Mark Day School
Kung Fu Animal Power™, Classic Kung Fu and Self Defense
Kung Fu Animal Power builds virtue and good character, strong athletes with proper body mechanics, whole body strength, flexibility, and coordination. Learn self defense skills that prevent bullying and build real confidence. Master the lessons of the Kung Fu Animals with vigorous workouts that train the mind, and the body. Each Animal Includes 4 parts; the Virtue Lesson, Body Mechanics Lesson, Animal Drills to master the body mechanic, and Animal Moves that are the self defense techniques. After we study each animal, then you’ll earn a cool animal patch for your uniform.
In addition to systematic physical training in class, each animal also has a “Fu” or “Lucky Fun” Book. Each of these activity books contains: a Biology Lesson, Virtue Lesson, Discussion Questions, Chinese Lessons, Games, Mazes, Coloring, Folk Stories, Wise Sayings and Idioms, a Fable, and Pictures of all Drills and Moves. A Student Guide introduces all 18 animals and explains what Kung Fu is and why we practice it. All of our books are heavily illustrated. The student guide is in full color. The children all love these books, and enjoy reading them and doing the activities. We read from the books, and discuss them, every class to teach the lessons of each animal.
This Fall we will cover two animals
Apart from the awesome Kung Fu Animal Power Leadership training, kids 7+ and above will also learn the traditional Kung Fu routines such as Lian Bu and Xiao Yuan. Advanced students progress to more advanced forms.
Self Defense Skills Build Real Confidence – The world is not a safe place. Every day the news remind us how true this is. Bullying is real, and can happen even in the best communities.Your Child will learn practical defense skills suited to a child’s body and mind. Dodging, Break Grabs and Escape Skills, Blocking and Covering Up, Falling and Rolling to prevent injury, Defense on the ground against a standing opponent. These skills can prevent abduction and could save your child’s life.
The second part of class focuses on the incredibly awesome Earth Dragon Staff Form. The Earth Dragon Staff is a beautiful, rare and famous staff routine. Each class we practice, review, and learn new staff moves. Kids love this part of class!!!
Day of Week Class Offered: Friday
Dates: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Number of Classes: 12
Required Minimum 4, Maximum 25
For Grades: 1 – 6
Time: 2:30 – 3:30
New student to this class, a Kung Fu staff is required: $314.80
Fees include tuition + (Required materials: 1 Kung Fu Animal Power Student Guide + 2 Fu books + 1 Kung Fu staff + tax)
Instructor: Joseph Vigneri