Upon receipt of the TSM Sifu attended MVS cameras television, to make a capsule and short interview and document the moment.
The next day everything ready for the Annual Shaolin Retreat, an event which every year brings people from all over the country and abroad, an event of coexistence and friendship between schools and teachers to become the most anticipated of the year as for Chinese martial arts are concerned, this time 150 people filled to overflowing the quota of the monastery, where some people even slept on the floor in inflatable beds so as not to lose long-awaited visit “The Shaolin monk who has left all other behind “- Stan Lee.
The retreat began on Thursday night where people from all around the country from Sonora and Baja California to Merida and Quintana Roo and abroad in the U.S.: Los Angeles, New York, Spain and South America were received for the welcome dinner and the projection of the documentary “The Kung Fu Monk” National Geographic film based on the life history of Shi Yan Ming and his arrival to America.
On Friday morning at dawn to train! The basic exercises every day started at 5:45, and after breakfast at 9:30 am of Tai Chi and Qi Gong Sifu Shi Yan Ming, where this time Sifu teach attendees the Yi Jin Jing (Sutra muscles and tendons) , Rong Quan (Soft Boxing) and Shin Yi Quan (internal boxing)
In the afternoon Sifu taught by first time outside of New York San Shou exercises of Shaolin method of beating and kicking to get more energy, and later the beautiful Heng Xu took command of the group to teach the classical form of Shaolin tiger.
This time the weather favored us all the time, and attendees were pampered with details to make their stay more comfortable than usual, at the end the group photo and delivery of awards was a very emotional moment and the classic Mariachi closed event.
TSM members this time were very happy and felt a rewarding event and by which we express our deep appreciation, this was the first time we got 150 people at the event and we were forced to deny entry to even more as we receive the favor of our friends and supporters to fill its maximum capacity of the monastery.
It was also the first time Sifu Shi Yan Ming allowed us a closer look at his method of beating and kicking and Xu’s sister tough the longer form has been provided so far in these events, all these things turned this event in to a total success and left the audience a sense of gratitude and satisfaction like no other event.
Our next event in 2012 will be even bigger ! as in October 2012 the Shaolin Temple Mexico and Sifu Shi Yan Ming celebrates eight years of spreading the true martial art of Kung Fu in Mexico and we are preparating a celebration full of surprises for all our friends, keep on the lookout on our website, or better still write your email on our mailing list to be notified in advance and can reserve your spot early.
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