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Kung Fu Grading August 2010

There will be a Kung Fu grading held on the 21st of August at the Northshore Kung Fu and Qigong Health Centre in Takapuna.  That gives you about 5 weeks to get ready! Adults: 10:30am-12noon Kids: 1pm-2pm Location: 46a Taharoto … Continue reading

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10 Reasons why you should train low stances?

Traditional animal kung fu styles are well known for its low, low stances.  To begin with these low postures can be quite difficult to do correctly and very tiring, you will likely feel awkward and slow using this kind of low footwork … Continue reading

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Bayswater Primary School Demo – photos and video clip

Today we held a very successful kung fu demonstration at Bayswater Primary School during their morning assembly.  Participating in the demonstration were James Stinson, Joshua Stinson, Thomas Sedgeman, James Sedgeman and Masa Murata – all current or former Bayswater Primary … Continue reading

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Bayswater Primary School Demonstration

We have a Kung Fu demonstration scheduled for Friday June 18th at 9am in the Bayswater primary school assembly.  This is a great way for the kids to show what they have learned and also stimulate some interest for the new … Continue reading

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Which foot forward and why?

One of the first things a new martial arts student learns is how to stand, where to hold their hands to best protect themselves and how to position their feet to allow them to move easily and generate power for … Continue reading

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Grading Results May 2010

A kung fu grading was held on Saturday May 1st 2010. Those students who attended the grading all did very well and can be pleased with their results.  Visiting instructor Croydon Putu commented on the junior students great improvement in technique … Continue reading

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What is Gong (Kung)?

‘Gong’ or ‘Kung’ as it is sometimes spelt is a Chinese word often interpreted as ‘skill’; it is also often interpreted as ‘work’ or ‘hard work’.  The relationship between these two interpretations is interesting and insightful.  Skill in the context … Continue reading

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Upcoming Junior Kung Fu Grading

Junior Kung Fu Grading  Date:               Saturday the 1st of May 2010 Time:               1- 2pm Location:         46a Taharoto Rd, Takapuna, 09 550 3896, john@developyourqi.com Grading Fee:   $20 Parents, please discuss with me your child’s progress and whether … Continue reading

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Change of Timetable for Kids and Teens Kung Fu Classes

The class timetable has changed for the kids and teens kung fu classes.  This will make it easier for some of the kids to make it to class on time with the sometimes unpredictable Auckland traffic.  New advanced Kung Fu … Continue reading

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Do you want cheap organic food?

If you’ve been visiting the developyourqi.com blog regularly lately, you may have been wondering “Why are there all these recipes and cooking videos being posted?  I thought developyourqi.com was all about qigong and kung fu?”  (Note: I don’t send out … Continue reading

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