This is a place where you can ask questions, help answer them, and leave friendly-uplifting comments!! -Work Hard and Have Fun!- Sifu Eden
Today, I showed my friends 5year old son some very basic broad sword and straight sword movements he can do with his katana as he will be Leonardo the ninja turtle for Halloween. True story!
Good work, getting this together, Eden! This Autumn will prove to be one of growth in skill and fitness. We are focused on making our training effective and enjoyable and the results so far are encouraging! I look forward to training with the SFMA group!
Now I can't remember where I saw it. Facebook? Somewhere on this site? Someone recommended you as having a very strong lineage. Can you tell me more about that?
P.s. You should do a almost daily this or that comment on here to keep your students attentive and interested. I'd love to see it.
Joe, Eden Brown Sifu has studied under me for 30 years. I've been teaching Hung Gar kung fu for 46 years, just to give you some idea of her background. She has also studied under some of my colleagues and friends who teach Hung Gar and other styles, traditional and contemporary.
Concerning students who may not be motivated enough to be attentive and interested, I doubt that her blog is going to make much difference. Look at the numbers. 4 comments so far, and one is Eden and one is me. :)
Thank you for the reply. My daughter lives there, and am thinking of moving there with her, and trying the martial arts. But I'm getting old, and time is running out, I'm sure. : )
Joe, are you going to be in the Columbus area today? We have a demo at Scioto Park , scheduled for 2:25. Take a look or if you daughter is driving age, maybe she would want to see it. It's good that you check out a teacher before making a commitment to learn a martial art. If you have any questions about other arts or teachers in the area, I will help you any way I can.
So, is the curriculum similar to past or has it changed a bit?
The curriculum is the same! I focus more on Lion Dance and Conditioning and less on form than before but the material is the same. I also include the sash/level testing but is not as much of a priority in the school. We now all wear black sashes as a group with the instructor wearing white or red. I find it could help bring a sense of the word Siulum (Shaolin) plus is quite traditional to do so.
Of course every class is different and most of my students are 3-8 years old so the classes are geared to fit the student.
Are classes being held this Saturday, 11/19?
We do have classes this Saturday November 19th. Thanks for using the blog! See you soon.
We do have classes today! Go Bucks!!
Chinese New Year Celebrations!!!
When: Saturday January 28th at 12:30pm
Where: Whetstone Community Center Auditorium
What: Traditional Lion Dance Performance, Kung Fu Performances, snacks and Ma Bo Competition, and prizes!!
Your Home page on the web is hard to read. I would put the logo at the top (under the heading with the photos to each side. I would also separate the paragraps in two columns, and in the very least, put a space after each paragraph. Just a view/opinion/suggestion. 🙂
I would also add some larger photos to the left on the Classes page.
If you are interested in an EVENING Big Tigers Class for your child please let me know! We may be able to arrange on on a Thursday Evenings at Lazelle Woods! Thanks a billion. :-)
Hello Eden! Are there adult classes at Lazelle or just children's classes?
Unfortunately the only adult class for the summer session held at Lazelle Woods is the Women's Self Defense class. I have two classes available for adults: Open Kung Fu & Lion Dance Classes (Saturday Outdoors on Whetstone Recreation Center Property).
I do offer private lessons occasionally so feel free to email me privately if that's something you'd like to discuss.
Thank you for your interest!
Sifu Eden McCloy
Is it considered disrespectful to a sifu if a student dislikes and has no interest in lion dance and those big Chinese drums?
Lion Dance Classes are CANCELLED for this Summer. We will include Lion Dance techniques in each class and run this class in the Fall. Thanks for your support!
No Classes Today (Monday July 3rd)!
I would like to run an evening Open Class (12 years old-Adult): anyone able/interested in a Monday Evening Class at Whetstone Recreation Center this Fall?
I'm interested in a Monday evening class if it is good for brand new beginner adults, depending on the time.
Anyone is welcome! Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced Students! Drop in okay too ($12) but contact us before so we can insure an instructor will be present.
Monday Open Kung Fu Starts Tomorrow!! 6:45-7:45pm at Whetstone Community Center. Come check it out!
No Class Today!! (Saturday 07/22/17)
The Performance May Be Pushed Back to 12:00pm due to Weather!! Stay Tuned. I will post on here, FB, email, and text messages for those of you that have contacted me via text.
Please let me know if 12:00pm does NOT work for your family.
RAIN DELAY!! CAN STUDENTS MAKE 2:00pm TOMORROW?
Are there any plans to add classes at Lazelle for kids up to 12 years old? Looking to enroll them asap.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.