Kung Fu

Thursday: 8.10 pm to 9.30 pm

Sunday: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

A regular kung fu class is broken down into 3 segments. The first segment includes warm-up exercises, calisthenics and stances. The second segment can include some or all of the following: additional stance work, techniques, 2-person prearranged techniques and exercises, self-defense, and sparring. The third segment is devoted to extensive practice of the numerous hand forms, weapons and weapons fighting forms. Every class workout is very rigorous and intense, requiring full concentration and discipline. Traditional etiquette and customs are observed in each and every class.

Lion Dance

Sunday: 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm

In order to join the lion dance program, a student must have been enrolled in the Kung fu program for a minimum of 6 months to a year, depending on the level of proficiency. Students are then allowed to join this program by invitation only. Participation in this program is voluntary and not compulsory. Lion dance practices begin with a simple warm-up exercise. The members are then broken down into different groups depending on the level of knowledge, in order to practice the various aspects of a lion dance performance. New students are taught the footwork. They then move on to the tail techniques, cymbals, gong, lion head and the drum. Traditional routines are taught. Contemporary techniques and acrobatic routines are also incorporated. Students must be proficient in each level before they are allowed to move on to the next level.