2014 Online Scrapbook
Martial Artistry Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese Wushu, Albuquerque, NM
Sash Presentations March 29, 2014
Another fantastic kung fu sash presentation, with seven martial artists earning new ranks.
DOROTHY STENDER: Shen Yu Chang Quan 神谕长拳 (Oracle Long Fist) - Purple-black sash
JEN VOSSEN: Xiao Kai Men 小开门 (Little Open Gate)- Green-white sash
SAM GRANT: Xiao Quan 小拳 (Little Fist)- Yellow sash
SHELLEY BARRATT: Xiao Quan 小拳 (Little Fist)- Yellow sash
M. SAVILLE: Xiao Long Qi 小龙七(Little Dragon Seven) - White-brown sash
COLE SHARP-NATIVIDAD: Xiao Long Yi 小龙一(Little Dragon One) for White-yellow sash
PIERCE A. MCDOWELL: Xiao Long Yi 小龙一(Little Dragon One) for White-yellow sash
Even kung fu teachers like to know they are appreciated. Martial arts presentations DO go better with chocolate!
Congratulations, students, on an excellent show of wushu skill!
Sash Presentations March 1, 2014
This month's martial arts group really rocked their wushu forms presentations in order to achieve new ranks.
A great job by all our martial artists.
RANDY LANTZ: Nianqing Hu Quan 年轻虎拳 (Young Tiger Boxing) for Purple sash
Tiger boxing is noted for its low, wide stances and powerful, direct strikes.
GEORGE BENNETT: Tan Tui Er 弹腿二 (Spring Leg Two) for Orange-white sash
ZOE VAN NORTWICK: Xiao Tan Tui Er 小弹腿二 (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash
Many wushu styles and systems adapt and use the Tan Tuis to improve balance, strength, flexibility, focus and fighting skills.
N.D.: Xiao Tan Tui Er 小弹腿二 (Little Spring Leg Two) for Yellow-black sash
A common saying among Chinese martial artists is "If your Tán Tuǐ is good, your kung fu will be good."
ANDRES LUCERO: Xiao Long Si 小龙四(Little Dragon Four) for White-blue sash
JESSALYN LAM: Xiao Long Er 小龙二(Little Dragon Two) for White-orange sash
The Little Dragon forms teach our youngest students focus and basic martial arts skills.
VICTORIA MARTINEZ: Xiao Long Er 小龙二(Little Dragon Two) for White-orange sash
A reverse punch should be delivered with a sharp snap of the hip. Victoria shows that children develop strength and confidence through kung fu classes.
Congratulations to our newly promoted kung fu students!
13th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration
Year of the Wood Horse - Lunar Year 4712
Kung fu and wushu thrills abounded during our 13th Annual Chinese New Year celebration in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
(Be sure to watch the video full screen on the High Definition 1080P setting!)
Martial arts in the movies was the unspoken theme this year, with Jedi vs. Sith lightsaber battles,
cat woman style acrobatics,
dragon claw vs. drunken kung fu combat,
and wushu sword clashes.
staves and spears whirled, all in honor of two of our own brave kung fu warriors currently battling cancer (see dedication at the end of the video).
It's not karate - it's KUNG FU!
~*~ OUR PLAYERS ~*~
Jen Vossen: Kung Lik Kuen
Dorothy Stender: wushu straight sword (jian) and kung fu double head spear
Jonathan Milton: nan quan and Shaolin guan dao (kuan dao)
Silvia: Tan Tui
Jesse Stephens: kung fu war fan
Lydia "Mei-Mei" Eggert: dragon fist and bull whip
Jason Oglesbay: wushu staff
Caitlyn Rodgers: long fist (Chang Quan)
Brian Baker: deer horn knives, rope dart
Randy Lantz: long fist (chang quan), broadsword fight set
Todd Coffey: long fist (chang quan), broadsword fight set
April Dawn Duncan: kung fu war fan, lightsaber fight set
Barbara "Ellie" Wilson: kung fu war fan, lightsaber fight set
Ed McGinnis: wushu broadsword
Edi Juares: kung fu dragon fist vs drunken fight set, whip chain
Dani Juares: drunken fist vs dragon fist fight set, drunken kung fu
January Martial Arts Presentations
Saturday February 1, 2014
These beginners rocked their sash presentations to achieve new ranks in kung fu.
ZOE VAN NORTWICK: Xiao Tan Tui Yi 小弹腿一 (Little Spring Leg One) - Yellow-white sash
N.D.: Xiao Tan Tui Yi 小弹腿一 (Little Spring Leg One) - Yellow-white sash
RYAN KENNY: Xiao Quan 小拳 (Little Fist) - Yellow sash
SANTIAGO MARQUEZ: Xiao Quan 小拳 (Little Fist) - Yellow sash
SEAN WEINER: Xiao Long San 小龙三(Little Dragon Three) - White-green sash