Friday, May 24, 2019

MMTCA Newsletter June 2019

"To be old is to have less time before you and more mistakes behind."
-Abboud

Happy Mid-Summers on June 22nd! The shortest night and longest day happen this month.

A "Headstone Unveiling Ceremony" (the last act of burial in the Jewish faith) will be held at the grave of our beloved classmate Marty Kleinbaum on Sunday, June 2nd, beginning at 11:00AM at the Gemelus Chesed Cemetery, 7032 Penn Ave, Richfield.



Our Summer schedule is basically the same, with Tuesday nights and Saturday Morning held outside at East River Flats Park on the Mississippi River beginning Saturday June 22nd..

Tuesday 6-7 Solo Form, 12 Animals, and Hsing Yi
               7-8 Disciple's Practice
Saturday 10-11 Cane, Sword, Sabre, and weapons review
                11-12 Solo Form, and Fast Form

Grad News:

Hsing-Yi 7 Halberds Strung Like Pearls= Steve Peterson

Pa-Kua Swimming Dragon (learned and re-learned)= Margo Bock, Fred Sparks, John Stitley, Paul Dahlberg, Matt Barrett, Dave Kielkof, Steve Peterson, Jenny Graves, Conor Hatch

Hsing-Yi Five Fists/Elements (learned and re-learned)= Paul Ittner, John Feely, Bryan Steenerson, Margo Bock, Fred Sparks, John Stitley, Paul Dahlberg, Matt Barrett, Dave Kielkof, Jane Shockley, Steve Peterson, Conor Hatch, Wanda Koehler

The 12 Animals and Hsing-Yi class Tuesdays 7-8PM, will be covering the Tiger and the 5 Element Linking Form in June.

Book Suggestion- The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

I will have final information about staying in our space sometime this month. As it looks now, we will have our beautiful space for another year at least!

Get outside and breathe in that clean, clear Minnesota air!
-Ray

"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal."
- Earl Nightingale

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Delaware Retreat Fall 2019


Master Ray Retreat in Milford De
350 Bay Avenue, Slaughter Beach 19963- Beach Retreat House
October 4 - October 7, 2019
Friday night - OPEN TO FULL RETREAT ATTENDEES ONLY
4:00PM Arrival, settle in to retreat house.
5:00PM - 6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm - 8:30pm Meet & greet
Discussion: 72 Form History and Updates
Saturday
7:30am - 8:30am Warm ups, Meditation, & 72 Form on beach
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
Individual Session I
9:30 - 11:00am T’ai Chi Fast Form 1st Section
11:30 - 1:00pm Wu-Dang Sword 13 Energies, Solo & 2 Person
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch
2:15pm - 4:00pm Free Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm Pushing Hands Drills, Methods, & Etudes
5:30 - 6:30pm Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 Free Time
7:30pm - 8:30pm Karambit Revisted
Sunday
7:30am - 8:30am Warm ups, Meditation, & 72 Form on beach
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
Individual Session II
9:30 - 11:00am T’ai Chi Fast Form 2nd Section
11:30 - 1:00pm Wu-Dang Sword 13 Energies, Solo & 2 Person
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch
2:15pm - 4:00pm Free Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm Pushing Hands Drills, Methods, & Etudes
5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner
6:30pm - 7:30pm Free Time
7:30pm - 8:30pm Taoist Meditation
Monday
7:30am - 8:30am Warm ups, Meditation, & 72 Form on beach
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
Individual Session III
9:30 - 11:00am T’ai Chi Fast Form 3rd Section
11:30 - 1:00pm Wu-Dang Sword 13 Energies, Solo & 2 Person
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch
SPACE IS LIMITED - ONLY 10 FULL RETREAT SPACES AVAILABLE!!
$150 NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED UPON REGISTRATION TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!!
BALANCE DUE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
To register for full retreat, send email confirmation to Diane Cannon at mingtaotaichi@gmail.com with your name, address, email
address, telephone number, current instructor’s name and method of payment. For Paypal, use mingtaotaichi@gmail.com; if
sending a check through USPS, it must arrive within 4 days of your email or your spot will be made available to other students.
Payment for full retreat (Friday 4pm thru Monday 2:15pm) is on a sliding scale of $475-$575. All Linens provided!
To register for an individual session as highlighted above, registration and payment in full must be received (methods is in above
paragraph) no later than August 15, 2019. Each Individual Session - sessions with Master Ray and meals during those session
and are on a sliding scale of $140-$165.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

MMTCA Newsletter May 2019



"This is the reality we live: aspiring to be at our best, longing for and sometimes finding meaning and connection within ourselves and with that which is larger than ourselves, we are undone by messy bathrooms, traffic jams, and burnt toast."
-Oriah  Mountain-Dreamer

Happy May! And Happy Mayday! I am looking forward to outside practice, hikes, and enjoying our beautiful state!

Our schedule remains the same until July. I'll have more info on our possible new home.

Two students finished the 72 Movement Medium Form: Eric Norberg and Eric Johnson. Congratulations! Many have started...

Two of my personal disciples, Fred Sparks and John Stitely finished the rare Hsing-Yi Chuan form, Chut Yu Lin Ji or 7 Halberds Strung Like Pearls. I am the only student to learn this form from Master Wai-lun Choi and they are now part of a few who have learned it from me. Congratulations!!



And speaking of two disciples, Karen Barton and Margo Bock learned the Double Dagger Form from the Fan-Tzi Eagle Claw kung-fu style I learned from the late Sifu Lo Man-biu. Congratulations!

I will be leading a retreat and seminar again this year at the beach in Delaware. More info to come on classes, education, and meals to follow. For now, here are the basics:

                               Ray Hayward Retreat in Milford De
350 Bay Avenue, Slaughter Beach 19963- Beach Retreat House
October 4 - October 10, 2019
 
SPACE IS LIMITED - ONLY 10 FULL RETREAT SPACES AVAILABLE!! 

$150 NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED UPON REGISTRATION TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!! 

BALANCE DUE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

 

Book suggestion: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I taught a weekend seminar in Wilmington DE at Shuang Liao Tai-Chi in April. I also have regular classes in Duluth and am planning a Summer get together, more info next month.Tai-Chi is alive and strong and growing!

We received two cards from Master Choi, thanking us for the flowers, red envelope, and the signed card.



Thank you all for your generosity, appreciation, commitment, and hard work.

-Ray

"A living body is not a fixed thing, but a flowing event."
-Alan Watts


contact
612-404-7320
skrayhayward@gmail.com
rayhaywardblog@gmail.com
mindfulmotiontaichi.com
My Blog: The Inspired Teacher (rayhayward.com)
Facebook: Ray Hayward, Ray Hayward Enterprises, Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy
My books: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Ray_Hayward