Kids Martial Arts
Kids Martial Arts
You will have the opportunity to learn not only hand-to-hand martial arts, but also how to use a wide array of different martial arts weapons. And of course, you'll have great FUN!
It is more challenging than ever to be a teenager in America. Fear and distractions seem to be at an all-time high, and our media-savvy kids are well aware of it. Our program strives to provide our teens with the self-confidence and focus they need to make it in today's world. The Shaolin Academy of Kung Fu is a safe and positive environment, providing a fun activity-driven atmosphere where those with common interests can join together in physically rewarding and mentally challenging activities.
Teens also develop positive character traits such as perseverance, goal-setting, honor and discipline. They find that our martial arts program is high energy, exciting, and motivating. Students will enjoy the workout as well as the lifelong friendships that are built exercising and training with people who have similar goals.
Wushu also known as modern Wushu or contemporary Wushu, is both an exhibition and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. Created in the People's Republic of China after 1949, Wushu has spread globally through the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), which holds the World Wushu Championships every two years; the first World Championships were held in 1991 in Beijing.
Wushu is composed of two disciplines: Taolu (forms) and Sanda (full-contact sport fighting). Taolu is similar to gymnastics and involve martial art patterns and maneuvers for which competitors are judged and given points according to specific rules. The forms are composed of martial and acrobatic movements (stances, kicks, punches, balances, jumps, sweeps and throws) based on aggregate categories. Traditional Chinese martial art forms can be changed for competitions to highlight one's strengths. Competitive forms have time limits that can range from 1 minute, 20 seconds for the some external styles to over five minutes for internal styles.
Here at The Shaolin Academy of Kung Fu our goal is to teach your child martial arts in a fun environment through the fundamentals of Martial Virtue (courtesy, respect, discipline, perseverance, self-control.) In China, one’s martial virtue (Wu De) is a reflection of one’s martial skill. It is said that a person with martial skill but no virtue is barbaric and this is a poor reflection of one’s teacher. At The Shaolin Academy of Kung Fu we strive to use martial virtue to train the students mind so that they have the self-discipline to maintain their own training and physical development even when they are not present at the academy.
Beginner - Friday 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Intermediate - Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 PM (Intermediate students are encouraged to attend the beginner class to continue building on their foundation.)
Advanced - Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 PM (Advanced students are required to attend at least 1 beginner class per week and the Intermediate class to assist in teaching the class and to continue building on their foundation.)
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