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 beginning level Shaolin Kung Fu program includes 6 small group classes over a 3 week period. You will practice under the guidance of master teacher David Tircuit.
Shaolin Kung Fu — 2nd hour (optional)
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.
3 weeks of training (6 sessions) on Monday and Friday evenings (6:00 - 7:30pm)
New sessions starts every three weeks.
Next Intro Dates:
Feb. 24 – March 13
March 17 – April 3
April 6 – April 24
April 28 – May 15