Grand Master Huang Lien-Shun visits U.S.

Grand Master Huang Lien-Shun visits U.S.

He will be teaching many seminars and clinics too.

Grand Master Huang Lien-Shun will be attending this years Chinese New Years Celebration hosted by Monk Wise Academy.  As a special treat he will be conducting many different Seminars and Clinics covering a very broad scope of Chinese Martial Arts.  Here is the current schedule:

February 2nd & 9th,    Master Chen Pan Ling Seminar                       8-9PM                  $80
                              Tai Chi, Bagua, XingYi Quan
February 3rd,   Chin Woo Tan Tui Seminar                                        8-9PM                  $40
                     Jing Wu Tan Tui explained, use, history, applications
February 4th,   Taoism Internal Healing Path                                    8-9P                    $40
                     Taoist Qi Gong and meditation techniques
February 6th,    Chinese New Year Celebration                                 10-11:30AM        FREE

February 6th,    Youth Kung Fu Review                                             12-1:30PM           $45

February 10th,   Life Of The Prairie                                                  8-9PM                 $40
                       Mongolian Wrestling, ground work
February 11th,   Peaceful Life Spirit Of Buddhism                              8-9PM                 $40
                      Buddhist Qi Gong and meditation techniques
February 12th,   Way Of The Nobel Weapon Clinic                             6-7:30PM             $90
                      Straight Sword explained, use, history, applications
*45 min. Private Lesson with Grand Master Huang                              T.B.D.                $125
       (students will be grouped in 4’s)

ALL of the Above for only $399

There will be a sign up sheet available in the studio.  You may also register the day of the event.  We hope to see you all there!

Any Questions email Shifu Woolsey: Sifu.Woolsey@gmail.com

 

Martial Arts Can Replace Your Gym

Martial Arts Can Replace Your Gym (no really)

Many people, when they look to physically improve themselves, the gym is the first place they would go to. Yes they have trainers, TV's, and maybe a pool. However, there are many unique aspects in martial arts training that gyms will most likely will not provide.

The major benefit martial arts schools provide that gyms won't is the opportunity to learn self-defense. Even if some gyms offer the modern MMA course, which likely only engages on a physical level---like everything else provided in a gym. One can be doubtful if a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) course can teach beyond enhancing physical fortitude and incorporate training for the mind and spirit. Traditional Martial arts will offer all three. Where else could flexibility training and meditation be taught at the same time? Where else can someone learn to use windshield wipers or a pen for defense?

Anybody can workout in their free time. Unless the individual is capable of motivating themselves with efficiency and routine, most will just choose a simpler option and spend their time on other tasks. Martial arts schools are all about discipline. Most schools will have schedules that help people meet with a schedule to improve their fitness goals. Having a consistent timetable is crucial for achieving any set of goals. Committing time to oneself is important, even greater is committing time to something bigger than oneself. Through attendance as a student, someone can eventually learn to train not only themselves but others and perpetuate traditions, ideas, and mentalities. Those that attend gyms typically are only in it for reasons of self rather than selflessness.

Atmosphere is important in training. Not the climate related atmosphere but rather the social company of others seeking a similar goal to improve themselves. Both gyms and MA schools have their own atmospheres but there's one uniqueness at Monk Wise, as well as other Traditional Martial Arts schools---culture. Martial arts (especially kungfu) has a long standing tradition of incorporating culture into its techniques and training regiments. Meditation, breathing, stances, and even the basic movements all have an almost poetic and artistic value. Everything in martial arts serves more than a singular purpose of physical improvement. The most helpful atmosphere is the comfort of having others to carry each other through tough times and offer tips for physical health. MA schools will always have a feeling of comradery available that no social media could offer. Sharing the experience of bruises, mental exhilaration, sweating, and the laughs that can be had in an MA school aren't so available in a gym.  

-Johnny Pak, Monk Wise Academy

Jedi Training Camp - Friday, January 8th

Parents take a night out for yourself and let your child learn the ways of the force. We will have many different "trials" where your child will earn midichlorians for their efforts. The two Jedi with the most midichlorians will each win a Light Saber prize.

Everyone who attends will receive:

Games
Trials
Pizza
Movie
Fun

Only $20 per person!

Friends and Family welcome!

十八 在重慶二三事

在安徽督戰期中受熱過甚,長漢疥瘡,回重慶後,即在中央協助黨務工作。廿九年,約集本黨同志百餘人,組成「黨政問題座談會」。內含有中央委員、參政員、各部會的部長次長等高級職務人員,對於該會之建議,無不重視,認為是當時最權威之組織。卅二年,行政院長孔祥熙派人徵求我的同意,擔任全國煙酒公賣局總局長。我當時生活困難,公賣局,是一個發財的機構,這個肥缺,在他人求之不得,獨我不願意為了經濟問題,而改變我工作的志願,拒不接受,實出一般人意料之外,我想:一定會有人在暗中罵我是「大傻瓜」!

廿八年,張之江任中央國術館館長,我為副館長。除黨政要務外,又復極力提倡術,以喚起民眾聞雞起舞的壯志,和擊楫中流的雄心。於廿八年至卅年間,在陪都重慶舉行國術比賽兩次,參加人數極踴躍。卅年,在教育部及軍訓部成立國術編審委員會,我擔任主任委員。計聘請當時國術名家二十餘人為委員,國術專家十餘人為編輯,開始整理工作期使國術名詞統一,理論統一,動作方式標準化,教學方法科學化之國術教材。經過三年埋頭工作,編成教材五十餘種,掛圖四十餘幅,卅三年完成送審教育部。-可惜過後大陸淪陷時,竟沒有帶出。