Classes at White Crane Healing Arts, Ft Lauderdale, FL

White Crane Healing Arts - Holistic Family Healthcare - Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Qigong Classes, Self Cultivation Practices & NutritionHello Students and Friends,

I hope the energy of spring is bringing you renewed interest and enthusiasm for practicing qigong on a daily basis and for attending classes to build on what you know. Spring energy, which symbolizes growth, outward movement, healing energy and new beginnings, is the perfect time to develop a consistent cultivation practice, or to more deeply explore the benefits of communicating with your inner world.

For some, new beginnings will come in the form of shock, like thunder, breaking through the dark clouds. This is the awakening energy in the spring that the I Ching speaks of. In ancient times thunder was a phenomenon that brought fear to some and a deep message from nature to others. This message was to be aware of complacency. Remove stagnant energy, clear the stuck places and allow change to take hold, so that you can accomplish what needs to get done.

This energy emanates from the East direction, and its spiritual guide is the green dragon. You can absorb this energy and gain assistance from nature if you do your movement practices, quiet sitting or meditation facing East, especially in the early morning hours. Breath from your nose into your belly and “see” the green hued energy entering your body as you practice.

Following is information for late spring and early summer classes at the center.

  • The on-going Saturday morning classes will continue. “Opening The Energy Gates” is the entrance into the entire Nei Gong Qigong system. Class begins at 9:00 AM.
  • The short form Wu Style Tai Chi begins at 10:00 AM. The 27 sequential movements are a beautiful, flowing, mind/body practice. Wu style tai chi heals the physical body, calms stress and strengthens your capacity to be more aware of your inner and outer world, in a way that conventional practices and movement, such as calisthenics, is not able to accomplish.
  • The next several TAO Quiet Sitting Classes will be on Tuesday, April 21st, Tuesday, May 5th, and possibly on May 19th.(this date will be confirmed at a later time), from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Combined breathing and dissolving can resolve congested and frozen energy throughout the mind/body continuum that prevents growth.
  • A New Sunday Series will begin on Sunday, April 19th thru Sunday, May 17th. There will be 5 classes in this series. Each 2 hour class will introduce you to the Taoist version of yoga, which is a highly internalized system that is very yin in nature. This practice gently stretches the body and integrates the various physical systems and multiple layers of energy. I’ve taught this yoga to students and patients to help repair very recalcitrant injuries with good results, and to discover the areas where chronic imbalances reside deep within the being.

Energy Gates & Wu Style Tai Chi
Saturdays, on-going
$10.00 individual class
$15.00 both classes – same day

Quiet Sitting
$10.00 a class

Sunday TAO Yoga
$25.00 a class

The White Crane Healing Arts Center is located in Broward County, Florida
7071 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 2C, Tamarac, FL 33319
Phone 954.721.7252


BOXING Conditioning Classes – Vagner Rocha Martial Arts

The Vagner Rocha Martial Arts Center teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts in Pembroke Pines, FloridaBy VAGNER ROCHA MARTIAL ARTS

”Boxing is not just about using the fists. It is a science of strategy, defense, diversions, and instinct.”

The Boxing Conditioning classes at Vagner Martial Arts are extremely informative, hands on, fun, upbeat, and open to both men and women, ages 14 and up. There should be no concerns regarding age or fitness level as each individual will train and excel at their own pace.
Boxing Conditioning  -  Vagner Rocha Martial ArtsBoxing Conditioning offers a popular form of boxing, known as aerobic or cardiovascular (cardio) boxing, which combines elements of boxing and aerobics to provide overall physical conditioning and toning. Unlike other types of boxing, cardio boxing does not involve physical contact between competitors – it’s a cardiovascular workout that’s done because of its many benefits to the body.

The Boxing Conditioning classes are usually comprised of 10 to 15 minutes of warm-ups, which may include stretching and traditional exercises, followed by a 40-minute shadow boxing without a partner, using combinations  of jabs, uppercuts, and punches demonstrated by the instructor.  After this, at least 5 minutes should be devoted to cooling down, stretching and muscle conditioning. Stretching is really important, it helps relax muscles and prevent injury.

Boxing Conditioning classes at Vagner Martial Arts are extremely informative, hands on, fun, upbeat, and open to both men and women, ages 14 and up.

Besides keeping your body fit, boxing has tons of other benefits:

  • Increase Upper & Lower Body Strength
  • Improved Concentration
  • Mental Conditioning
  • Superior Core Training
  • Rhythm
  • Increased Speed
  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Footwork & Conditioning
  • Flexibility
  • Coordination
  • Defensive Maneuvers
  • Punching Self-Defense Techniques

Try a class beforehand to see whether it’s right for you. Click here to set up an Intro Boxing Conditioning Class

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows your arms and legs to move easily in all directions. Gloves or hand wraps are used during classes – you will be able to borrow these for your free trial class and buy your own when you enroll from our store.
Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your class to quench your thirst and keep yourself hydrated and don’t eat a least one hour before your class.

Let’s jab and punch your way to fitness!!!

About Vagner Rocha BJJ & Martial Arts

The Vagner Rocha Martial Arts Center was founded by Master Vagner Rocha. Master Rocha’s success includes winning the Pan Am gold as well as becoming a world medalist at the Mundials. His list of accomplishments also include many absolute pro division titles and NAGA championships. Master Rocha is regarded as one of the top competitors on the pro circuit in Florida and beyond.

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing/Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts programs transform a student into a disciplined and well-rounded individual. Students will improve their physical shape and stamina with the confidence to defend themselves in real-world situations.

For further information about our programs contact us at:
8904 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Phone: 954-432-8788

“VPX Sports” 4th Annual Broward CrossFit Affiliate Cup

When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 – 8:00am until 5:00pm
Location: Bergeron Rodeo Ground, Davie, FL

Come see what the Sport of CrossFit is all about. There will be 42 Broward County CrossFit Teams competing for the title of Most Fit in Broward. Free admission and a ton of entertainment. Many vendors on hand handing out free samples.

  • Broward County CrossFit Boxes Battle it out to claim “MOST FIT” in Broward County Florida
  • 42 Teams of 2 men / 2 women will complete 2 Workouts. The top 6 Teams will battle it out for the Final Top Team Spot.
  • There will also be 1 Individual Workout for both Men / Women Rx, Modified, and Masters

If you are interested in competing in the Individual Workout at the Broward Cup on Jan 26, 2013 we have 10 spots available per gym. Contact Steven Bowser at Broward CrossFit

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Contact for more Information:
Broward CrossFit

10400 State Road 84 #103, Davie, Florida 33323
(954) 846-8666
CrossFit Affliction, serving Broward, Dade, and the Palm Beaches.  We specialize in Strength, Power, and Endurance Training.


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WOD LIFE – CrossFit Apparel

WOD LIFE - is a new CrossFit apparel companyWOD LIFE is a new CrossFit apparel company that caters to those that are apart of the amazing world of CrossFit. The acronym W.O.D stands for Workout of the Day. WOD LIFE was a our way of showing that “It’s more than a workout. It’s a way of life.” Once your become apart of the CrossFit community, you quickly realize it truly is more then a workout and does become a way of life. Therefore, we felt the name spoke for itself. Our company was debuted in June of 2012.  We enjoy watching and being apart of local competitions such as Clash of the Fittest, Partner Pandemonium and WOD-4-Life.

Logan Herl, Steven Bauer, my wife, Clara Balboa and myself, Gerry, teamed up to make a dream come true. As avid crossfitters, we knew what types of materials feel the best and what our fellow crossfitters would want. Needless to say comfort and durability is key!

Our goal is to continue to grow as a company and make a positive impact on the CrossFit community by continuing to supply apparel and accessories of good quality, fairly priced and designed to last through all rigorous workouts.

Our inventory includes men’s and women’s clothing:

  • Men’s crossfit shirts & shorts
  • Women’s crossfit tank tops
  • Crossfit headbands
  • Crossfit hats
  • Crossfit beanies

Women Motto TeeWomen’s Crossfit Shirts

Mens Motto TMen’s Crossfit Shirts

  Wod Life Wod ShortsMen’s Crossfit Shorts

It is very easy to get your hands on WOD LIFE goods. Simply go to to place your order. We can ship anywhere! It’s that easy.

WOD Life – “It’s More than a Workout – It’s A Lifestyle”
Call 754-444-WOD1 or e-mail us at:

Florida Keys Fishing – The War Bird with Captain Banks

Join Us on The War Bird with Captain Dana Banks for a Great Florida Keys Fishing Adventure !!!

The WarBird is a 38′ Key Largo Charter Boat with the latest electronics designed for offshore fishing in the Florida Keys.

Designed for the open ocean, the War Bird is a solid sea vessel for trolling for Sailfish, Kingfish and Dolphin or cruising to the edges of the Gulf Stream for deep water fishing for Grouper and Mutton Snapper.

The WarBird Offers the following Charters:

  • 1/2 Day Charters (4 Hours) – This is perfect for the first-time angler and includes fishing equipment, saltwater fishing license, bait, ice, and other necessities for a successful venture. Our boat features a cabin with a restroom and can accommodate 6 passengers. Just bring your food and drinks.
  • 3/4 Day Charters (5.5+ Hours) – For more fishing areas, this sportfishing trip allows us the time to try several locations to catch fish. Our crew will even clean your catch while providing storing and cooking tips.
  • Full Day Charters (8+ Hours) – Our Full Day Charter – Enjoy a full day of fishing on our 38-foot Sportfishing boat with an air-conditioned cabin and all the comforts of home for your fishing adventures.
  • Custom Charters – Designed for those special events that require different times, multi-day and special events

Call Capt. Dana Banks at (305) 394-7420 to schedule your next fishing trip or visit us on line at:

Captain Dana Banks
Orvis Outfitters – North Key Largo
1 Fishing Village Dr
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 394-7420

Deep Sea Fishing – Reef Fishing – Wreck Fishing