12 noon until?
Monday and Wednesday classes for the March break only;
6:30(pm)- Youth Kung Fu
7:30- Adult Kung Fu
Last regular class is Tuesday Dec 23rd at the usual times then;
Christmas Holiday Schedule
Classtimes between Christmas and New Years
Monday- Dec 29th
6:30-7:30- All youth ranks
7:30-8:30- All adult ranks
6:30-7:30- All Kung fu students-youth/adult
This from Sigung Dave at our sister club in Kitchener. The date has been set for June 21st;
Where -Blue Crane Martial Arts-787 2nd ave east
Who-Guest Instructor- Sibok Gee Wong
Prerequisites- For sparring portion all students who have foam dipped sparring gear may attend.(some experience required). For the self defence seminar(Aikido) portion students must be at least 10 years old and have the rank of orange or higher. Open to all martial artists. Club members will be given first chance.
Cost- one for-$25, both- for $35. non members add $5
(last class is Monday Dec 23rd)
No Classes from
Dec 24th-Jan 1st except as follows;
12:00-1:00- Kung Fu (all ranks and ages)
Monday Dec 30th
7:00-8:00- All Kung Fu students
Freetimes may be available- please check our Facebook page for times.
Classes resume as usual
Thursday Jan 2nd
To you my students, respectfully, a few tips for you based on my nearly forty years of teaching.
You would think that talent would be required for a challenge such as achieving the rank of black sash but what my experience has shown me is that it has far more to do with attitude than talent. I can remember a black belt once telling me in my early days as a kyu belt that I could achieve whatever level I wanted to in martial arts. I found that hard to believe at the time, but I was taken by the thought that this more knowledgeable and experienced black belt thought that I could achieve something which I myself, barely considered possible. But I respected his experience and took his words to heart. And here I am nearly forty years later. I have respected and taken to heart all of the advice and knowledge that was given to me from each and every one of my teachers in the martial arts. If I had not had that respect for them, I would likely have dropped out early on and I would never had gotten this far.
Unfortunately, I sometimes see students who fail to appreciate the advice they are given. Sometimes this is because they are simply too new to the martial arts way. For others with some training ,they think that somehow with their vast experience of a year or 2 (or 3 etc,)in the martial arts that they now know a better way to progress than that which the instructor is insisting on. For example, the lesson of patience is one which I have seen become an issue for students (or their parents). A talented student who has progressed quickly early on may begin to think that all they need to do is learn the more advanced stuff and somehow they will be instantly better, even if those boring old basics are really not perfect yet. Any wise instructor gives this advice: Improve your basics first. When this is not heeded or understood the result is predictable. Stagnation and/or failure. The student then quits out of frustration instead of taking the advice to heart.So sometimes success too soon may lead to failure shortly after if the knowledge imparted by the teacher isn’t taken with respect.
Fortunately I am seeing less of this as a problem than I once did.Perhaps I am imparting this aspect of training better now than in my less experienced years. But I know that sometimes this is still an issue. Hopefully, together we can succeed in achieving our dreams. Just ask and then follow the path laid down for you. Most likely this has been done already. Do this and you stand a far better chance of achieving your dream of getting your black sash and beyond. .. and remember, don’t stop kickin’.