Students from Luohan Wushu Kung Fu Center demonstrated their skills at the South Tulsa Baptist Church, for the Chinese Heritage Camp sponsored by Dillon International. Luo Sifu and several students helped teach the children Kung Fu and Taiji while they attended the camp. The students did an excellent job, and the audience were most impressed and entertained.
Luo Sifu and student Nathan were invited to teach Kung Fu, Taiji, and Dragon dancing to the EAI Chinese Language Summer Camp, hosted at the OU Schusterman Center.
Late in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, Luohan Wushu Kung Fu Center was featured in Oklahoma Magazine for its promotion of both physical and mental health during those stressful times. Below is a video compiled for Oklahoma Magazine of the students training, performing, and competing from Luohan Wushu:
Quoting Sifu Luo, “It is very good for mental and physical health. It is easy to practice regularly and consistently, and there are many benefits to practicing, especially when we want to be with other people while spreading ourselves out and giving each other lots of space. It is an excellent practice to manage anxiety, and we can do it both inside and outdoors.”
To read the full article, click here.
Here is an interesting article published by the BBC, regarding the longevity effects, stress reduction, and health benefits of Taiji:
“The ancient practice is immensely popular throughout China, but it is particularly beloved in Hong Kong for its ability to relieve stress and improve health. With famously small living spaces in Hong Kong, going to the city’s parks or tai chi gardens is a good way to be out in the open while getting some exercise. Hong Kong also has a rapidly ageing population – about one third of its population will be aged 65 or above by 2038 – and the city’s elderly citizens are encouraged by the government to attend classes in the morning, which are often followed by tea and dim sum with their teacher and classmates. Not only do tai chi classes promote healthy movement, but they provide the elderly with a social community and combat isolation.”
You can read the full article here: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200428-asias-centuries-old-healing-technique
We wish to welcome back Wade Blevins, Anthony Diaz, and Mataya Woodard, who competed at the 7th World Kung Fu Championships in Emei, Sichuan, China! What an amazing experience for these three students to compete at the top levels of traditional wushu in the world. They had an amazing time, and performed excellently under a grueling travel schedule.
All of us at Luohan Wushu Kung Fu Center want to wish the very best to our students who will be traveling to Emeishan, China next week to compete at the 7th World Kung Fu Championships!
Last August, Wade, Anthony, John, Adelynn, and Mataya made the U.S. Traditional Wushu team competing at Nationals in Lubbock, TX. Due to injury, Adelynn will not be traveling with the team, and John, though going, will be unable to compete. Wade will be competing in Tuokao quan and sanjiegun (3 section staff), Mataya will compete in Fanzi quan and jian (straight sword), and Anthony will compete in Baji quan and nandao (southern broadsword).
We hope they have an amazing trip and experience representing our school and the USA on the World stage! JIAYOU!
Please join us for WORLD TAIJI DAY April 29, at 9:30 a.m. At Turkey Mountain! Come learn basic taiji breathing exercises, watch demonstrations of taijiquan and join in! Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us and we hope to see you there!
Asian World Experience
Located at the Schusterman Library at OU-Tulsa (4502 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74135). Event is from 1-4PM. For demonstrators, please arrive no later than 2:30 PM. This event is open to the public, so invite your family and friends!
CAAT Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese American Association of Tulsa's New Year Celebration, at the TCC VanTrease PACE (10300 East 81st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133). The event starts at 6:30, with our demonstration starting at approx. 6:45-7PM. Please arrive no later than 6:15 PM. For family or friends to attend, you must have tickets. Please see Luo Sifu for tickets.
Congratulations to the newest members of the U.S. Traditional Wushu Team! After taking several first-place winnings at the National Traditional Wushu Tournament in Lubbock, TX, Asst. Instruction Wade, and students Anthony, Adelynn, Mataya, and John all earned places on the national team. They will be traveling to Ermeishan, China in November to compete at the 7th World Kung Fu Championships!