Changes starting at Creston’s Red Jade Martial Arts

Web Lead

After 26 years of learning and teaching martial arts, shifu Neil Ripski is high demand for workshops worldwide. In the past year, he has taught in Italy, Israel and the U.S.A. This fall, he will be returning to Europe and Israel to teach.

Red Jade Martial Arts also serves as a meeting place for instructors from around the world. Teachers from China, Israel, Scotland, New York, Chicago and other part of the U.S.A. travel to Creston to participate in Ripski’s full-time training course.

As of this fall, Ripski will be restructuring his classes in a manner comparable to traditional Chinese kung fu families. The family will accept students from the public only twice a year, and evaluate them as potential training participants. As with a traditional family, the training will be done in small groups, with no secrets withheld.

Several instructors teach at Red Jade, as well as many skilled international instructors. Current instructors include Ripski, a master of drunken boxing; David Huscroft, a second-degree black sash; and Jason Deatherage, a third-degree black sash. David Mannes, a first-degree black sash from New York, is teaching at Red Jade early this month.

Red Jade Martial Arts has moved to a new location at 3305 Erickson Rd., and will accept new students only in September and January, unless the potential participant is invited by another existing family member. For a drop-in fee, prospective students can come to a class, to see if they are interested in joining the Red Jade family.

For more information, email redjademartialarts@gmail.com or visit Red Jade Martial Arts on Facebook.

—RED JADE MARTIAL ARTS

Just Posted

ASC approves their work plan and reviews spatial analysis

FireWise Consulting Ltd. provided an overview of two components for the ASC to consider.

Hospice continues to serve

For more than 30 years, volunteers with the Creston Valley Hospice Society… Continue reading

Local singers to perform in Carnegie Hall, NY

Boundless vocal ensemble which features 10 singers from Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, and Creston, BC

VIDEO: Highway 3A reopened after mudslide cleared

A mudslide closed Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson just north of the Brilliant Dam on Wednesday.

Bad behaviour dominates police week

Bad behaviour, some fueled by alcohol, was the running theme as Creston RCMP responded to 57 calls for assistance from April 10-17, Staff Sergeant Ryan Currie said on Tuesday.

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Renewed plea for answers in 40-year-old B.C. cold case

The family of Lawrence Wellington Allard is hoping a private reward will get them some closure

UPDATED: Arrest made after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Police are not saying what is the extent of injuries yet

B.C. farmland values grew at slower rate in 2017: report

Vancouver Island saw the highest growth in the province

Turbulent times for outgoing B.C. Lieutenant Governor

Judith Guichon ends term today, returns to Nicola Valley ranch

NHL playoffs weekly roundup

Maple Leafs look to stay alive tonight as they face elimination against Boston on home ice

Electric vehicles more affordable than you think: BC Hydro

Myths blocking road to electric vehicle adoption

Kinder Morgan bungled pipeline public relations: poll

The survey suggests 58 per cent of Canadians believe the company is to blame for poor perceptions

Plane makes a surprise landing on the Coquihalla

Social media was alive Sunday night with pictures from Coquihalla commuters.

Most Read