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Special Announcement

In Feb '06 Coach Pfeiffer received certification through the Greater Illinios Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation to teach Sun style Tai Chi. Specifically Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi For Arthritis.  On June 4th an additional certification was received from Dr. Lam at the workshop in Terra Haute, IN.
"Tai Chi for Back Pain" 
Visit Dr. Lam site at www.taichiproductions.com

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"Everything begins in the mind. Create the intention and then apply the effort to receive the result."

"It is very easy to break a pencil in half. Breaking ten pencils in half is an altogether different matter."

--- Coach Ron Pfeiffer, 6th Degree Black Belt, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin USA


"Don't fear the person who has studied a thousand techniques one time. Fear the person who has studied one technique a thousand times."


--- Ed DellaCroce, North Carolina State Director for World Dragon Kenpo.



Next Theme: Muscular Systems.

June Theme: The Heart.

"The heart of a wise man should resemble a mirror, which reflects every object without being sullied by any." --- Confucius







Thursday, June 5, 2008

June 2008 Slayer News: The Heart


About Dragon Kenpo Karate
15 June 2008: The Heart

The heart of a wise man should resemble a mirror, which reflects every object without being sullied by any." --- Confucius

Table of Contents

June Exams and School Trip by Coach Ron Pfeiffer
Featured Article: You're Being Admitted by Reverend Ray Mann (A very interesting look how Dragon Kenpo techniques were utilized in a hospital setting).
Anatomy of the Heart by Steve Amoia
Closing Comments by Coach Ron Pfeiffer
Staff Biographies Link

June Exams and School Trip
by Coach Ron Pfeiffer

The weekend of June 7th was our annual "camp trip." It wasn't real camping though as this year we elected to go to the Great Wold Lodge, which is a major Dells resort with indoor water park. Students from the Lake Geneva Self Defense Club and Ronin Martial Arts participated in exams on Saturday morning and waterpark fun the rest of the weekend.

There were some torrential rains along with tornado warnings. At one point, we had a good number of our group in my 1st floor motel room due to the upper floors being cleared by the management. When I looked out into the hall way, it looked like a scene from the Titanic! The hotel staff were very accommodating, passing out water, soda and games for the kids. All together between the two tornado warnings, people spent over 4 hours huddling in the hallway.
If anyone saw the news in the Wisconsin Dell, Lake Delton was almost completely drained due to the washing out of a section of land and road. The water, about 600 million gallons, went into the Wisconsin River and major damage was done to flooded out homes and businesses. Since the tourist season is just starting, it will be a bad year for the folks in the Dells.
Due the the rain, we had to cancel our flag retirement ceremony and awards presentations that were planned. Our big announcement at our camp trip is the new Parent of the Year. This year the honor went to Bill and Sonya Murray. They have big shoes to fill as Tim and Maria Starck have set the bar quite high with a great job of chairing the Parent committee. New ranks will be handed out in classes. Make up exams will be held the next couple of Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the YMCA.
And finally be sure to get registered for the upcoming Tai Chi Instructor training being held the first weekend in Sept at the Y!

September and Another Tai Chi Weekend!!

The first weekend in September is scheduled for our 3rd Annual Tai Chi Instructors Training Seminar. Now even if you are just interested in improving your Tai Chi skills, this would be a great weekend for you. Although the focus will be on the 31 movements of Tai Chi for Arthritis, there will be some advanced work on the 73 Forms as well as testing opportunities for our World Dragon Kenpo members. This is an intense weekend of training, and according to past participants, a life changing event. I sincerely hope to see many of you there, and if you need lodging or other information you know how to email for it. If you don't know, just click on wi_ron@yahoo.com and put Tai Chi Weekend in the subject line.

And Finally,

Just because World Dragon Kenpo Schools of Self Defense is on track for another great year is no reason to get lazy!! Talk to at least one person per week about your (remember this is your school) membership in WDK and the benefits of our program. If you are at least at the Orange Belt and want to start a training group, email your request for Assistant Instructor status and get to kickin'!

All the Best,

Coach Ron Pfeiffer


Occasionally, our members have asked what's the best way to help others learn about our school and program. K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Students! Just refer them to one of our websites, as some of you know we have a few. Also, our school depends on member referrals to grow. Our tuition is the lowest of any school because we don't have advertising expenses, etc. Use these links for referrals: