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Train Kung Fu...

... and begin a journey that could change your life.

Whether you are looking to get in shape, learn self defense, build confidence, gain discipline, improve balance and coordination, or develop a peaceful heart through the skills of a warrior, training in Kung fu, we can help you achieve your goals.  Anyone can train in Kung Fu and benefit from what it has to offer.  

Our three programs are divided by age.  Class activities and curriculum are customized for each age and level.  Many of our Teen/Adult students started as Little Dragons, and some of them now have leadership roles in our school.

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Teens and Adults
Ages 13 and up

In the teen and adult program students learn a broad range of skills, including Kicks, Hand Strikes, Blocks, Stances, Jumps, Hand Forms, Weapon Forms, Basic Self Defense, Takedowns, Breakfalls and Tumbling, Joint locking (Chin-na), Sparring*, Stretching and QiGong. Activities are scaled for age and ability--teenagers and young adults might focus on higher impact skills.  More mature adults might focus more on the internal aspect of kung fu, with less impactful exercises. Our lead Instructors have over a decade of experience scaling exercises for different ages and abilities.

*Freestyle sparring is only for intermediate and advanced students.  Beginners do sparring partner drills to build technique and coordination.

Most classes include a limbering warmup, cardio and strengthening exercises, stretching, basic skills, then we break up by level to work on rank-specific skills.  Class ends with qigong/breathing, or a stretch. 

Teens and Adults

Junior Kung Fu
Ages 7 to 12

Learn confidence, self control, agility, teamwork and respect for others.  The Junior program balances hard work and fun.  Class content includes stances, strikes, blocks, movements inspired by animal kung fu, hand forms (choreographed sequences), self defense and traditional weapons of Kung Fu, such as staff and broadsword (weapons work starts at intermediate level). Students learn to about self control, and not using their Kung Fu inappropriately or abusively.

Our lead instructors each have 15-20 years of experience teaching children. 

As Junior kids get older or higher level, leadership opportunities become available to those who are ready. 

Most children graduate to the teen/adult program around the age of 13.

Juniors

Little Dragons
Ages 5 to 6

Fun and games help Little Dragons build coordination and agility, confidence, learn cooperation and teamwork and respect for others.  At the end of each class, students may earn a star, depending on the content area: Strikes and Blocks, Balance and Focus, Tumbling and breakfalls, Fitness and Flexibility, Safety and Self Defense and Traditional Shaolin Skills. Little Dragons also learn about the importance of listening, cooperation, and calming skills for when you’re feeling upset or frustrated.  Students also learn to about self control, and not using their Kung Fu inappropriately or abusively.

Our lead instructors each have 15-20 years of experience teaching children.   

Classes are 1x/week.

Most students transition to Juniors at or around the age of 7. 

Little Dragons
Covid

COVID Protocol (updated 7/18/2023):

 

With input from our student community and considering current trends, we have decided to change our current Covid policies. We acknowledge that COVID is still a concern, especially for those who are immunocompromised, or who have loved ones/family members who are.  Additionally, long COVID affects at least 10% of people who have had COVID. Therefore, we highly recommend masking and vaccination as the best ways to keep people safe by curbing the spread and preventing future surges.  

  • VACCINATION: Students are not required to be vaccinated at this time. All Staff and Assistants are required to maintain the most recently available vaccinations. Vaccines are safe and affective so we strongly urge everyone to get them if they can.

  • MASKING: Masking is optional inside the school. Please respect each other's choices in this. Students are highly encouraged to wear masks as it is the best way to protect each other. The notable exception to this is working with a partner:

  • PARTNER WORK: When working with a partner who is wearing a mask, one should also wear a mask as a courtesy to that student, and/or check in about masking preferences prior to doing close contact work.  We will remind students about this practice before doing partner drills.

  • VENTILATION:  As weather permits, we will continue to have the outside doors open to allow for cross ventilation. In addition we have a few HEPA air cleaners throughout the space.

 

As always if a student has any symptoms are required to stay home and follow best practices, such as isolation, masking, and testing before returning to class.

As has been the case throughout this pandemic, we will be monitoring health trends in our area, and we reserve the right to make changes to these policies at anytime we feel it is warranted for the health and safety of our community.

2023-2024 Fall/Winter/Spring Kung Fu Schedule—Effective September 5

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SCHEDULE BY DAY:

Junior Beginner is novice, white sash, gold sash, orange sash, orange stripe

Junior Intermediate and Advanced is purple sash/stripe, blue sash/stripe, green sash/stripe, red sash/stripe, brown sash/stripe

Tuesdays:

 4:00-4:45pm Little Dragons

 5:00-5:45pm Junior Intermediate/Advanced

 5:45-7:00pm Teens and Adults (Ages 13+)

Wednesdays:

 

 4:00-4:45pm Junior Beginners

 5:00-6:05pm Junior Intermediate/Advanced

 6:10-7:15pm DEMO Team (invitation only)

 

Thursdays:

4:00-4:45pm Junior Beginners

5:00-7:00pm Teens and Adults

Saturday:

10:00-10:45am Junior Beginners

10:00am-10:55am Junior Intermediate/Advanced   

11:00am-12:15pm Teens and Adults Beginner

12:20-1:45pm Teens and Adults Int/Adv

2:00-3:30pm Shifu Li Training for Instructors/Advanced

SCHEDULE BY PROGRAM:

Junior Beginner is novice, white sash, gold sash, orange sash, orange stripe

Junior Intermediate and Advanced is purple sash/stripe, blue sash/stripe, green sash/stripe, red sash/stripe, brown sash/stripe

Little Dragons (ages 5-6):

     Tuesdays: 4:00-4:45pm

Juniors Beginners (ages 7-12):
   Wednesday:    4:00-4:45pm   

   Thursday:       4:00 4:45pm
   Saturday:        10:00-10:45am

Juniors Intermediate and Advanced (ages 7-12)
    Tuesdays:      5:00-5:45pm

    Wednesday:  5:00-6:05pm     

    Saturday:      10:00am-10:55am  

Teens and Adults (ages 13+)
     Tuesdays     5:45-7:00pm All Levels
    Thursday     5:00-7:00pm All Levels

    Satirday       11:00am-12:15pm Beginners
    Saturday      12:20-1:45pm Blue Sash and Up

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