Martial Artistry Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese Wushu, Albuquerque

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Saturday June 30, 2018

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Regular sash presentations took place the week after the black sash presentation, because SUMMER! New ranks were earned by:

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

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

FLYNN KING: Tan Tui Yi   弹腿   (Spring Leg One) for Orange sash

OTTO FELSCH: Xiao Tan Tui Er 弹腿二  (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash

BETTY WORKMAN: Xiao Quan    (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

JULIAN: Xiao Long Liu   龙六 (Little Dragon Six) for White-red sash

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

Great job, students!


 


Saturday June 23, 2018

Image1 Danielle Stender black sash

In over 20 years, only three had been found worthy of the coveted black sash. On this day, we added a fourth, when Danielle Stender completed the arduous requirements for that honor, and performed in front of an audience of delighted instructors and spectators. Her form of choice: baguazhang.

 

 Image6 Danielle Stender Sifu dragon book

 With ink ground by her own hand, Danielle printed her Wu Jia name into the Dragon book, as had her kung fu brothers and sisters before her.

 

Image7a lion dance

 Four of the school lions danced in her honor, including our baby lion, Haoqi (played by Morgan Waterman and Otto Felsch). The lions then presented her with the gifts of her achievement.

 

Image8 Danielle Stender Sifu Cao Cao plaque

 The drums for the ceremony were played by Saskia King; gongs, played by Lawson Maze; and cymbals, played by David Waterman. Before the altar in memory of Master Wu, the book of naming poems rested, Danielle's own pages now added. Cao-Cao, the fighting lion (played by Silvia Coffey and Keith Weber), conveyed her new sash of rank.

 

Image9 Danielle Stender Sifu Kai plaque

 Kai (played by Lee Ann Haluska and Ellie Wilson), bore the plaque with the certificate of achievement.

 

 Image10 Fu jump

 Fu, our senior lion (played by Dani and Edi Juares), expressed his joy for the occasion with great leaps...

 Image11 Fu banner

 ... before unfurling the banner with name of our newest black sash.

 

Image12 13 panorama lions respect

Respects were paid, and the newest member of our black sash group was applauded by one and all. Thank you to all those who attended to mark this rare and special occasion, and congratulations to 巫山溪!


Saturday June 2, 2018

 

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Huzzah for new sashes for summer! Our students sizzled and all agreed their techniques were hot-hot-hot!

MONIQUE RENEE CURLEY: Nan Dao  南刀  (Southern Saber) for Brown-white sash

SAVANNAH DAVIDSON: Xiao Kai Men 开门 (Little Open Gate) for Green-white Sash

CARLEY MAZE: Kung Lik Kuen 功力拳 (Power Fist Form) for Green Sash

BROOKLYN MILLER: Xiao Tan Tui Er 弹腿二  (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash 

DAMIAN MILLER: Xiao Tan Tui Yi  弹腿 (Little Spring Leg One) for Yellow-white sash

ROY CANADA: Xiao Tan Tui Yi  弹腿 (Little Spring Leg One) for Yellow-white sash

COREY SWEENEY: Xiao Quan    (Little Fist) for Yellow sash 

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

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

Congratulations all on a job well done!


 

Saturday May 5, 2018

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Martial arts are alive and well in Albuquerque, to judge from the fine exhibitions of kung fu skill shown by our students during our April sash presentations. New sash ranks were earned by all.

EDI JUARES: long fist (chang quan) for purple-black sash

BRUCE KING: praying mantis boxing (螳螂拳 — Tang Lang Quan) for green-white sash

LUCY PINO: little spring leg (弹腿— xiao tan tui) for yellow-black sash

LINDA KALLISH: little spring leg (弹腿— xiao tan tui) for yellow-black sash

OTTO FELSCH: little spring leg (弹腿— xiao tan tui) for yellow-white sash

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

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


 

Saturday March 31, 2018

 

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What better way to start Spring Break than with new sashes! Promotions for this month were:

DANI JUARES: Shen Yu Chang Quan  谕长拳  (Oracle Long Fist) for purple-black sash

ELLIE WILSON: Northern tiger boxing (虎拳 — bei hu quan) for purple sash

LEE ANN HALUSKA: dragon fist (龙拳long quan) for blue-white sash

OLIVER TAGALOG: spring leg (弹腿— tan tui) for orange-white sash

LAWSON MAZE: little spring leg (弹腿xiao tan tui) for yellow-black sash

BROOKLYN MILLER: little spring leg (弹腿— xiao tan tui) for yellow-white sash

LOUIE SOTOMAYOR: Xiao Quan    (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

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

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

Congratulations, all!


 

Saturday March 3, 2018

 

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Congratulations to another presentation group, on a successful exhibition of their forms before an audience of instructors, family, and friends.

GEORGE BENNETT: Xiao Hu Yan  小虎燕 (Little Tiger Swallow) for Blue Sash

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

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

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

OTTO FELSCH: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

ALEX CAMPBELL: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

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

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

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

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

Well done, all!


 

Saturday February 3, 2018

 

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A fabulous group of beginning kung fu students attained new ranks. Starting off the new year right!

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

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

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

LUCY PINO: Xiao Tan Tui Yi  弹腿 (Little Spring Leg One) for Yellow-white sash

LAWSON MAZE: Xiao Tan Tui Yi  弹腿 (Little Spring Leg One) for Yellow-white sash

LINDA KALLISH: Xiao Tan Tui Yi  弹腿 (Little Spring Leg One) for Yellow-white sash

ROY CANADA: Xiao Quan    小拳 (Little Fist) for Yellow sash

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

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

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

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