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Kids and Teens Kung Fu

Imparting Wisdom and Guidance through the Art


Our school's curriculum includes the three branches of Chinese Internal Martial Arts as well as elements from other Chinese styles. It is designed to begin with styles that emphasize the basics, which are the core of all martial arts, while teaching application. As the students progress, they learn to move internally through whole body awareness connected with mind intent. All material is advanced material brought to the level of a beginner, with an emphasis on Martial Values.



Our Curriculum



Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis encompasses movements from all the other Shaolin styles and puts them together in a unique way that allows external movements to become internalized. This is done through applying Tai Chi principals to the style.

Students will be learning The Soft Praying Mantis form with exercises that train them to understand application of the movements as well as martial theory that goes with it. Next they learn a 2 person Praying Mantis form to understand how the movements are applied with another person. Then students learn the Praying Mantis Bumbo, or Crushing Step, form. This is the original Praying Mantis form and contains more rapid fire movement.

In order to progress to Tai Chi training, students will go through “testing” to demonstrate profencency in Praying Mantis. Testing is more of a performance for friends and family members. When we schedule testing, the student has already passed the test because every class is a test. This takes some pressure off the student and allows us to focus on the element of “public speaking”. Testing is difficult regardless, and is important for developing a sense of confidence and self awareness. There is no such thing as failure at our school. Students simply continue to work until they arrive at their destination.


Class Schedule

Praying Mantis (Where new students begin)

Mondays and Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30

Chen Tai Chi

Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30

Dragon Baguazhang

Mondays 5:45 - 6:45

Weapons (for Teens who have advanced to at least Tai Chi)

Thursdays 5:45 - 6:45

Tuition Costs

New Student Special - 2 Month 2 days/ week and Free Uniform for $150

$100/ month for 2 days a week

$60/ month for 1 day a week

 Weapons Class - $45/ month


 Tai Chi

Tai Chi Quan translates as Great Ultimate Fist or Spirit Boxing. Tai Chi uses spiral power for whole body integration. Wheras some Tai Chi styles are slower and focus mostly on health and energy cultivation, Chen Family Tai Chi does this with more of an emphasis on martial application and change of speed.

Students will be focusing on the first form of Chen Tai Chi, which finds its strength through relaxation. They will be learning Tai Chi principals and spiral power though silk reeling exercises, qigong work, two person push hands exercises as well as application exercises.

In learning Tai Chi, students will acquire new skills that they can now apply to their earlier forms which should help them to take their earlier learning to greater heights.

To begin Baguazhang training, students must first show proficiency in their Tai Chi form as well as in their two person exercises.


Baguazhang means Eight Trigram Palm and its movements are based off of the I Ching. Having first started as a meditation exercise, Baguazhang later grew into a martial art style. Unique in movement and application, Baguazhang is circular in nature. In practice it is meant to resemble a dragon riding the wind.

Students will learn Standing meditation, Circle walking, Eight Mother Palms, Baguazhang form, qigong, two person work and application exercises.

When students can show profency in Baguazhang form and two person exercises then may then begin to study Chen Tai Chi Pao Choi.


Pao Choi

Pao Choi translates as Cannon Fist. This is the combat form of Chen Tai Chi. Spirals are tightned and Fa Jing is now explored through Tai Chi. When Tai Chi evolves to this level it is said of the movements that one moves like water, strikes like ice, and evaporates like steam.

Students will learn through qigong exercises, application exercises, and Pao Choi form. Through Pao Choi students will to apply new principals to prior forms and to move the body as one whole integrated unit.

Now is when students go back and refine the material that they have been studying up until now. They have learned 4 different styles of kung fu and will explore how each builds upon the other.