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Chinese New Year 2017
Year of the Rooster

For 2017, the Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, January 28, and the celebration traditionally lasts for two weeks. The Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & tai Chi will be hosting our annual celebration to help usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster, but because we have so many wonderful activities, we've decided to offer them over the course of a month.

These events are open to the general public and do not require any previous experience. We recommend that you register in advance for any workshops you would like to attend. You may register at the door, but it will be on a "space-available" basis. We recommend that you arrive 10 to 15  minutes early to any events to check in or register as needed.

(We have removed many of the free events that have already passed to make it easier to register for upcoming events).

Tea Tasting with Lynayn Mielke
Free Kids Kung Fu & Lion Dance class
Free Tai Chi Workshop
Self-Defense Workshop for Women & Teens*
Free Valentine's Day Tai Chi Class
Free Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine workshop with Dr. Fang                                                
*Proceeds go to the Arden House, an Anne Arundel County domestic violence safe house.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tea Tasting from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This informative workshop is presented by Lynayn Mielke of The East West Tea Emporium in Annapolis. Lynayn is a leading authority on how to use tea to improve your life and is a tea professional with Level IV Certification from the Specialty Tea Institute. She is an instructor for the Specialty Tea Institute’s certification program and will be speaking at this year’s world tea expo.

You’ll get to try several teas, learn about their proper preparation, and learn about their health benefits. This class fills up, so we suggest you register quickly. There is no guarantee that at-the-door registrations will be available.  Use the link below to register on-line. For more information or to register by phone, call the Jing Ying Institute at 410-431-5200.

Lynayn is a fun and engaging speaker, and you will walk away from the event knowing more about tea than you ever thought possible! Because of our relationship with Lynayn, we are fortunate to be able to offer this workshop as such a low cost. We hope you can join us for this always-enjoyable event. Class size is limited, so be sure to register soon.

Inclement weather policy.

Improve your chi with tea!

Tea Tasting (paid after January 22 or at-the-door)
Price: $20

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Free Introductory Kids Kung Fu Class from 4:15 pm to 5:00pm. Suitable for children from 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 15 minutes early to check in.



Free Intro Kids Kung Fu Class
Price: Free


Thursday, February 9, 2017
Free Tai Chi Seminar (Tai Chi/Qigong for Health & Wellness) from 7:00-8:00pm
Discover how this ancient and low-impact form of exercise promotes joint health, improves flexibility
and strength; improves balance and helps prevent falls; helps with arthritis, blood pressure,
diabetes and chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia; and increases bone density.

The first part of the workshop will be a discussion about the health benefits of tai chi and qigong
and then you will have the opportunity to practice silk-reeling exercises and basic tai chi & qigong movements. You have the option of staying seated for all or part of the workshop (we encourage
ou to stay within your comfort zone). This workshop is suitable for all levels of fitness. Free.

Tai Chi Seminar
Price: Free

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Self-defense Workshop for Women & Teen Girls from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This will be geared for teens and adults. Learn basic skills for avoiding trouble and protecting yourself. The workshop will start with a discussion on safety to help you avoid trouble. That will be followed with a lesson on escape techniques for situations you weren't able to avoid. Finally, self-defense techniques will be covered for fighting back when you aren't able to escape easily.

During the Lunar New Year, we offer this self-defense workshop at a low cost as a service to our local community. We have listed two prices below from which you can choose to pay. 100% of the proceeds go to a local shelter for female victims of domestic violence and their children. We also are accepting donations of disposable diapers and non-perishable food items for the shelter.

Here's what one mom had to say:

"My teenage daughter attended one of your self-defense workshops for women, and I believe it helped prevent her abduction. Two men tried to drag her into a truck, and she was able to escape using your techniques."

Class size is limited, so we recommend that you register as soon as possible. Last year the workshop was full about a week beforehand, and we could no longer accept new registrations. You must pre-pay to hold your spot. If this date does not work for you, you can schedule a workshop for your group (examples: scouts, moms groups, church groups). We will also hold our annual Self-Defense Workshop for College Students in August. 

Women's Self-Defense Workshop
Price: $20*

* Proceeds from the self defense workshop will go to Arden House, Anne Arundel County's only safe-house shelter for female victims of domestic violence and their children. In addition to each year's workshop proceeds, students at Jing Ying have supported Arden House in the past with new kitchen supplies for their renovated kitchen. Click on the above button if you would like to pay $20/person, or click on the button below if you would like to pay $30/person.

Women's Self-Defense Workshop
Price: $30

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

 Free Valentine's Day Tai Chi Seminar (Tai Chi for Arthritis/Chronic Conditions) from 11:30am-12:15pm

This is Dr Paul Lam's program based on Sun style tai chi. If you have fibromyalgia, osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid-arthritis, or other conditions that make it difficult or painful for you to exercise, then this simple and safe program may be for you.

If your symptoms are relatively mild, you may prefer our TaiJi/QiGong for Health and Wellness program which will provide more opportunities for growth as your condition improves. Come try out this free class to see if it is for you! This workshop is suitable for all levels of fitness. Free.

Instructional DVD available for purchase.

Free Valentine's Day Tai Chi

Monday, February 20, 2017

How Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Promote Natural Healing workshop from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Learn how this ancient healing system prevents illnesses and effectively treats a wide range of chronic and acute health problems.

Dr Fang is a highly respected medical doctor trained in western and Chinese medicine. He will provide us with information about the Traditional Chinese approach along with his understanding of western medicine.

Presented by Dr. Daohe Fang, CMD who has an acupuncture practice in Annapolis.

Daohe Fang CMD LAC 
108 Old Solomons Island Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 224-0084 

While this workshop is free, we appreciate a donation of a non-perishable food item. We will be collecting food for the food pantry at our local assistance network (SPAN, Inc.) from now until the end of February. Personal hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc.) are also welcome.

Please sign up as soon as possible to make sure you have a seat. Dr. Fang is very popular speaker and his workshops usually fill up and have to be closed to new registrants.

Workshop with Daohe Fang
Price: Free