Martial Artistry Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese Wushu, Albuquerque

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Saturday September 30, 2017

 

2017 9 30 presentation group

 

When is 13 a lucky number? When it’s how many kung fu practitioners present forms and earn new sashes!  Congratulations go out to:

BRIAN BAKER: Bagua Zhang 八卦掌  (Eight Trigram Palm) for Tier 1 of 2nd Degree Black Sash

SHERRY RIDDLE: Nan Quan  南拳  (Southern Boxing) for Red-white

CONNOR BENNETT: Xiao Kai Men 小开门 (Little Open Gate) for Green-white Sash

OLIVIA CANADA: Tan Tui Yi   弹腿一   (Spring Leg One) for Orange sash

KATYIA SHURKIN: Xiao Tan Tui Er 小弹腿二  (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash

RAPTURE GOLDSMITH: Xiao Tan Tui Yi  小弹腿一 (Little Spring Leg One) for Yellow-white sash

JAMES DEARSCH: Xiao Tan Tui Er 小弹腿二  (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash

LUCY PINO: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

ISAAC MILLER: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

JOSHUA PATCHELL: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

INDIANA: Xiao Long San   小龙三 (Little Dragon Three) for White-green sash

JOSHUA: Xiao Long Er   小龙二 (Little Dragon Two) for White-orange sash

MIA: Xiao Long Er   龙二 (Little Dragon Two) for White-orange sash


Saturday September 2, 2017

 

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A small, but mighty, group of martial artists demonstrated kung fu skills to earn new ranks. Congratulations go out to:

APRIL DUNCAN: Guan Yin Quan  观音拳 (Guan Yin Fist) for Blue-Red Sash

IVANA GEORGIEVOVA: Tan Tui Er 弹腿二  (Spring Leg Two) for Orange-white sash

DAVID WATERMAN: Tan Tui Er 弹腿二  (Spring Leg Two) for Orange-white sash

KATYIA SHURKIN: Xiao Tan Tui Yi  小弹腿一 (Little Spring Leg One) for Yellow-white sash

FLYNN KING: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

BENJAMIN: Xiao Long Si   小龙四 (Little Dragon Four) for White-blue sash

HURLEIGH: Xiao Long Yi   (Little Dragon One) for White-yellow sash


 

Saturday August 5, 2017

Presentations and Partings

 

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A large group of martial arts students presented their kung fu forms this month, one of them for the final time before he moves to a new job in Houston.

 

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Joseph Butner leaves us at Martial Artistry with many fond memories of his exploits, as well as the heavy and speed bag station he so generously donated. We were delighted to see him present for his Purple/Red sash before saying goodbye to Albuquerque.

 

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The instructors and well-wishers were treated to some exceptional wushu forms this month, most notably from the Little Dragons class for ages 4-8. We have some seriously good budding young martial artists!

 

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Also some not-nearly-so-good photobombers. Get back in your corner, Sparky.

 

ED MCGINNIS: Si Yun Shuangtou Qiang 四云双头枪   (Four Cloud Double Head Spear) for Purple-Red

JOSEPH BUTNER: Si Yun Shuangtou Qiang 四云双头枪   (Four Cloud Double Head Spear) for Purple-Red

KEITH WEBER: Kung Lik Kuen (Power Fist Form) for Green Sash

BRUCE KING: Kung Lik Kuen (Power Fist Form) for Green Sash

SAVANNAH DAVIDSON: Tan Tui San 弹腿三  (Spring Leg Three) for Orange-black sash

CRAIG GOLDSMITH: Tan Tui San 弹腿三  (Spring Leg Three) for Orange-black sash

DAVID WATERMAN: Tan Tui Yi   弹腿一   (Spring Leg One) for Orange sash

LILY WATERMAN: Xiao Tan Tui Er 小弹腿二  (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash

MORGAN WATERMAN: Xiao Tan Tui Er 小弹腿二  (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash

KATYIA SHURKIN: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

LAWSON MAZE: Xiao Long Qi   小龙七 (Little Dragon Seven) for White-brown sash and graduation to Group Wushu classes

OTTO: Xiao Long Wu   小龙五 (Little Dragon Five) for White-purple sash

JULIAN: Xiao Long Wu   龙五 (Little Dragon Five) for White-purple sash


 

 

July 1, 2017 Sash Presentations

 

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Another great group of martial arts beginners displayed their kung fu skills before an audience in Albuquerque to earn new sashes. Congratulations go out to:

JAMES KEY: Xiao Kai Men 小开门 (Little Open Gate) for Green-white Sash

CARLEY MAZE: Tan Tui San 弹腿三  (Spring Leg Three) for Orange-black sash

IVANA GEORGIEVOVA: Tan Tui Yi   弹腿一   (Spring Leg One) for Orange sash

OLIVER TAGALOG: Xiao Tan Tui Er 小弹腿二  (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash

MILO HENDERSON: Xiao Tan Tui Er 小弹腿二  (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash

SASHA THORP: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

ISSAC GOMEZ: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

RUSSEL: Xiao Long San   小龙三 (Little Dragon Three) for White-green sash 

SAHN-LONG: Xiao Long Yi   小龙一 (Little Dragon One) for White-yellow sash