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Chinese martial arts in all its forms (Kung Fu, Taiji, and Sanshou to name the more popular styles) is not simply self defense but also a way of life. It is the ongoing promotion of good health and wellness through traditional sets of martial arts movements (forms) and meditation to cultivate energy in one's body. Kung Fu allows us to not only maintain our fitness but also to grow stronger in both mind and body, making us less prone to injury, sickness, and stress. All people regardless of age and gender can practice Kung Fu to gain a higher level of vitality and overall well being.

2013 Summer Class Schedule

2013 Children's Class Schedule

2013 Adult's and Teenager's Class Schedule

2013 Belt Testing Schedule

2013 No School Days

 

Kung Fu Class

Kung Fu (aka Wu Shu) is the proper term for all the martial arts styles in China. Kung Fu has been practiced in China for thousands of years and Kung Fu consists of tens of thousands of different External and Internal styles including both bare hands and weapons. Some of the well known external styles are Shaolinquan, Chaquan, Hongquan, Fanziquan and many others.

Kung fu basics are the foundation for learning all the other external and internal styles offered in our school curriculum. It also sets good foundation for learning all kinds of martial arts. Kung fu basics focus on different kinds of traditional and modern Kung fu training for stances, footwork, kicks, hand techniques, body coordination and balance.

Children's Kung Fu Class (Wushu)

Adult's and Teenager's Kung Fu Class (Traditional Kung Fu)

Tai chi Class


 

Tai Chi (aka Taiji) is one of the major internal styles contained in Wushu. It was originally created as a martial art and the movements of Taiji contain martial applications. It utilizes the ancient philosophy of Yin-Yang and the Five Element theories for its foundation and to establish its training principles. The experience of hundreds of years has shown that practicing Taiji can improve ones health, reduce tension, and cure a number of diseases such as high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, stomach ailments, heart problems and nervousness. The same techniques that were capable of developing internal Qi for martial arts combat, also proved to be effective as life prolonging, healing, and rejuvenating exercises. Today, Taiji is best known by the millions of participants around the world for its health benefits.

Tai Chi Class Schedule

Sanshou Class


 

Sanshou (Applied Kung Fu) training consists of six major components: free sparring techniques, take down and ground fighting techniques, Taiji Push Hands techniques, Qin Na and pressure point attack, internal energy(Qigong) training, and martial art routine training.

These six major components are not meant to be trained and applied separately. Instead, they should be integrated into a seamless web of skills which are versatile for dealing with different circumstances that may arise in real combat. The ultimate goal of Sanshou is to nurture and develop the complete martial artist-one who is skilled in long and short range fighting; in arm strikes, kicking, grappling, wresting, and pressure point attack; is capable of using internal and physical strength; and is morally righteous with an absolute control over one's own mind and body.

Xingyi Class

 

Xingyi (5 Elements and 12 Animals) is an internal Wushu style known for its dynamic and explosive movements. Xing or shape, is derived from imitating the fighting movements of 12 different animals. Yi or mind, is generated internally from the heart. Therefore, Xingyi is an internal style which imitates the shapes of twelve animals and their inner characteristics when they fight. Xing Yi's theory and techniques are aggressive, yet the practitioner avoids emotional excitement. Xing Yi manifests great power, but it is a very refined power, and while the strategy is offensive, it is not disordered. Continued training in Xing Yi can make you spiritually brave, your spirit can be raised to a very powerful stage, yet you will remain calm, peaceful, and in control.

Liu He Ba Fa Class


Liu He Ba Fa (aka Water Style) is one of the major internal style martial arts. It originally passed down from generation to generation only to a handful of gifted and chosen students with exemplary courage and moral character. Liu He Ba Fa literally means Six Harmonies and Eight Principles. It utilizes the power of Xingyi as its center, utilizes the stepping patterns of Bagua for its turning and spinning, and utilizes the neutralizing power of Taiji for its variations. Its movements are sometimes high, sometimes low, sometimes fast, sometimes slow. These movements resemble that of floating clouds, and flowing water that is sometimes calm, sometimes surging. Therefore, it is also known as Water Style. The movements of Liu He Ba Fa are constantly fluctuating with clearly defined forward, backward, upward, downward, and lateral motions. Each and every movement is lead by the mind(xinyi),. The mind initiates and the movements follow. It is therefore, also known as Xinyi Liu He Ba Fa. As an internal art, it not only serves as a system of self defence; it also benefits health, strengthens the body, dispels sickness and increases longevity.

 Qigong Class

 

Qi (aka Chi) is a Chinese term used to refer to all types of energy. It is the intrinsic substance or the "vital force" behind all things in the universe. Gong refers to the power to produce an effect, an attainment of, or accomplishment that is achieved with steady practice. Loosely, Qigong (chi kung) can be translated as the study of Qi.

Today, Qigong most often refers to the art and science of using breath, posture, movement, and/or sound to cleanse, refine, accumulate and circulate Qi in the body. This leads to improved health, transformation of consciousness, and greater power for martial arts. The four main types of Qigong societies are Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, and Martial Arts.

 

Children's Class Schedule

Teenager's and Adult's Class Schedule

 
 
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