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Hung Gar Kung Fu

Hung Gar Kung Fu is wonderful and practical ancient Chinese martial art.  It is a close range “hard” style containing empty hand forms, weapon forms, Chi Kung breathing, isometric training exercises, and the Chinese Lion Dance.

The Hung Gar style uses the movements of the five animals for self defense and to develop the body, mind and spirit. These animals include the snake, crane, leopard, tiger and dragon. Each animal movement has its own specialized attribute.

Hundreds of years ago Kung fu was taught in temples and was a form of self-development, health maintenance, martial arts, medicine, and self-discovery. Today, we strive to instill personal growth through discipline and practice and maintain those same qualities. Our program is taught in a modern clean and safe environment with world-class instructors. The meaning of the words Kung Fu is “work applied over time to obtain a skill”. The regular practice of Kung Fu is intended to instill the habit of doing your best in all areas of life and to live skillfully.  Results include increased energy, healthy outlook, stress relief, meditation skills, improved flexibility, less back pain, balance, and stability improves and most importantly increased confidence and self-defense skills.  Great for beginners, basic training is simple and easy to follow. The benefits are many and include increased internal energy, healthy training habits, stress relief, meditation skills, increased flexibility, and strength which helps to reduce back pain, improved balance, and stability, and quality of life. Kung Fu is a great way for children to grow up because it gives children a method of developing their resources. We as parents would love to teach them all the lessons they need to grow up successfully, but with our modern lifestyles, we don’t have the time or maybe even the experience to teach our children ourselves. That’s why classes like these are so important to your children. Kung Fu is one of the oldest forms of learning in the world and the Red Dragon School of Martial Arts is one of the oldest schools in the region. We believe you will love the results!

About the class:

The first half of every class still stresses the basics. The better one knows the basics, the more capable he is of mastering the advanced movements of the system. The second half of the class is dedicated to form training, two-man sets, self-defense contact drills, and weapons. Because basic training and practicing of the forms are all that are needed for self defense, every class stressed basic horse stances, animal postures, and basic blocking, punching and kicking techniques.

Sifu Gott also stresses the importance of Chi Kung Jung Hay internal breathing and hand strengthening exercises. However, keeping with the notion that sparring techniques are a good training device for students and for participating in tournaments, these techniques are also taught. Sifu Gott considers his students his family. He is the father, the teacher, the head of the family, and all of the students are as children, brothers, and sisters, all working in harmony to achieve a common goal. The reason for this harmony is simple – all of us want to see ourselves grow in the art.