That's right folks! After a 9yr absence, we're making a comeback to our original home town/suburb! Smithfield classes will be moving to Fairfield/Cabramatta PCYC on Monday 13th February. Classes will be held every Mon and Wed 7pm to 9pm. We'll also be reintroducing the lion dance this year seeing as it's the Year of the DRAGON! Moon Festival is in September, so we'll be training towards that.
This is very exciting news for us, and we're really happy to be basing ourselves back where it all began! Check out our classes page for further details. Hope to see you all in training during this prosperous year!
At the end of a 2 week trip to Hong Kong, the Dragon Sign Athletic Association held a demonstration at Kowloon Park on the 18th Dec 2011. This coincided with the inauguration of a new term for the DSAA, so there were many practitioners not only locally from HK, but also China, UK and ourselves from Australia. Below is a short clip of Linda demonstrating the first 'long' beginner form of Dragon Style called Sam Tung (3 Bridges).
With the untimely death of Andy Whitfield who played the lead title in Spartacus Blood and Sand, I'd like to highlight and pay tribute to the workout we practice at training, which is named after the show where the actors train this circuit to achieve their amazing physiques. It's a 10 exercise circuit with a 60sec workout to 15sec rest x 3 rounds. This circuit is not for the faint-heart, and we've only managed to achieve 2 rounds after our normal kung fu training! Personally this is one of the best circuits I have come across for general fitness and martial arts training. For beginners, I would recommend cutting the exercises to 5 and go at a comfortable pace. Just remember it's not a race or competition against anyone but yourself!
1. Goblet Squats x1min Rest 15 sec
2. Mountain Climbers x1min Rest 15 sec
3. Single arm dumbbell swing x1min Rest 15 sec
4. T-Push ups x1min Rest 15 sec
5. Jumping lunges x1min Rest 15
6. Dumbbell rows x1min Rest 15 sec
7. Dumbbell side lunges and touch x1min Rest 15sec
8. Push up rows x1min Rest 15 sec
9. Lunge and Rotations (Dumbbells/medicine balls) x1min Rest 15 sec
10. Dumbbell push press x1min
2min rest, then Round 2! Repeat the above, 2min rest and final Round 3!
For descriptions and pictures of the exercises, click here
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