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October 2018:

42 Moves Tai Chi Competition Sword Form October Special Saturday Seminar:

42 Moves Tai Chi Competition Sword Form

Instructor: Grand Master Lin with Steve Verzi

Class Dates:

October 6, 13, and 20
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8, 15
Jamuary 5, 12, 19

10 am to 12 pm.

Class Tuition: $85.00 per month for 4 months

The 42 Moves Tai Chi Competition Sword Form is a standardized competition form that combines movements drawn from the Chen, Yang, Wu and styles of traditional Tai Chi Chuan. Because it is a hybrid form, it has been subjected to some criticism. However, it is believed to be more elegant allows more artistic self- expression than more traditional Chinese sword forms. Today it is popular for competition as well as for personal health benefits. It has become one of the most practiced sword forms of all time. During this four-month seminar series, the student will learn basic sword techniques and stances, the applications of the sword techniques, as well as the 42 Moves form itself.

Call (505) 268-7023 to reserve your space.

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July-August 2018:

Taoist Spine Stretch

"A supple spine is the backbone of good health."


July-August Saturday Seminar:

July 28th, or August 18th, 10 am to 12 pm

The Taoist spine stretch is a process unique to Taoism. Besides making the spine more limber, the Taoist spine stretch begins the process of fully activating the chi of the spine and brain. The overall goal is improved spinal function and reduced pain. The Taoist spine stretch can be done by most individuals to help with back problems and to improve health.

The stretch involves two components, bending forward and reversing the process to stand erect, thereby working both sides of the spine. The spine stretch involves learning how to release tension on the body’s muscles and within the vertebrae starting with the lower (lumbar) vertebrae, and moving progressively upward through the thoracic and cervical spine vertebrae, shoulder blades, arm joints, muscles in the face, and bones in the skull.

Ms. Pincus has been studying martial arts for 30 years, starting at the CCC in 1986. During the last 10 years her emphasis has been on the practice and instruction of Taoist Water method Chi Kung under EnergyArts’ founder, Bruce Frantzis.

Tuition for this set of classes is $30.

Class size is limited and only a few spaces remain for the July 28th seminar.

Call (505) 268-7023 to reserve your space.

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July 2018:

Chin Na Seizing & Grasping

July Saturday Seminar:

July 7th, 14th, and 21st, 10 am to 12 pm

Dr. Keith Winterkorn is holding another seminar on Chin Na, the art of seizing and grasping. The class will focus on a review of basics, and elbow press or roll back. No previous is class required. Warm Ups will include stretching techniques with hand and wrist exercises for strength and flexibility, along with a set of basic Chin Na techniques.

You will practice techniques which allow the smaller person to overcome a larger opponent. Chin Na is an important part of Tai Chi and is found in most styles of Chinese martial arts. Emphasizing internal power, these classes will show you how to enhance your current ability. Beginner to advanced, these classes offer an opportunity to try something different.

Tuition for this set of classes is $80.00. ($70 with student I.D.)

Call (505) 268-7023 to reserve your space.

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June 2018:

Shoulder, Neck, Back and Knee Chi Kung June Special Saturday Seminar: Using Chi Kung to Promote Shoulder, Neck, Back and Knee Health Instructor: Marcy Pincus Class Dates: June 16 and 23, 10 am to 12 pm. Class Tuition: $50.00 (for both dates combined) Many people hold daily stress in their shoulders. Shoulder tension (stress) affects the neck and back, resulting in pain in these areas. This Chi Kung class will demonstrate how to move the fascia in the shoulder, neck, and upper back to relieve tension and stress. Further, the class will address how to use Chi Kung to promote knee health and relieve certain types of knee pain. The students’ body/knee alignments will be observed to identify each person’s optimal stable standing position. In addition, there will be a discussion on how to promote heart health through movement of the shoulder blades to massage the tissue around the heart. The class requires that you be able to stand at least for short periods of time. Ms. Pincus has been studying martial arts for 30 years, starting at the CCC in 1986. During the last 10 years her emphasis has been on the practice and instruction of Taoist water method Chi Kung under EnergyArts’ founder, Bruce Frantzis.

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2018, Year of the Dog:

The Chinese Culture Center will celebrate the year of the Dog at 1:00PM on Saturday February 17, 2017 at the Chinese Culture Center.

Click here for a printable flyer.



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In March 2018:

Chen Family Style "56 Move" Competition Form

Tai Chi that moves like flying clouds & flows like water, yet explodes like a cannon with unexpected power.

Join Grand Master Lin as he and Master Tokuda as well as several senior students introduce and teach Chen’s Style Tai Chi "56 Move" competition form. Created by combining the Chen Style "Old Frame" and "Cannon Fist" forms, with grace and beauty. The varied pace of slow and fast movements give this Chen form the ability to attract young and old alike.

The beginning of the journey is formation, where the student learns the structure of classic Chen Tai Chi postures, stepping & footwork, Chen Style Silk Reeling training. Then we will start learning the Chen Tai Chi "56 Move" competition form from the first move, Commencing Form.

The lessons are just starting in September, and this time Grand Master Lin has special knowledge to impart, the essence of Wu Dan Mountain Tai Chi. This exciting subject will provide the Tai Chi student with a deeper knowledge of Tai Chi power and skill, while the Kung Fu student is introduced to the deep well of martial arts that is Tai Chi. Chen is a life time pursuit, decide what you think after you have practiced 1,000 times.

Bring a notebook, something to write with, and your liniment.

Click here for a printable flyer.

For more details and class times call us.



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In December 2017:

DRAGON AND TIGER MEDICAL CHI KUNG

Dragon and Tiger (D&T) Medical Qigong is one of the most direct and accessible healing systems to emanate from China where it is known as a superior low-impact health maintenance exercise grounded in spirituality. This 1500 year old self-healing medical qigong is based on the principles of acupuncture. D&T is composed of seven simple movements – one set only takes 15 minutes. Movements are soft, circular and fluid, enhancing your overall ability to move gracefully. Practice relaxes and softens all the body’s muscles and soft tissue and improves blood circulation. Invigorating, yet calming, D&T will help you release stress and pain and enhance your energy level. D&T is one of the most beneficial qigong sets ever developed. It can be practiced by virtually anyone regardless of age or current state of health. Many students find it a fun set to practice and when they do it they actually begin to feel qi. Practice will increase your range of movement – especially in the upper body. D&T is especially renowned for simultaneously accomplishing three major changes in the body that are necessary for healing:

    Releases stagnant qii that cannot move freely. Stagnant qi can be located anywhere there is a physical, emotional or psychic blockage of energy; Increases the speed, strength and evenness of the circulation of qi, blood and other fluids. This balances the body’s energy; Quickly raises the energy levels of the body to boost your natural healing capacities.

Other possible topics to be discussed during this class are: 3000 year old cloud hands developed by the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu (author of the Tao Te Ching); differences between qigong and nei kung; body alignments to enhance qi flow; how fascia plays an important role in enabling qi to flow readily through the body; pulsing (opening and closing) the joints of the body to increase qi generation thereby increasing the energy of the body; pulling and pushing qi in the body; knee health and relief of knee pain; and relief of shoulder, neck, and back pain. Students will be working directly with the instructor and other students. This will be a three month class three weeks per month – August, October and December 2017 (actual dates to be determined in October and December). Cargo shorts or board shorts are strongly recommended for class in order to check knee and leg alignments.

This seminar is being taught by Marcia (Marcy) Pincus who first started practicing martial arts in 1986. She has since become a certified Energyarts instructor for Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong. She has been studying with Energyarts’ founder Bruce Frantzis since the early 2000s. Master Frantzis holds Chinese lineages in tai chi, bagua, hsing-yi, qigong, and Taoist meditation. He is a Taoist priest and spent 16 years in Asia including 11 years in China. During his time in China he treated thousands of patients using qigong, tui na, and meditation. He has been involved in many various types of martial arts for over 50 years. In the past 20 years, Master Frantzis has emphasized in his classes health, energy, and aging gracefully.

Monthly fee: $65.00

Click here for a printable flyer.

For more details call us.

    DRAGON AND TIGER MEDICAL CHI KUNG
    December (2017) 2, 9 & 16
          Saturdays
10:30 AM   to 12:00 NOON

Call us for details and class times in 2017.



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In June 2017:

Join Dr. Winterkorn as he continues to lead "Chin Na" practice in 2017.

Dr. Keith Winterkorn is holding another seminar on Chin Na, the art of seizing and grasping. The class will focus on review of basics, rear attacks and hair grabs. No previous class required. Warmups will include stretching techniques with hand and wrist exercises for strength and flexibility, along with a set of basic Chin Na techniques.

You will practice techniques which allow the smaller person to overcome a larger opponent. Chin Na is an important part of Tai Chi and is found in most styles of Chinese martial arts. Emphasizing internal power, these classes will show you how to enhance your current ability. Beginner to advanced, these classes offer an opportunity to try something different.

Dr. Keith of “Tiger/Crane” fame has been a student in our school for more than 20 years and studies both Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He has had a special interest in Chin Na for many years and prior to our school, Keith had background in Judo, Aikido, Wrestling and Shaolin Style Chin Na.

Tuition for this set of classes is $70.00 for students and $80.00 for others. You will need to bring a staff (short or long), notebook, Dit Da Jow and a sweatshirt. All proceeds will go directly to supporting our school. Your support is appreciated.

    Chin Na
    June (2017) 3, 17 & 24
          Saturdays
9:30 AM   to 11:30 AM

Call us for details and class times in 2017.



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2017, Year of the Rooster:

The Chinese Culture Center celebrated the year of the Rooster on Saturday January 28, 2017 at the Chinese Culture Center.

To view pictures for the 2017 New Year (Dress Rehearsal and New Years) celebration for the Year of the Rooster, click here also click here.

We are very thankful that Dr. Wen Wu and Warren Rathjen were able to take these photos of the New Year's celebration.



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Learn the Chinese Language:

The Chinese Culture Center and teacher Synthia Lin are proud to announce classes for learning to speak, read and write the Chinese (Mandarin) language, both traditional and simplified. Classes include beginner, intermediate and individual study.

Call us for details.




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20th Anniversary:

On Saturday, December 6th, 2008, the Chinese Culture Center and Lin's Martial Arts Academy celebrate the 20th Anniversary for our studio building. The celebration will be held at 4:00pm at the Chinese Culture Center.

Our studio building was planned and constructed almost entirely by students' volunteer effort. Click here to see a pictorial history of the construction of our school organized by Jim Sikora.


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