On July 4th Atado showed up in full force at the Cherry Park Festival to demonstrate Shaolin Kung Fu to an unsuspecting audience.
We had our demo “on stage” at 11-12 and put on an impressive show. Basic eight and crisp hand forms impressed the audience. Weapons gleamed in the sun. Staff hits cracked the air. Under-layed with music and backed by nice weather this was awesome to watch.
The show was a bit under-visited (due to the fact that the festival had just opened and we were the first act) but we had a lot of interest and fun around our table afterwards. Our Tai-Chi group, lead by Shifu Victor, staged ad-hoc demonstrations and lessons.
Our Kung Fu members demonstrated their skills in singles and groups and our parents handed out cookies and flyers to interested bystanders. Many visitors tested their first weapons practice and Shi Nicolas demonstrated the various weapons forms all afternoon.
We received substantial interest even by the press and television. A photographer from the Waterloo Chronicle as well as a private enthusiast captured Shi Nicolas in action while a CTV camera was trained on several of our blackbelts for some action-ladden footage. I set out a spotter’s reward for a copy of any of us published anywhere by and for anyone!
With all this activity we can hopefully look forward to some new visitors to the club.
Thank You all for your participation and the great show!