What to Expect in Class
Class will begin with dynamic stretching and guided warmups. We’ll then typically work on technique by punching or striking in the air to start learning the basic body mechanics. Next, to make these techniques real, we’ll work with kick-shields or punching bags to practice them at full force. After that, we’ll do some partner training or light sparring to become familiar with being in contact with another body. Finally, we cool down and stretch and do some breath training to keep you calm in tense scenarios. Please wear exercise clothes and bring a water bottle and hand towel!
How it’s Different than the Kung Fu Curriculum
Because this class stresses fitness, rather than Shaolin-Do’s expansive curriculum of forms and weapons, it is a low-overhead way to try martial arts for the first time, expand another mind/body practice like yoga, or get back into training if it’s been a while.