Waterford Kung Fu Classes

 

Wednesday @ The Parish Centre, Ferrybank, Belmont Road, Waterford
6.30 - 7.30 adult & children (8+)
7.30 - 8.30 adult class

Call today: 086 0577061 or turn up, you are welcome to join in anytime

 

Pricing

Adults 1hr class €10 / €35 monthly

Adults 2hr class €17.50 / €60 monthly

Children €7.50 / €25 monthly

Personal training, healing/well-being treatments available from €35-€70.

 

What to expect

The Classes are friendly, fun, and focussed.

We train wearing footwear and kung fu trousers are available to purchase. Otherwise track bottoms and t-shirt, avoid zipped hoodies if possible, and the preference is black.

The system is non competitive and we do not pad up and hit each other, rather we assist each other develop internal sensory awareness (sensitivity).

There are 8 grades to the system and gradings are held as appropriate.

The practice includes:

- forms from Long Fist Art (chang chuan Shu);

- sets of solo forms for hands and legs;

- two person forms and drills;

- exercises to increase strength, flexibility and power and agility

- breathing with movement

- healing and energy (qi) practice (qigong)

- meditation

- controlled sparring at ranges from weapons to kicking to sticking to trapping to grappling to groundwork, close quarters range is the major focus.

- weapons training: staff/stick; knife defence.

 

Personal Training

Private, personal one to one training and therapeutic/vitality sessions.

Focuses:

- refining practice

- specific techniques

- personal development

- introduce beginners at the outset, ensuring confidence and insight into basic   gōngfu movements.

- breathwork and meditation

- bodywork and physical alignment

- energy alignment (reiki/qigong/ayurvedic marmas)

- fitness for purpose sessions - get fit for your needs

Call 086 0577061 to arrange. Based in Woodstown.

 

All schools are branches on the same tree

To understand the growth of the branches

it is useful to study the roots.

a Shaolin Master

 

One may conquer in battle a thousand times a thousand men,

Yet he is the best of conquerors who conquers himself.

Shakyamuni Buddha

 

Weak mind, weak fist; strong mind, no need for fist.

Shaolin saying

 

The secret priniple of martial arts is not vanquishing the attacker

but resolving to avoid an encounter before its occurence.

Funakoshi Gichin

 

I can show you the path but I can not walk it for you.

all good martial teachers

 

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu