The Water Stance

Friday, 07 January 2011 by

December 6th, 2010

Golden Harmony Kung Fu, Virginia

Blog #1 – Sifu Gordon Wicks

The Water Stance

The open road, the sun rising behind us, stretched south west before us. Brian Montgomery (5th year student) and I drove towards what would be an exceptional weekend of martial arts unity, history and training. The International Association of Independent Karate Schools of America held their 16th Annual Training Seminar in Franklin, Tennessee. With Honoured Guest Teacher Grand Master Rob Moses as the center focus of the event, Golden Harmony was proud to be representing Kung Fu and our family.

The drive journey brought us through the southern Virginia, right into the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Knoxville, the home of the Volunteers, and around Nashville, the music capital of the South. Franklin, Tennessee is a warm, small town outside of Nashville that has been ranked the #1 small town in America to live, three times in the last ten years! With perfect blue skies and a warm breeze, we were warmly greeted by Master Fritz (United Martial Arts), our host, Master Chapman, Sensei Burk (Traditional American Karate and founder of IKSA) and our own Grand Master Rob Moses (founder of Tai Shan Tong Long). (more…)


Friday, 07 January 2011 by

– Congratulations to Alex Teixeira for successfully grading to level 3. Also Dan Couto for successfully grading to level 2 Red Sash.

– We have started a new bi-weekly “Kickin’ it Old School”  class at the infamous hill. Only the hardcore need apply!  We train in the tradional spirit of the Shaolin warriors.

– BRAND NEW! The Virginia Branch of Golden Harmony has a new Facebook page as well! Check it out and see what we’ve got going south of the border.