Studio still CLOSED Dec. 3rd.

It’s still snowing too much to safely open. Stay safe. We’ll see you Thursday.
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Studio Closed December 2nd

Stay safe and warm.
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Black Sash!

On April 27th, Jason A. traveled to Connecticut and successfully tested for his first-level Black Sash in the Shaolin 5-Animal system. Jason is only the second Portsmouth student to accomplish this. He follows Jack R. who received his Black Sash in 2014, and who was working towards his 2nd-level Black Sash when college called him away. Unlike the belt system, which has three different levels of Black Belt recognition (Jr., Jhongji, and Adult), the Five-Animal System recognizes the Black Sash as…..the Black Sash! All who test for this do so in front of the Grandmaster. Our congratulations to Jason, who worked hard and tested well. We are grateful to participate on this journey with him and look forward to continuing with his studies.
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New Junior Black Belts!

Seth K. and Brendan R. successfully tested for their Jr. Black Belts on January 27, 2019.  Junior Black Belts are awarded to those students, aged 12 and under,  who successfully demonstrate the required material for this rank.  Congratulations to our newest young Black Belts!   You’ve worked hard for this honor!
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Baby it’s cold outside!

Monday, January 20th The studio will remain closed today.   It’s just too frigid out there.  Stay safe and warm.  See you tomorrow.  
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Tournament Winners!

Danbury, CT, November 17, 2018 –  All three of our students who traveled to CT to participate in the (all-studios) Shaolin Studios  Tournament came home a winner.  All three won place trophies in at least one event that they entered, and in some cases, all of their events.  This was quite an accomplishment, since several of the events had up to twenty entrants.  Congratulations to Ethan, Aurora, and Dylan!  Portsmouth Shaolin Studios is very proud of you! 
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Celebrating 10 Years in Portsmouth

September, 2018: The Portsmouth studio opened in September 2008, continuing the strong tradition of martial arts training begun by the Concord and Keene studios. The years have gone by fast, and, as we look at our current student body, we see many new faces, but also quite a few who started with us shortly after we opened. Our most-tenured adult student, Mike L., actually started his training with us in December 2008. Mike is followed by Daniel T. who started with us as just a grade-school youngster in September 2009, and today is an impressive young man who holds his Zhongji Black Belt. Yes, as we welcome new students to our community, we continue to foster on-going relationships with many students who have been with us since 2010, 2011, and 2012. To all of our students, we send a big Thank You, but to those who have been with us for many years and continue to regularly train with us, we are honored to be a part of your martial arts journey. We look forward to continuing this journey for many more years to come.
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Shaolin Temple China Trip 2018

Led by Grandmaster Steve DeMasco, approximately 40 students and instructors from all the regional SDSS schools traveled to the Shaolin Temple in July 2018 to train with the monks.  A cultural exchange, hosted by the Abbot,  included demonstrations by both SDSS students/instructors, as well as several Shaolin monks.  In total, students trained at the Temple for approximately 4 hours/day for 3 days.  The trip also included several side visits to major tourist attractions in Beijing.  Both Portsmouth instructors, as well as two Portsmouth students, participated in the trip.  Dylan D., our 8 year-old student had the honor of performing at the Temple for the Abbot, Grandmaster, monks, and other trip participants….a proud moment for both Dylan and the Portsmouth studio!
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Studio Closure – China 2018

July 7, 2018, Portsmouth, NH — Don’t panic…..we’re not closing for good….only for a couple of weeks to travel to China for training at the Shaolin Temple. Just as a reminder, the studio is closed from Wednesday, July 18th through Wednesday, August 1st.   We reopen for our regular class schedule on Thursday, August 2nd.  
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China Trip 2018

It’s coming up fast! Approximately 40 SDSS students and instructors – from all the SDSS studios – will be leaving on July 19th for about 10 days in China.   The trip offers the opportunity to see some popular sites, such as the Great Wall, the Imperial Palace, and others, but the main event is the opportunity to train with the Monks at the Shaolin Temple in the Song Mountains just outside of Dengfeng, Henan Province. This year, both Sifu Cindy and Sifu Jennifer are going. Neither have been since 2011, so it’s an exciting opportunity.   BUT, there’s more!   Portsmouth students Allen McG. and Dylan D. are traveling with the group, and this is the first time any Portsmouth student has made the trip. Way Cool! BUT, there’s still more! Young Dylan (age 8) will actually be performing in front of the Abbot and Monks (and other SDSS students). This is a once-in-a-lifetime honor and opportunity that few, very few, ever have. Dylan will be joined by other SDSS students who have been chosen to perform, and this year, in an exceedingly rare occurrence, Grandmaster DeMasco will also be publicly performing, as part of his anniversary celebration of 20 years of training at the Temple. Watch our Facebook page! We’ll try to post a few pictures as the trip progresses. If, for some reason, we’re unable to do so in real time, we’ll post some highlights when we get back. Don’t forget, the studio is closed July 18th through August 1st.   Tuition for the month of July will be appropriately pro-rated for students.
By |June 15th, 2018|karate, kung fu, martial arts, tai chi, Uncategorized|Comments Off on China Trip 2018