2010 Martial Artistry Shaolin Kung Fu & Chinese Wushu, Albuquerque New Mexico Scrapbook

December 2010

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A Sign of the Times...

Gotta love Instructor Ryan McGowan's wicked sense of humor. This year's warning sign (proudly posted along the safety corridor to the bathrooms, fountains and office) was a great follow up to last year's "Girl Kung Fu" mug. 


 

12-18-2010 Martial Arts Sash Promotions

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Sash presentations were held a week early this month due to the Christmas holidays falling on Friday and Saturday.  Starting off the New Year with new sashes were:

M. Saville: Little Dragon White-yellow sash

Jackson: Little Dragon White-orange sash

Ian: Little Dragon White-red sash

Mitchell Valverde: Xiao Tan Tui Yi (Little Spring Leg One) Yellow-white sash

 

Christine Ayoub: Xiao Tan Tui Er (Little Spring Leg Two) Yellow-black sash

Student: Yellow-black sash

Becky Berlin: Tan Tui Yi (Spring Leg One) Orange sash

Lily Jensen: Tan Tui San (Spring Leg Three) Orange-black sash

Joel McIntosh: He Shan (Crane Fan) Green-black sash

Daniel Robson: Xiao Hu Yan (Little Tiger Swallow) Blue sash

Jonathan Milton: Si Yun Shuangtou Qiang (Four Cloud Double Head Spear) Purple-red sash

Along with his White-red sash, Ian was promoted from the Little Dragons class to the regular children's Kung Fu/Wushu program.  Way to go, Ian and congratulations to all our newly promoted students!

 


 

12-10-2010 School Photo Plaques from 2007 - 2010 are FINISHED!

2010-12-2 school plaque

At last! It only took, oh... three years, but the school plaques are finally done. The 2007 and 2008 don't look nearly so awesome as the 2009 and 2010, but I think you'll agree they aren't too hideous - and best of all, from now on they should be done within a week or so after the conclusion of school photos week. Whew!

 


 

November 2010

11-27-2010 November Martial Arts Sash Promotions

brian baker east mountain martial artsBrian Baker - Brown Sash

Ben Berling - Red-White Sash

Randy Lantz - Blue Sash

Student - Yellow-White Sash

2 Little Dragon Students - White-Yellow

Keiler - Little Dragon White-Yellow

 

 


2010 Martial Artistry School Photos - November 8-13

Our annual martial arts student photos are always a huge hit. Despite the hectic schedule, we always make time for some funny poses and pics.

 


 

October 2010 Sash Presentations

john shelnutt adult karate classJohn Shelnutt: Red Sash

Ed McGinnis: Green Sash

Moses Nagurski: Orange-Black Sash

Emily: Orange-White Sash

Cindy Villescaes: Yellow-Black Sash

Christine Ayoub: Yellow-White Sash

Camille: Yellow-White Sash

Victor Blea: White-Red Sash

Jackson: White-Yellow Sash


September Sash Promotions

yaoting shelnutt martial arts kids classesYaoting Shelnutt: Purple Sash

Chad Petty: Blue-Red Sash

Maya Durvasula: Blue Sash

Shiloh Maes: Yellow-Black Sash

Cindy Villescaes: Yellow-White Sash

Christine Ayoub: Yellow Sash

Mitchell Valverde: Yellow Sash

Ian: White-Purple Sash

Sylvia: White-Green Sash


September 25, Third 2010 State Fair Performance with Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix

Team Steel Phoenix did a total of three performances at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. It was the first time in over 10 years that we'd done a "street" performance at the fair, and it was definitely an eye-opener. By and far the street performances turned out to be our favorites, even though we'd also been tapped to do a coveted full Main Stage gig! The crowds for the street performances were HUGE and very demonstrative! We'd purchased a quiet, protable generator just for these shows, which proved to be a lifesaver. So easy, we were able to set up anywhere.

Clips from this performance at the New Mexico State Fair include drunken boxing, praying mantis, dragon, double head spear, pudao, rope dart, staff, war fan, double war fan, nan quan, ditang quan, straight sword, lion dancing, dragon dancing and more.

Our performers for this show were:

Ryan McGowan: staff (gun shu), kung fu basics, wushu straight sword (jian), flag dancing, nan quan (Southern boxing), dragon dancing and praying mantis boxing (tang lang quan).

James "Sparky" Esparza: drunken boxing (zui quan), wushu basics, flag dancing, three-section staff (san jie gun), lion dancing and dragon dancing.

Danielle Hayden: pudao, lion dancing and kung fu basics 

Yaoting "Julian" Shelnutt: wushu basics, lion dancing, double head spear (shuang tou qiang), double daggers (shuang bishou), and dragon dancing.

Qiu Yan: kung fu basics, war fan (wu shan or tie shan), lion dance, flag dance, broadsword or saber (dao), dragon dance, and double war fan (shuang wu shan).

Ben Berling: wushu basics, broadsword or saber (dao), whip chain (jie bian), flag dancing, double whip chain (shuang jie bian), ditang quan (ground tumbling boxing), and sheng bian (bull whip).

Brian Baker: wushu basics, rope dart (sen biao), and dragon dance.

Dorothy "The Grey Dragon" Stender: Northern dragon boxing (long quan) and sound.

Jonathan Milton: double daggers (shuang bishou), kung fu basics and dragon dance.

Joel McIntosh: lion dance, wushu basics, war fan (wu shan or tie shan), and dragon dance.

Father Barney Deane: lion dancing, Northern Shaolin boxing, and dragon dancing.

Amy Dalness: lion dance, war fan (wu shan or tie shan), and dragon dance.

Maya Durvasula: broadsword or sabre (dao) and dragon dancing.

Little Dragons Miquela, Victor and Ian: Xiao Quan (Little Fist). 


September 12, Second 2010 State Fair Performance with Martial Artistry's Team Steel Phoenix

Team Steel Phoenix did a total of three performances at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. Our second performance of this State Fair run was on the coveted Main Stage.

Clips from this performance at the New Mexico State Fair include drunken boxing, praying mantis, dragon, double head spear, pudao, rope dart, staff, war fan, double war fan, nan quan, ditang quan, straight sword, lion dancing, dragon dancing and more.

Our performers for this show were:

Ryan McGowan: staff (gun shu), kung fu basics, wushu straight sword (jian), flag dancing, nan quan (Southern boxing), dragon dancing and praying mantis boxing (tang lang quan).

James "Sparky" Esparza: drunken boxing (zui quan), wushu basics, flag dancing, three-section staff (san jie gun), lion dancing and dragon dancing.

Danielle Hayden: pudao, lion dancing and kung fu basics 

Yaoting "Julian" Shelnutt: wushu basics, lion dancing, double head spear (shuang tou qiang), double daggers (shuang bishou), and dragon dancing.

Qiu Yan: kung fu basics, war fan (wu shan or tie shan), lion dance, flag dance, broadsword or saber (dao), dragon dance, and double war fan (shuang wu shan).

Ben Berling: wushu basics, broadsword or saber (dao), whip chain (jie bian), flag dancing, double whip chain (shuang jie bian), ditang quan (ground tumbling boxing), and sheng bian (bull whip).

Brian Baker: wushu basics, rope dart (sen biao), and dragon dance.

Dorothy "The Grey Dragon" Stender: Northern dragon boxing (long quan) and sound.

Jonathan Milton: double daggers (shuang bishou), kung fu basics and dragon dance.

Joel McIntosh: lion dance, wushu basics, war fan (wu shan or tie shan), and dragon dance.

Father Barney Deane: lion dancing, Northern Shaolin boxing, and dragon dancing.

Amy Dalness: lion dance, war fan (wu shan or tie shan), and dragon dance.

Maya Durvasula: broadsword or sabre (dao) and dragon dancing.

Little Dragons Miquela, Victor and Ian: Xiao Quan (Little Fist).