Our children’s (4-12) program encourages students to focus on school work and to be goal oriented. The curriculum also emphasizes respect towards others and responsibility at home. Kung fu not only provides a pathway to gaining confidence, but teaches how to be a useful member of society.
Teen (13+) and Adult classes include self-defense training and educates students about the practical application of traditional techniques. In addition to learning a reality-based self defense system, students benefit from a complete head to toe fitness workout. A rotating curriculum allows students to enter the program at any time.
Students in our school agree to learn and embody the 5 Principles:
- Moral Character
These principles are modeled in our teaching approaches and draw from the rich history and traditions of Shaolin Kung Fu, Kali, and Jeet Kune Do. Classes include instruction in traditional Wing Chun and Shaolin forms (for example: wu bu chuan), sparring, “WuShu” (hand/defense techniques), self-defense, weapons (at qualified ranks), and other styles as determined by our teaching staff. Our school doesn’t just produce fighters; we encourage the growth of martial artists! We make it a point to get to know each student individually, and in turn we create a community that cares for each other.
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Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the oldest forms of Chinese martial arts. It originated and was developed in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in Henan province, China. During the 1500 years of its development, Shaolin kung fu, with its rich content, became one of the largest schools of kung fu. Traditionally, the Shaolin Kung Fu practice seeks to establish harmony between one’s emotional, mental, and physical states. Thus training incorporates basic foundational practice (e.g., strength and flexibility), combat skills (e.g., open-handed techniques or weapons forms), and meditation methods (e.g., qigong). Given Shaolin Kung Fu’s extensive history, it includes at least 100 styles, such as the famous “animal styles” popularized in contemporary films, and can take many years to master fully.
Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, developed by Bruce Lee, is the “umbrella” under which several systems fall under. In the master’s own words, jeet means “intercepting” or “stopping. Kune means “fist“, and do is “the way.” Translated, Jeet Kune Do means “The Way of the Intercepting Fist.”Master Lee developed a way to end a fight that was simple, direct, and economical. JKD resulted from pains-taking research and incorporation of hundreds of different martial arts by Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto. They chose the arts which worked for JKD, and discarded those that didn’t. Lee intended JKD to be an art that would evolve and grow with the times, not remain static. Thus Dan Inosanto, the leader of JKD, has since added Filipino Kali, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Maphilindo Silat, Savate, and Shoot Wrestling to the vast JKD curriculum. Constant evolution is what separates Jeet Kune Do it from other traditional systems.