2017 Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival

Sifu Fong and students will be performing between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

http://www.seaacc-sf.org/2017/07/mid-autumn-harvest-festival-2017.html

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We invite you to attend the seventh Southeast Asian Arts & Culture Exhibition celebrating the mid-autumn harvest season! The Exhibition helps promote and preserve the arts and culture of the Southeast Asian American communities in San Francisco, specifically highlighting the Indo-Chinese refugee communities which have a long history in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. We will have representatives from the Burmese, Champa, Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese communities. Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival with us and learn more about the different Southeast Asian cultures!

Where: Tenderloin Children’s Playground, 570 Ellis Street, San Francisco CA 94109 
When: September 30, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

  • Ms. Hang To at (415) 298-3705
  • Mr. Sirch Chanthyasack at (415) 680-4027
  • Email: contact@seaacc-sf.org

Event schedule:

  • 11:30 – Door Open – Cultural Arts Exhibitions
  • 12:00 – Outdoor Program Kickoff – Live Music Entertainment / Soccer Tournament
  • 12:30 – Food for Sampling
  • 01:30 – Pandan Waffles Demonstration
  • 02:45 – Lantern Parade
  • 03:00 – Papaya Salad Demonstration, Wushu Martial Arts Workshop on Soccer Field
  • 04:00 – Closing

USA Team Become the First Americans to Win Medals in Wushu and Sanda

Congratulations to the USA team that traveled to the Summer Universiade games in Taiwan! Emily Fan became the first American to win a medal in wushu, receiving a bronze for her excellent performances with spear and straight sword. Isiah Ray Enriquez also won a bronze, in the 52-kilogram men’s category of sanda, becoming the first American to medal on the international level.

For details of both competitions and video, visit the Taiwan News pages below:

Emily Fan

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3241832

Isiah Ray Enriquez

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3242607

 

 

Updates to Sifu Bryant Fong’s Schedule

Sifu Fong’s schedule page has been updated. The changed information is below.

All classes are at the Japantown YMCA (1530 Buchanan St) in San Francisco. Students must be a YMCA member or pay $15 for a  “day pass” for each class. Classes are free for YMCA members.

DAY TIME CLASS
Tuesday, Thursday 10-11 AM Qigong
Tuesday, Thursday 11 AM-12 PM Beginning Taiqichuan
Tuesday 7:30-9:00 PM Taiqichuan
Thursday 7:00-9:00 PM Taiqichuan
Saturday 9:30-11:30 AM
  • Location: In front of YMCA
  • Baguazhang, Sun style Taiqichuan
  • $10 fee per session
Sunday 10:30-11:30 AM

11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Qigong and children’s kungfu classes

Open practice

Japantown YMCA information

Donations Needed To Support The Taipei 2017 University Games

taiwan2017games_bannerSifu Fong is leading the American team to the Taiwan University Games in 2017, but donations are sorely needed. This will be the first time that tai chi or Chinese wushu will be officially part of an Olympic-related event, but they will not be able to participate if funds are not available.

The team of eight students will travel to Taipei in August, 2017 and compete in both forms and fighting. Funds of $15,000 are needed by the end of this year to support the team.

All donations are tax-deductible (501c3) and should be made out to the National Chinese Wushu Association of America. Checks may be mailed to the organization at the following address:

NCWAA
PO Box 210159
San Francisco, California 94121-0159

Donations of $1000 or more will receive a special gift from Sifu Bryant Fong! More details to follow. T-shirts for lower levels of donations will be available later this fall.

Thanks!

Ohlone College QiGong Lecture April 30, 2016

Sifu Bryant Fong will be giving a lecture on “Evidence-Based QiGong” at Ohlone College, Fremont, California, as part of the World Tai Chi and QiGong Day being held on campus.

Time: 3:15-4:15 PM

Location: Ohlone College Newark Center, 39399 Cherry Street, Newark, CA 94560 (Maps & Directions)

For information on the rest of the day’s activities, please see the official website:

http://www.ohlone.edu/instr/health/worldtaichiqigongday.html

 

Schedule for Master Yang Seminars March 13-20, 2016

masterchen02smMaster Yang will be teaching Baguazhang seminar classes over the week of March 13-20, 2016. Listed below are the times and prices. All seminars take place at Japantown YMCA, 1530 Buchanan St, San Francisco (apart from the March 16 Long Xing class). To sign up for the limited spaces, please contact Sifu Fong at bfong1942@yahoo.com.

Package Cost for Multiple Seminars

  • Two Seminars: $300
  • Three Seminars: $350
  • Four Seminars: $475

Weekend Series (Dan Cho)

  • One Session: $150
  • Two Sessions: $250
  1. Dan Cho (Bagua Basic Palm Changes and Techniques)
  • Sunday March 13 — 1:30-4:00 PM (possible additional session in morning TBA)
  • Saturday March 19 — 9:30-11:30 AM, 3:30-6:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 20 — 10:30-3:30 PM (This session is TBA)

2. Seven Star Staff

  • Price: $250
  • Monday – Friday, March 14-18, 9:30-11:30 AM

3. Judge’s Pencil (Baguazhang Weapon)

The “judge’s pencil” is a weapon similar to a steel writing brush. Metal chopsticks can be used in place of the actual “pencil.”

  • Price: $250
  • Monday, March 14, 1:30-3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 15, 1:00-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 16, 1:30-3:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 17, 1:00-4:00 PM
  • Friday, March 18, 1:30-3:30 PM

4. Long Xing (Baguazhang Dragon Form)

masterchen01smLocations of evening dinners with Master Yang

  • Sunday, March 13 — Village Pizzaria
  • Saturday, March 19 — Dragon River
  • Sunday, March 20 — Bennihana

To sign up for the limited spaces, please contact Sifu Fong at bfong1942@yahoo.com.

March 13-20, 2016 Liang Baguazhang Seminars with Master Yang

Master Yang will be traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area March 13-20, 2016 to give seminars on Liang-style baguazhang, the week following the March 12, 2016 CMAT tournament.

Classes available:

  • Seven-Star Staff
  • Dragon form
  • Swimming Dragon
  • Dan Cho
  • Advanced Basics

Please see Sifu Bryant Fong if you would like to sign up!

Taipei 2017 Summer University Games

taiwan2017games_bannerSifu Bryant Fong will be leading a team of athletes to the 29th Summer University Olympic Games on August 24th, 2017. Donations are needed before April 1, 2016 to secure a place at the competition. Please contact Sifu Bryant Fong if you are interested in a sponsorship for Team USA.

Tryouts will be held at CMAT on March 12, 2016. Since this is a university-focused competition, athletes must be between the ages of 15-25, and either have been accepted to college or be in college by August 24, 2017.

2016 CMAT at U.C. Berkeley (24th Annual Chinese Martial Arts Tournament)

cropped-cmat24_bannerThe 2016 Chinese Martial Arts Tournament at U.C. Berkeley will be held on March 12, 2016, at the RSF Field House. For registration and more information, visit the official CMAT 2016 site or the CalWushu Facebook page.

Tryouts for the USA team that will travel to the 2017 University Olympics in Taiwan will be held at CMAT this year.

CMAT 2016: http://cmat.calwushu.com

Facebook: CMAT 2016