Saturday, February 26, 2011

Potluck Items Needed

Hi everyone,

I wanted to post what type of items we are currently in need of for the potluck. We have already reached our limit with desserts. Therefore, we kindly request that future sign-ups be for meal-like dishes only. Or, a $10 donation will be just as helpful for this potluck if you prefer.

We are looking for the following items:

* Egg rolls
* Medium-sized pizzas 
* Rotisserie chickens (from Kroger, WalMart, etc.)
* Noodle dishes
* Rice dishes
* Beef dishes
* Chicken dishes
* Pork dishes
* Fish dishes
* Lasagna
* Sandwich trays
* Fruit trays (limit to 5 sign-ups)
* Dishes from your own culture (non-dessert)
* Any other non-dessert items

If you have any questions, please speak with me and I will be happy to answer them!

Master Feng

Friday, February 25, 2011

Welcome Party for Second Master Feng


The welcome party for Second Master Feng is Saturday, March 12th 5pm - 9pm.
Everyone is encouraged to attend to meet and greet your new Master.  

As our last potluck dinner was so successful, I have opted to do another where students are once again encouraged to bring a dish from their own culture.  Please see me for the sign-up sheet. I know Second Master Feng would really appreciate that...

Also, any students interested in volunteering to help decorate for the party are more than welcome to - just let me know.


I look forward to seeing you all there!!

Master Feng

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Pages Added to Website

Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that there are 3 additional pages added to the website under the 'About' section.  Please be sure to swing by the website and take a look at them.  (By the way, 3 more pages will soon be added too.) 

As always, if you have any questions about our website or this blog (or anything), just ask!

All the best,

Master Feng

Inspirational Quote for the Week

"Martial art is a form of expression, an expression from your inner self to your hands and legs".
Donnie Yen

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Congratulations Jenny!

I would like to congratulate Jenny Pless on her placings at the ICMAC Worldwide Circuit Competition today. 

She placed 1st in Open-hand Form and 2nd in Weapons. Congratulations Jenny. Your medals are evidence of all your hard work and dedication to Shaolin Kung Fu.

Everyone, please say a special congratulations to Jenny when you see her! 

Master Feng

Wednesday, February 16, 2011



It is with great pleasure (and extreme excitement) that I announce American Shaolin Kung Fu will soon have TWO masters.  Second Master Shi Yan Feng will make his debut to the US and to our school as a new teacher next month!!

There will be a huge party to welcome him to our school and all students and parents are encouraged to attend.  Words cannot express just how excited I am at his arrival.

For a bio of Second Master Feng, please visit his web page.

More details will follow...

Master Feng 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Inspirational Quote for the Week

Pain is temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

- Lance Armstrong

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè​ (Happy New Year)

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè​, everyone!

Today is the Chinese New Year for 2011 and I want to wish you all a Happy New Year. This year is the year of the Rabbit so if your sign is a Rabbit, it's your year! (I myself am a rabbit so I'm very excited to see what the year has in store.)

Hope you all enjoyed your gifts!


Well wishes all,

Master Feng

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chinese New Year is coming

Hey everyone,

Chinese New Year is this Thursday and I would like to give all my students a gift in celebration of this event.  However....

I would like each of you to say Happy New Year to me, in CHINESE, before I give you your gift.  For those of you that do not speak Chinese, I will give you the translation of "Happy New Year":
Xīn Nián Kuài Lè​

Here is a way to help you pronounce it in English:

"Sheen" "Knee-yen" "Qwai" "Luh"

I look forward to you all greeting me a Happy New Year in Chinese!

Master Feng

Inspirational Quote for the Week

If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril. – Sun Tzu 

This saying is not inspirational in the motivational sense, but in that it can inspire you to find a solution to your problems. Knowing yourself is incredibly important in all walks of life – you need to know your limitations so that you can improve yourself and so that you do not bite off more than you can chew, and you need to know your strengths so that you can utilise them. This quote comes from The Art of War, Sun Tsu definitive guide to warfare that today is taken non literally to advise on all topics from love, to sport, to business. Knowing your ‘enemy’ is important in all these fields if you are to succeed. You need to research the market, research the opponent, research the target and this way you will have information on your side. Remember: knowledge is power.