Kids Kung Fu
At Nam Yang Brighton we offer a variety of classes for kids and teenagers in traditional Shaolin Kung Fu.
Each age group follows a progressive grading syllabus which teaches them respect, patience, self discipline, confidence, coordination and self-defense. The kids Kung Fu lessons are tailored to suit the requirements of each age group, and above all else the classes are fun!
Nam Yang Pugilistic Association has a long history of producing junior champions both at National and World championship level.
All classes are taught in a relaxed friendly environment. And all the instructors are fully insured and CRB cleared.
Little Tigers (Ages 3-5)
The Little Tigers class is based on introducing Kung Fu principles to young children. They learn this through martial arts based games and partner exercises. They also learn about Chinese culture and history.
The Little Tigers class usually starts with a warm up which includes running, jumping, dodging, ducking, stretching and breathing techniques. Then the students take part in pad work and partner drills. We normally finish off with Chinese tea and meditation. The class is 1 hour long.
Junior Kung Fu (Ages 6-10)
The Junior Kung Fu class is where Nam Yang’s Tiger-Crane combination syllabus is introduced and the Sum Chien (See Kung Fu page) is first taught. As well as this the Shaolin weapons system and Chinese Lion Dance is introduced. The students also begin to learn more progressively complex partner routines, self defense drills and stance and touch sensitivity exercises called pushing and sticking hands. The class finishes with tea and meditation. The class is 1 hour long.
Teens Kung Fu (Ages 11-16)
The Teens Kung Fu class is a natural progression to the adult class. It usually begins with a warm up including strength training, speed training, a cardio vascular work out and stretching. There is a greater emphasis on self defense where students regularly practice pushing and sticking hands as well as San Da (Chinese Kickboxing) techniques and self defense drills.