First of all, I'm so sorry about all the disruptions to classes recently. Obviously, a lot of it is entirely out of our control. It's infuriating that as soon as classes started back, I got sick and had to cancel again, but the safety of everyone is our primary concern. In reference to that, I went to have a COVID-19 test (a singularly unpleasant experience!) and the test came back NEGATIVE. So the good news is that I have a simple cold. I'm already feeling a bit better. We will be taking a two week break over the school holidays, due to some family commitments, but the start of term 3 will hopefully see everything back on an even keel. Here are all the relevant class dates: ALL CLASSES will proceed as normal next week (Monday June 29th until Friday July 3rd) and then: Adult Kung Fu Classes Last class for Term 2 – Wednesday 1st July First class back in Term 3 – Monday 20th July Kids Kung Fu Classes Last class for Term 2 – Monday 29th June First class back in Term 3 – Monday 20th July Qi Gong/Tai Chi Classes Last class for Term 2 – Friday 3rd July First class back in Term 3 – Monday 20th July
The NSW government has announced that we can train in class again as from June 13th, but with some restrictions still in place. Specifically: The social distancing of 4 square metres per person and remaining 1.5m apart still applies. Most of our classes usually have 10 or less students, so the limit shouldn't be a problem. Our venues also allow more than 10 people given the available space, so distancing is also covered. For classes with more than 10 registered students, I will be contacting people over the next week or two to discuss. If you don't hear from me, come along to class! Here are some other practices we'll follow in class regardless of numbers to keep everyone safe: 1. If you are sick in any way, please don't come to class. 2. If you become sick and you've previously been to class, please let us know asap. 3. PARENTS please don't stay during the kids class, in order to reduce overall numbers in the hall. You're welcome to remain outside and socialise there, or go to the park, etc. Then you can return just before 5 to collect. 4. KUNG FU - there will still be no padwork or partner drills for the immediate future. We'll concentrate on forms, single drills, weapons, etc. There is plenty to do without needing to partner up. 5. All students will be temperature checked on arriving at class. If you show a temperature over 37.5 we will have to ask you to leave until next time. 6. Hand sanitiser and alcohol wipes will be provided on site. The measures above have been discussed and agreed upon by the Choy Lee Fut management group for all our schools and classes. Also, please note that as per my last email, fees from now on (once all existing payments have been used) will be: Annual insurance: $75 per person. Children’s Kung Fu: 10 class pass: $120 Single class rate: $15 Adults’ Kung Fu: 10 class pass: $175 10 class pass Concession: $150 Single class rate: $20 Qi Gong/Tai Chi: 10 class pass: $150 Single class rate: $20 All adult passes will be valid for 10...
Online classes are going along okay. Certainly no substitute for a regular class, but better than nothing. Hopefully we'll start to see a slight easing of restrictions over the next few weeks and we can go back to training in person before too long. Meanwhile, we're going to take a week off from the online classes next week. So all normal classes this week as we've been doing, with the last class being on Friday May 1st. Then we'll have one week off and get back to the same online class timetable and format from Monday 11th May. Obviously, things are changing week to week with this virus, so if anything comes along that affects that schedule, I'll email again. Any questions, reply here or give me a call or text.
This is just a quick update to keep you informed. Not too much to report at this stage, but we're looking into delivering classes online, using a video streaming service. I've been figuring out the options and will try to run a test class early next week. Once I get on top of the requirements, we'll try to run our classes on their normal days and times, though probably for a reduced duration. I'm sorry we haven't moved sooner on this, but with the requirement to suddenly learn home schooling as well as dealing with the fallout for our writing and art careers, things have been quite hectic! I hope to have more news for you all soon. Thanks for your patience.
This post is to let you know about all the finish and restart dates for classes between now and the start of term 2. I have to apologise in advance as there is a little bit of disruption to normal class regularity. We always avoid any cancellations wherever possible, but sometimes it's unavoidable. In this case, it's down to a family trip back to the UK and Poland in April. So, here are the relevant dates: Adult Kung Fu Classes Last class for Term 1 2020 – Monday 30th March First class back for Term 2 2020 – Monday 4th May Kids Kung Fu Classes Last class for Term 1 2020 – Monday 30th March First class back for Term 2 2020 – Monday 4th May Qi Gong/Tai Chi Classes Last class for Term 1 2020 – Monday 30th March First class back for Term 2 2020 – Monday 4th May NB - Please also note, there will be no class on Thursday 12th March As you can see, there are effectively no classes at all throughout April. If you have any queries about any of the above dates, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Please help us spread the word about our classes by telling family, friends, colleagues and class mates. Word of mouth is the best advertising we can get. Especially as we're taking a month off!
Happy new year! I hope you all had a great break. This email is to let you know about all the restart dates for classes in 2020:Adult Kung Fu Classes First class back in 2020 – Monday 20th JanuaryKids Kung Fu Classes First class back in 2020 – Monday 3rd FebruaryQi Gong/Tai Chi Classes First class back in 2020 – Monday 20th JanuaryFees Please remember that membership fees for the year will be payable once classes resume in 2020. These will remain at $75 per person, payable before the end of February, please. Class costs will remain the same as last year for the time being. If you want to discuss any kind of payment plan, be sure to let us know. We're always happy to accommodate where possible. That’s it for now. Please help us spread the word about our classes by telling family, friends, colleagues and class mates. Word of mouth is the best advertising we can get. See you soon!
Another year has almost finished. This email is to let you know about all the finish and restart dates for classes, and other events surrounding the Xmas and New Year break. Firstly, here are the relevant class dates:Adult Kung Fu ClassesLast class for 2019 – Wednesday 18th DecemberFirst class back in 2020 – Monday 20th JanuaryKids Kung Fu ClassesLast class for 2019 – Monday 16th DecemberFirst class back in 2020 – Monday 3rd FebruaryQi Gong/Tai Chi ClassesLast class for 2019 – Friday 20th DecemberFirst class back in 2020 – Monday 20th January PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO qi gong/tai chi classes on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November. We hate to cancel any classes, but sometimes things are unavoidable. All other classes for the rest of the year remain as normal. Xmas PartyThere will be a Xmas party for all our schools in Sydney on Saturday, November 30th. All Kung Fu and Qi Gong students and their friends and families are welcome to attend. If you can make it up, let me know and I’ll try to help with some car pooling options. This year we will be holding an evening dinner at Hannibal Lebanese Cuisine in Glebe. To keep things easy, we will be going with the Hannibal Feast which is $45 per person and consists of the below mouth-watering foods. A starter of Lebanese bread and authentic dips including hommos, baba ganouj, labne, chilli dip, accompanied with mixed pickles, tabouli, fattoush followed by falafel, potato coriander, kebbe, sambouski meat and our succulent skewers – lamb, chicken and kafta finished with Lebanese coffee or tea. There is also a kids menu available for $12 for those wanting to bring the little ones, and vegetarians can order off the menu or go with the vegetarian feast for $40. RSVPS are REQUIREDTo RSVP, please sms Jai on 0403 577 878 by 8pm, 22nd November with the number of people attending with you (adults + kids). Date: Saturday 30th November, 2019Time: 6:30pm - lateRestaurant: Hannibal Lebanese CuisineAddress: 95/97 Glebe Point Rd,...
Term 3 is nearly at an end. The year goes by so fast! We'll be away during the holiday between term 3 and term 4, so please note below the dates of a two week break for all classes:Adult Kung Fu ClassesLast class for term 3 – Wednesday 25th SeptemberFirst class back for term 4 – Monday 14th OctoberKids Kung Fu ClassesLast class for term 3 – Monday 23rd SeptemberFirst class back for term 4 – Monday 14th OctoberQi Gong/Tai Chi ClassesLast class for term 3 – Friday 27th SeptemberFirst class back for term 4 – Monday 14th October Any queries, feel free to give me a call, text, or email.
all the finish and restart dates for classes, and other events surrounding the end of Term 2 and the start of Term 3, 2019. Firstly, here are the relevant class dates:Adult Kung Fu ClassesContinue as normal, no breaks.Kids Kung Fu ClassesLast class for Term 2 – Monday 1st JulyFirst class back Term 3 – Monday 22nd JulyQi Gong/Tai Chi ClassesLast class for Term 2 – Friday 5th JulyFirst class back in Term 3 – Monday 15th JulyPLEASE NOTE: Jamberoo Qi Gong class will resume on Friday 26th July, no class on the 12th or 19th). Australian National Kung Fu Seminar 2019The national seminar is at our school this year on July 20th and 21st. All the details here: https://www.illawarrakungfu.com.au/payments/july-seminar/ 10 year anniversaryIt's hard to believe, but the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy has been running classes in Kiama and Jamberoo for ten years this July. We are hosting the Australian National Seminar on July 20th and 21st. As part of this seminar, during the Saturday lunchbreak at around 1pm, the Sydney Choy Lee Fut team will be performing a traditional lion dance to honour this milestone. Even if you're not coming to the seminar, if you're a member of any of our classes, you're more than welcome to come along and see this traditional event. Shoot me a message for details if you want to come along.
Australian National Seminar – July 20th and 21st, 2019 Weapons and Lohan Qi Gong training for both Instructors and general students. Cost $250 Adults / $150 Juniors (aged 10-16) The seminar will include instruction from Fire Dragon Disciples Sifu Alan Baxter, Sifu James Lui, and Sifu Craig Davenport. The seminar will run from 8am to 10am on both days FOR WST ONLY, then from 10am to 5.30pm on both days for all students (NB: you must be a paid up member of a Chan Family Choy Lee Fut school to attend). Minimum age 10 years old. LOCATION: Illawarra Kung Fu Academy, 46 Collins Street, Kiama, NSW FULL DETAILS AND A FORM TO SIGN UP AND PAY IS HERE: https://www.illawarrakungfu.com.au/payments/july-seminar/ Contact for enquiries: Sifu Alan Baxter on 0414 445 579 The course will include Lin Warn Seun Dao (double broadsword form) for WST only, Gum Gong Pang (Buddha Warrior Attendants’ Cudgel form) for all students, and an introduction to the anatomical principles of qigong for all students. The seminar will also include a special lion dance in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy school. SIGN UP AND PAY HERE: https://www.illawarrakungfu.com.au/payments/july-seminar/