What style of Kung Fu do you teach?
We teach traditional Chinese Kung Fu.
What are the different belt levels of the school?
Our school’s ranking system progresses from white to black in the following order: white, yellow, yellow-black, green, green-black, purple, purple-black, orange, orange-black, brown, brown-black, blue, blue-black, red, red-black, black. You can view the key forms and weapons studied at each level in the slideshow below.
What is the meaning of Kung Fu and Wu Shu?
Kung (功) means achievement through great effort. Fu (夫) represents characters of a teacher / an expert. Kung Fu is the process of one’s cultivation to achieve self actualization. There are three stages to accomplish the goal of self actualization: harmonizing mind with desire, harmonizing desire with chi (氣), i.e. energy and attitude, and harmonizing chi with strength.
The word Wu (武) in Chinese is composed of two characters, 止 and 戈, which means fighting without weapons. The word Shu (術) means technique. It implies the technique of overcoming the opponent through methods other than combat with weapons. What people refer to as Wu Shu today is often the modern Wu Shu, in the form of stage performances. It is no longer based on combat techniques and is often misunderstood as the gymnastics of the East.
What are the credentials of your instructors?
We have a professional teaching team. Our Grand Masters are fully qualified and accredited instructors of martial arts from sports universities in China. Shi Fu David and Shi Fu Ming both have trained extensively in the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China. Our Grand Masters also achieved Professional Recognition at the National level by the Chinese Government. Our Grand Masters also have received Bachelor’s degrees in Sports Education. All of our masters have won numerous championship medals in international martial arts competitions.
What are your teaching methods?
We have a professional teaching system and a large variety of teaching methods. Our curriculum is structured with the consideration of age, physical development, skill progression, and weapons training. Our teaching principle is to instruct students according to their aptitude. We design lesson content according to the technical characteristics of Kung Fu so that students experience an engaging and lively teaching environment. Our teachers give each student personal attention so everyone can feel improvement in each class.
How Can I Get My Black Belt faster?
Put enthusiasm into your work: Always try to remember the initial spark of passion that prompted you to embark on this journey! With this energy and enthusiasm, try the following:
- Work hard on basic motions: (stances, kicking, jumping, rolling etc.) Basic Motions are the building blocks of all martial arts and forming a good foundation is essential for your future success.
- Gain an understanding of the practical applications of your movements: This will allow you to attain depth and understanding when executing your forms. Be sure to think about the flow of your energy and strength as you move.
Be persistent: There are many basic motions you won’t be able to do the first time you try… Persistence and perseverance are the keys to success. In addition to consistently trying your hardest, the following will also help:
- Have a workout plan: Most successful endeavors start with a plan. Think about the areas that you excel in and use them to help you improve in your weaker areas.
- Have patience: All significant, lasting developments take time, so prepare yourself for the fact that success will not come overnight. The difficult basic motion you mastered after multiple failures is even more valuable than the one you were able to perform well on the first try. True success comes to those who are able to persevere through multiple failures!
- Practice at home: The time we spend with our masters is rare and valuable. When we practice at home, our minds become primed with questions we can investigate in class. The probing, inquisitive mind is rewarded with answers, depth, retention and progress!