a living martial art and an ancient tradition
Just like the monks at Shaolin temple ages ago, the Shaolin-Do student starts with a solid fitness, strength, and flexibility education. Quicker than you might think possible, the student progresses into a challenging and exciting course of study that includes open hand forms, weapons training, and meditation. This comprehensive and time-tested approach leads the student to rapid advances in strength, agility, balance and coordination.
The student curriculum leading up to black belt includes 21 long forms from seven different fighting systems, six different weapons, and a complete core education in kung fu, all before black belt! Forms from the flying tiger system, Shaolin bird, and white crane provide fun and exciting challenges for the kung fu student, in addition to learning to fight with staff, sword, and the legendary Kwan Dao.
A typical kung fu class starts with a group warm up and a group work-out where we review and refine our basic skills. Drills and skill stations allow for smaller groups to work together under the guidance of an instructor. New skills are taught once students are ready so that they may advance through the core material of their rank. Time is usually left at the end for individual practice and review.