Category Archives: Flowing Dragon

Practical Self-Defense Workshop For Women

Flowing DragonOne Key Yoga is hosting a self-defense workshop for women over four consecutive Sundays in October. This class is designed specifically for women who want practical and effective self-defense skills. We start with how to avoid conflict and then move to self-defense techniques to help you get out of trouble. We will train in a safe environment, but realistic scenarios will be presented. Students should expect to be challenged!
• Classes will be held on October 8, 15, 22, 29 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
• The address is 4845 N. Damen (a block north of Lawrence).
• The course fee is $80 for the four sessions.
• Please wear comfortable clothing and “inside only” gym shoes.
• All classes will be taught by experienced martial arts instructors Tim Chapman and Chuck Westcott from Elmhurst Martial Arts.
• Note: In order to get the full benefit of the training, students must attend all four sessions.

To sign up for this class please contact Gina Fitzpatrick at:
One Key Yoga
4845 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60625
773-230-7805 •

New Day And Time For Tai Chi Classes

Flowing DragonBeginning on June 1st, tai chi classes at Chang’s Academy in Elmhurst will be held Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9 am. May 26th will be our last evening class. Current Chang’s students who are able to transition to the morning class can attend free during the months of June and July.

For directions and pricing contact the school at 630-903-6064.

Merry Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and Boxing Day (whew)!

The new year is a time when people take stock of their routines. They make (and break) resolutions, many of them having to do with diet and exercise. Come to tai chi class. Flowing Dragon Tai Chi. If tai chi class isn’t an option for you, find another way to stretch and strengthen your muscles and joints. Swimming is a good low impact exercise, and (if you have the right partner) so is dancing. Go outside. Walk. Hug a tree. Hug a person. Whatever you do, I wish you health and happiness in 2016.

The Chap On The Flying Trapeze

Walking along the lakefront on a nice fall day, I saw the TSNY Chicago school at Belmont Harbor and couldn’t resist. Thanks to excellent instruction from Birgit, Annie and Jason, I managed to eke out a back flip and a catch and release (yeah, like a fish) at the first class. High-flyin’ fun!

Tai Chi Class

Here’s our get well pic for our friend Matt Hampton. There are a few students missing from the photo, but we hope our smiling faces will let Matt know that we’re rooting for his speedy recovery.
2015 tai chi class photo