Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Crouching Photographer, Little Dragons

Now that Zen Monday is past we can get back to Altadena! I have a few more pictures to post of last Friday night's Altadena Arts Coalition Open House.

The Two Dragons Martial Arts Studio is just north of Webster's at 2490 N. Lake Avenue. I found some little dragons performing amazing feats on the sidewalk. It was hot out, and because they worked so hard for the camera it's only fair that they get two photos.

Besides the Little Dragons program, the Two Dragons studio has Tai Chi classes for all ages, plus Kenpo, weapons training and Chaun-Shu. (There are so many confusing links on Google for Chaun-Shu I'm going to let you choose your own.)

The Little Dragons martial arts program "is a fun and educational program with a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving listening and motor skills as well as confidence and enthusiasm." These kids had all that going on.

12 comments:

Dina said...

Good crouching, Photographer! An exciting mid-air shot!

Jean Spitzer said...

Very exciting. I also like the drummer in the picture; she makes you think you know what's going on.

Petrea said...

Eh, I was a bit bummed out that I missed that jumper's head in the picture! But I still like the flying. But yes, I do like the drummer. She was definitely in charge.

Shell Sherree said...

I love your title almost as much as your photos, Petrea! The energy here is palpable.

Margaret said...

I'm glad to the know the streets of Altadena are in such fine little grasshoppers.

Laurie said...

Great shots!

pasadenapio said...

I wish it came with a soundtrack!

Virginia said...

That mid air jump looks like me at times. Ooopppsss!
Great one!

marley said...

Great photos, worthy of two showings. They look like they are having fun :)

Lori Webster said...

I'm so glad you took some pics of the kids of Two Dragons, Petrea! I didn't get to see them when they were outside, so this is perfect.....thanks!

Ms M said...

Great shots that capture the action!

Petrea said...

Thanks, everyone. I was glad to know this place existed. I understand it's relatively new. Kids need a place to go and an activity they can channel their energies into. From what I saw this whole thing looked pretty positive to me.