Dear Students of Ji Hong:
Summer is still lingering, but a change of the season is definitely in the air. I hope you all have a great summer full of activities and joy and that you are looking forward to a change of pace in your daily lives. In the traditional Chinese medical thinking, fall and winter is a time for nurturing, and replenishing the energy, so much of it has been expended in the vigorous summer days. I fully subscribe to this rather obvious observation in health, and I also happen to believe that Wushu and Tai Chi are the ways to build the body and mind for the summer of 2012.
Our schools are getting ready for the new fall sessions. Open House is set for September 11, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00 pm in our downtown location. We will have our Wushu and Taichi demonstrations of course. I urge you to attend this function and bring along family and friends. There is no better introduction to these wonderful forms of exercise than to witness the performance first-hand. Please see attachment and forward it to your friends.
For this past summer, the school has not been all that quiet. There has been regular free practice for the Taichi group which were well attended. It is great that our students took advantage of the opportunity to keep up with the Taichi practice, and more importantly to stay in shape.
For the Wushu kids, well some have worked very hard this summer in preparation for the Canadian National Team Selection Tournament in Toronto in August. Their hard work has paid off. Their accomplishments at the tournament are:
7 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 8 Bronze medals.
3 student has been selected to the Canadian National Wu Shu Team ( Team A, Female top 5 and Male top 5 ) . They are Jonathan Leung, Eric Duong and Brianna Chan. They will be competing at the 11th World Wushu Championships in Ankara Turkey in October this year. We wish them continue success and a wonderful trip to that exotic land across the ocean.
7 students has been selected to the Canadian National Wu Shu Team ( Team B, Female top 10 and Male top 10 ). They are Jonathan Leung, Eric Duong, Brianna Chan, Alana Chan, Samantha Huynh, Alvin Chiang and Samuel Malone. They will be competing at the 9th Pan-Am Wushu Championship to be held in Mexico in 2012. Congratulations to these members of our school.
So my dear students of Ji Hong, may I welcome you to a brand-new season. I look forward to see you, as are all our college instructors, in class and continue to assist you in your journey to better and more vigorous lives ahead.
Ji Hong Wu Shu & Tai Chi College