Shaolin Kungfu Yuan takes students ages 5- 60.
There are trial classes that you can attend for free. If you like it to stay! If not… well that’s alright, too.
During your trial class be sure to tell the Master what you know. You will be asked to demonstrate it and decisions will be made.
That depends, your physical and mental ability is what we look at.
Also, as many people get older, their physical ability gets weaker. We do not want to have any injuries occurring.
Do not be afraid and stress over your belt test. Remember, the test is to see if you have learned and understood the moves correctly and are able to move on to the next level.
A belt test usually involves stretches, kicks, stances, moves you’ve learned and most importantly the fist form or weapon form you have learned during your classes.
A uniform is to be purchased and worn to every class.
You may come as many times as you please a week. Just be sure to inform your Master when you’ll be coming.
You’ll first be learning the basic fist forms during you first few belts. As you move up you’ll start using weapons. The first weapon is the Shaolin stick taught at the green belt level.
You will have to contact the Master to see if there is time for a private class. Remember, this is not guaranteed as there are many students and if all students wanted a private class…. that’s just chaotic .
It is all up to you. If you provide more time and effort into Kungfu you’ll surely receive your black belt. Remember it’s Kungfu, in Chinese 功夫, which means work and effort. Kungfu takes A LOT of work and effort. The more you put in it, the more you gain!
If you are asked to come and participate in a competition, please, if you have the time, do come. Further classes will be held with other participants to help train you on how to walk on/off, respect and to further perfect your forms.
Competitions are a great way to learn and it’s a great experience. You’ll be exposed to other kinds of martial arts and kungfu forms. Competitions are also a great way to build up your confidence. It’s not about winning or losing but about the friends you make and the hard work you put into it.
Remember, EVERYONE is a winner! :)