to develop endurance, Solo
Drills to develop muscle memory and Partnered Drills to develop timing
Lee Fut will help to develop self-discipline and respect, while also
helping one to keep fit and gain self-confidence in a fun learning
Developed in the mid 1600’s by a Shoalin monk named Wang Lang
after observing a praying mantis successfully defending itself against
a much larger cicada. Wang feeling there was something to learn from
the fast and aggressive movements of the small insect took the mantis
back to the temple where he would prod the mantis with a piece of
straw, and studied its movements. Taking what he learned from the
mantis Wang added that to the 17 systems of fighting to create Tong
Long Ch’uan (Praying Mantis Boxing).
Wang Lang tried his new
system in a sparring match against his Kung Fu brother Feng, the Abbot
of the Lao Shan temple whom Wang had never bested in a match before.
Feng quickly found himself thrown to the ground from Wang’s new
aggressive style. After the match, Wang explained to Feng what he had
discovered, and with Feng’s help refined the system even further.
Praying Mantis kung fu trains all aspects of self-defence; kicks,
punches, grappling, and weapons while working on the basis of striking
without being struck. The system does not discriminate against a
student’s age, sex, or physical capabilities, and allows a person
to progress at their own pace. Mantis starts by building the
student’s core strength and flexibility. In the beginning a
student learns much of the offensive side of combat to gain an
understanding in how to defend properly and efficiently against an
San Da is a sport fighting style combining elements of Kickboxing, Kung
Fu, and Throwing Techniques.
It has a high focus on
endurance building, utilizing high intensity interval training,
padwork, partnered exercises and real-time sparring to develop and
enhance a fighter's skills.
This class is perfect for
those looking for a unique cardio burn while learning practical self
defense skills on the side.
Tai Chi is a form of physical exercise with origins dating back to
approximately 5000 years ago in China, with a major overhaul of the
system beginning in the 13th century. It is a form of moving meditation
which allows practitioners to calm their minds through the slow,
deliberate movements of their bodies.
Tai Chi's gentle techniques
and slow moving pace makes it perfect for those who are elderly or
those with health problems which limit their ability to exert
themselves physically. Tai Chi also helps to develop strength,
flexibility, and balance while offering a low impact calorie burn.
Lethbridge Hung Sing Koon
Kung Fu Academy offers a style of Tai Chi that was developed and
maintained for three generations in the Chiem family.