For 26 years the Great Lakes Kung Fu Championships have been the region’s spot for traditional Chinese Martial Arts action. Over 150 divisions of traditional northern, southern, internal, weapons, light contact sparring and Shuai Chiao (Chinese Wrestling).
This year it will be held at the Wiley Athletic Center located on the campus of Maple Heights High School.
More info, rules, hotels etc at http://shaolininstitute.com .
Join Harmony in Motion, Temple of the Dragonand other Tai Chi groups from Toledo and Northwest Ohio as they celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2018.
Everybody is welcome to learn and participate in Qigong and Tai Chi and to enjoy great Tai Chi demos from different schools and clubs in our area. Temple of the Dragon students will perform a section of Chang Style Tai Chi, and Sifu Arden will lead everybody in a qigong set along with many other demonstrations and qigong exercises from other groups.
This event is free to the public and starts promptly at 10AM on the grounds of Common Space Arts Council. Alterrnate indoor venue available on the same property, so this event will be held rain or shine!
Friday May 4,through May 6
Nicknamed the “Iron Arhat”, Venerable Guolin Shi was the former head monk and teacher at China’s famed Shaolin Temple who is world-renowned for his expertise in all facets of Shaolin training. He is a long-time friend of The Peaceful Dragon, and while he rarely travels from his own Overseas Shaolin Temple in New York, he has led near-annual workshops here at The Peaceful Dragon.
Shaolin includes the practices of Chan (Zen) meditation, qigong (energy work), internal and external forms of kung fu, and much more. This comprehensive workshop is ideal for students who have at least some experience in tai chi, kung fu or qigong, though beginners with no experience are still welcome and can surely benefit from it.
The curriculum in this workshop will include a combination of traditional Shaolin qigong and meditation, empty-hand forms, and self-defense techniques and applications. You will learn an Internal/External form called Shaolin Chang Hu Xin Yi Men Quan Form.
Workshop hours: Friday 6-9pm; Saturday 9-5pm; and Sunday 10-4pm.
Early-bird savings before April 9: Public $299, Peaceful Dragon introductory-level students and their families $229, Peaceful Dragon mastery-level students $199. After April 9 add $25. Please register at our front service counter or call to register at (704)504-8866.