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Shifu's 2016 Goals...

2015 proved to be a challenging year.  It had many personal challenges which I was unprepared for.  It made me realize I need to focus more, certainly relax more, and once again learn to to interact with someone as a team and couple, both short term and long term.  It had many AWESOME times and rewards which topped 2015.  Truly a year of Yin and Yang, but at the extreme ends of the spectrum.  I believe 2016 will bring more AWESOME rewards. 

 

Once again, I will set my 2016 goals in line and work from there.   Like last year, I an setting business, kung fu, and personal goals....

 

Academy Goals

 

  1. Install new lighting in the classes area with engery efficient LED lighting.
  2. Get on a regular schedule to maintain the Academy keeping it clean and friendly.
  3. Maintain and continue to keep the Serenity Garden well kept with flowers. 
  4. Upgrade the changing room to a more comfortable environment.

 

Kung Fu Goals

 

  1. Finish editing and publishing the China Hand Kung Fu Tai Chi Chuan Manual.
  2. Start and finish the China Hand Kung Fu Academy Shaolin Chuan Manual by years end.
  3. Continue working on the Shaolin Section of the website and posting of virtual training by June 2016.
  4. Continue working on the Tai Chi Section of the website and posting of virtual training by August 2016.
  5. Continue to encourage students to use features of the website.
  6. Continue to publish 1 newsletter per month. 
  7. Look for new ways to utilize the website to benefit the students and Academy.
  8. Begin posting new short video clips for applications to forms.

 

Teaching & Promotional Goals

 

Test Miriam

  1. Test Miriam
  2. Prepare Randy K for his 2nd Degree Black Sash in Tai Chi
  3. Test Gina K for her Advanced Level in Tai Chi & Shaolin.  Then prepare her for her 1st Degree Black Sash for the end of year. 
  4. Prepare Greg Z for his teaching certification and 3rd Degree Black Sash in Pa Kua.
  5. Prepare Dr. Dave for his 3rd Degree Black Sash in Pa Kua Chuan.
  6. Continue to assist Linda for her Teaching Certificate by years end. 
  7. Prepare Linda for her 2nd Black Sash in Tai Chi Chuan & Shaolin Chuan for years end.
  8. Prepare Bill for his 3rd Degree Black Sash in Tai Chi, Shaolin, Pa Kua, and Hsing Yi.
  9. Prepare Chris for his 3rd Degree Black Sash and teaching certification Tai Chi , Shaolin, Pa Kua, and Hsing Yi. 
  10. Prepare Rob M for his 5th Degree Black Sash by years end. 
  11. Continue to adjust curriculum to accomodate current students in Tai Chi, Shaolin, 2 Man, and Weapons.  Class attendance is good, the group is stable and enthusiastic, so I need to keep the momentum going.
  12. Review the overall group participants and promote those between the White and Purple Sash levels. 
  13. Start 2016 Tai Chi Challenge of doing Long Form Mirror Image with all Tai Chi Groups.

 

Social Goals

 

  1. Support Linda in all of her activities as Social Director of the Academy. 
  2. Support Linda in organizing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events at Windward Beach Park.
  3. Support Linda in organizing our trip to NYC for Chinese New Year 2016 with Yee's Hung Ga. 
  4. Support Linda in organizing a 2016 Kuo Shu Tournament trip to support Al in participating. 
  5. Support Linda in organizing our 3rd Annual Blueberry picnic.
  6. Continue keep Facebook up to date with current events, student activites, and activites for the school.
  7. Continue to keep Instagram up to date with photos of the Academy and its students.
  8. Continue to post all Kung Fu photo's to Flickr for all to see and download.

 

Personal Goals

  1. Increase workout time, my own, to 2 hours per day by March. 
  2. Start again eating healthy and loose 25 pounds by August for Greg Z's wedding.
  3. Go shooting 1 time a month with Linda.
  4. Enjoy more "chill time."
  5. Learn to Tango with Linda.
  6. Work on my new birthday wish, which by the way I did get my 2015 birthday wish.
  7. Continue to meditate 45-60 minutes per day.

 

 

Business Goals

  1. Increase student base by 5%. 
  2. Increase net income by 5%. 
  3. Decrease expenses by 5%.
  4. Increase advertising for the year by finding new and cost effective methods with a positive return on investment.
  5. Enroll 10 Children in the Kids Kung Fu Class.

 

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Shifu's 2015 Goals...

I found 2014 to be a very good year and oftern think, can I top it?  But, the answer is yes.  So, we are going to set our 2015 goals in line and work from there.   Like last year, I an setting business, kung fu, and personal goals....

 

Academy Goals

 

  1. Finish organizing the school by updating the utility room with shelves and a new paint job.  
  2. Installing new lighting in the classes area with engery efficient LED lighting.
  3. Clean up an area along the back fence for sitting outside to to enjoy the summer and outside classes.

Kung Fu Goals

 

  1.  Start & Finish Tai Chi Chuan Manual.
  2.  Finish the Shaolin Section of the website and posting of virtual training.
  3.  Finish the Tai Chi Section of the website and posting of virtual training.
  4.  Continue to encourage students to use features of the website.
  5.  Continue to publish 1 newsletter per month. 
  6.  Continue to cleanup the email and academy database for the remaining 1200 accounts.

 

Teaching & Promotional Goals

 

  1. Prepare Greg Z for his teaching certification.
  2. Prepare Stephanie for her Black Sash in Tai Chi Chuan for years end. 
  3. Prepare Linda for her Black Sash in Tai Chi Chuan & Shaolin Chuan for years end.
  4. Complete Bills initial training in Tai Chi Chuan, the Hua Chuan 2 Man forms, & Staff 2 Man for years end. 
  5. Complete Chris' initial training in Tai Chi Chuan, the Hua Chuan 2 Man forms, & Staff 2 Man for years end, including a teaching certification. 
  6. Cross training Rob in Tai Chi Broadsword, Broadsword 2 Man, & Spear Push Hands. 
  7. Adjust curriculum to accomodate current students in Tai Chi, Shaolin, 2 Man, and Weapons.  Class attendance is good, the group is stable and enthusiastic, so I need to keep the momentum going.

 

Social Goals

 

  1. Support Linda in all of her activities as Social Director of the Academy. 
  2. Support Linda in organizing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events at Windward Beach Park this year.
  3. Support Linda in organizing our trip to NYC for Chinese New Year 2015. 
  4. Support Linda in organizing our New Hampshire trip in June of 2015. 
  5. Support Linda in organizing our 2nd Annual Blueberry picnic.
  6. Contine keep Facebook up to date with current events, student activites, and activites for the school.
  7. Contine to keep Instagram up to date with photos of the Academy and its students.

 

Personal Goals

  1. Increase workout time, my own, to 2 hours per day from 1 hour current. 
  2. Start eating healthy and loose 30 pounds by years end, no weight loss in 2014.
  3. Go shooting 1 time a month.
  4. Enjoy me time this year.
  5. Work on my birthday wish.

 

 

Business Goals

  1. Increase student base by 10%. 
  2. Increase net income by 10%. 
  3. Decrease expenses by 5%.
  4. Increase advertising for the year by finding new and cost effective methods with a positive return on investment.

 

 

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2014 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Kung Fu Field Trip

Hello Everyone!

A KUNG FU field trip is being organized for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day...

This is a WORLD WIDE Tai Chi & Qigong event.  At 10 am on April 26, 2014 - SATURDAY - throughout the world, everyone will practice, participate, teach or otherwise participate in some Tai Chi or Qigong activity.

This year China Hand Kung Fu will gather up as many as we can to go and be part of the activities in Central Park in NYC to add to this AWESOME days energery.  We hope you join us.  

After our Tai Chi activities, we then plan to go into Chinatown for some authentic Chinese lunch finishing the day with great food and friends.  

Keep checking back and posting to this blog for more details....

 

 


 

 The RESULTS ARE IN!!!!

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2014 was a huge sucess.  With about 250-300 people attending the NYC-Central Park Event, China Hand Kung Fu made a showing with about 20 people. 

Special thanks to Linda for helping organize and handle the logistics of planning.  She also a great hostess keeping the group laughing, partying, well fed, and smiling at all times. 

Visit www.chinahand.com, go to the bottom of the page and click on the Flickr Icon to see the 100+ pictures of the day. 

www.flickr.com/photos/chinahandkungfu

 

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Al's Kung Fu Training Blog

Al's Training Blog

 

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2014 Goals - China Hand Kung Fu Academy...

As the new year starts, it is time to set goals for the Academy and myself personally.  So, lets give it a go...

 

Academy, we have some interior design to take care of this year:

1.  Replace foyer flooring....

2.  Replace rear entry flooring...

3.  Mount new TV monitor on rear wall...

4.  Paint bathroom, update flooring, replace medicine chest, & decorate...

5.  Replace flooring in meditation room...

6.  New fountain for front of Academy...

 

Kung Fu Goals:

1.  Finish Tai Chi portion of website...

2.  Finish Shaolin portion of website...

3.  Finish Pa Kua Chuan Manaual including publishing...

4.  Start, and complete, Hsing Yi Chuan Manual, including publishing...

5.  Get iPhone App...

6.  Update accounts on database...

7.  1 Kung Fu Times newsletter per month...

8.  Encourage students to use the website features:  Blog, Calendar, & Kung Fu Coach...

9.  Bring the Academy to a PAPERLESS status...

10.  Clean up website email database, remove all inactive accounts, about 3,500...

 

 

Teaching/Promotion Goals:

1.  Award Sashes to under ranks in first quarter...

2.  Prepare Al & Randy for 1st Degree Black Sashes 2nd quarter...

3.  Review current students for advancing in rank...

4.  Work with Greg Z for treaching certification this year...

5.  Work with Carla for Pa Kua & Hsing Yi Black Sashes this year...

6.  Work with Linda for Tai Chi Black Sash by end of year...

 

Personal Goals:

1.  Improve teaching style to accommodate current student base...

2.  Allow more time for personal practice - 2.0 hours per day, everyday...

3.  Eat healthy and drop 30 pounds...

4.  Be in uniform each class...

 

Business Goals:

1.  Increase revenue by 20% overall...

2.  Increase website revenue...

3.  Increase group class student base by 20%...

4.  Decrease debt and expenses...

 

Well, this is a good start.  I see I have lots to do this year.  Challenge is good.  Change is good.  I will be back to let you know how I am doing soon...

 

Thanks

Me....

 

 

 

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Carla's Training Diary

u.1.carla2.jpgThis blog will be used to keep a diary of our lessons and the things we are doing good and things we need to work on improving. 

 

Let's give it try to see how it works Carla....

 

Shifu

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Linda's Blog

Welcome & Congratulations!!!

You have the goal of Mastering Tai Chi Chuan & Shaolin Chuan and we are here to help you achieve that goal. 

Remember to use our Ranking Guidelines and Meet Our Family Profiles in order to track your progress and achievements. 

Your success has already created by your energy, so now enjoy the process of allowing it to all "Manifest."

Thanks
Shifu

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Congratulations Lone Mountain!!!

Congratulations!

Michael Teachey for becoming a certified instructor of Autumn Moon Kung Fu Academy, Opening your own school, Lone Mountain Kung Fu Academy, and by extension a fellow China Hand Kung Fu Academy student, instructor and affiliate....

Best of luck to you...

Shifu Dominick Ruggieri

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how to access the Elementary level?

please confirm: To access the elementary, the student has to realize correctly Warm-ups 8 Basic Stances Kicking Skills Basic Hand Skills Training Forms ? Blocking Skills Springing Legs Form ? Power Fist Form ? Consecutive Linking Step Form ? thanks Eytan
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How I Got Started at China Hand

u.1.Carla1.jpgIt doesn't seem possible that a little more than 4-1/2 years have gone by since I walked through the door of China Hand and into, what has become for me, an exciting, joyous and, I hope, life-long, kung fu adventure.  In 2006, I was going to China where I knew the people there did tai chi.  I wanted to be able to participate with them and so began attending tai chi classes.  Shifu is, without a doubt, the most patient teacher I know and, by the time I left for my trip that September, I was able to do the 64-movement tai chi Long Form (not well, but in a recognizable fashion) in parks throughout the month I was in China.  It was an interesting experience which frequently attracted attention:  A blonde, blue-eyed woman doing something so essentially Chinese.  What was so great was the fact that the folks who noticed invariably stopped to talk to me and were unfailingly kind and very encouraging.  To say the least, it was a wonderful way to encounter another culture.

Now, 4-1/2 years later, I'm still doing tai chi and weapons (and beginning to teach), and have branched out into Shaolin, Hsing Yi and Pa Kua.  It continues to be an incredibly joyful journey -- thanks to Shifu and the great friends I've found at the Academy.

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