These classes meet twice a week and cost $90/month.
Beginning 6-8 year old Kung Fu
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 4:15pm – 5:00pm
Intermediate/advanced 7-10 year old Kung Fu
Monday/Wednesday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Beginning 9-12 year old Kung Fu
Tuesday/Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Intermediate/advanced 9-12 year old Kung Fu
Tuesday/Thursday from 5:45pm – 7:00pm
Advanced only 9-12 year old Kung Fu
Tuesday/Thursday from 5:00pm – 5:45pm
6-8 year olds:
Six, seven, and eight are transitional years for children as they move from guided or play-based learning to more independent and disciplined learning. The 6-8 year old program maintains the spirit of fun and humor found in the preschool program, while providing higher levels of challenge and complexity to hold the interest of these intellectually maturing students.
Classes begin with a review of Kung Fu basics and a fun, high-energy warm up, and then move on to specific skill-building exercises for the remainder of the class. Line work (standing in rows, copying the teacher) is alternated with more dynamic activities that get kids moving around the room or practicing their techniques against kick shields and our “towers of power”.
Students also begin learning traditional Chinese Kung Fu forms at this level. Forms are routines comprised of Kung Fu movements and are the backbone of our martial arts system. Proficiency in these forms is one of the ways students advance through our ranking system, which involves testing for colored sashes worn with their uniforms. More advanced activities like sparring and work with weapons are reserved for higher ranked students.
While kids at this age tend to be more interested in higher levels of challenge and seriousness, they’re also still kids! We take great care to strike the balance between structure, discipline and playfulness in these classes.
9-12 year olds:
In the 9-12 year old class, Kung Fu students are prepared for the teen/adult program by following a class structure similar to that of their older Kung Fu companions. A high-energy warm up is followed by work on basic training, skill building and forms. Students advancing to this class from the younger classes will continue to improve their skills while learning increasingly more sophisticated material.
Those joining us at this age for the first time will begin their study of traditional Chinese Kung Fu forms. Forms are routines comprised of Kung Fu movements and are the backbone of our martial arts system. Proficiency in these forms is one of the ways students advance through our ranking system, which involves testing for colored sashes worn with their uniforms.
More advanced activities like sparring and work with weapons are reserved for higher ranked students. Because of their higher maturity level, 9-12 year olds are introduced to longer and more complicated sequences of movements not available to kids in the younger classes. Each of these classes ends with an intense and exhausting burst of exercise – (or, as they see it, a game!).