Jing Ying

Chinese New Year 2007

For 2007, the Lunar New Year begins on Sunday February 18 and the celebration ends on March 4. The Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & tai Chi is offering a "week of workshops"  to usher in the Year of the Boar and to help celebrate the New Year.

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.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Chinese Language Workshop from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Follow link for details and to register. $20 fee. While not part of our "week of workshops" this class may be of interest to those interested in learning the basics of speaking and writing Chinese, including your name.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Qigong and Self-Healing workshop from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Learn more about this form of energy work and exercise used to restore or maintain health. Dr Fang is a medical doctor trained in western and Chinese medicine. He will provide us with a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and his own personal experience to help you improve your health.

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 


Free Qigong workshop with discussion and demonstrations
Price: Free

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Free Self-defense Workshop for Women from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This will be geared more for pre-teens and older. 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.


Free Women's Self-Defense Workshop
Price: Free

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Free Introductory Kids Kung Fu Class from 4:00 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.


Free Intro Kids Kung Fu Class
Price: Free


Free Feng Shui Workshop from 6:30 pm to 7:30pm.  presented by Yarrow of Feng Shui by the Bay in Annapolis. Learn about this ancient Chinese art of placement used to bring harmony and balance to your environment.


Free Feng Shui Workshop
Price: Free

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Tea Tasting Workshop from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to taste 5 premium, whole-leaf Chinese teas.
• Chrysanthemum Blossom Silver Needle White Tea
• Organic Jasmine Pearl Green Tea
• Bao Zhong Oolong Tea
• Fanciest Black Dragon Formosa Oolong
• Organic Ginger Pu-erh

You will examine the leaf styles, and learn about steeping times for the above teas. Information about the health benefits of drinking tea will be shared and you will have an opportunity to get answers to your questions.

Presented by Lynayn Mielke of East West Tea Emporium in Arnold, Maryland. She is a tea professional with Level III Certification from the Specialty Tea Institute.

East West Tea Emporium
1300 Ritchie Highway Ste D
Arnold, Maryland 21012
Open Every Saturday 12-4 p.m.

The session size is limited to 30 people and registration of $5 is required in advance. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 48 hours before the event. For more information or to register, call the Jing Ying Institute at 410-431-5200. Call Lynayn Mielke at 410-353-7727 for additional information about the tasting.

Tea Tasting Workshop
Price: $5.00

Friday, February 23, 2007

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Learn basic brush strokes and characters from Chinese Calligraphy. Brushes, ink, paper and all required materials will be provided. $10 per person, limited to 20 participants. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 48 hours before the event. 


Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
Price: $10


Free Tai Chi Class from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Practice silk-reeling exercises and basic Tai Chi movements. Discover how this ancient and low-impact form of exercise promotes joint health, improves flexibility and strength, and increases bone density.


Free Tai Chi Class
Price: Free

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Free Open House with refreshments and entertainment from noon to 2:00 pm. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the fun.

Lion Dance Performance at noon, followed by demonstrations of Kung Fu forms and weapons.

Free Introductory Kung Fu Class from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Learn about the Chinese Martial Art of Kung Fu. Suitable for beginners of all fitness levels with no experience in martial arts as well as those who have studied other martial arts. The class will cover background information, exercises, basic techniques and more. If you are curious about Kung Fu and have wanted to give it a try, now's your chance!  

Free Kung Fu Workshop
Price: Free