Fri16Jan2009Sun18Jan2009Atlantic City, N.J.
2009 Recipient of the Continuance of Good Will Ambassador - GrandMaster G. S. Torres . The 2009 Action Martial Arts "Hall of Honors" and Mega Weekend was a huge success. With over 1200 dinner attendee's and award recipients as well as close to 4000 spectators and event participants the weekend was huge. Check out the new web site at www.hohmega.com.
Fri05Jun2009Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Xingyiquan is often considered one of the most aggressively powerful of the internal arts. Though deceptively simply from outward appearances, the art has a depth and complexity that can offer a lifetime of study. Part of its complexity comes from its Daoist heart – Chinese five element theory. In this workshop Dr. Gary Torres, grandmaster of the Peter Kwok system of classical kungfu, will teach the flip side of the xingyi five elements showing you the healing side of the art. You will be taught the basics of five element theory. You will discover how each element corresponds with vital organs of the human body. You will then be taught how to heal yourself and others with this knowledge, using the power of your mind and the healing energy of your qi. Join Dr. Gary Torres for this fascinating workshop that will add yet another tool to your arsenal of healing. http://americansocietyofinternalarts.org/Events/events.html
Sat06Jun2009Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Qinna is a grappling art whose main characteristic is joint locking, using the weak points of the human body to take control of an opponent. So adaptable is qinna, it is often taught together with other martial arts as a perfect complement to any school or style. In this workshop Dr. Gary Torres, grandmaster of the Peter Kwok kungfu lineage, will teach some the most effective and “easy to learn” forms of tai chi qinna, joint locks optimized for the movements found in push hands. You will begin by exploring some of the basic principles of joint locking as they apply to the four cardinal directions of the eight gates of the thirteen postures. At the same time you will learn about some of the most vulnerable spots on the body. You will also discover how to use the proper angles for optimum effect, and how to initiate your locks quickly and to deftly whiling working with even the most skilled push hands partner. Join Dr. G. Torres in this “not-to-be-missed” treasure trove of tai chi joint locking secrets! All levels welcome. http://americansocietyofinternalarts.org/Events/events.html
Sun07Jun2009Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Shaolinquan is often referred to as “the grandfather of kungfu,” and considered in many respects, to be the external heart of the internal arts. From shaolin comes powerful exercises, forms and techniques designed to create a firm foundation in the human body for the more complex demands of the internal styles. In this workshop Dr. Gary Torres, grandmaster of the Kwok system of classical kungfu will teach you the traditional 13 warm up exercises of the Shaolin temple. Beyond the simple choreography, you will discover how each movement holds multiple purposes. You will see how each move is designed to increase flexibility and strength, develop your qi, and teach you a vital technique and application from the shaolin system, all within a single movement. Join Dr. Gary Torres as he shares with a series of simple yet powerful exercises which you can be training with for years to come! IV.http://americansocietyofinternalarts.org/Events/events.html
U.S.C.K.F. International Championships - Presented by Grand Master Huang Chien-Liang, at the Hunt Valley Marriott, Baltimore, Md 21030. This event is Sanctioned by The World Kuoshu Federation and the Pan American Kuoshu Federation. Meet Friends, Certified Judges and Referees, Attend Seminars and the Hall of Fame Banquet. Sponsored by the USCKF. www.uskuoshu.org
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Ctr, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Thu03Sep2009Sun06Sep2009Neu Ulm, Germany
TWKSF World Championships 2009, Neu Ulm, Germany. http://www.kung-fu-2009.de/
Sat26Sep2009Sun27Sep2009North Jersey Health Center
Sept. 26-27, 2009 - New Jersey Health Workshop
New York, New Jersey Health Workshop.
Oct. 16 - 18,2009 Disney's10th Anniversary Martial Arts Festival
Seventeen Disciples, Two Venues, One World-Class Event, at the Jostens Center and Milk House. www.disneymartialartsfestival.com