Kung Fu Class Nov 2014

Style Name
Northern Shaolin Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu.

Style Description
The Praying Mantis system contains extremely rapid movements and is a tenacious and effective fighting system. It contains the duality of hard and soft energies designed to develop inner strength known as Chi. We develop your strength, flexibility, discipline and self-awareness through authentic Chinese exercises that have been practiced for generations. Emphasis is placed on the philosophies, history, principles, and the education and understanding of Kung Fu while attaining the highest of virtues.

Discover empty hand forms, weaponry, and Chin-Na. Chin-Na is the art of seizing and grappling, including joint locks, holds, escapes, pressure points, submissions and throws. Forms are a series of movements strung together in sequence. Learning and practicing forms are critical for any martial artist as they have so many benefits, from simply improving and maintaining good health, to actual martial application and self defense.

Class Description
Initially, basic techniques are taught such as stances, blocks, and strikes. Once a firm grasp of the basics have been attained, you will start learning traditional forms, both empty hand and weapon. In addition, there are many other exercises included in the training geared toward challenging the practitioner both mentally and physically. You will practice in groups, pairs, and individually, depending on the particular exercise. Lastly, heavy contact is not part of these classes, therefore fighting gear such as gloves, padding, and mouth guards are not needed.

Class Schedule & Location

Mondays – 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Thursdays – 8:15 – 10:15 pm

Patrick Casey

Website for our parent school in Windsor:
Wu Shen Kung Fu Academy
At Ting Shen Temple, the same skills are taught at each level as is done at Wu Shen Temple. And so anyone who is a member of either school is able to train at the other while maintaining rank.