Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu is one of the oldest, largest, and most famous styles of wushu or kung fu. It combines Zen Buddhism and martial arts and originated and was developed in the Shaolin temple in Henan Province, China during its 1500-year history. Popular sayings in Chinese folklore related to this practice include "All martial arts under heaven originated from Shaolin" and "Shaolin kung fu is the best under heaven," indicating the influence of Shaolin kung fu among martial arts. The name Shaolin is also used as a brand for the so-called external styles of kung fu. Many styles in southern and northern China use the name Shaolin.
Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu literally means hard word in the Martial Arts School. The word "Shaolin refers to a school or studio not a style or technique. It means "young woods." Wushu means Martial Art and Kung Fu means hard work.
KUNG FU CLASSES
Children's Kung Fu: $54.00/month with 1 year contract
Children's Kung Fu: $75.00/month with no contract
Teenager's Kung Fu: $75.00/month with 1 year contract
Teenager's Kung Fu: $97.00/month with no contract
Adult Kung Fu: $97.00/month with 1 year contract
Adult Kung Fu: $119.00/month with no contract
M-W-F: Children's Class: 5-6 p.m.
M-W-F: Teenager's Class: 6-7 p.m.
M-W-F: Adult Class: 7-8 p.m.
Along with empty hand martial arts, Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu offers different weapons training to further condition the body and learns attack and defense skills to deflect harm from others. The weapons used can be viewed here and they are as follows:
DOUBLE CHAIN WHIP
1 year contract: $54.00/month
No contract: $75.00/month
Tuesday: 5-6 p.m.: 6-7 p.m.
Thursday: 5-6 p.m.: 6-7 p.m.
Taiji, short for Tai ji quan, or T'ai chi ch'üan, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training, its health benefits and meditation. The term taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands, demonstration competitions and achieving greater longevity.
Tai-Chi are exercises that involves slow graceful movements, meditation, and rhythmic breathing. These exercises can reduce stress, improve one's move, balance, body flexibility, strengthen immune system and improve heart health.
1 year contract: $54.00
No Contract: $75.00
Tuesday: 7-8 pm
Thursday: 7-8 pm
Shifu Baltazar G. Catarroja practiced preying mantis style at the Great Wall of China.
My Vision is to instill in the minds and hearts of children, teenagers, adolescents, men and women the value of discipline, respect, resiliency, tenacity, self-confidence, self-control, morality, integrity, determination, fortitude, patience, humility, self-giving and selfless service. Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu literally means hard work in the martial arts school, meaning that it can be applied in everyday life. Hard work in every sense whether small or big produces extraordinary results. For instance, the value of studying a lesson, attending a school, playing musical instrument, riding a bike, or cooking a meal, is an everyday way of life that starts with hard work and dedication. If everyone learns the value of hard work, then work itself is easy because life is manageable. Work is good for the soul because it makes one feel valuable and important. Hard work is even better because it satisfies the well-being of a person.
I have been wanting to learn Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu since I was seven years old, but I did not have a chance at all to learn it because I grew up in the Philippines. There was no school where I lived. When I came to the United States and was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, there was one school that I joined, but I did not like the way it was taught. I was taught by a student and not by the Master, and I was very disappointed, so I decided not to continue. However, when I was stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, I again joined a school and this time I asked the master if it would be taught by a student, and he stated, “No,” I am the Master and I am the one teaching and the students need to learn. I was with Master Sigung Jaime Perez for four years of training. I did solo and team demonstrations who performed at various duty stations. He personally trained me, made me a disciple and after four years of training he aggressively tested me for three hours to be a Master/Shifu. The odd thing was I never thought of becoming a Master, I just like Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu so much that I would drive 45 minutes every day to go and 45 minutes to return home from the studio to practice. The Master saw in me the potential of becoming a Master and he helped me to become one. Now, that I am a Master I want to teach the wisdom and knowledge I learned from my Master and pass it on to the new generation of Shaolin Kung Fu Masters.
Learn flexibility, stamina and determination.
Will experience personal success, motivation, satisfaction and individual development.
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