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sport en vrijetijdsmarkt 2018

Sport & Vrijetijdsmarkt Amsterdam 2018 program

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Kung Fu School Golden Dragon will give a demonstration on Saturday September 22 2018 at the Sport en Vrijetijdsmarkt  in Amsterdam Osdorp. The Sport & Vrijetijdsmarkt is part of the Souk & Co festival. This is a culture fair for all audiences where everyone can enjoy music, culture, sports and food.

Demonstrations are scheduled at the following times:

  • from 13:10 to 13:30
  • from 15:30 to 15:50

The demonstrations will take place on a stage at the southern bank of the Sloterplas, across De Meervaart theatre, in Amsterdam.

Kung Fu warriors from Golden Dragon kung fu schools around the country will show off their skills. The program consists of basic techniques, animal styles, long staff forms and neutralizing multiple attackers. Everyone is welcome to come and see the demonstration. In between demonstrations you can visit the Golden Dragon information stand. Instructors and students will gladly answer your questions about kung fu.

The Saturday morning training (22 September 2018; 10:00 tot 12:00) will be canceled due to the demonstration. The demonstration group is expected, however, at the Sloterstrand at 10:00 for the final preparations. All members are of course free to train until 12:00, but officially there is no class. The demonstration will be given regardless of the weather conditions.

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Start season 2018/2019

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In September, training resumes in all Golden Dragon kung fu schools. Ordered by start date, the first lesson in September in each school is listed below:

Arnhem: September 1

Amsterdam Nieuw-West: September 1

Amsterdam West: September 3

Elst: September 4

Nijmegen: September 5

Oosterbeek: September 8

Please note that the lessons in Amsterdam West on Monday will start at 19:00 again. They will still end at 21:00. Training in Oosterbeek will commence in the second week of September due to the Airborne.

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Timetable and location changes Nijmegen & Amsterdam

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The Golden Dragon Kung Fu schools in Nijmegen en Amsterdam-West are moving to a new location! In Nijmegen, training will no longer be on Fridays, but (starting February 7th) on Wednesdays from 20:00 to 22:00 instead. The new address of the school in Nijmegen is

Zwaluwstraat 200 (gym B), 6541 NP Nijmegen

and the new address of the school in Amsterdam-West is

Jan Den Haenstraat 41, 1055 WC Amsterdam

See timetable page for more information.

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Changes instructor team Amsterdam-West

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Due to circumstances at work, Jesse will not be able to continue teaching in Amsterdam on Monday evening for the remainder of the season. Sybren has been put in charge of the school. Sybren and Arlin will be teaching the classes in Amsterdam-West together. Jesse will continue teaching the classes at the Sloterplas on Saturday.

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Adjusted opening hours winter 2017

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Some classes will be cancelled for the holidays this winter. Any given week there will at least be one school open so your training does not have to be interrupted.

The following classes are cancelled:

  • Arnhem en Oosterbeek: December 23 & 30
  • Elst: December 26 & January 2
  • Nijmegen: December 29 & January 5
  • Amsterdam West: December 25 & January 1

Kung Fu School Golden Dragon Nieuw-West (Sloterplas) will be open every week during winter.

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Golden Dragon Velp closed

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It is with deep dismay that we announce the closing of Golden Dragon Velp. Sifu Chen Liu Djing had been suffering from back injuries for quite a while. His injuries were limiting his teaching to such an extent that he decided to quit. Students from the school in Velp are invited to continue their kungfu training in one of the other schools.

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Exams 2017

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We have been preparing for it for a while: the kung fu exams of 2017. On Saturday November 4th, the exams will be held at Golden Dragon Arnhem, on the field behind the gym on Nicolaas Maesstraat 6. The candidates have been notified by their sifu about their candidacy. From the entire region and even from Amsterdam, candidates will get together in Arnhem have their skills put to the test. The sifus from all Golden Dragon Kung Fu schools will be present to judge the exams. That means that the classes in Amsterdam and Oosterbeek will be cancelled on November 4th. Students who are not taking an exam are welcome to attend the class in Arnhem that day. During the exam there will also be an indoor training led by one of the assistant-instructors.

Demonstration and drinks on the Floor 17 rooftop

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After a successful 2016 we wanted to start off 2017 on a positive note. Louise had the great idea to get together for drinks at Floor 17 in Amsterdam. On the rooftop of Floor 17, in the dark, we gave a kung fu demonstration too. Before and after the demonstration we enjoyed drinks and snacks in the fireplace lounge of Floor 17. We had the most wonderful time. Cheers to a healthy and successful 2017!

Nieuwjaarsborrel Floor 17

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Timetable winter Amsterdam

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In the Winter there are always a couple of holidays to take into account. Kung Fu School Golden Dragon Amsterdam is open all winter long, except for Monday December 26, 2016, the second day of Christmas. The outdoor training is on regardless of the weather. A training session may be cancelled in case of extreme weather conditions. An instructor will always visit the training ground to assess the situation there and then. If the instructor concludes that it is indeed to dangerous to train, the training will be cancelled. If the weather breaks unexpectedly the training will still continue.

Sat. 3-12-2016 training

Mon. 5-12-2016 training

Sat. 10-12-2016 training

Mon. 12-12-2016 training

Sat. 17-12-2016 training

Mon. 19-12-2016 training

Sat. 24-12-2016 training

Mon. 26-12-2016 training cancelled

Sat. 31-12-2016 training

Mon. 02-01-2017 training

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Donation for Hotel Buiten

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Just over a week ago Kung Fu School Golden Dragon Amsterdam started a fundraiser for Hotel Buiten. Our members have pitched in for the amount of €101! Another €149 was added from the club’s treasure chest, which is filled by all of our members, so everybody contributed. We ended up with a total amount of €250 that has been donated to Hotel Buiten.

Already 57% of Hotel Buiten’s crowdfunding campaign goal has been achieved. At this rate they should be able to make it by the end of this year. We wish Hotel Buiten the best of luck with the rest of the crowdfunding campaign.

Would you also like to invest in Hotel Buiten, the most exciting outdoor spot in Amsterdam, the green place to be? Then visit their crowdfunding page and donate or invest any amount. Many nice rewards have been linked to different amounts you can invest. For instance, we chose for a bar stool with our club’s name on it, so we can get our own place in the heart of Hotel Buiten. How cool is that?!

 

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Fundraiser for Hotel Buiten

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Hotel Buiten is situated on the north-west side of the Sloterplas in Amsterdam. Hotel Buiten started out in 2012 and is now well-known in Amsterdam. In the Spring of 2017 Hotel Buiten will open a new Cafe Restaurant to replace the current building. The new building was designed in close collaboration with the local community. It will become a meeting place where everyone is welcome, a cosy spot close to nature where you can enjoy cultural activities and food and drinks from sustainable sources. Basically, it will become what Hotel Buiten already represents, just with better facilities, room for creative activities, a roof terrace and a kitchen garden.

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Kung Fu School Golden Dragon supports Hotel Buiten wholeheartedly. Therefore we want to help Hotel Buiten achieve their crowdfunding goal by means of a donation. We are holding a fundraiser among our members and we will also use part of Kung Fu School Golden Dragon Amsterdam contribution to collect enough funds for a donation.

We are wishing Hotel Buiten the best of luck during the financing phase and of course during the build. We are confident that it will turn out to be a great success and cannot wait to see the renewed Hotel Buiten. Would you also like to support Hotel Buiten? Visit this crowdfunding website and make a donation or invest with a loan. Be quick, though, because the crowdfunding goal has almost been achieved!

Photos Summer drinks Arnhem 2016

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STAN&CO

Summer drinks in Arnhem, August 19, 2016

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Max had a great idea: let’s celebrate another year of kung fu training under our belts with a festive get-together and some drinks. He checked the schedules of all Golden Dragon members in his contact list. It appeared that most of the kung fu friends were available for a drink on August 19. We have a reservation at 19:30 at the beautiful new grand cafe Stan&Co, which is situated nearby Arnhem Central Station.

All members of Kung Fu School Golden Dragon are cordially invited for the Summer drinks in Arnhem. It promises to be a nice occasion to meet kung fu students from other Golden Dragon schools, hear legendary stories about Golden Dragon’s rich history and tradition as told by the Sifus, chat about kung fu and philosophy and have a lot of fun!

So, put it on your calendar and let us know if you are going to join the party by sending an e-mail to chen@goldendragonkungfu.nl.

Summer drinks Golden Dragon

August 19, 2016 at 19:30

Stan&Co

Willemsplein 46

6811 KD Arnhem

 

Sport & Meer

Kung Fu Timetable – Sport & Meer 2016

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In a recent post (Summer 2016 Amsterdam) it was mentioned that Kung Fu School Golden Dragon Amsterdam will host several open training sessions during the Sport & Meer 2016 event. Today, we present our timetable for the event. The training sessions will take place in the Gerbrandypark, on the side of the playground and sports grounds. All kids from seven years old and up are invited to join our kung fu training. It is completely free.

  • Monday, July 18, 19:00-21:00
    • 13 years and up
  • Wednesday, July 20, 14:00-16:30
    • 7 to 12 years old
  • Wednesday, July 20, 19:00-21:00
    • 13 years and up
  • Friday, July 22, 14:00-18:00
    • 7 years and up

The training starts with an extensive warm-up focusing on stamina, power, agility and flexibility. Next, several aspects of kung fu will be introduced: basic techniques, stances, kicks, defensive and offensive arm techniques, self-defense, etc. Finally, all techniques will be combined to form a long series of techniques against an imaginary opponent.

The training regime will be adapted to the age group at hand. You do not have to do anything to join, just put on a comfortable outfit and jump in. Everyone is invited. You can recognize us on the event terrain by our blue banner with a dragon on it, or the sign below. Or you can ask a Sport & Meer crew member. See you there!

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