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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]


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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]


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Term 2 and 3 class dates

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Here are the following start and finish dates for Term 2 2017:

Kids/Juniors Classes:
Term 2 ends Wednesday 28th June
Term 3 starts Wednesday 19th July

Adults Kung Fu:
Term 2 ends Wednesday 28th June
Term 3 starts Wednesday 19th July

Qi Gong/Tai Chi:
This term is a little different due to some unavoidable commitments. We will take a one week break on Monday 26th and Thursday 29th June, then return to regular classes during the school holidays, so Term 3 will be a longer term than normal.

As usual, any questions with this stuff, drop me an email or text on 0414 445 579

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March Newsletter content

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Here’s the content of the latest newsletter that just went out:

Hi there

There’s some important dates and fee information in this newsletter, so please read through. Also, details about this year’s winter seminar. Firstly, the term 1 and 2 start and finish dates are listed below. There’s a slightly longer than normal break for all classes this time, partly due to commitments with Sifu Alan and partly due to where Easter and ANZAC Day fall this year.

Start and finish dates vary from class to class, so check carefully below. Any questions, please contact Sifu Alan.

Term 1 ends:

Kids and Juniors Kung Fu – Last class on Wednesday 5th April

Adults Kung Fu
– Last class on Monday 10th April

Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Last class on Monday 10th April

Term 2 begins:

Kids and Juniors Kung Fu – First class back on Wednesday 26th April

Adults Kung Fu
– First class back on Wednesday 26th April

Qi Gong/Tai Chi – First class back on Thursday 27th April

South Coast Seminar 2017

Kiama July Seminar – Double Daggers and grappling/joint locking techniques

This seminar is open to Choy Lee Fut students of all levels, Adults and Juniors (sorry, no Kids Class students).

Dates: Saturday July 8th – Sunday July 9th

Time
: Sat 9am-5pm (with lunch break)
Sat 8am-1pm (with party afterwards)

Location
: Illawarra Kung Fu Academy, Kiama Masonic Hall, 46 Collins Street

Price
: $180 (includes daggers)

Curriculum
: Seung Bei Sau (Double Daggers) 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.

Any queries, email [email protected]

Fee Changes

It’s always important to me to keep fees as low as possible, but of course, general costs are always on the rise. With this in mind, I’m going to have to do away with the concession rate for Qi Gong/Tai Chi. The flat rate will stay at $15 per class, but this cost will now have to apply to everyone. I’m sorry to put prices up, but it’s occasionally unavoidable. At this stage, all other fees will remain the same.

That’s it for this time. The term dates will be a sticky post at the top of our Facebook page, so be sure to check there for any details. We regularly post extra interesting content there too: https://www.facebook.com/illawarrakungfu/

Please 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]

Best regards

Sifu Alan
Illawarra Kung Fu Academy


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Summer Break and extra Kung Fu classes

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This week, commencing Monday 5th December, is the last week of classes for kung fu and qi gong for 2016. Classes restart on the following dates:

Kids/Juniors Classes:
Term 1 2017 starts Monday 6th February

Adults Kung Fu:
Start back 2017 on Monday 23rd January 2017

Qi Gong/Tai Chi:
Term 1 2017 starts Monday 16th January 2017

However, we have arranged a few extra kung fu classes for adults and kids in January so that people can get some training in after Christmas.

For Kids and Juniors Kung Fu, there are two extra summer holiday classes: Monday 2nd January and Monday 9th January from 9.30am until 11.30am. These classes are NOT at the usual location. See below for class address. These classes will be for kids and juniors combined and will be a combination of extra fun stuff like padwork, pole and sword training. Cost will be $20 per child per class.

For Adult Kung Fu, there will be three extra classes in January: Monday 2nd January, Monday 9th January and Monday 16th January from 6.00pm until 8.30pm. These classes are NOT at the usual location. See below for class address. These classes will comprise of extra forms practice for the first half, then lion dance instruction and practice for the second half. With Chinese New Year almost upon us, it’s time to polish those skills. Cost will be like usual classes – one marked off your 10-class-pass or $20 casual per class.

Please Note: These extra classes will be held at the Kiama Holisitic Centre, 42 Terralong Street, Kiama (behind Black Rock Cafe). Once normal classes start again from the 23rd January, we will be back at the usual Collins Street school.

Any problems or questions, give Sifu Alan a call on 0414 445 579.

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Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes cancelled on 31/10 and 3/11

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Apologies for the late notice, but the floor in the centre is finally being fixed! So I’m afraid there will be no qi gong/tai chi classes on Monday 31st October and Thursday 3rd November. ALL other classes remain unaffected and will proceed as normal. Please call or email with any queries.

 


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Term 4 class dates and end of year – UPDATED

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Please note, this is an updated post from the previous one. Please check your classes.

Partly due to extended commitments on our part (including Sifu Alan’s other life as an author and a book tour in November), we will be skipping our End of Year party this year, and Term 4 will be ending one week early. Then we have to take our usual long break, due to the unavailability of the hall in early January. Start and finish dates vary from class to class, so check carefully below.

Any questions, please contact Sifu Alan.

Here are the following start and finish dates for Term 4 and the start of 2017:

Kids/Juniors Classes:
Term 3 ends Wednesday 21st September 2016
Term 4 starts Monday 10th October 2016
Term 4 ends 7th December 2016
Term 1 2017 starts Monday 6th February

Adults Kung Fu:
No classes on Monday October 3rd
Last class 2016 on 7th December 2016
Start back 2017 on Monday 23rd January 2017

Qi Gong/Tai Chi:
Term 3 ends Thursday 29th September 2016
Term 4 starts Monday 10th October 2016
Class changes:
Monday 14th and Monday 21st November, there will be no class. HOWEVER, replacement classes will be held on Tuesday 15th and 22nd November respectively.
Thursday 17th November there will be no Qi Gong class. Apologies for these disruptions. All other classes will be on as normal.
Term 4 ends 8th December 2016
Term 1 2017 starts Monday 16th January 2017

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Term 4 Class dates and End of Year

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Partly due to extended commitments on our part (including Sifu Alan’s other life as an author and a book tour in November), we will be skipping our own End of Year party this year, and Term 4 will be ending one week early. Then we have to take our usual long break, due to the unavailability of the hall in early January. Start and finish dates vary from class to class, so check carefully below.

Any questions, please contact Sifu Alan.

Here are the following start and finish dates for Term 4 and the start of 2017:

Kids/Juniors Classes:
Term 3 ends Wednesday 21st September 2016
Term 4 starts Monday 10th October 2016
Term 4 ends 7th December 2016
Term 1 2017 starts Monday 6th February

Adults Kung Fu:
No classes on Monday October 3rd
Last class 2016 on 7th December 2016
Start back 2017 on Monday 23rd January 2017

Qi Gong/Tai Chi:
Term 3 ends Thursday 29th September 2016
Term 4 starts Monday 10th October 2016
NB: Apologies for two additional cancelled Term 4 classes:
Monday 14th and Monday 21st November, there will be no class. Thursday classes on those weeks are on as normal.
Term 4 ends 8th December 2016
Term 1 2017 starts Monday 16th January 2017

Sydney Open Day – Choy Lee Fut

Date: Sunday 9th October 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Choy Lee Fut Sydney – 15 Goulburn Street,  Chinatown

RSVP     [email protected]

We are getting together again, with an Open Day at the Chinatown School.  All members, family and friends are welcome to get together for a lunch – doors open at 1pm. On the day, there will be Lion dance, Kung Fu and Qi Gong demos and the opportunity to meet everyone from different schools. Please bring your uniform shirt for photos and a plate of your signature dish to share with your CLF family.  Drinks will be provided.

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Kung Fu and Qi Gong holiday dates

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Kung Fu and Qi Gong holiday dates

Please note the following relevant dates:

The Fighting Fan seminar is this coming weekend, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. There are one or two places left as a couple of people had to drop out, so if you want in at the last minute let us know asap!

Then the final dates for classes for this term are as follows:

Last Qi Gong Class – Monday 27th June (No class on Thursday 30th June)

Last Kids/Juniors Class – Wednesday 29th June

Classes return to normal as follows:

Qi Gong back – Monday 11th July

Kids/Juniors back – Monday 18th July

Please note, as usual the Adults Kung Fu Class will continue uninterrupted.

Any questions, give us a shout: [email protected] or call 0414 445 579

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