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Monthly Pearl of Chinese Wisdom

Practice Form

The 2 Ming Dynasty manuals that have been covered are:

1. 紀效新書 (Ji Xiao Xin Shu) by General Qi Ji-guang

2. 武備志 (Wu Bei Zhi) by Mao Yuan-Yi

They are based on 32 stances.

A practice form that links the 32 stances can be viewed at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9DH0rRvqpU

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Monthly Pearl of Chinese Wisdom

Practice Form

The 2 Ming Dynasty manuals that have been covered are:

1. 紀效新書 (Ji Xiao Xin Shu) by General Qi Ji-guang

2. 武備志 (Wu Bei Zhi) by Mao Yuan-Yi

They are based on 32 stances.

A practice form that links the 32 stances can be viewed at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9DH0rRvqpU

Monthly Meditation

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."

-Buddha

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Registration for the Summer 2017 Adult classes has begun.

Looking forward to another round with new and continuing students.

Private classes are available as well for individuals who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. Interested parties can call (248) 688-5473 to get details and set up a schedule.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu (or Li Er)

Times, dates, fees, etc. are as follows:

Shaolin Kung Fu for Adults

Ages: 14 - 99
7:35 - 8:35 PM
Wednesday and Friday Instructor: Boris Layupan
Min. 10 - Max. 20

Madison Heights Resident: $75
Non-Res.: $80

Session 2: 7/12/17 - 9/1/17
https://apm.activecommunities.com/madisonheights/Activity_Search/shao-lin-kung-fu-for-adults-session-2-7-12-9-1/6656

The adult beginner Yue Chia kung fu class will introduce students to basic defensive and offensive techniques which include blocks, sidestepping, chin nas (joint locks), throws, kicks, and punches. Students will learn the practical fighting techniques by classical monks and nuns of the Shaolin Temple in China over 1500 years ago. In addition to greater self-defense capabilities, benefits will include improved health, confidence, discipline, memory. Students wear loose-fitting clothes, no jewelry. Uniforms available for purchase. Those advancing in rank require a uniform. Test fees paid to instructor when necessary.

Shaolin Weapons Class

Ages: 14 - 99
8:35 - 9:35 PM
Wednesday and Friday Instructor: Boris Layupan
Min. 10 - Max. 20

Madison Heights Resident: $75
Non-Res.: $80

Session 2: 7/12/17 - 9/1/17
https://apm.activecommunities.com/madisonheights/Activity_Search/shaolin-weapons-class-7-12-9-1-session-2/6660

Students will learn the use of swords, spears, staffs, and other martial arts weapons. Individual and partner drills, weapons forms, and sparring will be used to teach and refine weapons techniques. Students will learn increased awareness, mental focus, better posture, and hone hand-eye coordination and reflexes. Students will purchase practice gear as necessary. 

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Monthly Pearl of Chinese Wisdom

Flag-Drum Stance

The Flag-Drum Stance presses down on the left/right to advance forward.
* qí gǔ shì zuǒ yòu yā jìn

Get close to the enemy, and strike horizontally with your hand. Both hands must move together.
jìn tā shǒu héng pī shuāng hang

Everyone recognizes a spinning move that can trip a person to fall.
jiǎo kào diē rén rén shí dé

However, there is no escape or counter-measures once the ‘tiger embraces the head’ (headlock).
hǔ bào tóu yào duǒ wú mén

* Pinyin for Middle/Ancient Chinese

- From 武備志 (Wu Bei Zhi) “Treatise on Armament Technology” by Ming Marine Officer Mao Yuan-Yi

Interpretation: Get close to the attacker by advancing forward in a defensive stance, as shown in the diagram with your arm raised up. Once close enough, both hands work together to grab the attacker’s head into a headlock, while spinning 180-degrees at the same time to break his spine.

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Monthly Meditation

"As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.
We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger and attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness."

-Dalai Lama

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Phoenix Elbow

The Phoenix Elbow stance closes in with the enemy.
* shùn luán zhǒu kào shēn

Shift him off-balance. Strike and turn fast, so that it’s difficult for him to defend.
bān dǎ gǔn kuài tā nán zhē lán

Twist outwards and brush across (the enemy’s arm), to lock him down.
fù wài jiǎo shuā huí shuān

Cause him to fall on his stomach. And we shall see who still dares to challenge me.
dù dā yì diē shuí gǎn zhēng xiān

* Pinyin for Middle/Ancient Chinese

- From 武備志 (Wu Bei Zhi) “Treatise on Armament Technology” by Ming Marine Officer Mao Yuan-Yi

Interpretation: Move in close to elbow jab an attacker with your right elbow. Follow up by grabbing the attacker’s right arm to twist it while turning your body, and pin the attacker face down.

Note that this diagram is drawn with right arm and right leg forward. The Twisted Phoenix Elbow is drawn with right arm and left leg forward.

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Monthly Meditation

"Believe nothing on the faith of traditions,
even though they have been held in honor
for many generations and in diverse places.
Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.
Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past.
Do not believe what you yourself have imagined,
persuading yourself that a God inspires you.
Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests.
After examination, believe what you yourself have tested
and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto."

- Buddha

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Registration for the Spring 2017 Adult classes has begun.

Looking forward to another round with new and continuing students.

Private classes are available as well for individuals who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. Interested parties can call (248) 688-5473 to get details and set up a schedule.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu (or Li Er)

Times, dates, fees, etc. are as follows:

Shaolin Kung Fu for Adults

Ages: 14 - 99
7:35 - 8:35 PM
Wednesday and Friday Instructor: Boris Layupan
Min. 10 - Max. 20

Madison Heights Resident: $75
Non-Res.: $80

Session 1: 5/10/17 - 6/30/17
https://apm.activecommunities.com/madisonheights/Activity_Search/6655

The adult beginner Yue Chia kung fu class will introduce students to basic defensive and offensive techniques which include blocks, sidestepping, chin nas (joint locks), throws, kicks, and punches. Students will learn the practical fighting techniques by classical monks and nuns of the Shaolin Temple in China over 1500 years ago. In addition to greater self-defense capabilities, benefits will include improved health, confidence, discipline, memory. Students wear loose-fitting clothes, no jewelry. Uniforms available for purchase. Those advancing in rank require a uniform. Test fees paid to instructor when necessary.

Shaolin Weapons Class

Ages: 14 - 99
8:35 - 9:35 PM
Wednesday and Friday Instructor: Boris Layupan
Min. 10 - Max. 20

Madison Heights Resident: $75
Non-Res.: $80

Session 1: 5/10/17 - 6/30/17
https://apm.activecommunities.com/madisonheights/Activity_Search/shaolin-weapons-class-5-10-6-30-session-1/6659

Students will learn the use of swords, spears, staffs, and other martial arts weapons. Individual and partner drills, weapons forms, and sparring will be used to teach and refine weapons techniques. Students will learn increased awareness, mental focus, better posture, and hone hand-eye coordination and reflexes. Students will purchase practice gear as necessary. 
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