2004 Summer Camp at TAMIU Offers Gung Fu for Kids

Summer Camp at TAMIU Offers Gung Fu for Kids

This summer children and teenagers can get their kicks in a new way...learning Chinese Martial Arts in a special summer camp being offered by Texas A&M International University's Gung Fu Club July 12-Aug. 5.

The Club, an official TAMIU student organization, will offer two camps. The first is for children ages 6-12 and will meet Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on the east balcony of TAMIU's Kinesiology and Convocation Building.

The second group is for teenagers from ages 13-19 and will meet Monday-Thursday from 4-5 p.m. The camps are limited to 25 students each.

Programs for both camps cover basic Chinese Martial Arts training and no previous experience is necessary. The camp fee is $50 per individual and each participant must present a physician-certified physical exam as a requirement for registration. A liability release form must also be completed.

Funds generated will support events organized by the Gung Fun Club for the University and community at large.

Instructor Felipe de Jesús Pantoja will be assisted by trained members of the TAMIU Gung Fu Club.

The camp schedule includes Chinese boxing, Western boxing, kicking techniques, throwing, circuit and group activities.

Also part of each camp day is aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises adapted to both children and teenagers groups.

For additional information, please contact Felipe de Jesús Pantoja at 744.4245 or e-mail gungfu@dusty.tamiu.edu

Information is also available at www.tamiu.edu/student/gungfu/

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu