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  • Jong Shin Do at Azad's Martial Arts

    Kung fu means “to strive.” Hapkido means “the art of concentrating energy.” Karate means “empty hand.” At Azad’s Martial Arts in Chico, CA, students learn Jong Shin Do, a martial arts style that means “the way of uniting mind, body, and spirit.” Founded by Grandmaster Azad, Jong Shin Do approaches martial arts as a physical tool for mental and spiritual growth. As a branch of Hapkido, Jong Shin Do provides a complete physical workout tailored to the needs of the student. For kids especially, Jong Shin Do teaches fundamental life skills that enrich home lives, school experiences, and students’ views of themselves and others. ....

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  • Azad’s Thanksgiving Basket Brigade

    OCTOBER 26, 2018 BY JENNA CHRISTOPHERSEN
    Two months after losing her mother to cancer, thirteen-year-old “Emily” lay on her bed, wrapped in blankets of sorrow too heavy to lift. She switched on the radio and heard Grandmaster Azad’s voice floating through the air, inviting volunteers to help at his annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. As he described packing and delivering Thanksgiving meals to families in need, Emily thought of her mom’s countless hours of volunteer work. A new energy seeped into her veins. Before the announcement ended, Emily bounded out of her room to tell her dad where she wanted to spend the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Grandmaster ....

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  • Martial Arts World News Article

    By editor - January 10, 2019018 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
    Martial Arts World News magazine is your #1 source for Martial Arts Business News
    We are profiling martial arts schools and organizations of all types from all over the World; whether small, moderate or large, 20 students or thousands of students; independent schools or organizations, regardless of style or demographics. MawNews.com will keep you up to date on Martial Arts Business News, Martial Arts Marketing Systems, Martial Arts Instruction Strategies, Tips, Tactics and much more! If you would like to have your school or organization featured in the MAWnews Magazine, call 1-800-275-1600 or visit ....

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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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