Friday, November 30, 2012

Update on the 2013 World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day.

Great news!  We just added another workshop to Amador County's World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day celebration.  From 11:00 to 11:30am Sensei Rodney Peoples will be giving an introduction to breathing exercises that are used to cleanse, balance and recharge the body's energy systems.  These breathing exercises come from Sensei Peoples' martial arts training, which is predominately in Japanese styles, and offer a different perspective on these types of exercises than that which is generally seen in Chinese Qi Gong.  This is sure to be an exciting and informative workshop for all who attend.

If you would like to know more about Amador County's World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day 2013 celebration, please visit our World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day page.

This is Sensei Peoples practicing Karate at his school in Pine Grove.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Amador County's World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day Celebration in 2013

We are now in the planning stages of preparing for the 2013 celebration of World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day in Amador County.  This event will be taking place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and even thought it is several months away we are already very excited about it.

For more information about this event please visit our "World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day in Amador County 2013" page.

If you are a Tai Chi or Qi Gong instructor and would like to lead a workshop, seminar or demonstration please contact me as soon as possible so I can add you to the event schedule. 

Everyone is welcome to come enjoy this celebration with us.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

EUSAIMAA Black Belt Hall of Fame Induction

On November 10, 2012 at a reception held in Pittsburgh, PA, Shifu Andrew Plitt was inducted into the Eastern USA International Martial Arts Association's Black Belt Hall of Fame along with five other members of the KSW Karate Dojo.  During their time in Pittsburgh they had the privilege of attending several seminars taught by masters from around the world including seminars in Wing Chun, Kendo, Hapkido, White Crane, and many more.  Below is a picture of all six inductees with their awards at the award ceremony. 

(left to right) 
Clarance and Andrea Newman both received special recognition for their dedication to the martial arts, Shifu Andrew Plitt, Sensei Rodney Peoples, Sensei Will Laskbrook and Sensei Rhonda Lashbrook all received inductions into the EUSAIMAA's Black Belt Hall of Fame.

The KSW Karate Dojo (located in Pine Grove, CA), where Shifu Andrew Plitt teaches evening Tai Chi Chuan classes, is a family oriented martial arts school that offers Karate classes for adults and children.  The instructors at the KSW Dojo put a great deal of emphasis on the importance of personal development and offer classes that are not only focused on martial arts training, but also provide  excellent training for physical fitness and coordination that can help improve performance in on other sports activities.

If you would like to learn more about the classes offered at the KSW Karate Dojo, please Click Here.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

An interview with Master Chen Xiao Wang

The video below is a clip from a CCTV (a Chinese television station) show called "Journey of Civilization", in which Chen Xiao Wang (A direct descendent of the creator of Chen style Taijiquan who has never been defeated at push hands) discusses many of the principles upon which Tai Chi is founded.  He discusses some of the martial concepts of Tai Chi briefly and offers historical information, as well as tips on how to better practice Tai Chi.

Because it is a Chinese television show everyone is speaking Chinese, but if you can read fast there are English subtitles that allow you to follow along with the discussion.  The whole clip is a little over 40 minutes long, but if you are interested in learning more about Tai Chi from one of the greatest masters in China, it's well worth your time.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Synergy: Product of the Month

With the holidays right around the corner many people are already beginning to anticipate the wonderful, and sizable, meals that accompany our holiday festivities.  What many of us are not looking forward to, however, is the prospect of heartburn or indigestion accompanying us back to the couch after our feasting has reached a good pausing point. 

Now, the best piece of advice during the holidays is to eat with restraint and enjoy the good food, that has suddenly become available, in smaller portions.  Unfortunately though, most of us will not take that advice, not out of rebellion or an intention to over-eat, but simply due to the fact that lots of tasty food is now available and it is surrounded with festivities that tend to take our minds off of the amount of food we are eating.

To help you and your digestion cope with the holiday season Amador County's Online Health Food Store is featuring Synergy Defense as its Product of the Month this month.  Synergy Defense is an all natural product that offers a digestive enzyme blend (as well as micro-encapsulated probiotics and prebiotics that can help boost your immune system, which can be very useful during the winter months when everyone seems to be coming down with colds).  All of the herbs in this product are based on ancient Mediterranean herbology.*

At Ancient Wisdom for The New You we hope that you have a wonderful holiday season and that this product helps you and your loved ones enjoy your holiday season even more.

To Your Health,
Shifu Andrew Plitt