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CHINESE TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS SPORTS CLUB IN ACHARNES, 21ST AND 22ND DECEMBER, 2015

Authors: Marilena Kalogiannidou and Dr. Rhea Du

Chinese Traditional Martial Arts Sports Club in Acharnes had its Shaolin Kung Fu grading take place on December 21st and 22nd 2015. This was the second year in a row that grading takes place.

This year there were many new students. Even younger students were excited and eager to meet Shifu Shi Yan Jun. The older students showed great progress as well as promise for the future. A lot of them had learned new forms. Shifu Yan Jun was happy to see that many were stronger and more confident than last year.

From the younger students, a lot stood out. Georgios Kopalidis, Georgia Katsianou and Georgios Aggelakos were very strong this year. From the older ones, Stavros Panagiotopoulos, Nikolaos Spanos and Eva Aggelakou gave their best self.

This year, the Club is happy to have more athletes than ever take part in competitions. Each time, more and more win medals. And what is also important, more children start taking Kung Fu lessons.

Parents also come to the club to be taught Kung Fu. They understand how important is a healthy lifestyle. Another aspect is to help their kids by having common interests. A healthy and more relaxed parent can guide and support the child much better.

Why the Club encourages family training? Below are some points to consider: great workout, boost in self-esteem, importance of self-defense and anti-bully skills, goal-setting, positive reinforcement, strong and confident character in the students, quality bonding and learning time with the whole family.

Fun and memorable classes build strong foundations of self-discipline, self-esteem, respect and family-bonding that will translate to every other part of life.

A FAMILY THAT TRAINS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER!

Chinese Traditional Martial Arts Sports Club in Acharnes also works with children with ADD/ADHD disorders, as well as Asperger syndrome and Autism. Shifu Konstantinos Athanasiou is a member of ADHD Hellas and follows seminars about working with children with these disorders.

Photos credit:IGN PHOTO ACHARNES BY MARINA GROUSI

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