The Chinese Kung-Fu Club of DeKalb important events of the year

Certificate Party: The most important event of the year. This is when all students receive their new rank and have a chance to express their appreciation for the club. A large dinner is held and after we finish eating, certificates are presented and acceptance speeches are made by each member. It is truly a grand occasion and usually takes place during the third week in April.

Bike Ride: Many members of our club love to bike ride. Each year in the spring, the club has a 20 mile bike ride through a local bike path. Usually, Sifu also teaches some secret gung fu surprises for us which we are very eager to learn! At the end of the trip, we enjoy a well earned lunch.

Picnic: During the third week in July, our club annually throws a picnic at Starved Rock Park in Utica, Illinois. Sifu cooks up his famous Bar-B-Q ribs and we all contribute food to have a grand feast. Club members often participate in a hike through the park and enjoy outside games. Members and guests have a wonderful opportunity to relax in the beautiful park.

Yearly Clinics: During the course of the year, Sifu will hold various weapon and open hand clinics that teach gung fu techniques outside of regular class. Clinics range from
chin na to simple weapons.

Health Clinics: The latest addition to our yearly events. We invite health specialists and professionals to educate and present health tips and philosophies. Our latest health clinic included a presentation given by a doctor who is a specialist in acupuncture, Chinese medicine and sports medicine. It is our plan to have a specific Health Clinic every 90 days.

Winter Dinner: Over the past three years, the club has gathered around the winter holiday time to enjoy each others' company over a large dinner hosted at a club member’s house. The dinner helps promote our family atmosphere and gives us a reason to watch great gung-fu movies! this gives us all a chance to know each other better.

Spring Health Clinic
March 27, 2004
Lyons Park
DeKalb, IL

Presenter: Dr. Coral Youker


Dr. Coral Youker is a certified chiropractic sports physician as well as a student of Sifu Arthur Berry’s. Her specialties are in body awareness and Chinese medicine as well as injury prevention and athletic health. Recent studies of Dr. Youker’s also include acupuncture and breakthrough new treatment dealing with spinal cord distortion patterns.

During her presentation, she addressed body hygiene, breathing patterns and becoming aware of your body’s energy and functioning. Her talks involved treating injuries through the three stages of healing which are the spiritual, the physical and finally the emotional (the last stage being the hardest to overcome). She introduced the group to a new method of spinal cord treatment based on the works of Dr. Epstein. 

Mentioned were also ways to work toward better health based on the philosophies of eastern medicine. One who is seeking more information can research the following books as recommended by Dr. Youker. (I apologize if the spellings are slightly off) She also runs a practice in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Dr Coral Youker
2606 West 22 Street Suite # 8 Oakbrook Office Pavilion
Oakbrook, IL 60523

Select Bibliography: (Books on Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace B. Pert, Simon & Schuster, 1999 ISBN: 0684846349

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle, Publisher: New World Library; 1999 ISBN: 1577311523

Faith and the Placebo Effect An Argument for Self Healing by Lolette Kuby, Origin Press; 2001 ISBN: 1579830056

Healing Myths, Healing Magic: Breaking the Spell of Old Illusions; Reclaiming Our Power to Heal by Donald M. Epstein, Janet Mills (Editor) Amber-Allen Publishing; 2000 ISBN: 1878424394

The 12 Stages of Healing: A Network Approach to Wholeness
by Donald M. Epstein, Nathaniel Altman, Amber-Allen Publishing; 1994 ISBN: 1878424084

Awareness by Anthony De Mello, Image Books; Reprint edition
1990 ISBN: 0385249373

Unconditional Life : Discovering the Power to Fulfill Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra, Bantam ; Reprint edition 1992 ISBN: 0553370502

You Are All Sampaku by Ohsawa

Between Heaven and Earth by Efrem Korn, Harriet Beinfield, Ballantine Books; Reproduction edition 1992 ISBN: 0345379748 (Book on traditional Chinese medicine)

The Chinese Kung-Fu Club of DeKalb
1950 DeKalb Ave
Sycamore IL 60178

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