Friday, January 11, 2019

MMTCA January Newsletter 2019

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
-Margaret Mead

Happy New Year! I hope 2019 is a great year for you, full of health, light, and hope. Chinese New Year is February 5th, and I'm looking at celebrating on February 16th.

On December19th 2018, my Southern Praying Mantis teacher, Grandmaster Gin Foon Mark passed away peacefully. I learned kung-fu with lots of hands-on feeling and timing, calligraphy, and sin-gung or spirit work, privately with Master Mark for close to three years. I was also asked by Master Mark to write a book about his style, which I did. I have a few copies available and will re publish it later in the year.

Our new schedule begins January 15th. Most of the classes are the same, and the Solo Form class on Saturday is expanded to an hour and a half. I am still fine tuning the schedule and welcome any suggestions for more classes and/or times.

Book suggestion-Thinkers of the East By Idries Shah

Speaking of books, I am having a limited run printed of my book, Southern Jook Lum Praying Mantis Kung-fu, which I wrote for Master Gin Foon Mark. If you want a copy let me know.

January 25th is the birthday of the Bard, Robert Burns. Here's one from his pen:

“Hope Springs Exulting on Triumphant Wing.”
- Robert Burns

Thank you all for the holiday gifts and remembrances. Your kindness and thoughtfulness are humbling and much appreciated.

Peace and calm,


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