Grandmaster Grace has customized these workouts from her mastery of traditional martial arts. Each session is designed for strength, basic forms of kung-fu and self defense. Each class warms up with elements of tai-chi for low impact training, increase oxygen intake and to speed up the metabolism.
Upper Body Workout
This form is designed to add strength and flexibility to the upper body. It reduces stress and shoulder tension often associated with sitting in front of a computer and holding small children. Unique stretching exercises lengthen the body and release tension held in the upper body and shoulders.
Lower Body Strength
This form is based on strengthening the lower body and increasing balance as a basic structure for self-defense. Modern lifestyles have provided us with many conveniences but have also created sedentary habits. This form is designed to strengthen and balance the lower body to promote total control over one’s physical intent.
This form of kung-fu focuses on promoting core strength, reducing and tightening abs, promoting a smaller waistline which results in increased energy. Increased core strength prevents injuries and pain associated with the back and waist. It is designed to improve coordination and control in micro and macro movements throughout the body. This type of training promotes tightening of muscles for a slim and grace body without the bulk.
The female sword form is based on the unique physical build of the female body. The form is graceful and dependent on speed as opposed to strength and forces in the masculine form. The benefits are increased agility, flexibility, and reflex.
Kung Fu fan
Fans are traditionally in the hands of scholars who are wealthy and powerful. The fan is a weapon that is only lethal in the hands of those with the skill to wield it. This form is based on styles that are disguised in feminine sweeping motions.
The extension of the tassel to the sword brings a new element of complexity to this Kung Fu form. The tassel is an extension which becomes a integral part of the sword. The extension forces the practitioner to stretch the body and extent with the weapon. The tasseled sword is a form of beauty and femininity with inherent elements of confidence and strength.
Each of these sessions are independent in technique. Although not necessary to be taken consecutively, it is encouraged for strength, agility, and balance. The goal of these sessions are to provide an introduction to the feminine and graceful styles of Kung Fu.