It was a GREAT 1st week of training after the holiday break. The first week back will always be difficult. The thing to remember is that it will be difficult for EVERYONE! Even myself! So the best thing to do is jump in so that we all can suffer together! And kudos to the students! If you happen to miss that first week for whatever reason, we all are more than understanding of the trial of your first week back! We all went through it!
On Saturday 1 October 2016 The Chinese Shao-Lin Centre changed it’s name to The Shaolin Martial Arts Academy – Cork, Eire & moved from the Ballyphehane Community Centre to St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall, on Dean Street. It was sad to leave a place we called home for nearly 9 years, but the potential of the new place are plentiful and inspiring! There’s always the fear that you’ll lose about 1/3 of your students when you move, but I am thrilled to say (touch wood) that we managed to keep all our students and even gained a few more! I believe that we will be very happy in the new place and that it will make a very good home for us for many years to come!