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/
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
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.