Classes

Shaolin (Beginners)

These classes are designed to work students on the foundations of our art. All new students must attend this class so they are properly introduced to our system. Age range: 13 and over.

Shaolin (INT & ADV)

These classes are focused on the more advanced concepts and applications of our art. This class expands on the fundamentals and explores the more complex and demanding techniques of our system. Age range: 13 and over.

Youth Shaolin BEG/INT/ADV

Classes are also similar to the regular Shaolin class in format, but shorter in duration and organized with younger students in mind. Ages range: 7 to 14.

Chinese Kickboxing

This is where our students work on their Northen Shaolin skills and concepts in a sport contact environment (under both Sanda and Kuoshu rules). Students are taught rules, strategies, concepts as well as working on punching, kicking, seizing and throwing techniques individually as well as in combinations. Students work with a variety of partners throughout the class in order to learn concepts such as range, timing and distance. Many adult students go on to fight competitively in full contact style tournaments that are held regionally, nationally and internationally. There are three levels for the main program (ages 14 and up), held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also offer a Youth & Teens Sanda class (ages 8-18) on Fridays that covers all the basics of proper fight training. Attendees wear protective gear, and the instructor closely monitors practice.

Taolu Team Practice

This is where our students that wish to compete in the forms events work on some of the more demanding sets of our style. Class space is limited to those on the team and are committed to competing regularly, but all are welcome to observe. Age range: 13 and over.

Youth Taolu Team

This class is for students that are commited to competing at the highest levels, working on demanding and complicated empty hand, weapon and two-person routines. Participation is by invitation only and is only for students dedicated to competing regularly, however all are welcome to observe. Ages 7-18

Strength and Conditioning

It is well known that physical fitness is one of the most important aspects of martial arts practice. In Chinese martial arts, physical conditioning forms the base upon which your skill is expressed. This program will improve your strength, power, speed, agility, and endurance so you can perform to the full extent of your abilities. This one-hour workout is suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced martial artists. Designed and taught by an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, the class offers both the support of a group environment and the individual attention of one-on-one training. Age range: 14 and over.

Lion/Dragon Dance and Drumming

Lion Dance, Dragon Dance (舞獅, 舞龍) and Drumming classes are for the practice of traditional Chinese lion dancing and performance drumming (Sar Ping Style), for youth and adults. The lion dance team has many performances throughout the year. This class is to expand the current students understanding of the martial art and cultural practices they already learn in our school. New ZYKFA students are encouraged to attend and this class. Classes are held weekly on Saturdays.

Pad and Bag Work

This practice is designed to introduce students to proper use of pads, and a variety of bags, in order to hone the skills of correct striking. Work is done on proper structure, footwork, distance, timing and at times some light sparring sessions occur to translate the skills learned in a live environment. Students must have white sash or above to attend these classes. Age range: 14 and over.

Weapon Sparring

The Duanbing (short weapon) and Changbing (long weapon) class is designed for students to explore the weapon techniques they learn through the forms of our system in a contact environment. Students wear protective gear and specially designed padded weapons for safety. Students are restricted to using techniques that they learn in their sets during sparring. Students must have white sash or above to attend these classes. Age range: 14 and over.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons available upon request for students looking for more in-depth knowledge of a specific skill. Private lesson are only available to ZYKFA members. Duration is half an hour per lesson. Age range: 14 and over.

Membership Packages

The Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association is a membership only martial arts school. We offer no contract memberships as well as long term study discounts.

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Visit the School (忠義國術館)

Those interested in getting more information about the Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association are welcome to drop by our school at any time. Observers are welcomed. Prospective students are able to try a class out if they like. New students are encouraged to attend the Beginners Shaolin class. Prospective students are asked to wear comfortable clothing and low thread shoes. Remember, your first class is always FREE!

Youth Programs

Youth Shaolin classes are similar to the regular Shaolin class in format, but shorter in duration (45 minutes) and organized with younger students in mind. Ages range from 7 to 14.

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