Kung Fu is a wonderful way to improve your fitness, develop discipline, deepen your self-awareness and so much more! The traditional practice goes far beyond learning self-defense, hand-to-hand combat techniques, and weapons training (although those are definitely a part of it).
Another important aspect is knowing how and when to quiet your mind and strengthen your chi through meditation and Chi Kung ("working with life essence/chi"). Chi Kung practice involves relaxed (and yet can be intense) body movement, sustained forms and breathwork. These gentler yin practices increase vitality and life energy, and can dramatically reduce stress as well as improve sleep.
True martial artists know great peace; they have met their dragons and know how to ride them. If you dedicate yourself to training in Kung Fu and Chi Kung, you will discover a world of benefits. There are layers of meaning and beauty in the technical animal forms, and your creativity can be unleashed in making these ancient practices your own. The learning and rewards of this discipline are endless.
I have a life-long martial arts background. Growing up, I studied Judo with Sheffield Judo Club, obtaining the rank of shodan (black belt) at the age of 16. This pairs beautifully with Kung Fu, which I started learning years later; I have been training hard with Temple Knights Martial Arts Academy since 2017, grading for black sash November 2020.
I currently offer online Kung Fu classes through Temple Knights, and also incorporate martial arts/chi kung/body work into my other programs and offerings.
Family Kung Fu (online) - Sundays from 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Women's Wellness and Self-Defence (online) - Tuesdays 4:00pm EST
Movement is Medicine - Qigong, gentle stretches, breathwork & meditation (online) - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9-9:30 am
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