classes back for term 3 are:

Kids Kung Fu – Monday 23rd July 2018

Adult Kung Fu – Monday 23rd July 2018

Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Monday 23rd July 2018

 

Please also note:

There will be no classes at all for the week of 20th to 26th August 2018 as Sifu Alan is travelling to China for further training and official events. All classes will resume on Monday 27th August.

 

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Qi Gong/Tai Chi class back to Kiama Holisitic Centre

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Please note that as from now on, Monday morning and Thursday evening Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes in Kiama are returning to the Kiama Holistic at 42 Terralong Street, up the path between Dominoes Pizza and Black Rock Cafe. The centre has been taken over by Emergence Yoga, so the signage will be different but our classes will resume as before.

MONDAY 9.00 to 10.30 am (Beginners 9.00 to 9.30)

THURSDAY 6.00 to 7.30 pm

Emergence Yoga, 42 Terralong St, Kiama.

See you there from this Thursday, 3rd May 2018.

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China Disciples 2018 and Seminar

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Chen Heurng Memorial Celebrations & International Chen Family New Leopards and Silver Dragon Disciple “Bai See” ceremony together with the Chen Family Choy Lee Fut & Lohan Qigong seminar by Master Chen Yong Fa.

Venue: Choy Lee Fut Ancestral hall, Kin Mui village & Xin Hui Ancestral school, China, Date: 18th to 25th August 2018

陳家國際總會發展30多年.遵循歷代師祖遺訓.承前啟後.尊師重道.嚴格遵守規章制度。
和傳統武德。正羲。忠誠。尊敬。謙虛。信⽤。毅⼒。忍耐。刻苦,苦練。意志。
為進⼀步發展。學習掌握更多本嫡系知識。使總會組織更加強⼤ 2018年活動計劃。歡迎本會HSG。WST 。 Masters 註冊會員及帶家屬參加歡樂活動。

Over the last 30 years, the establishment and development of the Chen family international association has followed the wishes and built upon the vision of my ancestors including our founder, my great, great Grandfather. We all must continue to follow and respect each other, strive to absorb the ancient knowledge and understanding of the ancients and respected elders including my ancestors and subsequently pass on to all generations the teachings of:

Respect for one’s teacher and the teachings itself, honor your responsibility to future generations

Strictly observe the rules and regulations set by the past generations of the association

Honor and practice the traditional martial conventions (Wu Duc) of: Loyalty, Ethical, Respect, Humbleness, Trustworthy, Perseverance, Patience, Conscientious, Consistent in practice and Determination

For your continued development and to enhance and increase your knowledge for the empowerment of the general organization I have planned the 2018 activity plan and I welcome to this event all our HSG, WST, Masters and all registered members and their families to participate in the exultant activities.

陳家國際蔡李佛總會;陳永發
Chen Yong Fa
International Chen Family Choy Lee Fut Wing Sing Tong Association

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Changes to Qi Gong/Tai Chi class locations

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Due to the closure of the Kiama Holistic Centre, we have to move the Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes to new locations. Times remains the same, but new class locations are below.

MONDAY morning class
9.00 to 9.30 am Beginners
9.30 to 10.30 am Regular class

This class will now be at 20/3 Brown Street, Kiama, which is in the Quarry business area (Brown Street is opposite the Fire Station), in unit 20. As you go up the ramp into the complex, it’s the first unit you see at the top of the ramp. The number 20 is clear above the door.

THURSDAY evening class
6.00 to 7.00 pm

This class will now be at the Masonic Hall, 46 Collins Street, Kiama. PLEASE NOTE: Due to an existing regular booking at this location, there will be no class on the second Thursday of each month. I’ll send a text reminder each month about this. If we can find a better location for regular classes, we will, but for now this is the only location available at this time slot.

All other classes not mentioned above remain unchanged – same times, same locations.

As ever, any questions, please call Sifu Alan on 0414 445 579 or email [email protected]


Term 1 2018 classes

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This post is to let you know about classes for the first half of 2018. There are a couple of cancellations beyond our control, for which we apologise. We try to keep classes as regular as possible. So here are the dates for all classes for this term:

ADULTS KUNG FU

All classes will continue as normal throughout Term 1, but we will take a break during the school holidays. So the last class for term 1 will be Wednesday 11th April. Then we’ll start back as normal on Monday 30th April.

JUNIORS KUNG FU

All classes will continue as normal throughout Term 1, and we will take the usual break during the school holidays. So the last class for term 1 will be Monday 9th April. Then we’ll start back as normal on Monday 30th April. Please remember that juniors classes for everyone between the age of 5 and 12 are only on Mondays now, from 4 to 5pm.

QI GONG/TAI CHI

All classes will continue as normal throughout Term 1, and we will take a break during the school holidays. So the last class for term 1 will be Friday 13th April. Then we’ll start back as normal on Monday 30th April. HOWEVER, there will be no class on Thursday 1st and Thursday 8th of March. All other classes will remain as normal.


2017/2018 Start and Finish dates

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2017/2018 Start and Finish dates
 
Please note the following start and finish dates for Kung Fu and Qi Gong classes. We’re making some changes, particular to the kids classes, so please read carefully.
 
KUNG FU
 
Last Kids/Juniors Class for 2017 – Wednesday 13th December
First class in 2018 – Monday 5th February
(NB: Kids and Juniors classes will ONLY be on MONDAY from 2018– see below)
 
Last Adults KF class for 2017 – Wednesday 20th December
First Adults KF class for 2018 – Monday 22nd January
 
QI GONG/TAI CHI
 
Last class for 2017 – Thursday 21st December
First class for 2018 – Monday 8th Januar
 
Please note that Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes in 2018 will be:
Monday 9.00 to 9.30 am – Beginners
Monday 9.30 to 10.30 am – General class
Thursday 6.00 to 7.30 pm – General class
 
Kids and Juniors class CHANGES:
 
We’re revamping our approach to the kids and juniors classes for 2018. There will be NO Wednesday class any more. Monday class will run from 4.00 to 5.00 pm and will be for any child aged 5-12 years old. Anyone 13 and over is welcome to stay in that class longer if they want to, or graduate to the adult class, which is from 6.00 to 8.00 pm every Monday AND Wednesday. Hopefully this will make things easier for all of us and consolidate our ability to teach well. Any questions, of course give me a call on 0414 445 579 or email me at [email protected]
 
END OF YEAR DINNER
 
On Wednesday 20th December, after the last kung fu class for the year, we’ll be having a casual dinner at the Thai @Kiama restaurant on Collins Street, at 8pm. Any kung fu student (adult or kid) and any qi gong student is welcome to come along. Please RSVP to me on 0414 445 579 ASAP (call or text) so I can book enough places.
 
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved with the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy this year. It’s a pleasure to teach you all and I hope you’ve all seen benefit from your classes. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year period, and here’s to a bigger, better, healthier and happier 2018 for us all.
 
Cheers
 
Sifu Alan and SiJie Halinka
 

Some disruption to classes in November.

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With deepest apologies, I have to cancel some classes through November. We try our best to keep classes running as regularly as possible, but with a small school, only myself and Si Jie Halinka to run things, and our young son to care for, sometimes missing classes in unavoidable. So please note the following classes and dates. If any class you attend (kung fu or qi gong) is not specifically listed below, then that class will go ahead as normal. Only the actual classes listed below are cancelled:

Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Thursday 2nd November

Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Monday 6th November

Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Thursday 9th November

Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Monday 20th November

Kids/Juniors AND Adults Kung Fu – Monday 20th November

Kids/Juniors AND Adults Kung Fu – Wednesday 22nd November

Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Thursday 23rd November

Any questions, give me a call or email. And if you’re not certain about any class, you can always text and check that day. I’ll be able to respond to texts throughout these periods, but allow plenty of time.

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Qi Gong and Tai Chi class restructure

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We have heard on a number of occasions that people can be a little overwhelmed with how much content there is in our qi gong class, particularly for new beginners. We’ve listened to this feedback, and we’re making the following changes to classes to better accommodate all levels of learning. If you are a student already, you can continue coming at the same times you always have and will see no significant change to class. Beginners will be encouraged to start earlier with the first hour of class. Any questions, please give me a call on 0414 445 579 or email [email protected]

Here are the changes: From now on, classes will start half an hour earlier, and the first half hour will cover basics and introductory exercises with a more hands-on teaching style. The rest of the class will follow the existing format.

Therefore, new beginners can come for the first hour, more experienced people can start half an hour later (at the same time they are currently used to) and stay for the rest of the class. Of course, if people are keen to do more, then beginners are welcome to stay for the entire class, and experienced students are welcome to come earlier and do the extra training. So qi gong classes will now be as follows:

Monday:

9.00am to 9.30 – Beginners – basic exercises and 18 Lohan short form (Dragon, Tiger and Crane).

9.30 to 10.00 – Regular class – warm-up, basic exercises, full 18 Lohan form.

10.00 – 10.30 – San Jiao exercise, Siu Lohan, Dai Gik Kuen.

Thursday:

5.30pm to 6.00 – Beginners – basic exercises and 18 Lohan short form (Dragon, Tiger and Crane).

6.00 to 6.30 – Regular class – warm-up, basic exercises, full 18 Lohan form.

6.30 – 7.00 – San Jiao exercise, Siu Lohan, Dai Gik Kuen.

Classes will probably run a little later than the above times most days. If you are a student already, you can continue coming at the same times you always have and will see no significant change to class. Beginners will be encouraged to start with the first hour of class. Any questions, please give me a call on 0414 445 579 or email [email protected]

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Please note the following start and finish dates for all classes through terms 3 and 4.

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Please note the following start and finish dates for all classes through terms 3 and 4.

Please also note that we will be closed for the week commencing Monday 20th November and there will be no classes that week. All the details below.

Any questions, please contact Sifu Alan.

Term 3 ends:

Kids Kung Fu – Wednesday 20th September (two week break).
Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Thursday 21st September (two week break).
Adults Kung Fu – Classes continue as normal, except no class on the public holiday, Monday 2nd October.

Term 4 starts:

Kids Kung Fu – Monday 9th October.
Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Monday 9th October.
Adults Kung Fu – Classes continue as normal, except no class on the public holiday, Monday 2nd October.

Term 4 ends:

Kids Kung Fu – Wednesday 13th December.
Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Thursday 21st December.
Adults Kung Fu – Wednesday 20th December.

ALSO PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES:
There will be no Kung Fu or Qi Gong classes for kids or adults on:
Monday 20th November, Wednesday 22nd November or Thursday 23rd November.

Please be sure to tell your friends and colleagues about our classes and encourage your kids to tell their classmates. Word of mouth is the best advertising our Academy can get and we greatly appreciate your help in the spreading the word.

As ever, any questions, please call Sifu Alan on 0414 445 579 or email [email protected]


July Seminar – 8th and 9th July

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Kiama Seminar – Double Daggers & Kam Na

Dates: Saturday July 8th – Sunday July 9th
Time: Sat 9am-5pm (with lunch break)
Sun 8am-1pm (with party afterwards)

Location: Kiama Masonic Hall, 46 Collins Street

Price: $180 (includes daggers)

Curriculum: Seung Bei Sau (Double Daggers form) and Kam Na (grappling/joint locking) techniques.

While Choy Lee Fut is widely known for its long range, a lot of people aren’t aware of its extensive medium and short range fighting techniques. This seminar will introduce short-range Choy Lee Fut, both with and without weapons. For the third year in a row, we’re continuing the tradition of an annual winter weekend retreat where sister branches Choy Lee Fut Sydney and Illawarra Kung Fu train together under the teaching of Grand Master Chen Yong Fa’s Disciples Sifu Alan Baxter and Sifu Paul Nomchong.

To book, please reply to this email, or contact Sifu Alan by text on 0414 445 579.
To secure your place, a deposit of $50 is needed by 31st May.
Places are limited.

As ever, any questions, please call Sifu Alan on 0414 445 579 or email [email protected]