Students of Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi will experience an overall improvement in their physical, mental and emotional health. The exercises and training in these disciplines will enhance flexibility, stamina, strength and speed. While training, students become more focused, confident and motivated.
What is Kung Fu?
Kung Fu, meaning hard work, is a Chinese Martial Art. It has been in existence for over 4,000 years. Many different styles of Kung Fu come from the movements of animals, birds and insects. As they developed in different regions in China, they began to possess their own distinct characteristics. The Southern region emphasizes upper body and hand techniques, whereas the Northern styles incorporate low stances and acrobatic kicks.
Wah Lum Tam Tui Northern Praying Mantis System
Master Wong Long created the Praying Mantis System over 300 years ago in Shantung province, China. Several branches of the Praying Mantis style developed, one being the Wah Lum Praying Mantis System, named after the Wah Lum Temple in China. Lee Kwan Shan who was a student at the Temple, combined his family style "Tam Tui" with the Wah Lum Praying mantis to form a well rounded and effective system known as the Wah Lum Tam Tui Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu.
Kung Fu Basic Exercises
Basic exercises are the most important part of Kung Fu training. They are essential for the development of a strong foundation leading to proper form and techniques.
Are set patterns of choreographed movements designed to build strength, speed, stamina, rhythm and precision.
In Kung Fu training, weapons are considerd extensions of the human body. The Wah Lum style incorporates the use of over 30 different types of weapons: long (spear), short (broadsword), flexible (three sectional stick) and double (double daggers).
Techniques such as blocks, holds, throws, sweeps, kicks and take-downs are taught to develop our ability to defend ourselves.
Will give you the opportunity to apply Kung Fu techniques against an opponent in a controlled and supervised environment.
An intense training program to prepare the student to fulfill the requirements necessary to become a certified Wah Lum instructor.
A great opportunity for students who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes or want to advance at a faster pace.
A select group of students specifically trained to publicly demonstrate techniques and skills of the Wah Lum System. The Wah Lum Demo Team has performed in numerous exhibitions at Epcot, MGM Studios, Busch Gardens, Splendid China, Cruise Ships and various Walt Disney resorts in Florida and worldwide.
Students trained to reach their maximum potential in competition.
Traditional Chinese Lion Dance
A unique art that only a traditional Kung Fu school can offer.