Kids Kung Fu
At Nam Yang Brighton we offer a variety of classes for kids and teenagers in traditional Shaolin Kung Fu.
The kids Kung Fu lessons are tailored to suit the requirements of each age group, and above all else the classes are fun! With our community values at the heart of our teaching we place strong emphasis on compassion and empathy for all our members and families. Our students learn self discipline, respect, tolerance and focus not to mention getting a fabulous workout and constantly learning new skills to help with their development.
Nam Yang Pugilistic Association has a long history of producing junior champions both at National and World championship level. But our main aim is to instil our core values.
All classes are taught in a relaxed friendly environment. And all the instructors are fully insured and DBS checked.
Little Tigers (Ages 4-6 )
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 meditation. This class is open to school aged children, reception and years one and two.
Junior Kung Fu (Ages 7-11)
The Junior Kung Fu class is where Nam Yang’s Tiger-Crane combination syllabus is introduced. As well as 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.
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.