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The Essence of Qi Gong

The Essence of Qi Gong Qigong does more than meets the eye. The exercises loosen the muscles and builds power within the body. It works with the muscles quite differently than the typical exercises practiced by Westerners. Cardio activity and deep stretching build strength and flexibility; where qigong and other internal ...

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The Power of Tai Chi

Part of the traditional Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi is a Chinese phrase that means “ Supreme Ultimate Fist” and unbeknownst to many, it’s considered the deadliest of all martial arts.  Discovered in 1820, this system focuses on muscles being relaxed while using the opponents force against them. This is ...

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2014 ICMAC “Winter Classic”: Tournament Training

Tournament Training - At AKFA   For all current students, Every Saturday until Feb 22nd we will be training students for the first-ever Miami-based ICMAC tournament. Saturday January 11 -  Saturday February 15, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm $75 for existing students with performance in tournament, for all 5 weeks of classes. This is a great opportunity to ...

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Holiday School Closings

 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!                AKFA is closed Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25 to observe Christmas.  We will re-open Thursday, December 26 and see you all then. We will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1 for New Years Day.   Have a safe and happy Holiday, wherever it may find you. Blessings, Sifu Dennis Dereje and ...

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Traditional Martial Arts vs. MMA

At a time in our life when ¾ of the world can’t get clean water, we have to stop and put things in perspective. There is a lot of conversation about the Traditional Martial Arts vs MMA. The difference begins with the intention of the student training for either of ...

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Ling Yun Pai (LYP) Workshop: Chen Pan Ling Martial Arts (Weapon Training & Open-Hand Forms)

- Sifu Dennis Dereje will be leading a Chen Pan Ling Seminar on Sunday December 15 - The last seminar of the year,  Sifu Dennis will be teaching traditional Ling Yun Pai martial arts, weapon training and open-hand forms for all levels in the Lin Yung Pai System. Sifu Dennis will ...

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The 2013 AKFA Annual Holiday Dinner: You Are Cordially Invited!

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Wakulla Springs, FL: Continuing Education Workshop

Sifu Dennis Dereje deepened his study of the internal martial arts with Grandmaster Wei Lun Huang in Wakulla Springs, FL this month. The Soul of Tai Chi Push Hands, led by Grandmaster Huang, is an annual retreat that Sifu Dennis looks forward to taking every year with one ...

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Special Seminar 11/10: Internal Martial Power with Grandmaster Wei Lun Huang

A special seminar with guest - Grandmaster Wei Lun Huang - come learn and develop a deeper practice with more internal martial power. Grandmaster Wei Lun Huang will be giving a workshop on Internal Martial Power for all Tai Chi, Hsing-I and Ba Gua students. He will be demonstrating and speaking on ...

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11/3/13 Mandatory Quarterly Belt Testing & Evaluation for all Students at AKFA

  Mandatory quarterly testing and evaluation Addis Kung Fu Academy for all students. Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 10am. Sifu Dennis looks forward to seeing you there. Best of luck and be sure to keep training!

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