KUNG FU CLASSES AND KUNG FU INSTRUCTORS
Kung Fu classes are characterised by self defence tactics which utilise the energy of an attacker by using grapples, throws, kicks, punches, and weapons. Regular Kung Fu training improves flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, speed and endurance as well increasing overall cardiovascular fitness and toning.
Kungfu teachers place emphasis on character building and spiritual awareness.
Kung Fu is not one style, there are hundreds of Kung Fu styles, such as monkey, tiger-crane, praying mantis, wingchun, tai chi, baji quan, bagua quan, plus many more, each with their own combat emphasis.
Kung Fu has developed over the centuries from 5th century Chinese martial arts. Kung Fu gained popularity in the USA in the 1970s through the films of martial arts screen star Bruce Lee. Warner Brothers' decision to distribute Fists of Fury to US theaters in 1972 created popular interest in Kung Fu. He has been credited as the person most responsible for inspiring a generation of Americans to study kung fu.
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WHAT WILL YOU TYPICALLY LEARN IN A KUNG FU CLASS
Kung Fu Clubs and Kung Fu instructors grade students based on age, experience, knowledge and the type of Kung Fu style. Students learn and practice a range of Kung Fu techniques using forms (drill exercises). Some Kung Fu clubs will also offer sparing.
Learn how to "punch" Kung Fu style from single punches to complex combinations.
In Kung Fu classes you will also learn "Break Grabs" techniques to break free if an opponents attempts to grab you using leverage with this technique even a small person can free themselves from the grasp of a larger person.
A Kung Fu class will typically cover "Covering up" and "Blocking" basic defensive skills that protect the body from a punch or strike.
Learn how to "dodge" an opponents punch or strike and counter attack. Beginners classes teach basic Dodging techniques, moving out of the way of an opponents blow. Dodging allows a smaller person to defeat a larger person, utilising momentum to increase the impact a counter punch or strike.
"Kicking" is an effective self defence technique. Students learn KungFu "kicks" from simple kicks to spinning kicks.
Developing "stances" all taught to improve strength and balance when dealing with an opponent.
Kung Fu classes improve self confidence and self esteem, with emphasis on improved concentration and focus, stress reduction and relaxation, motivation and positive attitude towards life.
Because there are many styles of Kung Fu you need to speak to or visit your local Kung Fu club first before enrolling in a class.
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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A KUNG FU CLASS
Kung Fu classes are great fun. They involve improving stamina, fitness, flexibility, strength and co-ordination, and learning techniques.
A Kung Fu class will vary depending on the style but often include exhilarating moves such as leaping, somersaulting, and dodging your opponent.
Kung Fu offers a great cardiovascular workout ideal for people looking for a replacement for their aerobic excercise.
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WHO CAN TAKE UP A KUNG FU CLASS
People of any ages or sex can benefit from attending a Kung Fu Class. There are numerous Kung Fu classes for adults and children, however check with the Kung Fu school as mimium ages may apply.
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