NEWS


July 13, 2017 __ Summer Camp Photos


Sifu at Summer Camp photo

Some photos are up on the Photos page of the 2017 Summer Camp held in Girdwood.


June 29, 2017 __ An Introduction to July Seminars

An introduction to Bazhou:

Bazhou is an advanced form in the Mei Hua Tanglang system (Plum Blossom Praying Mantis). The seminar will cover the first section of Bazhou. The form includes a variety of elbow strikes, leaping forearm strikes, many applications of Guo Sho (hooking or plucking hand), and incorporates tilting and falling torso techniques unique to the Mei Hua system. This form was initially introduced to Wu Tan Alaska by Master Tony Yang at the request of Master Wong. This seminar is open to anyone who has taken Praying Mantis classes.

An introduction to 18 Lohan:

The 18 Lohan are a set of exercises designed to lengthen the tendons, strengthen the bones and muscles, sharpen focus, and enhance mental acuity to improve health and vitality in martial practice. There are 3 components (yin/yang/balancing) to each exercise making 54 separate exercises. As a martial arts Qi Kung (Tanglangquan in particular), the focus is on the flow of qi from the internal to the external to allow the practitioner to mobilize power. Some of these movements are very physically demanding so please be aware of your limits when performing these exercises. This set was passed to Wu Tan Alaska from Master Su at the request of Master Wong.

Enjoy!


June 7, 2017 __ Seminars Update

Master Wong proposes the following schedule for July seminars offered by Sifu Kevin Walle:

Saturday, July 15, Bazhou, 12:00-2:00, and 18 Lohan 2:30-4:30.

Sunday, July 16, Bazhou, 1:00-2:00, and 18 Lohan 2:30-4:30.

Saturday, July 22, Bazhou, 12:00-2:00, and 18 Lohan 2:30-4:30.

Sunday, July 23, Bazhou, 1:00-2:00, and 18 Lohan 2:30-4:30.

There will also be manuals for sale for each seminar, price yet to be determined.


May 24, 2017 __ Good News for the Summer


Kevin at 2015 Summer Camp photo

First, a reminder that 2017 Summer Camp is approaching quickly (July 7-11).

Second, the very welcome news that Sifu Kevin will be returning to Alaska and will be spending some time in Anchorage. There are tentative plans for two seminars to be offered by Sifu Kevin in later July: Praying Mantis 8 Elbows and 18 Lohan. Check this page for dates and details.

Also, note that Master Bai will be returning to Anchorage for a visit in August or September.


March 9, 2017 __ Martial Arts Expo Photos


Krystal at MA Expo photo

Some photos are up on the Photos page of the Asian Cultural and Martial Arts Expo '17.


February 25, 2017 __ Asian Cultural and Martial Arts Expo '17

This year's Martial Arts Expo will be held on Saturday, March 4th, from 5pm until 7pm at West High School Auditorium. Please plan to attend to support the community. This will be the school's 34th year of participation in this event.


February 9, 2017 __ New Year's Celebration Photos


Year of the Rooster photo

Some photos are up on the Photos page of the Chinese New Year's celebration at East High.


January 22, 2017 __ Chinese New Year Celebration

The Year of the Rooster. The Alaska Chinese Association presents the Chinese New Year celebration at East Anchorage High School, Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Rehearsal is Saturday, January 28 at 4pm. Volunteers are needed for setup at 3:30pm and to help in the kitchen Sunday morning. Contact Nick for details.


October 31, 2016 __ New Sifus' Ceremony Photos


New Sifus photo

Some photos are posted on the Photos page of Saturday's new Sifus' ceremony.


October 23, 2016 __ New Sifus


photo of new sifus
photo of Nick photo of Krystal photo of Adam

Master Kurt Wong of Wu Tan Alaska is promoting three senior disciples to the status of "Sifu". Nick Lynch, Krystal Schott and Adam Lewis will become "Sifus" at a ceremony this coming Saturday at the school. This signifies that each of these disciples:

"...has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and loyalty necessary to obtain the title of "Sifu" while studying under the guidance and leadership of Master Kurt Wong, in the lineage of Grandmaster Liu Yun Chaio, and to be added to the ranks of the many teachers before them. Their selfless dedication to the study of the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts as a Sifu under the Wu Tan system and their continued pursuit to preserve these arts, brings great credit upon themselves and their future students..."

The ceremony will be held Saturday, October 29, from 3pm to 5pm, and will be followed by a potluck. All students and their families are welcome to attend.

Congratulations to Nick, Krystal, and Adam from all of us.


October 22, 2016 __ Chen Tai Chi Seminar Photos


Chen Tai Chi seminar photo

Some photos are posted on the Photos page of last weeks's Chen Tai Chi Seminar Photos.


October 9, 2016 __ Summer Camp 2017 Application & Waiver

Here is a link to the Summer Camp Registration & Waiver (pdf file). It has also been added to the column on the right hand side of this page.

Again, contact Nick if you have any questions.


October 8, 2016 __ Summer Camp 2017

Master Kurt Wong is offering a 5-day summer camp intensive next July. The focus is Ba Gua.

Here is a link to the 2017 Summer Camp Flyer (pdf file). This link is also added to the column on the right hand side of this page for future reference. The registration form will be available on this page soon.

Contact Nick if you have any questions.


September 18, 2016 __ Chen Tai Chi Seminar in October

Wu Tan Alaska is offering a Chen Tai Chi Applications and Variations seminar, "Embracing the Tiger", conducted by Sifu Jacob Carpenter. Tentative schedule is October 15th and 16th, 1pm to 3pm each day. Check this page for confirmation of the dates.


August 3, 2016 __ New Class: Hsing Yi


Jacob - Hsing Yi photo

Wu Tan Alaska is offering a new class. Hsing Yi classes with instructor Jacob Carpenter will be held on Saturdays from 12 noon to 1pm.


July 11, 2016 __ Seminar Photos


Hsing-yi Seminar photo

Some photos are up on the Photos page of last weekend's very well-attended Hsing Yi Five Elements Fist seminar.


July 8, 2016 __ New Article in the Library

A Fightland blog from February of this year, "Wu Tang and the Three Levels of a Martial Artist" by Nick Wong, has been added to the Articles section of the library. Thanks to Nick and Fightland.


June 20, 2016 __ Hsing Yi Seminar in July


Master Wong - Hsing Yi photo

Master Kurt Wong is offering a Hsing Yi seminar July 9th & 10th, 1pm to 3pm each day, at the school. This seminar is open to all.


June 20, 2016 __ New Photos

Some photos are posted (belatedly) of last January's Discipleship Ceremony welcoming Leilani, Terence, and Joseph as new disciples. Also a photo from Saturday's windy and successful Feng Mo Gwun seminar.


June 2, 2016 __ New Article in the Library

An Inside Kung Fu article from 2001 "The Explosive Power of Bajiquan" by Master Kurt Wong and Paolo Castaneda has been added to the Articles section of the library. A big thank you to Larry Motschenbacher for copying and emailing the article to us.


May 23, 2016 __ Staff Seminar in June

Wu Tan Alaska is offering a "Wind Devil Staff" (Feng Mo Gwun) seminar, conducted by Nick Lynch and Adam Lewis. This seminar was given in Norway several years ago by Master Wong and the video of that seminar can be viewed on our Library/Videos page.

The place is Ray E. Storck Homestead park. The time is 9am to 1pm, Saturday, June 18. Watch this page for further details.


December 29, 2015 __ Discipleship Ceremony

The discipleship ceremony for the induction of three new disciples will be held at 10am on Sunday, January 3. Sunday morning discipleship class will be held early, from 8:30am to 10am.


December 29, 2015 __ Piqua Seminar in January

A Piqua seminar is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, January 30th & 31st. A very good way to start the new year. Check here for more info.


February 13, 2015 __ Push Hands Seminar Photos


Master Wong and Nick photo

Some photos are posted on the Photos page of last month's Push Hands seminar.


February 8, 2015 __ Chinese New Year Celebration

The Year of the Ram. The Alaska Chinese Association presents the Chinese New Year celebration at East Anchorage High School, Sunday, February 22, 2015. Here is a link to the online poster.


February 8, 2015 __ Asian Cultural and Martial Arts Expo 2015

This year's Martial Arts Expo will be held on Sunday, March 1st, from 5pm until 7pm at West High School Auditorium. This will be the school's 32nd year of participation in this event.


January 9, 2015 __ New Alaska WuTan Video


AK Wutan Demo, 2014, photo

A new video of some of the senior students performing at the Confucious Institute Anniversary at UAA last September has been uploaded to YouTube. A link has been embedded in the Videos section of the library.


December 13, 2014 __ Changes to Tuition

Beginning January 1, 2015, there will be a modest increase in tuition rates. New rates are on the Class Schedule.

All students please fill out a new classes form listing classes to be taken and tuition.


December 9, 2014 __ Push Hands Seminar in January

A Push Hands seminar is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, January 10th & 11th, 1pm to 3pm both days. A very good way to start the new year.


November 3, 2014 __ Summer Camp 2015 Application/Waiver

This link, Summer Camp Registration/Waiver (pdf file) has been added to the column on the right hand side of this page.


October 31, 2014 __ Summer Camp 2015


Master Wong in Girdwood, 2012, photo

Master Kurt Wong is offering a 5-day summer camp next July. This invitation is being extended to students in Alaska, Australia, Norway, and Taiwan.

Here is a link to the Summer Camp Flyer (pdf file). This link is also added to the column on the right hand side of this page for future reference.

Updates and changes will be noted on this page.

(The photo above was taken at a Ba Bu seminar at the Girdwood venue in 2012.)


August 8, 2014 __ Six Harmony Spear Seminar Photos


Master Wong with spear photo

Some photos are posted on the Photos page of last weekend's Six Harmony Spear seminar. The weather was great.


July 20, 2014 __ Six Harmony Spear Seminar in August

A Six Harmony Spear seminar will be held Aug 2nd & 3rd, from 1pm to 3pm each day. Location for this seminar is the Ray E Storck Homestead Park on Clark's Rd near the top of Rabbit Creek Rd. Nick has reserved the sheltered area at the park (in case of rain) from 11am to 3pm each day so there is plenty of time for warmup or practice. Alisa has spears on order; they will be for sale.

The spear was Great Grandmaster Li Shu Wen's weapon of choice and this form was handed down by him. In northern China, Six Harmony Spear is a very popular system and in the old days was considered to be one of the most respected martial arts. Tecniques include silk-reeling, linking and wrapping with both body and spear. Don't miss this one.

Here is the Chinese spear article in wikipedia.


June 26, 2014 __ Kuen Wu Jian Seminar Photos


Master Wong with jian photo

Some photos are posted on the Photos page of last weekend's Kuen Wu Jian seminar.

The spear seminar is on track for August 1st & 2nd 2nd & 3rd. Details will be posted here.


March 25, 2014 __ Seminar Update

The Kuen Wu Jian seminar will be from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday, June 21 & Sunday, June 22.

A spear seminar is proposed on the weekend of August 2nd & 3rd. Check here for updates.


March 19, 2014 __ Kuen Wu Jian Seminar in June

A Kuen Wu Jian (Chinese double-edged sword form) seminar is proposed for June 21 & 22. The jian was Grandmaster Liu's weapon of choice. Don't miss this one.

Here is the jian article in wikipedia.


March 15, 2014 __ Martial Arts Expo Photos


Martial Arts Expo '13 photo

Some photos are up on the Photos page of the Asian Cultural & Martial Arts Expo '14 at West High.


February 15, 2014 __ Asian Cultural and Martial Arts Expo '14

This year's Martial Arts Expo will be held on Saturday, March 1st, from 5pm until 7pm at West High School Auditorium. Participants please check-in at 4:15pm. This will be the school's 31st year of participation in this event.


February 15, 2014 __ New Classes Offered

Two new classes are being offerd by Wu Tan Kung Fu and Tai Chi Institute beginning in March:

1) Push Hands, Laoshi (instructor) Nick Lynch, Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

2) Miao Dao, Laoshi Krystal Schott, Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

Class descriptions and curriculums are being developed and should be on this site by the end of the month. Updates and links will be posted on this page. These classes are very much anticipated. Thanks to Master Kurt Wong, Nick and Krystal for offering them.


February 8, 2014 __ BP Expo Photos

A few photos on the Photos page of the BP Expo, Feb 1. (Scroll down below the New Year's photos.)


February 4, 2014 __ New Year's Celebration Photos


Year of the Horse photo

Some photos are up on the Photos page of the Chinese New Year's celebration at East High.

Photos from the BP expo should be up in a few days.


January 27, 2014 __ Reminders

Final rehearsal for the Chinese New Year celebration will be 3pm at East High. Setup is at 2pm.

People participating in the BP Expo, please show up at 4pm Friday at the BP atrium.


January 27, 2014 __ Chin Na and Applications Seminar Photos


Chin Na and Applications Seminar photo

Very much a hands-on seminar from Sifu Kevin Walle. Some photos are up on the Photos page.


January 22, 2014 __ Discipleship Ceremony Photos

Master Kurt Wong welcomed 4 new disciples, Monica, Tyson, Elisabeth, and Taha to Wu Tan at a cermony held last Saturday. A few photos are posted on the Photos page. Seminar photos should be up in a few days.


December 30, 2013 __ New Year's Announcements

Chinese New Year (Year of the Horse) celebration will be Sunday, February 2, 2014, at East High School.

Rehearsals for Wu Tan participants will be on Sunday mornings, beginning between 10:30 and 11:00am, January 5, 12, 19, & 26.

Final rehearsal is 4pm, Saturday, February 1, at East High School.

Dragon Dance rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday afternoons, 3:30pm, January 5, 12, 19, & 26 at the Asian Cultural Center.

Also scheduled is an Expo for BP, 5pm 4pm, Friday, January 31, at the BP Atrium.

Changes and updates will be noted on this page.


December 30, 2013 __ Discipleship Ceremony

A discipleship ceremony for the induction of new disciples will be held from 4pm to 5pm on Saturday, January 18. All disciples, new and old, please attend.

Later, at 6:30pm, there will be a potluck at Master Wong's house.


December 30, 2013 __ Chin Na Seminar Update

The Chin Na Seminar is scheduled as follows:

Chin Na Tecniques - Saturday, January 18, 1pm to 3pm.

Applications from Preying Mantis, Tai Chi & Long Fist - Sunday, January 19, 1pm to 3pm.


December 22, 2013 __ Chin Na Seminar in January

A Chin Na & Applications seminar is proposed for January 18th & 19th. The seminar is offered by Sifu Kevin Walle and will take place at Alaska Wu Tan in Anchorage. Watch this page for further details and for news on the upcoming Chinese New Year (Year of the Horse) celebration in February.


September 19, 2013 __ Miao Dao Seminar Photos


Miao Dao Seminar photo

Not much room to spare at the Miao Dao seminar, but everyone stayed focused as can be seen on the Photos page.


September 15, 2013 __ Taiwan and Australia Tour webpages.


Taipei 101

Links to the Taiwan and Australia Tour webpages are at the top right of this page. Alisa's Taiwan Diary and more photos have been added to the Taiwan page. The Australia part of the tour now has its own page. Both pages are under construction with more content on the way.


September 10, 2013 __ Ba Bu Workshop Photos

Some photos are up on the Photos page of last Thursday night's Ba Bu Basics and Seven Hands workshop. Seminar photos will be up in the near future.


August 18, 2013 __ September Workshop

In addition to the Praying Mantis seminars September 7th and 8th, Master Wong is offering a 2-hour workshop Thursday, September 5th, 7pm to 9pm. Subjects will be Seven Hands and Ba Bu Basics. Thursday classes may be rescheduled to Sunday; check with instructors.


July 28, 2013 __ Seminar Update

Just a reminder: Miao Dao and Tang Lang Zai Yao seminars will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th, from 9am to noon and 2pm to 5pm each day.


July 24, 2013 __ Changes to Class Schedule

Starting in August the following changes will be made to the Class Schedule:

A combined Beg. / Inter. & Adv. Kung Fu class will be Thursdays, 7:30-9:00pm. Tuesday's Kung Fu class is now a lab.

Low Impact Tai Chi on Thursday adjusted to 6:15-7:30pm.

Tai Chi Saber class on Fridays will be 6:00-7:30pm.


June 26, 2013 __ Seminar Photos


Hsing-yi Seminar photo

Something new: Hsing-yi. Some photos are up on the Photos page of the seminar on June 15.


May 29, 2013 __ Taiwan Tour Review


Taiwan Tour photo

A get-together will be held Sunday, June 16, at 11am to review photos, videos, and stories from the trip to Taiwan and Australia. All are invited.


May 29, 2013 __ Disciples Class Reschedule

Disciples Class on Sunday, June 1, will be from 3pm to 5pm.


April 23, 2013 __ Seminar Update

June: A Hsing Yi seminar is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, from 2pm to 5pm.

September: Miao Dao and Tang Lang Zai Yao seminars will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th, from 9am to noon and 2pm to 5pm each day.


March 31, 2013 __ Taiwan Tour Group Meets Again

There will be a meeting at 11am, Sunday, April 14th, for all going to Taiwan.


March 6, 2013 __ Seminar Update

Possibly a seminar in June. No specific information or dates yet. More definite is a Praying Mantis seminar Sept 7th & 8th. Check this page for details.


March 6, 2013 __ Martial Arts Expo Photos


Martial Arts Expo '13 photo

Some photos are up on the Photos page of the Asian Cultural & Martial Arts Expo '13 at West High.


March 4, 2013 __ Taiwan Tour Group Meeting Rescheduled

The meeting has been rescheduled to 11am, Sunday, March 17th, for all going to Taiwan.


Feb 25, 2013 __ Asian Cultural and Martial Arts Expo '13

This year's Martial Arts Expo will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, from 4pm until 6pm at West High School Auditorium. Participant check-in begins at 3:15pm.

Rehearsal for the expo will be at 11am, Saturday, March 2nd, at the school.


Feb 25, 2013 __ Taiwan Tour Group Meeting

There will be a meeting at 11am, Sunday, March 10th 17th, for all going to Taiwan.


Feb 22, 2013 __ Class Update

Classes this weekend are rescheduled for other use of the studio. Disciple's class will be 7:30am to 9am, Sunday, Feb 24. Other Sat and Sun classes are also rescheduled. Please check with instructors.


Feb14, 2013 __ New Year's Celebration Photos


Year of the Snake photo

Some photos are up on the Photos page of the Chinese New Year's celebration at East High.


Jan 26, 2013 __ Kids Class Update

...for Chinese New Year demo. Class on Feb 2nd will go from 10am to 1:30 for all demo participants (Sam, Lindy, Howard, Kelton, and Jaeus). A lunch or snack may be brought. There will be class, as well as a dress rehearsal at East High on the 9th.Please stay informed for adjustments on that week.


Nov 24, 2012 __ Spring Seminar

Master Wong plans a seminar for next spring. No specific information or dates yet. Check this page for details.


Nov 24, 2012 __ Trip To Taiwan

Master Wong has returned from a rather challenging journey to Taiwan. His goal was to plan an itinerary and schedule for next spring's group tour of Taiwan under his guidance.

Check with Nick for tour details. News and updates will be posted on this page.


Nov 22, 2012 __ August Seminar Photos


8 Hard 12 Soft seminar photo

Here are some photos (with apologies from the website guy for being so late) of the August seminars: Tang Lang Ba Bu Intensive, and 8 Hard & 12 Soft. Here again is the link to Sifu Kevin Walle's "Mantis' Hard (and Soft) Sell" for further reading on the techniques covered in the seminar.


August 6, 2012 __ August Seminars Update #2

Summer in Alaska. The days are long and everyone is busy.

Nevertheless, please take time to sign up for the August seminars. The signup sheet is on the wall. Enough people need to sign up or we risk not having the seminars.


August 2, 2012 __ August Seminars Update

Time and location changes for August Praying Mantis seminars are as follows:

Tang Lang Ba Bu -- Sat and Sun, August 18 and 19, 8am to 11am at Girdwood Community Center / Gerrish Public Library.

8 Hard and 12 Soft -- Sat, Aug 18, 2pm to 5pm in Girdwood and Sun, Aug 19, 4pm to 6pm at Wutan studio in Anchorage.


July 2, 2012 __ August Seminars

Master Wong in a Mantis stance

Following the success of June's lan men dao seminar, Master Wong plans a double seminar the weekend of August 18 & 19. Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am to 12 noon, Tang Lang Ba Bu Intensive Training and form: Xiao Fan Tser (Small Turning Wheel). This will be followed by the afternoon's seminar from 2-5pm: Praying Mantis 8 Hard & 12 Soft Movements.

Both seminars / workshops will be held at the Girdwood Community Center / Gerrish Public Library building in Girdwood.

These techniques are essential for both new and advanced students of Praying Mantis. Sifu Kevin Walle's "Mantis' Hard (and Soft) Sell" offers insight into the afternoon's seminar.


May 29, 2012 __ June Seminar Update

The lan men dao workshop / seminar will be held June 16 & 17, 1:15 pm to 4:15 pm each day, at the Girdwood Community Center / Gerrish Public Library building in Girdwood. This seminar is open to all. Wooden sabers will be available for lend or buy if you don't have one.


May 6, 2012 __ June Seminar

A seminar/workshop by Master Wong is being planned for June. Proposed time and date is 2 sessions of 3 hours each the weekend of June 9th & 10th. Proposed location is the community center in Girdwood. Proposed subject is lan men dao, a relatively long saber form. At this time, all details are subject to change. This seminar is open to all.

Also in the planning stage is a seminar/workshop in early August, possibly the miao dao (2-handed saber short form) and applications.


Feb 12, 2012 __ Fur Rondy Martial Arts Expo

The Fur Rondy Asian Cultural and Marial Arts Expo '12 will be held at West High School auditorium, Saturday, Feb 25, 2012, at 4:30 pm.

3 rehearsals for the Wu Tan performance are scheduled:

Sunday morning class, Feb 19

Monday evening class, Feb 20

Friday evening class, Feb 24.


Jan 31, 2012 __ Seminar Photos


Baji-Piqua seminar photo

A few more photos from the Baji-Piqua Combined Form seminar have been added to Photos, thanks to Peter Ryan.


Jan 28, 2012 __ Instructor's Meeting

Master Wong would like to have an instructor's meeting tomorrow, Sunday, Jan 29, at 10:30am. Please let him know if you are unable to attend.


Jan 23, 2012 __ New Year's Celebration Photos


Year of the Dragon photo

Some photos are up on the Photos page of the New Year's celebration at East High.


Jan 16, 2012 __ Seminar Photos

The Baji-Piqua Combined Form and Chen Tai Chi Application seminars were both well-attended and very successful. Photos are up on the Photos page, with more to be added soon.


Jan 15, 2012 __ Rehearsals for Chinese New Years performance

Rehearsal Wed, Jan 18, at 7pm at Wu Tan.

Rehearsal Fri, Jan 20, at 7pm at Wu Tan.

Rehearsal Sat, Jan 21, at 5:30pm (doors open at 3:30, warmup at 4:30) at East High School.

Anyone with corrections or more accurate information, please email Charlie at info@wutanalaska.com.


Jan 8, 2012 __ Barbecue at Derek's

Derek is hosting a disciple's barbecue next Sunday, Jan 15, at 6pm. Potluck, so bring a dish and a big appetite, which should be no problem after the day's seminars. Directions will be emailed soon. See Derek for details.


Dec 27, 2011 __ Schedule Change for Kid's and Youth Classes

Kid's and Youth classes will be extended 1/2 hour until Chinese New Year Celebration on Jan 22: Kid's class 10am to noon, and Youth class 11:30am to 1:30. Any further adjustments will be noted on this page. Please check back.


Dec 20, 2011 ____ Holiday Schedule - Revisited

Kid's and Youth classes will be held as usual on both Christmas eve and New Year's eve.

No classes Sunday, Christmas Day, and Sunday, New Years Day. No Tai Chi classes Monday, Dec 26, but classes Mon, Jan 2 will be held as usual.


Dec 19, 2011 ____ Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in the kitchen for the Chinese New Year Celebration, Sun, Jan 22. Help is mainly needed for serving food, 11am to 1:30pm. Please contact Master Wong at 830-2500.


Dec 19, 2011 ____ January Seminars

Master Wong has proposed 2 seminars, each seminar held on 2 days as follows: Baji-Piqua combined form for disciples, 8:30am to 11:30am, Sundays, Jan 8 & 15, and Chen Tai Chi applications, open to all, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, on the same days, Jan 8 & 15. Please plan to attend, and sign up early.


Dec 19, 2011 ____ Holiday Schedule

No classes Sunday, Christmas Day, and Sunday, New Years Day. No Tai Chi classes Monday, Dec 26, but classes Mon, Jan 2 will be held as usual. Saturday classes to be determined and posted here soon. Any changes will be noted on this page; please check back.


Dec 17, 2011 ____ Dragon Dance Volunteers Needed

Chinese New Year of the Dragon Celebration is coming up fast (Jan 22) and volunteers are needed for the Dragon Dance. 3 more rehearsals are scheduled on Sunday afternoons: Dec 18, Jan 8, & Jan 15, 4pm to 5pm at the Asian Cultural Center (next to the Spenard Rec Center).


Nov 20, 2011 ____ Class Schedule, Instructor's Meeting

There will be no classes on Thanksgiving Day. All other classes will be held as usual.

The quarterly Instructor's Meeting will be held Sunday, Nov 27, from 11am 'til noonish. Instructors, please attend.


Nov 3, 2011 ____ Seminar, Photos, T-shirts

More photos of the very successful Piqua seminar have been added to the Photos page.

For anyone who hasn't seen them, the new T-shirts are in; see Master Wong or ask an instructor.


Oct 28, 2011 ____ Website Update and Seminar Update

The Photos page has been reworked. Three photos from the Piqua seminar (first half) last Sunday have been added under Seminars.

"Unbridled enthusiasm" might be a good phrase to describe last Sunday. Each of Master Wong's seminars seems to be better than the last.


Oct 20, 2011 ____ Website Update

More "Thoughts of Grandmaster Liu" have been added to the Quotations page. The Trees page is online in Lineage. It includes a downloadable pdf file of Master Su's updated chart, thanks to Alisa and Marit Ramberg of Pachi Tanglang Martial Arts Institute - Norway (Norwegian).


Oct 14, 2011 ____ Seminar__Re-posted as a reminder.

The 4 Lines of Piqua seminar will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, 9am 'til noon and Sunday, Oct. 30, 9am 'til noon. Open to disciples only, it is highly recommended that all new disciples attend. Signup sheet is posted on the wall.


Oct 13, 2011 ____ Website Update

Mencius has been added to the Reading List section of the library, and see the new Quotations page, also in the library. It has some "Thoughts of Grandmaster Liu", translated by Master Wong and transcribed by Alisa.


Oct 6, 2011 ____ Website Update

An Inside Kung Fu article "Ba Shi: The 8 Basic Stances" by Richard Miller has been added to the Articles section of the library, and the Photos/Stances page is back. Four class curriculums have been added; they can be viewed by clicking on links in the Class Descriptions page.


Sept 30, 2011 ____ New Class

Praying Mantis Intensive and Fundamentals starts October 2nd and will be held every Sunday afternoon, 1pm to 3pm. The emphasis in this class will cycle through conditioning, basic drills and forms, and applications of Praying Mantis. All students are welcome. Instructor is Dan Bolinder.


Sept 30, 2011 ____ Website Update

You probably noticed the new introduction on the home page, thanks to Alisa. Also, an Inside Kung Fu article by Kevin Walle, "Mantis' Hard (and Soft) Sell" has been added to the Articles section of the library.


Sept 26, 2011 ____ Seminar

The 4 Lines of Piqua seminar will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, 9am 'til noon and Sunday, Oct. 30, 9am 'til noon. Open to disciples only, it is highly recommended that all new disciples attend. Signup sheet is posted on the wall.


Sept 26, 2011 ____ Website Update

The Videos page has been moved into the newly created Library, along with Articles, Reading List, and Glossary. Contributions to the reading list and help with the glossary would be very welcome. The magazine articles are excellent and timeless; more to come.


Sept 11, 2011 ____ Instructor's Meeting / Seminar

The highlight of today's Instructor's meeting is a proposed seminar on the Basic Lines of Piqua, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 23 & 30. That is 2 Sundays, 3 hours each day, 9am to noon. This seminar would be mandatory for new disciples. There will be a signup sheet soon.

Also of note, a proposed new class on Tuesday, details forthcoming. Dan's Sunday class will be changing from Long Fist to Praying Mantis Intensive and Fundamentals, ...emphasis on the intensive.

Next Instructor's meeting is scheduled for 10:30am, Sunday, Nov 27.


Sept 11, 2011 ____ Website Update

The Instructors page is online.


Sept 9, 2011 ____ Website Update

Revised Schedule is online. A few photos have been added and also a playlist of Master Su's videos.


Sept 3, 2011 ____ Website

Most website pages are online; some are under construction. The Schedule should be up very soon. Thanks to Master Wong for keeping everyone focussed. Thanks to webmasters Nita and Charlie. Thanks to Byron, Elan, Alisa, and Peter Ryan for their contributions. And thanks in advance to all of you who will be contributing soon. Instructors, we need your bios and some photos. Contact Master Wong, Nita or Charlie.


Sept 1, 2011 ____ Website

One website page is published; the name wutanalaska.com has been retained. We hope to have much of the site up in the coming week. There are some gaps in content; ideas, photos and text are all welcome. Talk to Master Wong, Nita or Charlie.


Aug 19, 2011 ____ Tournament

Master Wong reports he is pleased with the results of the tournament in Las Vegas the weekend of Aug 12-14. Wu Tan Alaska was well represented by Sifu Jacob, Nick, Krystal and Nita; they brought home ten medals. See a youtube playlist that includes Master Wong's interview by a Las Vegas TV station (In Chinese; English at 3:55; action at 5:00); wherein he demonstrates praying mantis and baji to an impressed interviewer and bystanders.


July 19, 2011 ____ Seminars

The "Secret Door" (Tanglang Shou) praying mantis and bagua sword seminars were held in the Girdwood community center over the weekend of July 16 and 17. Both seminars were well attended, the facility worked out well, and the weather was good. All in all a great success. A few photos are here.

Link To:

2017 Summer Camp Flyer


Link To:

2017 Summer Camp Registration & Waiver


Link To:

2015 Summer Camp Flyer

New Web Pages:

Taiwan Tour 2013

Australia 2013

Don't miss Master Wong's

Taiwan Interview

given to Wu Tang Magazine in May of 2011.

Here are more

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

from Inside Kung Fu and others.


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