When I was a little boy I looked into the pages of Martial Arts Magazines and wondered if I could ever be in one. Now some 20 years later Tiger Claw and Kungfu Taichi Magazine has given me an opportunity to not only be featured in their magazine, but to also create an exciting new series of DVD's for martial artists and enthusiasts alike! A lot of thought went into this project and I hope everyone can enjoy the result. Special thanks to TC Media and also to my students Sebastian and Augie for helping demonstrate some moves!
My families school South Coast Martial Arts will be hosting a Tournament Saturday, October 23rd featuring divisions for Karate, Wushu, Kungfu, Internal and Grappling. Registration is only $25 for one division and $35 for unlimited, awards will be given to the top three competitors in their respective events and proceeds will go to fund the Walking Tall Foundations scholarship program. In addition to competitors we are also looking for volunteers to help referee, coordinate and judge. For more information visit www.southcoastmartialarts.comprefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /
Kungfu Heroes presents its first fan-based fundraising project together with the Walking Tall Foundation.
We have signed up for a grant program through the Pepsi Refresh Project for our Youth Summer Camps and Outreach Program called "Kungfu Kids Camps". In order for us to win this grant we need to have our friends and supporters vote for our idea.
To vote you need to go to http://www.refresheverything.com/kungfukidscamps and press on the vote button for our cause. It will ask for your e-mail address, name and birthday and you'll need to create a password. Please vote as often as you can (1 time per day) and the more votes we get the higher we move in the rankings. Only the top 10 receive funding and we're in the 200+ spot so we have some work to do. We hope we can count on you to help us reach out to the kids in our community and beyond.
South Coast Martial Arts
Daying Dreaming for a bit and making some new movements with friends has led me to organize something special... "Kungfu Heroes" is comprised of an elite group of Martial Artists from throughout Southern California & abroad. Our mission is to inspire & unite like minded individuals who seek to become “Heroes” and positive role models in their local and worldwide communities. Beyond Martial Arts and Performance and regardless of religions, race, culture or national boundaries, we want to show that despite adversity and circumstance we all hold the power within ourselves to be someone’s inspiration, someone’s idol & someone’s hero…
Wanna join our movement? Are you a mentor, martial arts enthusiast, or supporter of your local community? If you have a facebook join us. We will be doing some big things very soon!
So as previously mentioned I was in Europe for 10 days to teach some Martial Arts classes. I started my trip off in Amsterdam, For a two day seminar covering Three section staff and Luohan Quan (Enlightened Boxing) to students of the Liu He Men Kungfu School headed by Sifu Henny Eleanora. A personal friend of mine I met through the 2007 K-STAR Competition.
Believe it or not this guy can push me over with One hand, crazy Qigong skills!
The day that I landed I was scheduled to teach, jet lag was a bit stronger than expected but I had enough energy to give a good class that evening. The Weather had some extreme variations, I think on one of the days I saw rain, hail, snow and then clear skies within 30 min... Just crazy haha
While staying in Holland My friend Henny wanted to make sure I ate well, we visited a lot of Chinese restaraunts and also tried some pretty unique things, Check this out.
This is the first stage of a Pizza Kip which gets lots of meat shaved off a skewer and then rolled into a burrito like thing with chile sauce. Sooooo good! Think a Pita bread Pizza, stuffed with chicken and then rolled haha.
An Egg Omelet, prretty self explanatory but the size was rediculous. Had that with some Tea (I don't really do Coffee)
The second day of teaching brought together some characters but it was very interesting to see everyone working on their new skills. There was a lot of bruising from the Three section staff group, but that was to be expected LOL.
That night I went out with Henny to visit an Amsterdam Dragon, My friend Man Long and his Brother Man Kit. It was Man Long's birthday and ate a Chinese Dinner and met some old & new faces including my ninja brother KJER! Very nice...
We did some more sightseeing the following day and did a open house demo for the school. It was small but very fun cause I was given a lot of freedom in what I wanted to do hehe.
Some unexpected friends even come to the open house including my friend Annemie who came from Belgium to say Hello. I met her while touring with Tina Turner, She's great
All in all it was a great trip and I will be writing again soon to detail the next leg of the Journey. Belgium and Ireland! LA Christmas Rehearsals with some of my Angels LOL
Hope everyone is doing well, and enjoy the up and coming weekend! Peace!
Hey all, just returned home after teaching abroad in Europe. The trip was wonderful and it was fun to meet everyone. My official site is also getting some changes, including a martial arts culture section and an online store where you can purchase some battle gear for your own training! Happy 2010 Everybody, And I'm uploading pics this week to detail some of my Europe adventures.
Miss you all!
Well well, already it's 2010 and there is so much to do! Soon I will be in Europe for a series of Martial Arts Classes, My families school will be hosting our 2010 Martial Arts Summer Camp and I will be travelling back to the Legendary "Shaolin Temple" of China. Also on the map is plans for a online store to be opening in February & some other "fun stuff" Haha. Hope Everyone on AND is doing well. And man I owe you all some pictures lol - Philip
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