<![CDATA[CHENCENTER - NEWS]]>Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:16:05 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Tue, Dec 23, 2014]]>Tue, 23 Dec 2014 23:50:39 GMThttp://chencenter.weebly.com/news/tue-dec-23-2014

During the holiday season, most of us have a rare addition; down time. I've been taking full advantage of this down time by re-examining my training and making notes on how I can improve my martial arts.

When I was getting my certification in taijiquan at the Hunyuan Academy, I wrote down, thought about, and practiced everything that Master Chen instructed me on. Due to Youtube, his website and the book he translated from his teacher, the late GM Hong Junsheng (pictured)- I can re-examine the form, movement drills and applications.

After jotting down a small amount of notes, I pack up my supplies (water, notebook, and phone) and find a shady spot to practice.

My movements are slow. Slow movements help you to concentrate on the myriad of principles one must keep connection with without losing control. Relaxed control may seem paradoxical, but is the aim during these sessions.

Practice a small portion of the form. Practice a portion of a portion. Strive towards perfection and the most important aspect of any practice: enjoy the process!

Happy Holidays my friends,

Coach Michael Joyce

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<![CDATA[Workshops Coming to a Close for 2014]]>Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:00:41 GMThttp://chencenter.weebly.com/news/workshops-coming-to-a-close-for-2014
Tonight's will conclude our workshop on Anti-Abduction and Hostage Strategies with defense against a Terrorist Abduction. 

If you've seen a Tarantino film or virtually any horror film, you can see visually experience what a hostage might have to go through.  Many people can not even open their eyes to view the grotesqueness of the scene.  Hopefully, with our training, we will never let it get to that point!
NOTE
NO CLASS THURS. NOV 27th  THANKSGIVING
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We will resume class on Thursday, December 4th for our final class of the year.  Students, please come with questions and movements/scenarios that you'd like to practice. 

For those of you that could not make our Thursday night classes or want a review of the material... Jenny and I will be setting up a date in December for our final CRASH COURSE.  In this Crash Course, we will be covering as much material as possible in the course of 2 hours. 

FOR PICTURESFOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @OUTFOXXEDPROGRAM

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<![CDATA[Anti-Abduction and Hostage Workshop]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:54:36 GMThttp://chencenter.weebly.com/news/anti-abduction-and-hostage-workshop
In this new workshop, we will be exploring the "ins and outs" of abductions and hostage situations.

Whether you're forced into a van, hijacked at gunpoint, restrained with rope or pull-ties... we'll show you some practical, and tested strategies that could save your life.

Mother & Daughter Special - BOGO.  Mom's pay regular price and their daughter takes the class for free.  If you have an additional daughter, niece, friend (etc) that you'd like to join the class, they can (@ 50% off). 
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First Class:  Thursday, Oct. 23rd
Where:  Polo Park Rec Center, 1850 Polo Rd
When: 7:00-8:00 pm


If you have any questions, please contact us at OutfoxxedProgram@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Michael & Jennifer Joyce
OutFoxxed.Com
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<![CDATA[Five Self-Defense Myths  |  by: Jennifer Joyce]]>Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:41:32 GMThttp://chencenter.weebly.com/news/five-self-defense-myths-by-jennifer-joycePicturePicture courtesy of wall.alphacoders.com
Fortunately, there are many self-defense systems available. But with so many systems comes a lot of false information floating around because some systems become outdated and continue to teach impractical techniques such as foot stomping an attacker or karate-chopping the face. These and much more are common misconceptions about how a woman should defend herself. And since combat is different for men and women, it is easy for a woman to get caught up in using a man’s tactics to defend herself. What woman should strive for is not a fist fight, but to use her coyness and smarts to get her out of a sticky situation and escape with her life. (read more)

*Read the entire article at Jennifer's Blog, "Mouth of a Phoenix"

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<![CDATA[Official 2014 W-S Fencing Club T-Shirts]]>Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:32:17 GMThttp://chencenter.weebly.com/news/official-2014-w-s-fencing-club-t-shirtsPicture
2014 Winston-Salem Fencing Club T-Shirts will be on their way soon.  

JUST LOOKING FOR SOME NUMBERS….

Remember, t-shirt orders are not mandatory, but we’d love for you to have one, in your choice of BLUE lettering or ORANGE.  NOT ONLY for students, but for family, friends and fans/supporters of the club.

We will also be trying to get them in a women’s v-neck (so please specify)

PRICE
The total number of purchases will determine the price deal.  I’m guessing that the cost will be anywhere between $18-$25 ea.  Will let you know as soon as I know.

TIMEFRAME
Please let me know the SIZE and QUANTITY asap.  I would like to put the order in by FRIDAY of NEXT WEEK.

BACK OF THE T-SHIRT
“Victoria Faveat Periti” (Latin) meaning “Victory favors the skillful”… which is one of our major maxims.  The courageous or dazzling fencer, in the end, is no where near the fencer that consistently refines their skill over time.

PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK (if you haven’t given your sizes during a lesson)
you may email me here cfhtaiji@gmail.com or wsfencers@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Coach Michael Joyce
wsfencing.info

P.S.  WANT TO JOIN OUR W-S FENCING CLUB GROUP PAGE ON FACEBOOK?  CLICK HERE

*request to join.  You will be accepted if you live in North Carolina & if you appear to be a real person**
**unfortunately some people spam, and their profiles are set up in a dubious manner. 



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<![CDATA[INTRODUCING THE "GOLDEN TICKET"]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:46:34 GMThttp://chencenter.weebly.com/news/introducing-the-golden-ticket
OUR MISSION...
has always been to help empower women through our OutFoxxed Self-defense courses - especially to those young ladies that need it most!

Therefore, once every session we will be giving out 2 Golden Tickets (worth $50 each!*) - each to a lucky young female student in our online community (Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook). 

Winners will be announced during the weekend prior to our  1st class of the new session.  If, for some reason, you are unable to accept, please let us know so that we can pass on your ticket to someone else. 
Our upcoming workshop begins Thursday, August 28th (7:00-8:00) at Polo Park Recreation Center (see map).  If you've been chosen, please contact Coach Joyce on Facebook or by emailing us him at Michael@ChenCenter.Com.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP
THURSDAY, AUGUST, 28th (7-8:00pm)
1850 POLO ROAD, WINSTON-SALEM


COST PER PERSON: $50 EACH / $25 STUDENTS
[THIS IS TUITION FOR ALL 6 CLASSES]

*NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH

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<![CDATA[LAST CLASS OF THE WORKSHOP  |  Self-Defense]]>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:30:07 GMThttp://chencenter.weebly.com/news/last-class-of-the-workshop-self-defensePicture
Vixen (Ladies),
Class #6 (of 6) is tomorrow night!  We'll be reviewing all the material, as well as giving you all some "hands-on" situationals. 

For those that would like to attend, but have not paid for the course, you can watch and/or participate for only $10.  AND... if you happen to be a student (high school/college), it's only $5 !!!

We know that for many young ladies, this might be the last class before you have to go so school.  Therefore, we hope that you join us for this final class of the "summer."


NEXT WORKSHOP AT POLO

Our next Polo Park workshop will begin on Thursday, AUG. 28th, from 7:00-8:00pm. 

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<![CDATA[Welcome to the ChenCenter News]]>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:30:18 GMThttp://chencenter.weebly.com/news/welcome-to-the-chencenter-newsPicture
Hello Students, Friends and ChenCenter Family,
Welcome to our blog/news/update page.  Here you will be able to access articles and latest information on our upcoming workshops, classes, lectures and events.

I will be reposting some of my old articles as well as giving free snippets from our upcoming book.  Check back every now and again, and if you have any questions, comments or if you just want to say hello - by all means - drop us a comment.
Big Love,
Michael & Jennifer Joyce


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