In an ever changing world, today’s youth are facing more adult situations and choices than ever before. While parents are busy with their every day lives, children engage in their own set of circumstances at school and other activities and are faced with difficult decisions.
The goal for our martial arts program is to provide them with LEADERSHIP and EMPOWERMENT capabilities through self confidence. If high standards of character – like responsibility, trust, honesty, and courage – are important to you, then Kung Fu can help. Kung Fu is a way of life, and as such combines learning and overall development, physical and spiritual. As a Kung Fu “family”, the learning process is also cultural. Not only will your child gain the knowledge of the physical methods for being strong, confident, and defending themselves, but the strengths of good character will benefit them in their approach to new challenges.
What separates us from a typical, commercial martial arts school?
First, is that your child will learn Kung Fu. Emphasis is NOT on hitting and breaking things or being a “destructive machine” to be a success. It incorporates a foundation of martial arts values and an understanding of the simple, yet effective, movements and principles. This helps your child to conduct themselves in a manner to avoid conflict, as well as giving them the tools to protect themselves when there is no alternative.
We chose Kung Fu as a way for Alexander to develop self-control as well as physical discipline. Over the years he has learned to control his impulsiveness, channel his energy, become more patient and become a big brother or leader in the children’s class.Katharine Williams, mother of Red Sash student Alex Williams.
KIDS PROGRAM LEVELS
Level 1 (White Sash) – Students learn the first formal form of the Ving Tsun System, Siu Nim Tao. While learning Ving Tsun Kung Fu basics, they will also be exposed to various techniques from other martial arts systems and begin building the necessary physical attributes of core strength and balance.
Level 2 (Green Sash) – Students will continue their physical training and learn the Siu Nim Do form, a modified form exclusive to the Moy Yat family. As they advance through their Kung Fu training Green Sash students will be incorporated as student assistants, helping their younger Kung Fu brothers & sisters learn the Ving Tsun basics.
Level 3 (Red Sash) – Students will continue their physical training and begin to learn Chum Kui, the second form of the Ving Tsun system. Additionally, Red Sash students will begin the first steps for Chi Sao training by learning Luk Sao. Red Sash students will gain experience leading stretching and warm-up exercises at the start of class.
Level 4 (Black Sash) – Students will continue become more involved as Student Assistants by leading drill training during class. Black Sash students will continue their Chum Kui training through the end of the form and continue their Chi Sao training, learning Gyp Sao/Jao Sao.