Our Training

Training at Kung Fu School China

100_0575During your first week of training, Master Wang will evaluate you and develop a training plan that is customized to your skill level and interests. All skill levels are welcome, but a strong foundation is essential to martial arts training for the safety of the students and the ability to progress to advanced levels. Therefore, the basics are stressed and rigorously reviewed and practiced by all students. How quickly you progress through the levels depends on the effort you put into it and your ability to learn specific skills.

 

StretchingIn addition to the foundational martial arts skills, Master Wang teaches advanced skills in Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda (Chinese kickboxing), Tai-chi, Qin-na, and Qi-gong. At all levels, the internal (or soft) aspect of Kung Fu is cultivated as well as the external hard forms. This includes learning how to feel and work with your Qi, which is the Chinese term for the energy force that runs through all things and beings. Cultivating and controlling your Qi contributes to improved physical skill, mental health, and nourishes and protects your body to keep you in the best possible health throughout your life.

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What to expect

Master Wang will encourage you to do your best, but your progress will depend on your dedication, diligent practice, and desire to challenge yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Here is a typical example of what a student may learn during their stay at Kung Fu School China:

From 1 week to 3 months

  • Shaolin Kung Fu history and theory
  • Flexibility and strength training
  • Basic skills in traditional Kung Fu kicking and punching
  • Basic skills in Sanda (Chinese kickboxing) including kicking, punching, movements, and footwork
  • Basic skills in Qin-na including simulated situations of attacking and defending
  • Qi-gong and ba duan jin basics
  • Up to three traditional forms, such as:Tongbei Quan, Xiao Hong Quan, Xiao Luohan Quan
  • Basic weapons, such as Yin Shou staff or Dan Dao broadsword, including forms and applications
  • Takedowns and wrestling
  • Tai Chi basics and Yang style 24.

From 4 months to 1 year

In addition to continuing to practice the above, students may also learn:

  • Up to ten traditional forms, such as, Qixing quan, Da Luohan Quan, Yin-Yang staff, Shi-San Spear, Mei-Hua Dao Sword Mei Hua Quan, including applications for the movements within the form
  • Sanda with the focus moving from movements to technique, takedowns, and sparring.
  • Qin-na using more realistic situations and 10-20 applications
  • More advanced Qi-gong and conditioning for breaking objects and bricks
  • Tai Chi various Yang and Chen styles

Over 1 year

In addition to all of the above, students may also learn:

  • Acrobatics
  • Up to 30 forms such as animal forms, eagle, dragon, tiger, leopard, Nan Quan (Southern Fist), Jiu jian bian (9-section chain whip), three section staff and many others.
  • Advanced Sanda technique and takedowns.
  • Real life simulation Qin-na applications
  • Advance Qi-gong, both hard and soft.
  • Tai Chi Yang style 32, sword, and various Chen styles.

Schedule and vacation time

Students train from 6:00 am to 8:30 pm Monday to Friday with meal and rest breaks throughout the day. Saturdays and Sundays the students relax.

There are two breaks in training each year, from December 24 to January 2, and for one week during Chinese New Year. During this time the students are free to travel or relax at the school.

Here is a sample of what a typical week may look like, timings might change dependent on the season:

Schedule