We will have another outdoor Taiji Gathering Saturday, October 17th at Bennett’s Creek Park in Suffolk, starting at 9AM and running to around noon. Bring chairs, water, snacks, sun block, hats, face masks, positive attitudes, friendly demeanors and open minds. Be prepared to share experiences and ask questions.
We will be introducing a few of the Chen Pan Ling Free Fighting Fundamentals as well as some discussion on Cheung Ting/Zhong Ding.
Additional info will follow soon.
I would like to invite everyone to gather for an outdoor/open air class and family gathering on Saturday, August 8th at Bennetts Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd Suffolk, Va. 23435. Shelter #2 has been reserved for our use until 1 pm.
I will be at the park at 8:30 AM. The Class/Gathering will start at 9:00 AM and last until noonish.
Bring your face coverings, water, chairs, sunblock, bug spray, notebooks, open minds and anything else you think you might need. Social Distancing will be observed and enforced.
My goal for this gathering is somewhat selfish because I haven’t seen everyone, except on a TV screen for a long time, and I miss the in person interaction. I am also looking forward to meeting the members of The Shen Lung Group.
As always contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Hope to see you there.
Shifu Terry Price will be holding a Tuesday evening class online via Zoom!
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Duration: 40 minutes
The first class will be on the first two exercises in the Ba Duan Jin and a Grasp Birds Tail Drill in Eight Directions. Because of the time limit of 40 minutes, the class will be getting right into things after a brief greeting. Also, if any questions arise during the session, please write then down and send them to Shifu Terry via text, email or by using the Q & A forum on the Laughing Dragon Academy website.
People who are not subscribed to the VMAC email announcement list need to call Diana Hammond at (757) 483-0195 to be put on the list in order to receive weekly registration information about classes (please call during business hours).
If you need to install Zoom on your home computer or mobile device, here are some helpful links:
Zoom download page:
A video covering the download process to a home computer:
A video covering the download process on an android device:
A video covering the download process on an iPhone:
Hope to see you online this Tuesday evening!
Saturday morning classes will be held December 21st and December 28th.
Tuesday evening classes will NOT be held December 24th and December 31st.
Looking for a way to cure the “After the Holidays Lull” in your life? Well then just mark your calendars for Saturday, January the 11th, 2020 for the next
Semi-Occasional Push Hands/Sensing Hands Gathering
to be held at The Virginia Martial Arts Center located at 3325 Taylor Road Chesapeake, Va. 23321. The Gathering will run from 1:00 PM to about 5:00 PM, so feel free to wander in and wander out as it will be a casual affair.
This event is open to all skill levels and all styles so come to share, come to learn, come to have fun and fellowship. The event is also free, so the only thing you have to spend is your time.
Now for a few particulars, wear loose comfortable clothing, bring a pair of shoes that are Martial Arts floor friendly (shoes that have never been worn outside), bring a towel as you may get a little sweaty and bring a friendly attitude, oh, and a friend if you wish.
Feel free to share the information for the Gathering and as always if you have any questions just text/call me.
I look forward to seeing you all and having some fun.
Terry A. Price
Please come join us for some friendly push hands practice. This is a great opportunity for cross-style communication and sharing!
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
(Drop by anytime between 1 and 5 pm)
Virginia Martial Arts Center
3352 Taylor Rd, Chesapeake, Va, 23221
Free Admission for All!
The gathering is open to all area Taijiquan schools and participants at any skill level. Remember that this is a time for sharing and learning, not for competition, so all egos should be left in your vehicles!
Our regular Saturday 8-10 am class will still be held as usual. If you would like to join us for a meal and fellowship in the time between the class and the push hands gathering, please be a VMAC by 10:30 am.
We hope to see you there!
A message from Terry Price:
On June 3rd, The Laughing Dragon Academy will celebrate Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching’s Birthday, and though we wish we could be there in person to celebrate with him face to face, life has other plans. So we send him our deepest heart felt wishes for health, happiness and long life and hope he is surrounded with family and friends who will make it a wonderful day.
Recently, I viewed a clip on Facebook of an Australian television news interview featuring Dan Djurdjevic, my Ling Yun Pai Brother. At one point the interviewer asked why Dan taught the things he did, and Dan’s response really hit home. He told the reporter, and I’m paraphrasing, that he had taken an oath to spread the Chen Pan Ling System and keep the internal arts alive. So, I think that the best Birthday gift that I, and everyone else who took that same oath to become an indoor student of our Shifu, Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching, is to hold true to that promise and remember that we are part of very big family indeed. Happy Birthday Shifu.
The Virginia Martial Arts Center recognized Shifu Terry Price as the “Eagle Award – 2017 Leader of the Year” during their annual awards dinner. The presentation plaque states,
“The Tradition of Leadership in the Martial Arts is to build the Character of each participant, by strengthening the body, mind and spirit. The above person has put the needs of others above their own, to share their knowledge and experience. We acknowledge this person as a Leader in the Martial Arts Community.”
His students heartily agree!
Hanshi Darren Myers with Shifu Terry Price