ADULT KUNG FU PROGRAMInstructor Mark demonstrating broad sword form

We strive to create a fun, positive environment in which to get in shape and safely learn martial arts, including self-defense. Students of ALL LEVELS are welcome, whether you have prior experience or are trying kung fu for the very first time! With practice, you can:

  • Challenge yourself mentally and physically.
  • Increase strength, stamina and energy level.
  • Improve flexibility, balance and body awareness. 
  • Train in kung fu forms (including Northern Long First, Southern Fist, Tiger Form) and weapons (including Northern Long Staff, Broadword, Spear and Straight Sword).

How to set up a first FREE class

We have an open enrollment for adult classes so you can join at any time, but we do request that you contact us before coming in, so the instructors know to expect you. Call us at (617) 591-9656 or email our office manager, Jen

The best times to attend a first class are any Monday or Wednesday at 7:35pm or Sunday at 10:00am. On these days, we have extra instructors in the room who can give you more personalized attention. After you attend on one of those classes for a couple of weeks, you can attend the Friday class (6:15-7:30 PM) and/or the Saturday class (11:00 AM-1:30 PM). Any of the instructors can give you more info about these classes. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first class, so you can complete a short registration form and meet the instructors.

A t-shirt and workout pants are perfect attire for kung fuYou should also be aware that street shoes are not allowed on the practice floor. Most students practice in socks or bare feet.

We believe you must feel comfortable in a class in order to excel, and our instructors pride themselves on creating a welcoming environment, giving positive feedback, and encouraging questions. Students are taught how to practice and work independently, so they can practice both at the studio and at home. Click here to learn about our instructors

Class Schedule

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Kung Fu (Advanced Degree / Instructor Class) 10:15-11:30am Kung Fu Adults All Levels 10:00-11:15am
Kung Fu Weapons All Levels 11:30am-1:00pm
Kung Fu Advanced 6:15-7:30pm Kung Fu Advanced 6:15-7:30pm Kung Fu All Levels 6:15-7:30pm
Kung Fu Beginner/ Intermediate


Kung Fu Beginner/ Intermediate


Adult Kung Fu Tuition
1 month, 1x/week = $85
1 month, 2-5x/week = $130
Introductory package includes free first class, registration fee, school t-shirt, and 1 month of classes. Discounts available for longer plans (6 and 12 month) and for combined Kung Fu / Tai Chi classes.
If you would like to register for a FREE first kung fu class, or if you have any questions at all regarding our programs, we’d love to hear from you! Call us at (617) 591-9656 or email our office manager, Jen Ferguson:

More about Kung Fu at Davis Square Martial Arts

Our Kung Fu program strives to create a positive learning environment for students where they can challenge themselves both mentally and physically. The goal is to set up each individual for success, so they can reach their full potential. The forms (e.g., Shaolin Longfist, Southern Fist, Tiger and Staff) and training  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 achieve goals they once thought out of reach.

Students 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 Chinese-style martial arts, Kung fu training incorporates all the major kicks found in Tae Kwon Do, the joint locks found in Ai Ki Do (or Chin Na), the falls/rolls/throws in Judo, and the hand strikes used in Karate. The Northern Longfist styles are open and athletic, great for developing flexibility, balance and coordination. The Southern Kung fu styles typically emphasize “rooting” and strength of posture, making it effective for short range self-defense. Weapons (e.g., long staff, broad sword, spear) challenge students to extend their focus and control beyond their body and into the weapon, developing higher levels of concentration,coordination, strength, and flexibility.

Instructor Karen demonstrates straight sword formEvery class has three parts: a warm-up, a forms lesson, and a self-defense lesson.

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 stretches as well as strength, balancing, and coordination drills, including basic kicking and punching techniques.

Forms: This portion of class focuses on learning new skills and the choreography of different martial arts forms. Topics rotate and include Northern Long Fist, Southern Fist, Tiger Form, as well as 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. New students move slowly and carefully at first. When they are comfortable with the technique and show good control, they are encouraged to add speed and intensity. The goal is to learn to defend yourself, not beat each other up.

Our Typical Student: All types of students join our program, from those having no martial arts experience to those with black belts from other styles. Our adult students range in age from late-teens to early 70s. We advise all students to go at their own pace during the warm-up, especially during their first few classes. It is more important to focus on doing the movements correctly than keeping 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 second instructor will take new students to review some basic moves and start your first form.

If you would like to register for a FREE first kung fu class, or if you have any questions at all regarding our programs, we’d love to hear from you! Call us at (617) 591-9656 or email our office manager, Jen Ferguson: