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Important dates Term 2/3

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.

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Australian National Seminar 2019

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/

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Term 1 and Term 2 end and restart details.

Please note all the finish and restart dates for classes, and other events surrounding the Easter break. Firstly, here are the relevant class dates: Adults Kung Fu Classes These classes will continue throughout the Easter holidays with one exception - NO CLASS on Easter Monday, April 22nd. Kids Kung Fu Classes Last class for Term 1 – Monday 8th April First class back in Term 2 – Monday 29th April Qi Gong/Tai Chi Classes Last class for Term 1 – Friday 12th April First class back in Term 2 – Monday 29th April PLEASE NOTE: The last Monday of term, Monday 8th April, Qi Gong will start at 9.30, not 9.00am. All other times remain the same. Kung Fu gradings There will be a grading for any kids who are ready to grade during the last class of Term 1. Please talk to Sifu Alan about whether your child is ready to grade or not. The Adults Kung Fu grading will be on Saturday May 11th from 9.00am until 12 noon. Please double check with Sifu Alan if you're unsure about any details relating to the grading. Fees Please remember that membership fees for the year are now overdue, so please settle up as soon as possible. Any problems, please have a chat with us about it. The fee is $75 per person. 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. CheersAlan and Halinka Illawarra Kung Fu Academy

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No tai chi/qi gong class on Thursday February 21st or Friday February 22nd

We're very sorry, but there will be no tai chi/qi gong class on Thursday February 21st or Friday February 22nd. We do our best to cancel classes as infrequently as possible, but sometimes things come up that are unavoidable. All other classes this term are going ahead as normal. Any queries, please give me a shout.Also, this Saturday, February 9th, a bunch of us will be teaming up with Sydney and the other Australian schools to do a Chinese New Year parade all over Sydney's Chinatown between 10.30am and 4.00pm. We'll be visiting shops and businesses with two lions and letting off 29 rolls of firecrackers throughout the day! Come and see us - just listen, you'll find us.FeesPlease remember that membership fees for the year are payable now classes have resumed for 2019. These remain at $75 per person, payable before the end of February, please.

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2019 Class details

Happy new year! (And Chinese new year is just around the corner, but more on that in a minute.) Classes start back today (except kids) so here are the class start and finish dates for Term 1, 2019. Adults Kung FuStarts – January 21stThere WILL be a class on Monday 28th January, even though it's a public holiday. Otherwise no breaks for classes unless a Public Holiday or otherwise advised.April grading date to be advised.Qi Gong/Tai ChiStarts – January 21st  There WILL be a class on Monday 28th January, even though it's a public holiday.Last class term 1 – Thursday 4th AprilTerm 2 starts – Monday 22nd April(NB This doesn’t match the school holidays - double check your calendars!)Kids Kung FuStarts – February 4thLast class term 1 – Monday 8th AprilTerm 2 starts – Monday 29th AprilOther events:Tuesday February 5th – Lion Dance at Shellharbour Club - Please let me know if you can help out, all hands on deck to make this a good performance. You can help even if you don't know any of the lion dance skills, all assistance greatly appreciated. Saturday February 9th – Sydney Bai Sun and Parade Day. Be at the Sydney school by 9am, again even if you can't do specifics, all hands on deck helps immensely.SAVE THE DATE: Saturday and Sunday July 20th and 21st – South Coast Seminar and Illawarra Kung Fu 10th Anniversary. Details to be advised.Also, please remember that all membership fees (still $75 per person) are due before the end of February. If you could pay this asap, that would be great. Any questions about anything above, give me a shout.

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Christmas/New Year break

All classes will wrap up for the year on Friday 21st December. All classes except Kids Kung Fu will recommence on Monday 21st January 2019. Kids Kung Fu classes will recommence on Monday 4th February 2019. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you all. .

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No class this Thursday, December 6th. Sorry!

My deepest apologies, but an unavoidable clash has emerged for this Thursday, December 6th, so I have to cancel the qi gong/tai chi class for that night only. I try my best never to cancel classes, especially at such short notice, so I beg your forgiveness. Any questions, give me a call on 0414 445 579. All other classes will continue as per the previous email. Cheers Alan

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End of term and restart 2019 dates.

This post 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 Classes Last class for 2018 – Wednesday 19th December First class back in 2019 – Monday 21st January Kids Kung Fu Classes Last class for 2018 – Monday 17th December First class back in 2019 – Monday 4th February Qi Gong/Tai Chi Classes Last class for 2018 – Friday 21st December First class back in 2019 – Monday 21st January Xmas Party There will be a Xmas party for all our schools in Sydney on Saturday 22nd December. It will be a bbq/picnic in Centennial Park from 11am until 2pm. If there’s rain, it will be at the Sydney school on Goulburn Street. 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. A local Xmas dinner for our own school will be organised for the last week of the year, probably at the Thai place over the road, but I will confirm details later. If you’re keen (all Kung Fu and Qi Gong students are welcome to come along) please let me know. Fees Please remember that membership fees for the year will be payable once classes resume in 2019. These will remain at $75 per person, payable before the end of February, please. Class costs will remain the same for the time being. 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. It’s been an honour and an absolute pleasure to teach and train with you all during 2018, and we still have a few weeks left. We look forward to an even better year in 2019. All the best, happy Xmas and New Year. Alan and Halinka.

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Term 3 and 4 start/finish dates, grading, and open day.

This newsletter is to detail the Term 3 and 4 dates for all classes. Please keep it safe for reference. There are a couple of other items too, so please read through. Term 3 finish dates: Kids Kung Fu - Last class for term 3 will be Monday September 24. First class of term 4 will be Monday October 15. Adults Kung Fu - Classes will continue as usual, with no break. Qi Gong/Tai Chi - Last class for term 3 will be Thursday September 27. First class of term 4 will be Monday October 15. (We're taking a two week break this time, due to circumstances beyond our control.) PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Qi Gong/Tai Chi class on Thursday October 25. All other classes in Term 4 remain as usual. The adult's Kung Fu grading will be on Saturday October 20 from 9am-noon. Cost is $40. Please check with Sifu Alan to see if you're ready to grade. The Sydney headquarters school is having an open day on Sunday September 23. All the details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1818486751581312/ All Illawarra Kung Fu and qi gong students and their families are welcome to attend.

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Term 3 dates

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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