Shaolin Kung Fu came from the martial art form developed by monks of the Shaolin Buddhist Temple in the Hunan province of Northern China. The geography of the North influenced the “long fist styles” with their fully extended striking, long deep stances and dynamic kicking techniques.
The first hour of training combines conditioning, stance training, and independent practice. The class also introduces beginning and intermediate level Northern Shaolin Chinese Martial Arts forms. The foundational training these beginning forms provide builds strength, flexibility, and coordination. Intermediate forms refine techniques and provide further diversity of movement. The internal training focuses on developing energy circulation throughout the body, strengthening the internal organs, developing sensitivity, and concentrating power for martial application. Students learn at their own pace based on ability and inclination.
This is a traditional intermediate – advanced class. Students are given new material and should know how to train what they are given independently. We are not currently accepting beginning students. We are still accepting students with intermediate to advanced martial arts training in any martial arts background. If you have prior experience you can enroll in our Intro to Shaolin Kung Fu, try it out and see if it is right for you.
Intro to Shaolin Kung Fu: 3 weeks (6 classes)
Monday/Friday 6:30 - 7:30pm
Next Intro Dates:
September 11 – 29
October 2 – 20
October 23 – November 10
Continue Your Training: Shaolin Kung Fu — 2nd hour
The optional second hour of class provides students an opportunity to further their basics and deepen their practice. Class format is a combination of beginning, intermediate, and advanced forms, independent practice, partner drills, fighting application, and sparring.