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Shaolin Adult Kung Fu
Term
School
Shaolin Adult Kung Fu
少林功夫
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Oct-26-2020 Oct-27-2020 Oct-28-2020 Oct-29-2020 Oct-30-2020 Oct-31-2020 Nov-01-2020
100
6:00 pm
Shaolin Adult Kung Fu
Foundation and Forms I and II
Shifu Dao Shi
Grange Park
100
10:00 am
Shaolin Adult Kung Fu
Foundation I and II
Shifu Dao Shi
Grange Park
100
11:00 am
Shaolin Adult Kung Fu
Taolu Forms I and II
Shifu Dao Shi
Grange Park
100
10:00 am
Shaolin Adult Kung Fu
Foundation I and II
Instructor Michael Mead
Shifu Dao Shi
Grange Park
100
11:00 am
Shaolin Adult Kung Fu
Taolu Forms I and II
Instructor Michael Mead
Shifu Dao Shi
Grange Park

Shaolin Kung Fu [少林功夫 - Shàolín Gōngfū] is the ultimate expression of the human body for physical and mental strength.

Summary

Shaolin Kung Fu will enrich your spirit through powerful movements. The human body is designed to move and when we can build strong joints and dense muscles, we achieve a higher level of physical prowess.
Traditionally, Shaolin kung fu was used for martial defence of the temple and also to ensure the monks did not atrophe.
What you'll be learning in this course are authentic training methods and wisdom passed on from Master to Disciple over the last 1,500 years.

Foundation I Class

Shaolin Kung Fu Foundation I (1 hour class) is about training fundamentals that build flexibility, coordination, fitness and cardio, power, energy, and overall health.
A typical class includes warm up drills, stretching, stance training, foundation kicks, self-defence application exercises, and power training exercises.
This class will always be challenging and exhausting when the effort is put into it (regardless of level or experience).
The Foundation I Class is a required class, which means you must continue to attend at least 1 Foundation class per week in order take more advanced classes. This ensures that everyone continues to develop his/her foundation jīběngōng 基本功. This is traditional Shaolin philosophy and perhaps the key reason why the Shaolin arts are considered so effective.

Foundation II Class

Shaolin Kung Fu Foundation II (1 hour class) is a tougher class than Foundation I with fewer breaks, more exercises, and a faster pace. This class is recommended for those who are ready to push themselves and take their physical fitness to another level.
Students are recommened to start with Shaolin Kung Fu Foundation I but may also start in this class. There are no specific requirements for adults.
Students can interchange between Foundation I and II depending on how they feel during the week. For example, a student may try Foundation II earlier in the week and then Foundation I the day after to pace out their training.

Taolu Forms I Class

Shaolin Kung Fu Form I (1 hour class) focuses on the first 3 taolu forms taught as well as self-defence exercises that enhance them. This class is designed for everyone (under 1 year) including advanced students who want to brush up on their key taolu forms.
Students are required to take Foundation I or II at least once a week in order to qualify for this class.
Some of the taolu forms taught are progressive, which means you need to pass an informal test before moving on to another form. Each taolu form also has 4 tiers of expertise so that students will have a clear understanding of where they are at. The instructor will coach students on how to get to the next level.
Some forms you learn and practice are Five Stance Fist Wǔbùquán 五步拳, Small Chaining Form Xiǎoliánhuán 小連環, and Eight Stance Chaining Form Bābùliánhuán 八步連環. 七星拳.
Once you have passed Small Chaining Form Level 1, you can begin basic cudgel / staff weapons training to build flexibility, strength, and control in the arms.

Taolu Forms II Class

Shaolin Kung Fu Intermediate Forms II (1 hour class) focuses on taolu forms as well as self-defence exercises that enhance them.
Students are required to take the Foundation I or II at least once a week in order to qualify for this class.
Additionally students must be able to cleary demonstrate the forms in Shaolin Kung Fu Form I.
Some additional forms taught are Through the Arms Fist Tōngbìquán 通臂拳, Small Flooding Fist Xiǎohóngquán 小洪拳, Big Flooding Fist Dàhóngquán 大洪拳, and Seven Star Fist Qīxīngquan 七星拳.
When deemed ready by a senior instructor, students will advance to learn weapons forms such as cudgel / staff Yīnshǒugùn 阴手棍 and Plum Blossom Broadsword Méihuādāo 梅花刀.

Weaponry III Class

Shaolin Kung Fu Weaponry II is a smaller class with more focus on weapons forms such as the staff and broadsword.
Students are required to take the Foundation I or II at least once a week in order to take this class.
Additionally, students must first complete the Yīnshǒugùn form (level 1) before attending this class.

Sanda Chinese Boxing III Class

[This class is curently merged with the Weaponry II class until we have more attendance]
Shaolin Kung Fu Sanda II focuses on the training methods of Chinese Boxing.
Students are required to take the Foundation I or II at least once a week in order to take this class.
Additionally, students must have completed the Yīnshǒugùn form (level 1). This ensures a certain level of competency and experience.
All students are required to have proper sanda equipment which is also sold in limited supply at our school.