Term Two of our lessons starts this week! Our UC lesson will have a surprise guest visiting from Melbourne for the start of our lesson! Our Radford lessons will concentrate on partner techniques, combinations and multiple opponent work. We will also hold another grading at the end of Term Two.
In other news we are pleased to announce Liam Hunter is now promoted to Junior Yellow Sash Dragon.
The results from the Term One gradings are coming in and so far we are pleased to announce the following succesful candidates:
Zach Harvey - Junior White Sash Dragon with Honours
Yulyana Young - Junior White Sash Lion
Liam Whiting - Junior Yellow Sash Dragon
Congratulations on all 3 of our hardworking students!
This year we have decided to move from our home at the AIS to Radford College to pursue closer ties to the school and be more accessible for students catching public transport. Our new training facility is in the G Wigg Sports Centre. It is best to access the entrance to Radford off Haydon Drive in Bruce , turn right at the roundabout then park closet to the Sports Centre. Our room is on the left after walking through the entrance.
The classes are now longer being 90 minutes although the last 30 minutes are optional for students who are pursuing more training time.
Our classes at UC are still on Sundays at the refectory.
We had a tough grading in Term 4 in 2018 and we wish to congratulate the following students with their new levels:
Marcus Hunter - Junior White Sash Dragon
Liam Hunter - Senior White Sash Dragon
Liam Whiting - Senior White Sash Dragon
Jesse Lo - Junior Blue Sash Lion
Tyson Baker - Junior Blue Sash Lion
Tyson Baker will undergo a further assessment to upgrade to an adult Wolf Pack Black Sash system to attain Black Sash Level 4.
As we prepare to welcome in the Year of the Pig these are the exciting developments for 2019!
AIS CLASSES COMMENCE ON MONDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2019
Our backbone of the academy starts again when school starts - Mondays and Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm at the Combat Centre at Building 14, Australian Institute of Sport. Term one will concentrate on basic strikes, kicks, blocks and grappling and it is a great time for a beginner to start! Several of our students have passed recent gradings so will be keen to jump into a new level!
FREE LION AND DRAGON DANCE CLASSES FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR
We are already flat out training for Lunar New Year so if you keen to give us a hand for a multitude of performances don't hesitate to join us for these free training sessions at UC. All welcome!
Our training times are Sundays 6 - 8 pm for Dragon and Wushu
Mondays and Thursdays 7 - 8:30 pm for Lion Dance
BIGGER AND BETTER TRAINING SESSIONS ALL YEAR ROUND AT UC
Our regular Sunday training sessions at UC will be revamped to make them much more efficient and effective for all who want to learn. Remember you do not have to be a UC student to come to these sessions. These sessions will act as a third lesson each week to complement the Monday and Thursday classes so kung fu students now have the option of 3 different training times each week which they can change and use depending on their life circumstances. We are all busy with other commitments and life events so 3 sessions each week will give you flexibility from week to week.
These lessons at UC will start again on Sunday 24th February 2019 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. They consist of:
6 - 7pm YHKFA kung fu training. For students who only want to attend kung fu they can just come to this session only. However we welcome students who want to stay on for additional training
7- 7:30 pm Training in Zi Ran Men and Muay Thai with Mr Will Chen
7:30 - 8:30 pm Canberra Dragon Dance - Lion/Dragon/Percussion training with Mr Rex Li, Mr Ares Nie and Ms Evelyn Wu
It was a busy Christmas Party in December 2018 with lots of team games. During this we presented our annual awards. The lucky recipients were:
Rookie of the Year - Marcus Hunter
Most Improved - Liam Hunter
Proficiency Dragon - Liam Whiting
Proficiency Lion - Sihing Lochlan Graf
Wolf Pack Award - Wallace Lo
Student of the Year - Tyson Baker
Three Virtues Award - Sihing Lochlan Graf
Congratulations to our award winners!
If you are coming to our workshops in December 2018 please download this form, fill it out and send it back or bring it in on the day. There is also more information about what to expect and bring on the day.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Bored these holidays? We will hold some holiday workshops in kung fu, lion dance and dragon dance. The first two sessions will be between Christmas and New Year; Thursday 27 December 9 am to 12 noon and Saturday 29 December 2pm to 5 pm. We will announce details of later January workshops closer to the time.
These workshops are for all ages 7 yo and up and perfect for families. They are for practitioners of all levels and participants will be divided into groups to reflect their level of experience.
Want to trial some kung fu or dragon or lion dance but not sure if you want to commit to regular lessons? Then these workshops are for you!
Want to further your studies in kung fu, dragon dance or lion dance and excel at what you do and learn something you never learnt in class? Then these workshops are also for you!
Please contact us for further details.
It has been a very busy September and October with our annual demonstration at Floriade, and our martial arts, lion and dragon dance performances for the Canberra Moon Festival, Canberra Vietnamese School Moon Festival, Floriade Nightfest, and the UC Sleepout. Term 4 is about to begin on Monday 15th October and we will knuckle down and concentrate on controlled combat drills, sparring and just allowing students to practise their new skills they learnt this year in situational scenarios. There will also be a grading the end of this term and our annual Christmas Party and Awards ceremony. Awards presented will include Rookie of the Year, Wolfpack Award, Proficiency, Instructor of the Year, Student of the Year (as voted by students themselves) and The Three Virtues Award.
Lunar New Year 2019 is also coming up and we will be busy on weekends training for lion and dragon dance performances in preparation for the new and amazing routines we will perform for events such as the National Multicultural Festival and the Majestic Princess cruise ship!
Our celebrated students of the past month were:
DRAGON - Liam Whiting. Very consistent with attendance and training three times a week.
LION - Emily Whiting. Enthusiastic in everything she does and trained well to achieve 77% in her first grading
WOLF PACK - Evelyn Wu. Excellent attendance record at UCKFA lessons and enthusiastic in teaching percussion to all students.