The JING Institute of Chinese
Martial Arts & Culture!
Our entrance in Scripps Ranch, just one block from the 15!
Welcome to JING!
This is our Lobby, which we most
gladly share with
Taka-Seigi Dojo, and our own
After-School Program. The Calligraphy above the desk says
"Martial Spirit" or "Martial Soul" -- it was commissioned by Siu-Fong
Evans in 1995 from the Daoist monk Guo Tian (White Cloud Temple,
Beijing, China) during our year-long stay in Beijing.
Jing Jing's Taiji Floor in the late
afternoon light of winter.
I love this floor because of its
south- and west-facing windows. It's cool in the summer
(we tinted the west-facing windows) and warm in the winter (I
stand in the sunlight on winter mornings). The floor is a
gorgeous Brazilian Cherry. The plants in this photo are
usually spread out around the studio, but I put them in front of
the south-facing window every weekend to give them some extra
This is also used to be our JING Kids
After-School floor. We have since moved JING Kids to the
north side of the building (photos to come).
Jing Jing's Guzheng on the Taiji
This is known as the "Couch of Doom."
It lures unwitting athletes onto its comfy cushions, and does
not let go.
To the right of the couch you can see
our small Library, populated with many Taiji and Wushu and Kung
Fu books and DVD's; some Wing Chun books; and an entire shelf of
Chinese Culture and Language books.
If you look to the left of the couch
carefully, you can also see our Bamboo of Doom -- a beautiful
metal bamboo sculpture made by hand, by Siu-Fong's godson Vi
Tang (Chen Style Taiji). We love it very much, but the
leaves are terribly pointy, so we make sure that it's open to
only visual appreciation.
The traditional Chinese painting above
the bookshelf is one of Jing Jing's favorite paintings - Peonies
commissioned by Siu-Fong Evans when we lived in Beijing.
The trophies are from the 2011
American Karate Association Open. Go JING Taiji and Wushu!
(That's Chris, our Wushu Teacher,
working hard in the office on the other side of the picture
The JING Retail Area! Yes, I
have since folded all the clothes neatly (I took this photo when
we had just received a new order, before I took the time to fold
everything). No, I have not yet put up the 160 or so Taiji and
Wushu medals. But the trophies get the point across, yes?
This is also the Doorway into Wushu
and Wing Chun and Bujinkan.
Welcome to what we call Big Floor in
Chinese (大场地）, or Wushu Floor or Wing
Chun Floor or Bujinkan Floor in English, depending on who we are
talking to and what is going on!
Jacob has since moved the Bujinkan
shelf, actually. I will put up more updated
The Bujinkan Shelf.
The Wushu Weapons Corner.
Fabulous Weapons Racks designed and built by Jacob Crowl.