Did you know that we offer a class specially tailored to parents who are new to martial arts?

If your child or children attend classes at Davis Square Martial Arts, you have seen first-hand the benefits of Kung Fu in their lives. Have you ever considered trying it for yourself?

Instructor Karen teaches a Parents Class from 9:10-10:10 AM on Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s a very fun, small group and a great way to get some exercise and learn some new skills.

We usually have about 8-12 parents in the class, predominantly moms with a dad or two as well. Parents can come both Wednesdays and Fridays or just once a week. A t-shirt and workout pants or shorts are perfect attire for class. We start with stretches and warm up exercises, then practice one of the Kung Fu forms (such as Longfist) and usually finish with practicing punches or kicks and some self-defense.

Much as in the other adult programs, in this class we teach a combination of Kung Fu and Tai Chi movements. Each parent’s curriculum can be varied to meet their personal goals. We focus on increasing one’s fitness level, improving overall health and stress reduction. The class is taught in a very positive and encouraging environment, challenging each student to their goals.

Description of Parent Kung Fu and Tai Chi Programs

The emphasis of the Kung Fu program is to create a positive learning environment for students to challenge themselves both mentally and physically. The goal of Kung Fu training is for each individual to reach their full potential. The forms and training (e.g., Shaolin Longfist, Southern Fist, Tiger and Staff) are designed to improve the body’s strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination and control. More importantly, these movements challenge the student to improve patience, focus, and willpower. Through diligent and consistent training, students continue to achieve goals that they once thought were out of reach.

Tai Chi differs from Kung Fu training in both form and intensity. In general, the postures are higher and the movements are slower, allowing the practitioner to focus more on breathing, fluidity, exact body alignment and relaxation. Through the practice of the 24-step Yang style form and a variety of Qigong breathing sets, this class focuses on learning correct breathing, relaxation, balance, strength and flexibility. The goal of this program is to improve the body’s overall health and energy level (by strengthening the respiratory system, the immune system and improving circulation) and is appropriate for students of all ages.

If you would like to register for a FREE first martial arts class, or if you have any questions regarding our programs, please don’t hesitate to contact our office manager, Jennifer: jendsma@gmail.com


Class Schedule:
Wednesday 9:10-10:10 am Beginner Parents and Friends of Parents
Friday 9:10-10:10 am Beginner Parents and Friends of Parents


Parents of current students, 1-2x/week: $85/month or $700/9 months September – June
Parent’s friend or parent of former students, 1x/week: $85/month or $700/9 months September – June
Parent’s friend or parent of former students, 2x/week: $100/month or $800/9 months September – June