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New Year Holiday Break

Flying away for the holidays this year, or staying home and just letting your fantasies take flight?Whatever your plans, you’ll have time to eat all the cookies you can get your hands on during the annual break at the studio. … Continue reading

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New T-Shirts Have Arrived!

What? New T-Shirts? New Design? They’re here! Click the image above and you can go to the order page, or pick one up at the studio when you come to class.

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The Passing of Rod Oka

Rod Oka, long time student here at the Academy, passed away on the third of this month. He had been fighting pancreatic cancer for about a year. During his time with us he had studied Shaolin and Tai Chi. In … Continue reading

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Academy T-Shirts!

We’ve moved Heaven, Earth and one large Dragon… and, once again, have Academy T-Shirts! You can order HERE or just ask at the studio. Be the envy of your friends and Wear the Dragon!  

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Academy T- Shirts!

Our new ‘Chinese Henleys’ are here! Each shirt sells for $25. If you order through the site, you can pick them up at the school. The shopping cart will not add shipping for these shirts. If you do want them … Continue reading

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Arts of the Academy

Congratulations to Steve Strasnick, longtime Academy student, who recently attended the 22nd Annual Chinese Martial Arts Tournament, on March 15, in Berkeley. Steve won the Internal Style Men’s Division by performing a number of styles, including Taijiquan and Bagua Zhang. … Continue reading

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Learning Bagua Zhang: The Book!

We are proud to announce the publication of Sifu Ted Mancuso’s newest book, Learning Bagua Zhang: The Martial Art of Change. Years of study and teaching have gone into this extensively photographed companion to his best-selling DVD on Bagua. Using … Continue reading

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Event: Grandmaster Willy Lin at the Academy

September 18, 2007: It’s 12:25 a.m. and we just finished our GRANDMASTER WILLY LIN SEMINAR a few hours ago. We had thirty participants and to say it was a success would be an understatement. Instructor Ted Mancuso started with a … Continue reading

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Event: Bagua Seminar, Sacramento

September 07/08, 2007: Sacramento: Inner Circle Tai Chi, a group headed by Sifu Robert Nakashima hosted Plum (that is to say Debbie and Ted) to present information on the arts of Bagua and Xing Yi. Saturday introduced and reiterated the … Continue reading

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A Great Honor

The publishing branch of the Academy of Martial Arts (Plum Publications) has been selected for the honor of publishing the writings of Shi Gung Adam Hsu (Hsu Ji). Acknowledged by many people worldwide to be one of the best martial … Continue reading

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