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    Press Release

    1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd #6
    Arnold, MD 21012
    410 431-5200

    March 30, 2010
    Contacts: Billy or Nancy Greer
    For Immediate Release:

    Martial Hearts for Haiti Participants perform over 25,000 kicks to benefit
    victims of the recent Earthquake in Haiti.

    Arnold, MD - On February 20th, the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi
    held Martial Hearts for Haiti - a fundraiser that included a kick-a-thon,
    kung fu demonstrations, door prizes and a dance party with Caribbean food
    and music. Shifu Billy Greer, other instructors and students of Jing Ying
    Institute, and students and instructors from sister schools Goh's Kung Fu
    and Silk Dragon Martial Arts, participated in the kick-a-thon with a goal of
    completing 1,000 kicks each. In addition, CSA Martial Arts and the Wong
    People Kung Fu Association came out to support the event and made generous
    donations. Collectively, over 25,000 kicks were thrown and $5,000 was raised
    for CARE to benefit their work in Haiti.

    The event began with a presentation by Marge Tsitouris of CARE who let
    participants know about the work CARE was doing in Haiti to help them gain
    an understanding of how the funds they raised would be used. CARE has relief
    efforts around the world and is known for their efforts that focus on women
    and children. Marge, the wife of Jing Ying Tai Chi student Doug Tsitouris,
    was leaving the following day to go to Kenya.

    Once everyone was informed of the needs in Haiti and how the funds would be
    used to help, their resolve was strengthened and the kicking began. There
    were flying kicks, spinning kicks, jumping kicks, speed kicks, power kicks
    and combination kicks called out by Shifu Sean Marshall who also kept the
    official count. The kicking was interspersed with demonstration of Kung Fu
    and Tai Chi by Jing Ying, Goh's and Silk Dragon.

    After the kick-a-thon, the event moved on to stage two - Caribbean-themed
    food and refreshments provided a meal for the kickers and other guests. In
    addition to the wonderful food, a Tiki-bar was set up with several blenders
    kept busy providing a variety of non-alcoholic tropical drinks. The night
    then moved on to stage three - DJs playing Caribbean themed music for
    dancing. An incredible light system donated by "DJ Midnite," Tim Belran
    provided a laser light show, smoke machine, strobes and more.

    Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to CARE, an international
    relief and development organization. They are a highly rated charity with a
    proven record of providing rapid and high-impact programs. More information
    can be found at

    About Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi
    Since 2000, Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi offers programs in Kung
    Fu, Tai Chi, Wushu, weapons and sparring in the Annapolis/ Severna Park area
    of Maryland

    Billy L Greer
    Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

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