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Shaolin-Do Kids Kung Fu

SUMMER CAMP 2012 - now enrolling!

SPRING SEMESTER ENROLLMENT

(April-June 2012)

Pre-K (Ages 4-6) $267
Kids (Ages 7-10) & Teens (Ages 11-17) $372

Goals of the Under-18 programs:

  1. Have fun.
  2. Give the child a strong foundation in martial arts basics (kicks, punches and stances).
  3. Begin working on flexibility that will benefit them for years.
  4. Teach them a love of exercise (we don't use push ups for punishment).
  5. Encourage each child to discover their strengths and deal with their weaknesses.
  6. Involve them in an exercise activity that will continue to challenge and excite them throughout their childhood and even into their adult years if they choose to continue.
  7. De-emphasize competition
  8. Give students an understanding that respect and results can only be gained through hard work and patience.

    At Shaolin-Do, we use martial arts as a tool to teach children that hard work, perserverence, and facing one's fears are the only real keys to success in life. We instill a love of exercise that stays with them throughout childhood and into adulthood. Through learning traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, children learn to avoid conflict, develop strong character and gain self-esteem.

Curriculum
Students work on learning open hand forms, 2-man sets, weapon forms, practical self-defense and sparring.
These forms include Bird, Crane, Praying Mantis, Tiger, and Ground Monkey.
This curriculum provides a rich variety of techniques that stimulate the mind and strengthen the body.

Pre-K (Ages 4-6)

Our Pre-K program is designed specifically to prepare children for an empowering and successful experience in our older kids program. The emphasis is not on competition, but rather on exercise, attention, learning and growing.
Exercises include: basic skills, tumbling, balance work, jumping/footwork drills, focus mitt for hand-eye coordination, shadow sparring.

Kids (Ages 7-10)

The Kids program begins to challenge students in even more exciting ways.
Forms become more complex and require a greater level of coordination.
Students begin to work in pairs and small groups, but continue to strive for individual goals.
Most classes end with a "mini-quiz" where students perform their latest material in front of classmates and instructors.
In addition to the ones listed above, exercises include: self-defense, 2-man sets, basic weapons skills, controlled "light tag" sparring.

Teens (Ages 11-17)

Students in the Teens program are introduced to a slightly more rigorous class format.
Exercises encourage the student to think analytically and creatively.
Drills are designed to develop a strong connection between mind and body and a keen sense of internal and external awareness.
In addition to the ones listed above, exercises include: kick shield drills, conditioning (push-ups, frog leaps), basic sweeps (& break-fall practice), isometric exercises, introduction to internal training.

Kung Fu Schedule - Spring 2012

"Mantis" Class - Ages 4-6
Monday 4:00-4:30 PM
Wednesday 4:0--4:30 PM
Saturday 1:30-2:00 PM

"Monkey" Class - Ages 4-6
Tuesday 4:00-4:30 PM
Thursday 4:00-4:30 PM
Saturday 1:30-2:00 PM

"Tiger" Class - Ages 7-10
Monday 4:30-5:15 PM
Wednesday 4:30-5:15 PM
Saturday 2:00-2:45 PM

"Leopard" Class - Ages 7-10
Tuesday 4:30-5:15 PM
Thursday 4:30-5:15 PM
Saturday 2:00-2:45 PM

"Snake" Class - Ages 11-17
Monday 5:30-6:30 PM
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 PM
Saturday 2:45-3:45 PM

"Dragon" Class - Ages 11-17 <FULL>
Tuesday 5:30-6:30 PM
Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM
Saturday 2:45-3:45 PM



 

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