At The Energetic Arts Center, we practice 5 Animal 5 Family Kung Fu, a system brought to America by Grand Master Ark Wong in the 1920’s. The system combines the 5 Animal styles of the Tiger, Crane, Snake, Leopard and Dragon, with the styles created by five famous martial arts families- Choi, Lee, Fut, Muk, and Hung. In addition to unarmed Animal and Family forms, advanced training includes the use of traditional Chinese weaponry.
While learning to use a sword, spear or ax may seem impractical in our day of automatic firearms, what these ancient weapons can teach about muscle control, concentration and flowing strength is invaluable to anyone seeking to integrate the body mind spirit.
It is important to note that training in Kung Fu at the Energetic Arts Center is not like signing up for boot camp. Techniques are taught in an informal, noncompetitive environment. There is no free sparring, and no tournament mentality. This is not to say that you won’t work up a sweat! Kung Fu provides an excellent cardio workout, develops strength, stamina, flexibility and the ability to remain calm and connected during stressful situations.
The forms are challenging both mentally and physically, and therefore much more satisfying than a spin on a stationary bike or a trot on a treadmill. And while you are getting fitter, you are learning traditional and effective self-defense techniques that trace their beginnings back 1500 years.
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Cost: $50 per month
Contact: Energetic Arts Center