Adult Kung Fu Program – Improve health, confidence and self-defenseInstructor Mark demonstrating broad sword form

Get in great shape in a fun, positive learning environment. Challenge yourself mentally and physically towards your potential.

  • Increase strength, stamina and energy level
  • Improve flexibility, balance and body awareness
  • Learn kicks and jump kicks
  • Learn self defense and improve awareness
  • Forms Training – Including Northern Longfist (Chang Chuan), Southernfist (Nanquan), Tiger and Eagle Forms
  • Weapons Training –  Including Northern Long Staff, Broad Sword, Spear, and Straight Sword

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 martial arts 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 will challenge the student to improve patience, focus, and will power. Through diligent and consistent training, students continue to achieve goals that they once thought were out of reach.

Instructor Karen demonstrates straight sword formStudents who are new to martial arts are often confused by the large number of different styles available to them. Since most martial arts are derived from China, or Chinese style martial arts, Kung fu is the root of most other martial arts styles. Kung fu training incorporates all of the major kicks found in Tae Kwon Do, the joint locks found in Ai Ki Do (or Chin Na), all of the falls, rolls and throws incorporated in Judo and Jujitsu (or Shuai Jiao), and all of the hand strikes used in Karate. The northern longfist styles are more open and athletic which makes them great for developing flexibility, balance and coordination. The southern styles typically emphasize “rooting” and strength of posture, thus developing power and making the style effective for short range self-defense. Weapons, such as long staff, broad sword and spear, challenge the practitioner to extend their focus and control beyond their body and into a weapon, developing higher levels of concentration and coordination, as well as strength and flexibility.

Regardless of the style that you choose, you must feel comfortable in the class or learning environment in order to excel.  Our classes are welcoming and encouraging.  Students are focused and working diligently to improve.  It is a positive learning environment in which questions are encouraged.  Students are taught how to practice and work independently, so they feel comfortable practicing both in class and at home.

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How to set up a 1st Free class

The best night to come in and try a first free class is either the Monday or Wednesday night beginners’ class. On these nights, we typically have multiple instructors in to accommodate new students. Both classes begin at 7:30pm and you should arrive 15 minutes early. There is a short form to fill out and this also gives us a chance to introduce ourselves before class begins. A T-shirt and workout pants are perfect attire for the first class. Although an appointment is not necessary, please let us know when you are planning on coming in, so we can be better prepared to take you through your first class. If these class times do not fit your schedule, or if you have any other questions please let us know, by emailing us at admin@davissquaremartialarts.com or calling us at (617) 591-9656.

What to expect from your 1st class

Every beginners’ class has three parts: a warm-up, a teaching portion, and application towards self-defense.

Warm-up: The warm-up consists of several exercises geared toward loosening up the body and raising the heart rate. There are several static and dynamic stretching techniques as well as basic strength, balancing and coordination drills. The warm-up will also include kicking and punching techniques and be geared towards each particular lesson’s topic.

Forms or new technique: This is the portion of class where new information is presented. Topics for the beginners’ class will rotate between beginner longfist, southern fist, kicking techniques, hand attacks and blocks.

Application of movements (Self-Defense): Each class ends with a chance to apply what you have learned to a self-defense situation. Students pair off with someone at their level to work on techniques. New students will move slowly and carefully. When they are comfortable with the technique and show good control, they will be encouraged to slowly add speed and intensity. The goal is to learn how to defend yourself, not beat each other up.

Our Typical Student: All types of students join our program. New students’ previous experience ranges from having no martial arts experience at all to black belts from other styles. Our Kung Fu program is made up mostly of students ages 23-38, however we also have students as young as 13 and a few students over 50 in our classes. Since students’ levels of physical activity range greatly coming into their first class, we advise all students to go at their own pace during the warm-up of their first class. It is more important to focus on doing the movements correctly than it is to keep up with the pace of the group. The benefits of training come from consistent practice over a long period of time. After the warm-up a 2nd instructor will take the new students to review the basics of punching and kicking, and you will have an opportunity to start your first form. The class will end with a simple self defense technique done at slow speed.

Class schedule & tuition

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Kung Fu (Adv. Degree & Instructor Class) 10:15-11:30am
Kung Fu Weapons (All Levels) 11:30am-1pm
Kung Fu Adults Adv. 6:15-7:30pm Kung Fu Adults Adv.6:15-7:30pm Kung Fu Adults Beg. 6:15-7:30pm
Kung Fu Adults Beg. 7:35-9pm Kung Fu Adults Beg. 7:35-9pm

Tuition for New Students

Introductory Packages (Registration, One month of classes plus a school T-shirt)

Option #1 – $120 Introductory package includes registration fee, T-shirt and 1 month of classes up to 3x/week (Beginner Classes in Bold)

Option #2 – $80  Introductory package includes registration fee, T-shirt and 1 month of classes up to 1x/week (Beginner Classes in Bold)

After 1st month of training you can add Saturday class. Please choose a 6 or 12 month rate or sign up for automatic monthly payments at a rate of $120/month for 2x/week, or $80/month if you are coming 1x/week.

Kung Fu Tuition (2-4x/wk)

Automatic monthly payments  – $120

6 months – $660 [110/month]

12 months – $1260   [$105/month]

Kung Fu Tuition (1x/wk)

Automatic monthly payments – $80

6 months – $450  [$75/month]

12 months – $840     [$70/month]

 

Combined Program Tuition (Kung fu and Tai chi)

automatic monthly payments – $145

6 months – $810

12 months – $1,560