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Seed a New Martial Art in Costa Rica

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Edward Orem

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I have been in Costa Rica, an under-developed country, since 2001. For 15 years I have been teaching citizens and foreigners a mind-body training system with roots in Chinese martial arts. I just awarded a woman her Black Sash qualification in Kuang Ping Tai-chi Chuan (see her on my Facebook page). As 5th Generation inheritor of Kuang Ping style (Yang Lu-chang, originator), I will soon entitle her to teach this style, the first Costa Rican to qualify. Why so few in 15 years? The citizens don't have available fiscal resources, nor cultural supports for the sacrifices required in time-$-effort. As for the foreigners, well, virtually all come here for frivolous play, not to train mind and body. My training background began in 1965, and I've been teaching since 1976. Yeah, I'm an older guy (see the caption on my profile picture on FB?); maintaining vital longevity is part of the message in our training, as you may surmise from my website, The MindBody Imperative. I have advanced qualifications in Wu Shu Kung Fu, Kenpo, and Kuang Ping TCC. I've made 30 training videos for sale and wrote several books, two of them being training manuals, available through Amazon, and Lulu.com. Those products plus my classes plus a very selective offer of accommodation here in Costa Rica, might add up to a viable exchange for those interested in backing my effort to seed a new country with mind-body training information.

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