STRONG FAMILIES ARE MADE UP OF STRONG FAMILY MEMBERS
At Kung Fu Kids both the parent/caregiver & the child train together in a curriculum that fuses the classical Wing Chun Kung Fu Self-Defense System with modern theories of assertive psychology. Kung Fu Kids are ACCEPTING of everyone. In our training family this is the norm and is non-negotiable. It is an amazing learning environment. Kung Fu Kids are GENEROUS and want everyone to share in the same learning experiences as they do. Our kids love to mentor and teach others. Kung Fu Kids are MORAL. They look out for the kid at school who needs a little more attention, even when that kid is the one that is driving them crazy. Kung Fu Kids are LOVING - but on a GLOBAL SCALE. They understand that they are connected to everything around them and want to change things for the better.
Principles of this style:
Simplicity/Economy of Motion Force is not used to overcome force and students are taught to use the energy of their opponent, redirecting it to their advantage. A Wing Chun student is able to defeat a stronger opponent because they are able to use their structure effectively and energy efficiently. Balance is related to structure because a well-balanced body recovers quicker from stalled attacks and structure is maintained.
Centre-line Students are taught to protect the centre line (an imaginary vertical line bisecting the opponents vitals) of the body, thus protecting the face and vital organs. The Wing Chun punch is delivered centrally from the students chest rather than diagonally from the shoulders helping to teach the centre-line concept.
Breathing/Relaxation a fundamental principle of the Wing Chun system is to be relaxed when performing techniques such as straight punching. Tension causes fatigue, thus reducing speed and sensitivity.
Simultaneous Blocking/Striking deflection (of an attack) and counter-attack occur in the same motion. Alternatively, a student can intercept the opponent to nullify an attack, rather than blocking then attacking in two separate motions
Elbows/knees students are taught to observe their opponent watching the elbows and knees as these joints give an early indication of an attack, thus allowing the student the most time to counter.
Techniques are uncommitted. Should a technique fail, the students balance is not compromised and the student is able easily change to a follow-up attack.
The Wing Chun student uses touch sensitivity or sticky hands to find weaknesses in their opponent for holes in the opponents defense through touching. The student learns to maintain contact with the opponent and thus read what their opponents body is doing.
As a Parent you will:
- bond with your child as you learn fantastic life skills together
- meet/train with other parents/caregivers to share ideas, techniques, information & experiences
- build new friendships
- create a support network with other members
- become a bigger part of your local community
- have fun spending quality time & playing with your child
Your child will:
- Inherit a rich martial tradition through fun and boisterous play
- train with & amongst other children
- participate in new activities
- respond/interact with other adults
- make local friends
- learn important rules, routines & life principles
- learn more about their world
- increase their social & communication skills
Rough Play is a key way children can learn about & experience the world they live in. They can try out ideas, practice martial skills & develop structures & rules. We provide an ideal environment for fostering childrens resilience through play and parental interaction.
Training Hall is located near Brisbane CBD @ Petrie Terrace State School - 40 Moreton St Petrie Tce Paddington.
*For existing members* - Enrollments for Term 2 open on Tuesday 31/04/2014 - Click here to register!