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  •  in Chico - Azad's Martial Arts Center - Now Offering Series of Self-defense Classes for Adults, Teens, and Kids in Chico: Personal Defense Training (PDT)

    Now Offering Series of Self-defense Classes for Adults, Teens, and Kids in Chico: Personal Defense Training (PDT)

    ADULT PDT is entirely FREE* and open to the general public.
    PDT is designed to make students and the public more aware, prepared, and ready for any hostile situation anywhere. NEW:
    Teens PDT
    (ages 13-19) and Kids PDT
    (ages 8-12)! One week of each month Azad's Martial Arts have dedicated a one-hour class Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-4: 00pm for their self defense training. Teens can now learn and train 5 days a week at Azad's Martial Arts Family Center. The first session runs February 20-25, call Azad's at 530 892-2923 to register. Each ADULT PDT session is twice a week for three weeks and will be offered every month. Classes will be held at Azad’s Martial Arts Center located at ....

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  • Action News Now Video: Chico Students Learn Tai Chi


    Chico elementary school students take a lesson in Tai Chi
    Students at Citrus Elementary School in Chico had an unusual lesson this afternoon. Posted: Dec. 8, 2017 4:49 PM Updated: Dec. 8, 2017 4:49 PM Posted By: Heidi Rene Students at Citrus Elementary School in Chico had an unusual lesson this afternoon. Martial arts grandmaster Farshad Azad spent about 45 minutes teaching 4th and 5th graders the art of Tai Chi. The school's counselor has been working with the students all year teaching them to be mindful of each other and less self-centered. In today's exercise the kids learned movements and breathing techniques in what's called the slowest of all the martial arts. Azad says he ....

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  •  in Chico - Azad's Martial Arts Center - Azad’s Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade in Chico

    Azad’s Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade in Chico

    By: growingupchico Posted: October 27, 2017 If you live in the Chico, area you might have heard of a great community service project called, Azad’s Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. This program was created by Grandmaster Farshad Azad, the owner of Azad’s Martial Arts Center in Chico, California. This year, Azad’s is celebrating the 26th anniversary of this community-wide event in Chico. Each fall, Azad leads his students and the community in providing a complete Thanksgiving dinner basket for over 250 deserving families. This project began with one meal for one family and soon grew to help 200-250 families, annually. The program has reached over 35,000 people over the last ....

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  •  in Chico - Azad's Martial Arts Center - Heart and Sole: Martial Arts Teacher Rallies Community of Chico to Collect Shoes and Rain Boots for Kids in Need

    Heart and Sole: Martial Arts Teacher Rallies Community of Chico to Collect Shoes and Rain Boots for Kids in Need

    By Points of Light Staff October 23, 2017 Farshad Azad
    Points of Light Number: 6115 Chico, California
    Farshad Azad is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree, and one of the winners of the 2016 Make A Difference Day Awards. Each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding leaders of Make A Difference Day projects, awarding $140,000 in grants that are donated to the charities related to the winning projects. Learn more about Make A Difference Day and register a 2017 project at www.makeadifferenceday.com .

    Farshad Azad (back row, right in photo) and student participants in the "Gimme Some Sole" shoe drive deliver donations to John McManus Elementary School in Chico, California, ....

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  • History of Tai Chi Chuan

    A Brief History of Tai Chi Chuan
    Tai Chi (also pronounced Taiji) is a system of Chinese internal martial arts created around 14 th Century by a man named Cheng. There are a few different schools of Tai Chi Chuan known as Chen, Woo, Sun, Yang and Shaolin Styles. These systems have given life to many smaller branches around the world. In 1800 Yang, Ban-Hou altered the form taught to him by his father, Yang Lu-Chan to protect it from Manchurian rulers. Yang, Ban-Hou taught the original form to one of his disciples Wang, Chiao-Yu who later taught the original system to Kuo, Lien-Ying (1895-1984). After inheriting the lineage from Wang, Kuo applied his lifelong Shaolin, Hsing Yi ....

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  •  in Chico - Azad's Martial Arts Center - Chico Enterprise-Record News: Azad’s Martial Arts Center wins national Make a Difference Day award

    Chico Enterprise-Record News: Azad’s Martial Arts Center wins national Make a Difference Day award

    By: Mary Nugent, Chico Enterprise-Record POSTED: 05/18/17, 11:45 AM PDT | UPDATED: ON 05/18/2017 Chico >> Last fall, Farshad Azad decided to make “Gimme Some Sole” a project for Make a Difference Day. The project provided shoes and rainboots to elementary-age children at McManus School and the Torres Shelter. Azad was surprised to hear Gimme Some Sole was one of 10 National Honorees chosen by the National Make a Difference organizers to receive a $10,000 grant for the nonprofit of their choice. He chose the Chico Community Shelter Partnership, which manages the Torres Shelter. He was excited to tell the news to Brad Montgomery, executive director at the shelter, ....

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