Kung Fu for Kids – Teaching your child self-defence, fitness and more in a safe and fun environment.
The Styles Taught at Young Masters Kung Fu
Forms are taught from the styles below. Practising forms helps to cement the feelings and actions into reflexive movements. Applications for street self-defence are also taught; practising relaxation and awareness to use whichever element of any form is needed when responding to an opponent.
Originally a military martial art dating back 800 years. It is known for its direct applications, power, and fast stepping. There are five basic element forms, a standing posture, and numerous animal forms including tiger, dragon, snake, monkey and crocodile.
This is the style made famous by Bruce Lee and the Ip Man films. Wing chun is known for its fast hand movements. It is easy to learn and is now one of the most popular and well known styles of kung fu.
Contrary to popular belief, tai chi is a powerful martial art. It is believed that this is the system that inspired today’s special forces! Slow movements train stability and relaxation that is needed when the moves are applied at higher speed. The movements are fluid and designed to use the opponents strength and movements against them. Tai chi is more commonly known for its health benefits and could lead to calmer, more self-assured children.
Yi quan is derived from xing yi, although you wouldn’t guess by seeing it. It is based on combining the mind and will into all movement. Yiquan is very agile and expressive as well as being easy to learn for self-defence. There are no set forms or fixed techniques. The founder of this style, Wang Xiang Zhai, was undefeated in over 1000 fights and competitions!