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September is Special!

Jing Ying Institute will be giving away prizes, holding free classes, and more to celebrate September and our 22nd anniversary! Tour our facility, try any of our beginner classes for free (view schedule), and/or sign up for one of our special events.

Classes are open to the general public and do not require any previous experience. Please register in advance for classes you would like to attend. You may register at the door, but it will be on a "space-available" basis. Arrive 5 minutes early to classes or events to check in. Events take place at Jing Ying in Arnold except for the September 7 tai chi class.

September 6: Free Homeschool Kung Fu Class
September 7: Free Tai Chi Class (Severna Park Communiy Center)
SEPTEMBER 10: 22nd Anniversary Celebration & Ribbon Cutting
September 15: Free Tai Chi Class: Moving Meditation
September 26: Free Family Class

Free Homeschool Kung Fu Class
11:30am - 12:15pm

We offer our well-structured and progressive kung fu program during a special daytime class that was designed with homeschoolers in mind but is open to anyone ages 5 to adult who is available in the late morning.

Click here for more information and to register. You must pre-register for this class.

Wednesday, September 7
Free Tai Chi Class
Location: Severna Park Community Center

10:30 am to 11:30 am

(all other events are held at Jing Ying in Arnold)

Learn about the benefits of tai chi while practicing some basic tai chi movements.

Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, September 10
22nd Anniversary Celebration (Open House)
Ribbon Cutting & Charity Challenge!
12:30pm to 3pm

Raffle & Giveaways | Tea Gift | Moon Cake Treat | Face Painting
Lion Dance | Kung Fu & Tai Chi Demos | Charity Challenge

Jing Ying was unable to celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2020 for obvious reasons, so we decided to wait until this fall for our big celebration. Come join us!

September 10 is also the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, an important holiday in many Asian countries. We will have premium tea, moon cakes and other treats to celebrate.

Contributing to charities has been important to Jing Ying and our students throughout the years. This year is extra special. We've been featuring various charities at Jing Ying throughout 2022 and at our September 10 event, those charities will have tables set up. This is an opportunity for you to visit them. When you arrive at Jing Ying, you will receive a ballot that lists the various charities. You will vote for your favorite, place your filled-out ballot in the container we provide. The charity with the most votes will either receive the money raised during our annual silent auction OR they will be the recipient of $500 at Severna Park's Shop Local event in the spring (their choice). Your ballot also enters you into a door prize drawing.
It's a win for EVERYONE!

Estimated Schedule:

12:30 - Doors Open - Mingle and visit with the charities. Enjoy some light refreshments and receive a goodie bag with a packet of our anniversary tea, blended just for us by a tea specialist.

1:00 pm - Jing Ying Lion Dance Performance, followed by a ribbon cutting with and and presentation of citations from local officials.

1:30pm - Demonstrations of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

2:00pm - Mingle, enjoy refreshments, visit with the charities & place your vote for your favorite (don't worry, the other charities will have other opportunities to win a prize), tour Jing Ying, ask questions, and more!

Click here to register.

Thursday, September 15

Free Tai Chi: Moving Meditation Class

Learn basic tai chi and qigong exercises, with an emphasis on silk-reeling movements. 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. 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.

Click here for more information and to register.

Monday, September 26
Free Family Kung Fu Class

For ages 5 to adult. The class is geared towards children & their families.

Learn about the Chinese Martial Art of Kung Fu. This introductory class is 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 exercises, basic techniques and more. If you are curious about Kung Fu and have wanted to give it a try, now's your chance!  For ages 5 to adult. Geared towards children and their family members.

Register for the class here.