Wushu Kung Fu Grading with Shifu Yan Jun and Shifu Myron Tornesakis at the Athletic Club Balios.

Shifu Shi Yan Jun graded the students of the Athletic Club Balios. The grading was for Modern Wushu Kung Fu. Shifu Myron Tornesakis is member of the Hellenic Songshan Wushu Union and the Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy in China.

He is recognized by the General Secretariat of Sports in Greece. He was awarded 5 Duanwei from Chinese Shaolin Wushu Association.

Until 2007, Myron trained for the World Championship in Modern Wushu. Since 2008, Shifu Tornesakis is the President of Technical Committee of Greece. He is also European and Wold Judge.

Shifu Tornesakis has cooperation with 9 athletic clubs for Modern Wushu. For the past 3 years he teaches his students Shaolin Kung Fu. Since 2014 he started Meihua Quan as well.

This was the second grading for Modern Wushu. The young students performed the first form of Chang Quan, first form.

Shifu Yan Jun was very impressed by the performance of Marios Velissarion. He showed a great improvement. In summer of 2015 he travelled together with Shifu Tornesakis to train in China. In November he travelled to the 13th World Wushu Championship which was held in Indonesia.

At the end of the grading Shifu Shi Yan Jun explain students what they have to do in order to improve their Kung Fu skills. He showed them several exercises which will help to develop their internal energy Qi. To have Qi in your movements means your form to look dynamic, powerful and explosive.

After the grading, Shifu Yan Jun assisted at the ceremony of cutting the Vasilopita. This particular Greek tradition is a symbolic event and has the purpose to bring luck in the New Year. Students, parents and teachers celebrate together.

Shifu Yan Jun wishes the students and the Club to continue their hard work and to keep on improving their skills. He is certain this will be reality because the club has strong teachers with a lot of love for their art.

Dr. Rhea Du

Dr. Rhea Du

International Shaolin Cultural Exchange Ambassador of Shaolin Temple Yunnan

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