Happy New Year 2012

Hello Students,
First, I wish you and the ones you loved Happy New Year!
Second, a few things about school.
the first Chinese class will start Saturday, Jan 7 at 1pm. This class will meet Saturdays regularly, and each class takes one hour. I will provide all learning materials.
A beginner class will be starting January 7, Saturday at 10am. Everyone is welcome to join in.
We are planning to have a Chinese New Year potluck on January 21 at 12:30pm. It is good chance to know each other and enjoy the food. I will send another email to remind you when time is there.
Last, the corrections of ranking date/time. We will have ranking test Saturday March 10th, and starting 3pm. Dead line for ranking registration is February 1, 2012.
Again, Happy New Year!
Fang,Hong

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Chinese class, holidays, ranking test, China trip

In last email, I mentioned about Chinese class. There are three time slots people refer. One is Saturdays 9am, one is Saturdays at 1pm, and another one is Wednesdays at 1pm. Basic those three time slots, please let me know which time(s) you prefer. You need to let me know your decision otherwise I consider you are not interested it. We need enough people to start it.
Due to Christmas Eve and New Year Eve, No classes on Saturdays Dec 24th and 31st .
We will host a ranking test for level 1-5 on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 1pm. You can find Ranking Application Form at http://yangfamilytaichi.com/download/Ranking-Form-V2011.pdf Ranking application form with ranking fee must be received by February 1, 2012. Ranking fee are $30 for level 1-3 and $50 for level 4-5.
Again, a new beginner class will be starting January 7 at 10am which is Saturday.
Last, some of our students mentioned me their interesting of China trip next year. Here is a link for the mountain Zhangjiajie we will visit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy9NjGCedzg&feature=player_embedded
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Fang, Hong

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New Tai Chi I Class Starts Jan 7 2012

We’ll be starting a new Tai Chi I class Saturday January 7 2012 at 10am. It’s obviously for new students, but it’s also a nice review class, too!

Some students mentioned me that they want to learn Chinese. So I am planning to start Chinese class(s). We have two slots available. One is Saturdays 9am and one is Thursdays 6pm. If you are interested it, please let me know which time works for you. If you are interested it, but either date does not work, let me know which day works.

As our saber class will be finished this month, If you are interested in having a one day saber seminar with Master Yang, please let me know. If we have enough people to sign up, I will schedule it.

Have a nice weekend!

Fang,Hong

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Goodbye from Norbert Laeken

This year at August the 3rd there was a farewell dinner which gave me the opportunity to say goodbye to my new friends in America. I came last year in September to Seattle to study Tai chi chuan at the school of the Yang Family for some months. Master Yang Jun is an awesome teacher and a kind person too. It was a great time for me to learn in his school. I want to say thank you to him, his wife Fang Hong and the other instructors for their kindness, patience and many helpful corrections.

Also it was wonderful to make new friends and practice with them together. Especially the push hands practice with Adam Batten, Eric Madsen and Edward Moore was a great experience for me. The time went by very fast. Now I want to say goodbye and thank you very much for teaching, good practice and friendship. I just can recommend everyone to come to the Seattle area and visit the school of the Yang Family. I’m sure you will have a good time.

Norbert Laeken

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