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Dharma Talk – Body Impermanence As Practice Vehicle

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 by Paula Lazarz

This talk discusses using the body as a practice vehicle.   It focuses on both sitting meditation and martial arts practice.    





Summer Camp Reviews

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 by Paula Lazarz

“Our experience with Healthkick Kung Fu summer camp was both positive and rewarding. Our boys really, really enjoyed themselves.  Our sons (ages 10 and 7) were enrolled in the Half-Day camp. The camp met outdoors in Lincoln Park near North Ave, Monday–Friday from 9-12. Given the relatively short Chicago summer season, we appreciated the plan for students… Read More





Dharma Talk – Commitment To Practice

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

This talk focuses on Buddhist practice.   If you are curious about aspects of that practice and how it might correlate to martial arts practice, you may  find this interesting.     http://audio.ancientdragon.org/20160821DT_ADZG_practice_commitment.mp3





New Promotion Requirements For Higher Ranks

Posted on: October 7th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

In addition to class attendance, help with instructing, and specifics for each test, RED, BROWN & BLACK SASH children & teens will be required to help with Sash Testing for those underneath them.   CHILDREN WHO ARE UNDER 15 – Must sit on the following panels to be promoted to the next Sash level:  … Read More





New Sash Testing & Promotion Procedures

Posted on: October 7th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

We are changing the way we handle Sash Testing. These changes apply to all Sash ranks UNDER RED.   As lives get busier and HealthKick thankfully continues to grow, scheduling tests for eligible candidates continues to be a challenge.   Starting in November:   1) The third Friday of every month will be designated a… Read More





Upcoming Adult Yellow Sash Test

Posted on: September 7th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Adult Yellow Sash Saturday, October 22nd 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Jack Cheng Jocelyn Cheng Rakish Amin?????





Upcoming Black Sash Test

Posted on: September 7th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Kids’ Black Sash Test Saturday, October 15th 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM (overnight stay) Kids’ Black Sash Test (cont) Sunday, October 16th 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Andrew Meintz Jack Tepper Malcolm Laris-Djokovic Max Rejman Payton Garcia





Upcoming Blue Sash Test

Posted on: September 7th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Blue Sash Test Saturday, Sept 17th  3:00 PM – 4:30 PM  Daksh Vermareddy  Sebastian Kempton





Upcoming Purple Sash Test

Posted on: September 7th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Purple Sash Test Saturday, Sept 17th 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Miles Garcia





Upcoming Green Sash Test

Posted on: September 7th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Saturday, September 17th   Green Sash Test  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Jordan Abell





Upcoming Brown Sash Test

Posted on: September 7th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Brown Sash Test Friday, September 16th 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM Timothy Kempton Nathan Overmeier Stella Overmeier





Upcoming Blue Sash Test

Posted on: May 25th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Blue Sash Test Tuesday, June 14th 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM   Dana Eltayeb





Upcoming Yellow Sash Testing

Posted on: May 25th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Yellow Sash Test Saturday, June 18th 11:15 PM – 12:15 PM   Garrett Purze Max Krieger Zoe Krieger





Upcoming Purple Sash Testing

Posted on: May 25th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Purple Sash Test Thursday, June 16th 5:45 PM -7:00 PM   Ethan Kennedy Tat Liyapan





Upcoming Green Sash Testing

Posted on: May 25th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Thursday, June 9th Green Sash Test 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM   Razan Eltayeb Rowan Eltayeb   Sunday, June 12th Green Sash Test 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM   Aarya Gupta Daksh Vermareddy Gabriella Franky James Harbin Nikko Calcedo Sofia Calcedo Zoe Ellis





The Need For Group Practice

Posted on: March 28th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

While solitary practice is a very important component of Kung Fu training, it is the group practice that offers the most return for our psychological, physical and emotional investment. It is in group practice that we turn this physical, technical, emotional and spiritual exercise into a real world lifestyle and practice.   Physical Advantages  … Read More





Upcoming Red Sash Testing

Posted on: March 1st, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Red Sash Test Saturday, May 14th 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM    Carlitos Murillo Olivia Dorfman Sava Casanovich Enzo Rejman Layla Zarei





Upcoming Blue Sash Testing

Posted on: March 1st, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

Blue Sash Test Saturday, April 16th  3:00 PM – 4:30 PM    Miles Garcia Dylan Quintero Ezra Quintero Ryan Augustyn Shefali Gupta Kira Tepper   





Summer Camp Curriculum

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

HALF DAY 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Drop off   9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Walk to specific workout spot – various areas in Lincoln Park/North Ave Beach Warm ups, light run, conditioning   9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Kung Fu Curriculum   Depending on the day either: Forms Training /Weapons Training Flying Kicks &… Read More





Black Sash Mind

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Paula Lazarz

A student is ready to test for Black Sash when they have developed a certain knowledge of Kung Fu technique along with the type of physicality Kung Fu requires.  Another component that determines whether a Brown Sash is ready for Black is “Black Sash Mind”.   The epitome of Black Sash Mind is shaped in the… Read More