Adult Kung Fu

ALL CLASSES are now taking place INSIDE our school on Highland Avenue.  We are accepting new students and are mask optional!  If you would like to register for a FREE first martial arts class, or if you have any questions at all regarding our programs, we’d love to hear from you! Email our office:

Instructor 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. We invite all first time students to come in and try out a first class for free. In your first class with us, we typically like to meet new students about 20-30 minutes before the start of a regular class.  This gives us and opportunity to introduce ourselves and discuss your main interests, your goals for the class and anything that you’d like to let us know ahead of time  to assist us in helping you get the most out of class.. To arrange a first lesson, email our office:

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 in the studio. 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


Classes in Green Blocks are Open to New Adult Beginner Kung fu Students

Adult Kung Fu Tuition

1 month, 1x/week = $95

1 month, 2-5x/week = $145

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! Email our office:

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 form

Every 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 late 60s. 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! Email our office: