How much is tuition?
After your Introductory Course you’ll sit down with an Instructor who will design a program to meet your goals and your budget. Your investment is in your personal, physical, and mental development!
When are the classes?
We have a very flexible schedule for all levels, Monday through Saturday. Our weekday classes run from late afternoon children’s classes to evening adult classes. Classes are divided by age and skill level.
Do I have to be in shape to join?
No, you don’t. Our Introductory course and Beginner’s class will ease you into the discipline of training and the initial exercises. Regardless of your fitness level, once you begin training you’ll start getting in shape and feeling immediate, positive results.
Am I too old to start learning Kung Fu?
At our Academy we have students from ages 4 to 74 training in their respective classes. Regardless of your age, the training will make you feel great. It’s an excellent way to improve your overall health, not to mention the benefit of learning how to protect yourself.
Is Kung Fu difficult to learn?
Not at all. You’ll find our classes to be fun, exciting and rewarding. Our instructors will guide you through our step by step curriculum of belt levels and help you achieve your personal goals.
Do I have to lose weight before I begin training?
No, You don’t. Getting started in our classes is the best way to begin losing the weight. As you continue your training, maintaining your ideal weight will be much easier.
Will learning Kung Fu help my child at school?
Yes, Because of the demands of the training, students develop better skills of focus, concentration, and discipline, which help them tremendously in their academics as well as in their extra-curricular activities.
Do many women train in Kung Fu?
Yes. Our classes have many women learning self-defense and achieving personal fitness goals. Half of our Senior Instructors are women. Many of the self-defense techniques are especially great for women as they rely on speed and accuracy as opposed to brute force. And kicking is one of the most efficient ways to tone muscles.
How do I get started?
Call or email us and set up your Introductory Course.
What style of martial arts do you teach?
We teach a style of Kung Fu called Choy Lay Fut. A well-known style from southern China, Choy Lay Fut is known for practicality. It contains a wide variety of self-defense and fighting techniques, including strikes with all parts of the body, lots of kicks as well as joint locks and takedowns. It is known as a complete martial art because all techniques are used, as well as weapons.
How is Kung Fu different than Karate or Taekwondo?
Kung Fu is from China, Karate is from Japan, and Taekwondo is from Korea. While all are excellent Asian martial arts, Kung Fu is arguably far older than the other styles. It is less widely taught in the United States, since the Chinese wanted to keep it secret from Westerners until Bruce Lee helped open up Kung Fu to the world. However, Kung Fu is the martial art we associate with movies!
How large are the classes?
While they are usually small, each class is taught by at least two Senior Instructors as well as one or two additional Assistant Instructors. Our student-to-teacher ratio is second to none!
What kind of programs do you offer?
Students typically train twice a week, but some more and some less. Our Tiger Team, the youngest students, learn real martial arts, but in an age-appropriate curriculum. Our Juniors learn most of what the adults learn, but again in an age-appropriate manner. All students learn discipline and respect, have fun, and, with time, become excellent martial artists. We will design a program that best suits your needs.
Do you teach weapons?
Yes. Intermediate students learn the staff, and more advanced students learn broadsword, spear, as well as more exotic weapons such as fan, double butterfly knives, 3-section staff, etc.
Do you teach cardio kickboxing?
Our kickboxing workout provides all the benefits of cardio kickboxing, but it is taught by instructors who will teach you practical self-defense and effective kicks and punches.
Is Kung Fu good for fitness?
Kung Fu is an excellent workout for all parts of the body. You will develop core strength, flexibility, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance. You will also engage your mind and spirit in a way that few exercise programs can match.
What ages do you teach?
Ages 4 to 74, in classes divided by age and skill level. Age is no barrier.
Will I learn self-defense?
Yes. In addition to fitness, and mental and emotional development, Kung Fu is all about practical self-defense. But we believe that self-defense is much more than techniques: it is an attitude which comes from confidence.
Do you do competitions? Do I have to compete?
We do competitions, both in-house and international tournaments. Competition is not required, but we believe it can provide motivation and challenge, as well as teaching sportsmanship and improving self-confidence.