October 20, 2018
Wow, what a Sunday we had at the US Martial Arts Open last weekend! We had a great team of 14 martial artists who competed in forms and fighting. They trained so hard in the weeks before the event, and it showed; almost everyone won a medal in their division, often gold or gold and silver. Their performances were crisp, focused, and they kept going with great energy throughout their forms. And our two fighters were superb. One won first place in his category for continuous sparring, the other second. And Sifu Dario did an excellent performance in the Master's Demo. Sifu Julie and Sifu Dario could not be more proud of North Sky Kung Fu's students -- including the ones who did not join us. We thank everyone for their hard work.
September 21, 2018
It's Saturday, and this is a reminder that our Saturday classes are back on after a summer break. It's Members Only Kung fu at 12 pm, where we invite students to come in and work on forms. After that, at 1pm, we have QiGong with Mindy and Sifu Julie. It's a really excellent class, that's a unique mixture of invigorating and relaxing. Stop by.
September 10, 2018
Students are returning after summer travels, camp and holidays, and we're glad to have them back. Our first project this season is the US Martial Arts Open in Queens, coming up on October 14th. Some of our students are going to compete in forms and others plan to enter continuous sparring. This week we're going to start focusing on training, and getting ready for the event. Also coming up: Our Fall Open House, which we're planning for September 30th. More on that coming up!
July 26, 2018
We're back from our weekend in Orlando at the ICMAC International Kung Fu tournament. We went down with several students, and they did very well in their categories, as did Sifu Dario who also entered the competition. Sifu Dario won a gold medal in the men's weapon's category with "Chin Lau Sai" or Clear Wind Sword, and a bronze medal in continuous sparring. Hans won a silver medal in sparring, and Cleo and Val (our younger students) both came home with gold medals (Cleo had two golds and a silver.) What we learned: Practice pays off. Added bonus: It was great seeing Eagle Claw brothers from around the country.
June 26, 2018
We've been working hard on sparring and forms, getting ready for this weekend's tournament in Orlando. We've changed our schedule this weekend so take a look at our schedule page to see what classes have been cancelled. Sifu Dario and Sifu Julie and students will be competing in forms with two people competing in fighting. It's going to be great, we'll post lots of pictures.....
May 16, 2018
We're a little more than a month away from the ICMAC tournament in Orlando Florida. We have several students joining Sifu Dario and Sifu Julie at the tournament, and we're working hard to get ready with running, jumping rope, cardio, and of course lots and lots of forms practice. All our competitors will be entering with a " hand form", short weapons, and a partner form. We'll keep you posted on our progress.
Summer is coming: Some people have been asking us about our summer programs. So far, all classes will remain on the schedule, and we may even add more kung fu options. Make sure to join our mailing list so we can keep you informed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.