Youth Programs

It's no wonder that so many parents today actively seek out positive, physical experiences for their children; the benefits are obvious in almost every area of life. In fact, a 2012 research team data review suggested "a significant positive relationship between physical activity and academic performance." From sports of all kinds, to gymnastics or dance, the options are abundant. So why martial arts? More specifically, why martial arts at ShaoLin Center?

 

Here, the physical or martial arts component of the Youth Program is only what exists on the surface. The real intent has little to do with kicking or punching... those are the tools we use for conditioning and exercise. The more important, and lasting, lessons are found within WuDe, or martial virtue: learning to do what is right. Helping young ones understand how to become one with themselves so they can become one with others, and ultimately with all things, will help us all become stronger within the family known as humankind.

 

Traditional Chinese weapons for youth

Youth & Parent Class

(Ages 7 & Up)

The Youth & Parent  class gives participants the opportunity to train in a variety of traditional Chinese empty-hand, weapons and combat sets. Developed primarily for young students, parents are welcome to join the group, as well. Led by rotating senior instructors, additional junior instructors are also present to provide as much one-on-one interaction as possible. Following the Youth class, participants are encouraged to stay and take part in Kung Fu basics on both Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 pm.

 

Class Times:

Monday 5:15 to 5:50 pm

Wednesday 5:15 to 5:50 pm