April 19, 2018
Sifu Dario participated in a documentary this month focused on martial arts around the world. Representing Kung Fu, he demonstrated some Eagle Claw Techniques with the program's host, Dan Fogler. It was a short version of a potential final documentary series, and we hope it becomes a reality. Sifu Dario showed his skills in clawing, grabbing and controlling an opponent - also known as "Qinna," locking and controlling.
On another subject, we're still waiting for Spring to turn up, but it hasn't stopped our practice. We've been here through snow, rain, and sleet - and that's Kung Fu!
March 9, 2018
We had such a great turnout of students who wanted to participate in our demo downtown, at Eagle Claw headquarters. We're still gathering pictures, but here's one above that shows you our team in formation. The kids demonstrated various basics, Cleo performed a staff form, Val performed part of a Saber form, and Josh and Avi performed a row of "Tam Tui." The adults were terrific too — we'll be posting video soon. And of course Sifu Dario was a standout with his front flip and split. Go team!
February 4, 2018
We had several sash tests this month including a yellow to orange sash test and a white sash test for our novices. Congratulations to students who took their tests this month!
January 22nd, 2018
We have a lot of fun kung fu events coming up including a demo at Ying Jow Pai headquarters down in Chinatown. It's going to start at 1:30 pm on February 24th. Stay tuned for more details— the address is 71 Hester Street (P.S. 42). We'll be demonstrating Eagle Claw forms and techniques. Meanwhile, we're focused on an upcoming sash test. This time the yellow belts are testing for orange. Busy week coming, with lots of practice.
November 27th, 2017
We had a great few days off for Thanksgiving, and now are back for regular classes throughout the holiday season. We have many classes to choose from, each with a slightly different flavor. Kung Fu keeps us centered through hectic holidays. Stop by and carve out some time for yourself at North Sky Kung Fu. We will be holding a holiday get together on Sunday, December 17th. Save the date and email us if you want stay on top of schedule changes.!
Oct 21, 2017: We were so pleased to be included on one of Mr. G.'s special "It's a G Thing" segments. If you saw it and would like you or your child to try a class, stop by! We have a Sunday Open House, where kids can try a class, every week at 10:30. Adults can try a class Tuesday or Thursday at 6:30. Call, text, or email to let us know you're coming. (917)657-6104 or email@example.com. Space is limited. We welcome adults and kids of all ages for ongoing martial arts training.
Oct 1, 2017: We did it! After weeks of practice our team competed in a Queens tournament - the US Martial Arts Open 2017. We're proud to report everyone won at least one medal. We had kids doing both long and short weapons form and empty hand, along with some of our adult students. Sifu Dario and Sifu Julie also competed, winning respectively two gold and a gold and a silver medal. We saw many old friends and fellow martial artists at the event, which was dedicated to the Chinese art of Kung Fu. It was a long day, but incredibly satisfying to test our skills. We'll post more pictures soon.
September 16, 2017: Our September Open House was super fun. We had lots of kids of all ages join us for class, and everyone dived in! Kids from as young as 5 all the way to 12 showed up with some teens joining us for self-defense later in the day. We're grateful to the parents and students who helped us make it happen.
August 28, 2017: Many of the kids have been away for the summer, but slowly everyone is coming back. We're planning a big "Welcome Back" with a Kung Fu open house on September 10th. We're opening up our kids 10:30 am class to visitors, friends, guests, and any child curious about Kung Fu. Our classes are healthy in so many ways, we want to share this very special art with anyone potentially interested; at our Open House, parents and kids can see the power of Kung Fu for themselves. Kids will learn some self-defense techniques and martial arts basics, and play some Kung Fu games. Join us at 10:30 or at 11:30, Sunday morning. Call, email, or text us with your questions (917)657-6104.
July 3, 2017: Our kids - and some of our adults - have left town for the summer! We said goodbye last week, when school ended, and Sifu Dario and Sifu Julie are left with some space in our schedule. If you have an idea for an activity - a workshop, seminar, or private lesson - our studio is available. Meanwhile, adult and children's classes continue. Swing by and try a class. North Sky Kung Fu is infused with a warmer, more fun summer spirit.
May 31, 2017: It was a season of sash tests as our students progressed to their next level. Above are just some of the photos of
Kids and adults posing with their certificates, post test. Some of our tests were quite challenging but Sifu Dario and Sifu Julie put in extra time to help them succeed. Big thanks to everyone's parents (of the kids that is) for making this possible.
May 20th, 2017: We had a party to celebrate the coming end of the school season, and raise money for a mirror for the school. It was a great day, with juggling lessons, great food, games, and a demo. And for those who stayed around till the end — live music. We raised almost half the money we need to install a mirror in front of the studio, thanks to the generosity of our North Sky Kung Fu friends and Family.
Feb. 8, 2017: We had a great Chinese New Year performing at Ying Jow Pai headquraters down in Chinatown last weekend! Sifu Dario and Sifu Julie did forms, joined by two of our students. Here are a few pics above, of us with students, and one with Grandmaster Leung Shum. North Sky Kung Fu was well represented--we'll post video soon.
Dec. 15, 2016: We're in the news! Read this wonderful article about North Sky Kung Fu in Chelsea Now: http://chelseanow.com/2016/12/kick-away-stress-at-north-sky-kung-fu/
Dec 14th, 2016: So much is happening this time of year. First, we just posted our holiday gift options, here at our website. We make it easy to give someone the experience of Kung Fu, Qigong and Tai Chi. Second, we want to mention that we had a wonderful and successful sash test last Sunday. Eight students took their test — six for white sash, and one each for yellow and orange respectively. All eight met every challenge and performed their techniques beautifully. We congratulate them.
November 17th: We've been busy lately with our kids program, and plan to add a Thursday class soon. We're planning a belt test for the hardworking white, yellow and orange belt students — stay tuned for times and dates. And that includes, of course, our holiday party!
October 27th: Here are some pictures from Facebook, below, of our day at the US Martial Arts Open in Queens. It was a wonderful experience and everyone from our youth martial artists, to Sifu Dario and Sifu Julie, went home with a medals. Visit our Facebook page for more!