The Little Lion's Class
The Little Lion's Kung Fu Class specializes in teaching the traditional Chinese martial art of Kung Fu with an emphasis on the Snake, Crane, and Tiger styles. Our classes promote discipline, self-esteem, confidence, respect, and the value of hard work. We provide a safe and motivating environment for all to participate in, giving them the tools needed to be prepared to take on the ultimate challenges of life.
The Lion Style helps to develop your external energy. Using hands as if they were paws to swipe, claw, and strike your opponent, cat stance for mobility, and front stance for the extension of the power through your limbs. This is about strength training and conditioning. Being able to hold your own bodyweight up for extended periods of time. Conditioning the fingers, arms, abdominals, and shins to be able to withstand force with minimal damage to yourself. The legs become strong, increasing balance and flexibility in your lower extremities.
The Crane Style helps to develop internal energy. After getting strong on the outside, it's time to become strong on the inside. The Crane fly's above the pettiness of everyday life. It doesn't fight directly, it redirects, softens the blows, and attacks soft exposed parts of the body. Diverting attacks and using long range weapons, such as kicks, and big motions for diversions to get in close and strike. A lot of kicking involves this form, so the legs become flexible, strong enough to support the weight on one leg and deal multiple attacks or blocks with the other. Mobility is key to avoid direct blows, flowing from defense to offense in a second.
The Snake Style is patient, calculating, yet quick. In Chinese culture snakes are looked at as Baby Dragons. Moving among the surface of the earth, discreet, able to get in and out stealthily. Though the snake is small it's speed and precision makes it deadly. The hands along with flexible stances are important tools for attacking from improbable angles. Snakes wrap and constrict their prey, immobilizing them until they submit, this is where Qin Na (joint and wrist locks / grappling) comes into play. Completing the entire system levels them up to a Red Sash which is a level beyond Black.
The Little Lion's Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays and costs start at a base price of $50 for 1 month, $130 for 3 months, $240 for 6 months, and $450 to cover an entire year. There are discounts for adding multiple children to an account, which may be the best pricing system for multiple children. We don't want you to feel like having multiple children that wish to participate is a financial burden. The more children the bigger the more the discount from the original price!
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