The Motto for our club is “Play is the Way!” and has been since we opened our doors in 1984. This approach to Martial Arts training not only offers all the benefits of training in a quality Martial Arts club but guarantees that each training session is packed full of fun!
Our Kung Fu program consists of 2 traditional styles of Kung Fu! Shaolin Longfist Kung Fu specialises in long range skills such as long stances and footwork and dynamic kicking. Whitecrane Kung Fu specialises in close range skills such as defensive blocking, fast hand strikes and using locking techniques to defend against grappling. Both of our styles complement one another and are taught as part of one junior syllabus where our Kung Fu 4 Kids will earn 10 sashes from White to Black if they work through the whole program.
As well as our traditional Kung Fu training program, we incorporate elements of Sanshou (Chinese Kickboxing) into our classes and Tui Shou (Chinese Wrestling), allowing for a more complete taste or Chinese Martial Arts. Sanshou and Tui Shou puts into practice our defensive work, punching, kicking and wrestling and is the other side of the coin that allot of Kung Fu schools and practitioners omit from their training. If one side of your ‘martial arts coin’ is blank then the value of the style is dramatically reduced.
Martial Arts games
As our primary goal is for all of our members to have fun while learning with us, we have incorporated many martial arts games which develop general fitness levels, reactions, coordination, focus and team work. Games such as ‘Murder Ball’, ‘Samurai’, ‘Protection’, ‘Bodyguard’ are only some of the games so popular with our members.
Self defense & Self awareness
Each term we run a dedicated week on the topic ‘Stranger danger’ and raising awareness of the dangers in today’s society. We also incorporate anti-bullying lessons and self defense techniques into our regular classes.