Friday, June 28, 2019

MMTCA July Newsletter 2019



"A life-affirming golden consciousness attracts gold in your life, invites heaven to shine down upon you, and produces an environment of wisdom and power. That, in a nutshell, is the alchemy of our lives."
-Dennis William Hauck

July is upon us! It's been great training and practicing outside with class on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Come join us!

Beginning July 1st, I have a new partner who will be sharing our space, Lindsay Forsythe. Lindsay is a Contact Improvisational dancer and will be using our space for her class and training.

I'll be taking some vacation time in August. Classes will be held as usual with subs to cover class.

Book suggestions from class discussions, using Taoist and Masonic numerology of three, five, and seven:

3 Pa-Kua books;

Pa-Kua Chinese Boxing for Fitness and Self-Defense by Robert W. Smith
Liang Zhen Pu Eight Diagram Palm by Li Zi Ming
BAGUAZHANG LIANXI FA Baguazhang Practice Method by Jiang Rungqiao trans by Joseph Crandall
* BONUS!! Pa kua Chang Newsletter/Journals, the best Martial Arts periodical I've ever read!

5 Hsing-Yi books;

Hsing-I Chinese Mind-Body Boxing by Robert W. Smith
XINGYI MU QUAN Xingyi Mother FistsMother Fists by Jiang Rungqiao trans by Joseph Crandall
Xing-Yi Nei-Gong trans by Dan Miller and Tim Cartmell
Shang Yun-Xiang Style Xingyiquan by Li Wen-Bin
The Xingyi Quan of the Chinese Army by Dennis Rovere

7 Tai-Chi books;

Tai-Chi Chuan for Health and Self-Defense, Principles and Practice by Master T.T.Liang
Cheng Tzu's 13 Treatises on Tai-Chi Chuan trans by Benjamin Lo
Yang Family Secret Transmission by Douglas Wile
Tai-Chi Chuan and Meditation by Da Liu
On Tai-Chi Chuan by T.Y. Pang
Fundamentals of Tai-Chi Chuan by Wen-shan Huang
The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan by Jou Tsung-hwa

Big Brother Paul Gallagher turned 75 on June 28th. Halfway to the middle level of Immortality!



Enjoy the Summer,
-Ray

"Why is it often hard for us to choose joy, even in moments when there are no painful circumstances in our lives?"
-Oriah

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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

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


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.