Jing Ying Institute Of Kung Fu & Tai Chi Celebrates The Chinese New Year

| February 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi (www.jingying.org), based in Arnold, will be holding their annual celebration of the Chinese New Year through February 17, 2011 with the following free and low-cost events open to the public. All events will be held at Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, 1195 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd, Unit #6, Arnold, MD 21012. Registrations accepted by phone (410-431-5200) and online: www.JingYing.org:


Thursday, February 10 (6:30-8:00pm) Tea Tasting, presented by certified tea specialist, Lynayn Mielke of  East-West Tea Emporium. You will have the opportunity to taste several premium, whole-leaf Chinese teas. Examine the leaf styles, learn about steeping times, get information about the health benefits of various teas, and get the opportunity to get answers to your questions about tea. Space is limited, and there is a $10.00 fee per person. Registrations accepted by phone (410-431-5200) and online: www.JingYing.org

Friday, February 11 (noon-1:00pm) FREE Traditions of the Chinese New Year Workshop for Children, presented by Wendy Ng. Children and their parents learn more about Chinese culture with information about Lunar New Year Traditions. You get to sample some traditional treats and even try your hand at Lion Dance. Registrations accepted by phone (410-431-5200) and online: www.JingYing.org

Friday, February 11 (5:30-7:00pm) Chinese Calligraphy Workshop, taught by Wendy Ng. Learn basic brush strokes and characters from Chinese Calligraphy. We supply paper, ink and brushes for use during class. Space is limited and there is a $5.00 fee per person. Registrations accepted by phone (410-431-5200) and online: www.JingYing.org

Friday, February 11 (7:30-9:00pm) FREE Friday Night Tai Chi – Practice silk-reeling exercises and basic Tai Chi movements. Discover how this ancient and low-impact form of exercise promotes joint health, improves flexibility and strength, and increases bone density. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in. Registrations accepted by phone (410-431-5200) and online: www.JingYing.org

Monday, February 14 (11:00am-noon) FREE Valentine’s Day Tai Chi – Practice silk-reeling exercises and basic Tai Chi movements. Discover how this ancient and low-impact form of exercise promotes joint health, improves flexibility and strength, and increases bone density. Afterwards, we will celebrate the holiday with a healthy bit of chocolate and tea! Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in. Registrations accepted by phone (410-431-5200) and online: www.JingYing.org

Tuesday, February 15 (7:00-8:30pm) FREE Women’s Self-Defense Workshop – Geared for teens and adults, you will learn basic skills for avoiding trouble and protecting yourself. The workshop will start with a discussion on safety to help you avoid trouble. It will be followed with a lesson on escape techniques for situations you are unable to avoid. Finally, self-defense techniques will be covered for fighting back when you aren’t able to escape easily. Moms, bring your daughters with you for this important workshop. Taught by Jing Ying’s owner, Billy Greer. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in. Registrations accepted by phone (410-431-5200) and online: www.JingYing.org

Wednesday, February 16 (4:00-5:00pm) –  FREE Kids’ Kung Fu and Chinese Lion Dance Class – Suitable for children from ages 5 to 10, this workshop will include an introductory lesson in Kung Fu, will provide information on Chinese New Year, and  will teach some of the basics of Chinese Lion Dance.  A child-size lion head is available for the kids to use along with drums, cymbals and a gong. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in. Registrations accepted by phone (410-431-5200) and online: www.JingYing.org

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