Join A Class
Q: Can I view the class first?
A: Anybody who is interested in joining a class or learning more is welcome to come down and view the class before making any commitment.
Q: What does the class consist of?
A: Class consists of warmups, stances, basic techniques, conditioning exercises, applications, forms and lion dancing. Fundamentals are practiced every class. You can expect a good cardio and strength workout with an emphasis on legs and core muscles.
Q: How often should I come?
A: Out of the 4 days a week we are open, a minimum of 2 days would be recommended to gain anything out of the class.
Q: Can I come 4 days a week?
Q: What equipment do I need for class?
A: Only a good pair of indoor shoes, a white T-shirt and a loose pair of exercise pants.
Q: Is there contact or sparring in the classes?
A: During application and conditioning exercises there is contact but there is generally no “sparring” in the club. Controlled application exercises are the way we teach fighting concepts. As students progress, application exercises can intensify and develop into “controlled sparring” always emphasizing restraint and proper technique.
Q: Are there belts or rankings?
A: No, there are no belts or rankings and thus no fees for “belt testings.” People progress based on how hard they work and how diligent they are. In other words you get out what you put in. Students wear red sashes as is tradition.
Q: Do I need martial arts experience?
A: No. You need patience, dedication and a strong work ethic.
Q: What is the name of the place you practice in?
A: It’s called a Kwoon. Dojo is Japanese. We just call it “the club”.
Q: What is a kung fu form/set and what is its purpose?
A: A form is a choreographed routine of fighting movements. The purpose of a form is to transmit a body of knowledge from master to student. It is a way of learning fighting combinations, as well as a way to build strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance.